Somehow I stumbled upon a little product called Artisana Cacao Bliss. I will never be the same. This is the item that I alluded to a few days ago when I said that in spite of not having a sweet tooth, the first few (more than once, less than 5) times I tried it I ate so much that I went to bed in the fetal position holding my stomach and cursing my lack of will power.
It’s pretty expensive at $10/8 oz. jar, but all over the internet you can find people who are absolutely obsessed with it and would pay any amount asked. Here is the blurb from their website:
Artisana Cacao Bliss
Cacao Bliss recently won the Best New Vegetarian Product award from VegNews!
Finally! A vegan and sugar cane free, rich, creamy chocolaty coconut spreadable nectar. Indulge guiltlessly with pure Organic, raw ingredients of the highest quality. Chocolate Is a dreamy and delicious delight – melts in your mouth in sweet celebration while also giving you real energy and nutrition.
Spread on Fruit, bread, cakes, cookies, crepes and more! Excellent in smoothies, energy bars, and anything you want to turn into sweet succulence.
Ingredient: Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter, Organic Raw Coconut Oil, Organic Raw Agave Syrup, Organic Raw Cacao, Organic Raw Cacao Butter.
Refrigeration not recommended
Contains Absolutely No Peanuts, Gluten, Dairy or GMO’s.
I wouldn’t have been quite so eloquent to say that it “melts in your mouth in sweet celebration”, but I assure you, it does! It’s like a much-better-for-you version of Nutella. Actually, to compare, Nutella’s Ingredients are: SUGAR, PALM OIL, HAZELNUTS, COCOA, SKIM MILK, REDUCED MINERALS WHEY (MILK), LECITHIN AS EMULSIFIER (SOY), VANILLIN: AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.
I melt it on strawberry slices for the girls and they go nuts for it! Some people eat it straight out of the jar, as well. I found a website that I like in which she documents her love (in a pretty amusing picture) for Cacao Bliss, as well as her homemade recipe for it. 2/3 of my taste testers preferred the Artisana version, but all samples were thoroughly enjoyed and licked clean! Check it out!