Happy Halloween! I thought I’d celebrate with a post about my new favourite treat with no trick involved, Doisy and Dam Superfood Chocolate.
To paraphrase Simon Cowell, I don’t like chocolate… I love it. Chocolate has been my favourite food, and possibly thing, since teething. People who say they can take it or leave it, or ‘don’t really have a sweet tooth’, are as mysterious to me as taxes, Amanda Bynes’s decision making processes and how to pronounce Reiss.
I feel devastated every day that Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory doesn’t exist, and whilst I genuinely believe that fitness is empowering for mind and body, not body image, the sad truth is eating nothing but chocolate would just make you… well… fat. This means that I have to find ways to sneak it in whilst maintaining a lifestyle that makes me happy, often through the addition of cacao to porridge and protein smoothies.
My love of chocolate also means I have high standards when it comes to ‘healthy’ alternatives.
I had seen Doisy and Dam a few times before in places like Planet Organic and Crussh as their branding is so vibrant it’s hard to miss them, but I was introduced to them properly when a little parcel came to me at work with bars of Coffee and Sprouted Buckwheat; Date and Himalayan Salt; Lemon, Poppy Seed and Baobab; Roasted Cacao Nibs; and Quinoa, Smoked Tea and Vanilla, to try.
The box didn’t make it home from work…
My favourite was definitely the Date and Himalayan Salt. It didn’t taste like a tasty healthy chocolate bar, but just a delicious bar of chocolate I would happily demolish. However Roasted Cacao Nibs and Coffee and Sprouted Buckwheat were definitely close seconds. The sprouted buckwheat was almost like a chocolate and rice crispie bar.
The Lemon, Poppy Seed and Baobab was tasty, but by virtue of the fact that I prefer milk or dark chocolate to white, it was always going to lose out for me to it’s more chocolatey sibings.
My favourite things about Doisy and Dam was the packaging, the imaginative flavours, and the fact that they substituted a ‘normal’ chocolate bar without anyone batting an eyelid. I originally thought I might try and create a recipe with them, but actually they didn’t need that attention or changing at all. They just made afternoon treat time that little bit guilt free.
Frequently with healthy treats you think of them as being good or not, ‘for a healthy version’, but with Doisy and Dam you just have delicious chocolate. Their superfood halos are just an added bonus. All treat and no trick. Happy Halloween!
I was kindly sent a box of Doisy and Dam to try, but it’s available to buy online, at Planet Organic, Crussh, Ocado, Sourced Market, As Nature Intended, Whole Foods Market and Euphorium Bakery.