Navitas Naturals

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One of the greatest pieces of food news over the recent years is that the guilty pleasure that we all know and love, crave and consume—might actually not be so guilty in the first place. We're talking about creamy, rich and chock full of tummy love chocolate.

Studies have shown that the polyphenols found in high quality, dark chocolate can actually help heart health and that the antioxidants found in cacao can reverse the signs of aging.

I don't know about you, but this for me, is a huge cause for celebration and a total excuse to indulge myself in a daily little square or two of some of my favorite ethical brands like Endangered Species and Green & Black's.

So excited I was when I found out Navitas Naturals (the super food brand brainchild behind Planet Green's very own [Stephen Kopali) teamed up with the famous raw food-ist Ani Phyo to create Make-Your-Own Organic Superfood Chocolate Kits in three different flavors: Goji Berry, Cacao nib or Goldenberry.

Now choco-lovers like me around the land can play mad scientist in the kitchen brewing up delicious, to-die-for creations. All you need is a few minutes, a knife, a small and large bowl and an ice cube tray.

Like most chocolate, these food kits aren't exactly local. The raw cacao comes from Peru, the goji berries from China and the goldenberries from Columbia. But the mission behind the Navitas Naturals brand might help in justifying its hefty carbon footprint. The high quality ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced from farmers. And this is much better alternative for us choco-addicts to reach for when that Hershey's bar begins to beckon.

Each kit costs an affordable $9.99.

::Navitas Naturals