Orenda Oki Chocolate
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Oki Chocolate: More Than Just a Taste, It's Your Story
Every piece has its story...
Imagine a world where chocolate does more than just satisfy your cravings—it becomes a key chapter in your journey towards well-being. Meet Orenda’s Oki Chocolate, pronounced (Oak-eye), a spiritual force in Iroquois mythology associated with abundance and prosperity.
Handcrafted by passionate artisans with 50+ years of experience in unique chocolate formulations, dive into a luxury experience with our 70% cacao Belgian dark chocolate, sourced sustainably and prepared without any compromise. Each bite is an exploration; you're not just tasting chocolate—you're embracing the narrative of handpicked ingredients chosen with care.
Our non-GMO organic dark chocolate, in its genuine, non-alkalized form, bursts with an authentic, rich flavor. Free from fillers and packed with flavanols and antioxidants, each bite not only satiates your taste buds but also serves as a healthy indulgence. Paired with the strength of the Aronia berry, celebrated for its dense anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, Oki Chocolate rises beyond mere pleasure. It becomes a testament to the body's natural vitality and well-being.
Your Healthful Indulgence: We all face choices every day, but when you choose Oki Chocolate, you choose more than just a piece of chocolate. You're aligning with a community of individuals who believe in the beauty of well-being and actively seek out products that aren’t just delightful but also positively impact their health.
Deliver pure indulgence in every nibble. Make your choices count. Make Oki Chocolate a chapter in your story.
A carefully curated blend of ingredients, exclusive to Orenda
- Unsweetened Organic Chocolate
- Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
- Aronia Berry Powder (1.5% Anthocyanins) is a powerful antioxidant
- Ground Vanilla Beans
HOW TO TAKE
Suggested use: Enjoy one (1) piece daily.
Allergen Information: Contains soy products.
Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, dry milk powder, soy lecithin, and wheat products.
SIMPLE & EFFECTIVE INGREDIENTS
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Orenda's Oki Chocolate use 70% Cacao?
We chose 70% cacao for a blend of delicious taste and beneficial properties. Here's why it matters:
Rich in Beneficial Compounds: Cacao, especially at higher percentages like 70%, is loaded with flavanols, polyphenols, and flavonoids. These are powerful antioxidants. Compounds like catechin, epicatechin, and procyanidins are known for their antioxidant activity, helping to support your body in neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress.*
Mood-Enhancing Qualities: Dark chocolate is more than just a treat; it's a mood booster. The polyphenols in cacao can lower cortisol, a stress hormone, offering you a natural way to uplift your mood.*
Support for Healthy Blood Pressure: High-cacao dark chocolate has been linked to supporting healthy blood pressure levels.* This benefit is tied to the natural compounds found in cacao that help in promoting cardiovascular health.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The compounds in 70% cacao dark chocolate may also contribute to reducing inflammation in the body.* This can be particularly beneficial for joint health, offering a delicious way to support your body's natural well-being.
A Perfect Balance: We've found that 70% cacao strikes the perfect balance between the rich, bold flavor of dark chocolate and these health-supporting attributes. It's our sweet spot for delivering a chocolate that's both indulgent and beneficial.
So, when you savor a piece of Oki Chocolate, you're not just enjoying a luxurious treat; you're also embracing the myriad of benefits that 70% cacao brings to your overall well-being. Enjoy your journey to health and happiness, one delicious nibble at a time!
Why use non-alkalized Cacao?
Why use non-alkalized Cacao?
Using non-alkalized cacao is a crucial part of Oki Chocolate's commitment to quality and health benefits. Here’s the scoop:
Preserving Flavanols: Natural cocoa is rich in flavanols, which are natural compounds with beneficial properties. However, when cocoa is processed with alkali, a method known as Dutch processing, or “Dutching”, these flavanols are significantly reduced. By choosing non-alkalized cacao, Oki Chocolate ensures that these valuable flavanols are preserved.
The Process Matters: Non-alkalized cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans that are simply roasted and ground, maintaining the integrity of the cocoa. This contrasts with Dutch-process cocoa, where beans are treated with an alkaline solution, which, while reducing bitterness, also decreases the flavanol content.
Supporting Heart Health: Research indicates that specific flavanols like epicatechin found abundantly in non-alkalized cacao, are particularly beneficial for heart health. These compounds are more prevalent in natural cocoa compared to their alkalized counterparts.
Natural Taste and Benefits: By using non-alkalized cacao, Oki Chocolate not only delivers a richer, more authentic chocolate flavor but also ensures that the chocolate retains its natural, health-supporting properties.
So, when you enjoy Oki Chocolate, you're not just indulging in a decadent treat, but you're also benefiting from the full, natural goodness of cocoa. It's our way of ensuring every nibble is as nourishing as it is delightful.
Benefits of Aronia Berry
Allow me to introduce you to a real game-changer, the Aronia Berry, often known as the Chokeberry. This North American native is anything but ordinary! Bursting with antioxidants and particularly rich in polyphenols, the Aronia Berry offers so much more than meets the eye. It's chock-full of powerful compounds like proanthocyanidins and anthocyanidins, making it a rich source of antioxidants for supporting the fight against free radicals. But the story doesn't end there. With its rich assortment of nutrients and unique plant compounds, the Aronia Berry provides unparalleled support for overall well-being. It's just another testament to how nature is always looking out for us!