Friday, March 21, 2014

Chocolate-Covered Treats for Weekend Snacking

We all have food phases. You know how it is, suddenly you find yourself craving one type of food for a week or a month, or however long the phase lasts. Well, I go through 'chocolate phases', where I crave specific kinds of chocolate for short periods of time.

I just went through one such chocolate phase that was rather fun.  I suddenly found myself purchasing treats and healthy snacks that were covered in chocolate. It started out a little less on the healthy side with chocolate-covered sponge toffee (although it was 'all natural' which offered less guilt) and moved to very dark chocolate-covered superfruit and rice cakes.

Today I am going to tell you about these great products (and where you can get them) because a chocolate-covered snack is the best kind of snack! 

1. David's All Natural Sponge Toffee is a very tasty sponge toffee with just the right sponginess-to-crunch ratio. I warn you: it might be difficult to NOT eat the entire 140 gram package in one sitting. Despite being a dark chocolate devotee, I happily tucked in to this milk chocolate treat. But next time, I will definitely try the dark chocolate version, available from Chocolate Signatures LP of Toronto. 

I bought David's Sponge Toffee at Loco Beanz Coffee House in Gore Bay, Ontario, but it is available in many different retailers. Follow Chocolate Signatures on Twitter or check their website for more information:

2. Organic Traditions is always surprising me with their amazing 'chocolate-covered' products and just how healthy they can be. First I fell in love with their 70% dark chocolate-covered hazelnuts, and now they are offering something even darker and, well, tart. The Dark Chocolate Golden Berries by Organic Traditions are made with a Dairy and Sugar Free 80% Dark Chocolate (sweetened with low-glycemic Yacon syrup) and organic dried golden Inca berries.

This is the most tart, sour and bitter combination they could come up with, but I really enjoyed each morsel's burst of flavour.  And what a great treat if you are following a Paleo or gluten-free eating plan, or just trying to reduce your cane sugar intake!

I bought this at Durham Natural Foods in Sudbury, Ontario (Twitter), but you can find out where to buy them in your area on the Organic Traditions website:

3. Dark Chocolate Enrobed Mangoes offer a slightly sweeter fruit-and-chocolate experience.  The flavour of the dark chocolate was paired perfectly with the tropical tanginess of the dried mango.  Although the pieces are rather large, one is definitely NOT enough! My entire family enjoyed these treats. This product was made by Barry Callebaut in Quebec for a Nature's Intent (an American business), but I was lucky enough to find them at Costco in Sudbury, Ontario!  They are also available in the U.S. on Amazon for $18.99 per bag.

4. Finally, milk and dark Chocolate-Covered Rice Cakes by Sarchio were the biggest hit at home last week. This uber-healthy treat from Italy was barely sweet, and had the added bonus of being a wheat-free snack option. The concept was so simple: a plain rice cake (yup, that means just organic whole rice and no other additives) with a small covering of 74% organic dark chocolate.

The milk chocolate version was slightly sweeter, but the rich organic milk chocolate still offered a reduced-sugar snack that left me feeling guilt-free. I bought these at Bulk Barn in Sudbury, Ontario. The Sarchio website is: for further product information.

I hope you enjoy a chocolate-covered weekend!

And now onto my next phase...whatever that might be.


  1. As per usual, the opinions above are my own! I am not paid or encouraged to endorse any product. I only write about products if I like them. If I don't like it, I don't write about it.

  2. There is a chance you're qualified for a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

  3. Do you need free Twitter Re-tweets?
    Did you know you can get these ON AUTOPILOT & TOTALLY FOR FREE by getting an account on Add Me Fast?

  4. Chlorine is a greenish-yellow gas. It has a pungent, suffocating odour. It is slightly soluble in water. It liquefies at -35C.

    Chlorine Production

  5. Polyethylene terephthalate, which is commonly abbreviated as PET, is the most widely used thermoplastic polymer resin globally.

    Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Production

  6. Gmail not working

    When your email stops working or gets hacked, don’t panic. Call Email Support Phone Number and let the highly skilled Specialists get you up running.
    Troubleshooting steps you can try to fix basic email problems:
    1: Make sure you’re connected to the web.
    2: Close the app, then reopen it.
    3: Sign out, then sign back in.
    4: Clearing the cookies and history of browser
    5: Check your browser extensions or applications and remove unwanted extensions

    Gmail not receiving email

  7. Pogo games not loading

    Check for correct User Name or Screen Name. Most of the time we rely on the browser’s auto-complete feature and select wrongly entered screen name in the past.
    Passwords are case sensitive. Therefore, always check the letter’s cases of the entered password. If possible, type the password as you use in a notepad and then copy and paste the letters in the password field. Below is a list of things you should always check before entering into troubleshooting.
    1. If any of your family member shares the same account, ask them if they might have changed the screen name or password.
    2. Look into your email inbox to get the actual screen name when you had registered with Pogo
    3. If you find any point relevant to your case, you can go to the article explaining how to reset password of your Pogo account and follow all the steps carefully to reset your pogo account password. in problems

  8. Brother Printer Setup

    We are one of the most reliable, and independent 3rd party printer technical support and service providers, providing 24/7 online or on-call technical support services to the users of brother printer at a very nominal charge. Our printer experts have extensive knowledge to set up brother wireless printer in the simple ways. For brother printer setup, you can call our Brother printer support experts 24/7.

    Brother Printer Support


  9. Dear Customers,
    Expert funding provides loans to Individuals and companies especially Individuals who have business plans and Ideas but find it difficult to start due to low or lack of starting capital.

    Get an Instant Short and long term loan to Start-up your own business and enjoy the benefits of being your own boss.

    With a low interest rate of 2%.
    1 to 15 years duration. 24/7-S
    Contact us via email: