Dear Conscious Community,
There is a great buzz going around the raw food community right now
about cacao that has been labeled and promoted as "raw" actually
being processed at temperatures in the 200 - 300 degree Farenheit
range. I have always been wary of any chocolate that makes me
noticeably jittery. When I discovered Radical Health's chocolate
products, I could tell immediately that their cacao was vastly
superior for my desired outcome of feeling consistently great and
Given that there is a lot of questioning going on about who's cacao
is "truly raw", I went straight to the source and asked David Favor,
of Radical Health, from whom I buy and distribute my cacao products.
He sent me the following information and recorded two great audios,
which I highly recommend.
Here's David's response to my query about whether or not Chocolate
Bliss is made with "truly raw" cacao:
> I'd first refer people to the audio I published over the weekend:
> Choosing Super Foods 101
> Also keep in mind many "Raw Cacao" products are better served
> going on
> people's gardens, rather than in their mouth.
> Also "Truly Raw" means different things to different people.
> My suggestion is people clarify their desired outcome then
> find people
> living their desired outcome and model their daily activities.
> So people
> desiring Super Foods which support continual use (most
> products fail here
> as they produce odd side effect, especially Cacao) then our
> products may
> work well for them.
> The chamber temp on the press we use runs around 100 degrees.
> And this
> varies based on many factors.
> The true tail is in taste and effect. If a product tastes
> burned then it
> is and if a product tastes clean and sharp, then it's more Raw.
Please feel free to email me with questions and comments. Come to a
meetup (see link below) and try Chocolate Bliss for yourself. It's
been my core food for about a year now. I was raw for nine years and
was already feeling great. Adding Chocolate Bliss and a few other key
Radical Health products really upped my game. :-)
Enjoy the best day ever,
Abby Cahn Anton