Organic and Fair Trade Cacao
Single origin, Ecuadorian Nacional cacao from a small farmer co-op practicing biodynamic farming
Chinese & Ayurvedic Tonic Herbs
Functional doses of herbs formulated with Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic practitioners
Organic and Unrefined Coconut Sugar
Chocolate lightly sweetened with low GI and unrefined coconut sugar
You get functional doses of herbs formulated with Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic practitioners ensuring you receive the true benefit and support of these herbs with each serving.
We use full spectrum herbs as is practiced in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and only use the fruiting body of mushrooms. As a result, you never get any added grains, fillers, starch, or mycelium.
Adaptogenic and tonic herbs delivered in an indulgent chocolate bar. Enjoy the synergistic benefits of herbs and cacao in one healthy treat!
Adaptogenic and tonic herbs have been utilized in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Understanding their benefits for maintaining and supporting radiant health, these ancient traditions have upheld the use of these herbs through the test of time.
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Our Sourcing Philosophy
Our intention in sourcing is to secure products with the highest quality, efficacy and purity. In order to achieve that, we take great lengths to secure raw materials that meet our own high standards.
The Chocolate: Our cacao is fair-trade, organic and single-origin, sourced from a small farmer co-op in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. It is made up of a few hundred cacao producers who grow the coveted arriba nacional cacao. Our cacao butter is also organic, single-origin from the Camino Verde fermentary in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Our organic coconut sugar is sourced from farms in Indonesia.
The Herbs: All our raw materials are tested for heavy metals, pesticides, yeast, mold, fungus, staph, salmonella, coliforms, and e. coli. The Chinese herbs are predominantly organically grown or wildcrafted, sourced from remote and pristine regions of China that have been growing and producing the highest quality tonic herbs for decades, if not centuries. Our Ayurvedic herbs are organic, fair trade and sustainably sourced from small farms in India.
For an even more thorough explanation of our sourcing, please see our more detailed FAQ page. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We view transparency with the utmost importance and are happy to answer any questions or concerns that may come up around our products.
How Much Should I Eat?
Everyday! Adaptogens work best when taken consistently over time, having a cumulative effect. Half a bar is a “standard” serving, but feel into it yourself - you may prefer less, you may prefer more. The main key is consistency, and taking the amount you feel suitable for where you are at.
While these herbs are safe in higher dosages, we don’t recommend eating more than a single bar per day.
Shipping and Satisfaction Guarantee
During the warm and hot months of the year, chocolate orders will ship with insulated packaging and cold packs to make sure it gets to you in pristine condition! Chocolate orders will only ship Monday and Tuesday to make sure your chocolate does not spend the weekend in a hot warehouse.
We increase the shipping costs for orders below $50, in part to discourage orders of small amounts, as it still results in a similar amount of packaging as a larger order. Our personal view is it is not worth the amount of packaging created and used for just one chocolate bar :) We hope you understand!
If you are unhappy with your product for any reason, please reach out to us ASAP and we will do our best to make you happy. We reserve the right to change our shipping policies and pricing to reflect weather conditions and shipping costs. Thank you very much for your understanding.
What Do They Taste Like?
Chocolatey goodness :) Each bar has the same base of 70% dark chocolate, and then we infuse each respective herbal formula for that specific function. Our bars are in a traditional chocolate format and will snap when you break off a piece and melt in your mouth.
A majority of the herbs have an earthy flavor, and as a result the bars have an earthy profile (Focus | Resilience | Energy). The Calm bar uses a highly revered grounding formula in Chinese medicine which includes some more flavorful herbs, like Cinnamon and Ginger, so has the most complex flavor profile. The Glow bar has goji berry, so this adds a hint of fruitiness.
Can I Consume with My Medicine? If I Am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
If you are currently taking medicine for any condition, please consult with your doctor before embarking on any herb program. If your doctor gives you the okay to take herbs, you generally want to take your herbs and medicine at least on hour apart from each other.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other concerns about consuming the herbs, please consult your physician, acupuncturist, or a health care professional about the advisability of using any product(s) offered by non|verbal. All information and statements presented throughout the web site have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.