This Valentine’s day, Lovechock has chosen a new Lover to conquer your heart: Yacon Brazil Nut! Love is a bittersweet symphony and so is this new addition to the Lovechock Creamy family. The indulgent caramel flavour comes from Yacon, a sweet root from the Peruvian mountains. A chocolate-piece of heaven, mixed with crunchy Brazil nuts, will make your heartbeat for more!
Yacon: All the Sweetness Without the Guilt
This Valentine’s day, Lovechock has found the one. The one and only, lovable ingredient for your body and a perfect alternative for sugar: Yacon! The yacon root naturally grows in South America and has been part of the Andean diet for hundreds of years. Imagine the taste of Yacon as a sweet-tasting apple in combination with the savoury taste of carrots. This naturally sweet root vegetable contains an indigestible fibre known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS) or inulin. FOS is a sugar that your body can’t digest, which is a good thing! Who knew that something so sweet and tasty could be a gut-healthy ingredient.
The Love Chemicals of Raw Chocolate
Heartbeats through your chest, butterflies jittering inside your belly and blushes on your cheeks? Chocolate is in the air! Raw Chocolate produces the same chemistry in the brain that mimics butterflies when we fall in love. Cacao contains two important ‘love chemicals’: phenylethylamine and serotonin.
Raw Chocolate has the highest amount of love drugs than in any other food. The feeling of having butterflies is caused by phenylethylamine. It’s released when love comes to call because it stimulates the pleasure centres in your head. See it as a sexual sweetener to the chocolate. The feel-good chemical, serotonin, stimulates the sense of closeness between lovers and gives you that aphrodisiac boost! Also, serotonin levels increase with the percentage of cacao. So dark chocolate or raw cacao gives you the best effect. By minimally processing our cacao beans, we contain as much of these love chemicals as possible.
Yacon Brazilnut: A very indulgent chocolate for a very indulgent Valentines day. Above all, chocolate is one of the best companies during Valentine’s day. Happy to share or happy not to share!