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February 21, 2012 / demarquettechoc

Eat Chocolate, Survive Lent

The Original Filled Cocoa Pod - Handmade luxury chocolate by Demarquette LondonThe time has come, and Lent is upon us yet again – that means that we’re called to sacrifice something we love for a dreaded forty days and nights.  There are so many naughty things one could forgo during this period; cigarettes, alcohol, and being unkind are things many people could improve upon … When  you look at it like that, why would you ever think of giving up something as lovely as chocolate? 

Demarquette Fine  Chocolates creates some of the greatest tasting chocolates in the world – if you don’t believe us, just ask the judges at the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards – Demarquette has been the most awarded Luxury Chocolatier in the UK for the past three years. But the taste is just the beginning!  High quality chocolate provides a wide variety of health benefits that have been noticed since the 19th century.

Demarquette 71.1% House Chocolate Squares (50 chocolate squares)

Demarquette 71.1% House Chocolate Squares (50)

Studies show that chocolate can increase blood flow to the heart, reduce the risk of blood clots, as well as assist in improving your cholesterol. Furthermore, improved memory, attention span and reaction time are all benefits of increased blood flow to the brain that chocolate provides. Cocoa also offers anti-depressant qualities that can help to get you through the withdrawal stages of whatever else you decide to sacrifice for Lent!

Cocoa beans are also rich in a number of essential minerals and vitamins, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid; what a delicious way to replace your daily multi-vitamin!

Finally, we are often asked whether chocolate truly is an aphrodisiac. In a survey of 143 women published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, those who ate chocolate every day had more sex drive than those who went without. That means that consuming chocolate doesn’t just benefit yourself, but your partner as well. Who wouldn’t appreciate that?

Let’s all use this information to our benefit and take into consideration just how many advantages chocolate supplies us with … It seems a bit mad to even think about sacrificing such a healthy and luscious food from our diets! If we’ve got you craving a bit, try a bar from our Pure Range Selection which include single origin cocoa in contents from 60-80%. Be smart this spring, and keep chocolate in your diet. You’ll thank us later! 😉

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  1. Brad / Mar 11 2012 11:40 pm

    I recently received a gift of Demarquette Chocolates and they are like nothing that we can get in the US. Awesome!

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