I wouldn’t say I’ve over eaten during this festive season, but I have certainly reached out for a few more chocolate treats than were necessary. I blame Santa and so should we all!
The other day we paid a visit to Harvey Nichols and a very kind man was offering free samples of Ohso chocolate. I didn’t actually hear what he was saying after the words ‘would you like to try’, but when I came back in from my chocolate scoffing zone, I was made aware that what I was eating was actually beneficial for me. ‘What is this magical chocolate goodness?’ I hear you ask…
Apparently initial studies have revealed that, compared to dairy products, chocolate is a superior and better carrier for intestinal delivery of probiotics. You know those drinks that pack out the fridge in the supermarket – Actimel, Yakult and the like… Well, if you are a fan of those and like chocolate, then Ohso is certainly worth the taste test. Ohso claim that the ‘good’ bacteria lasts three times longer in their chocolate than in yoghurt drinks. A chocoholics dream!
Ohso is made from 53% cocoa solids. I personally like mine a little darker, but its smooth Belgian chocolate texture is easy on the pallet and it tastes perfectly agreeable to me. It’s packed full of vitamins D and E and is also cholesterol and lactose free. One bar will only use 72 calories of your precious daily calories (if you are counting). The bars are available in 7-bar weekly packs – If you so choose, you can arrange delivery of a pack a week, here on their site: https://www.ohsolovesyourtummy.com
I’m not quite sure I could eat a bar a day myself, as I’m more of a once a week girl (if that), but I’ll certainly be dipping into Ohso every now and then and I look forward to seeing a new company build on its reputation, when it hits the supermarket shelves.
Happy Eating! x
* Update Jan 2013 – You can now by Ohso from Ocado