Have you checked out our limited edition Valentine’s Day set, called How to Find True Love? The reason we’re so psyched about it is because it’s really a full-circle set in terms of inner and outer beauty. First, there’s Be Adored, for a pop of rosy color on the lips (or cheeks!), and there’s our Revitalizing Body Oil, for luscious and oh-so-soft skin. Then, our Love Potion (new!) with an adorable classic puffer-spritz bottle, and a Gnosis chocolate bar of heavenly raw chocolate and aphrodisiac herbs and superfoods for delicious and lovely treat.
Gnosis Raw Chocolate is based in NY, NY, and they are absolute experts at making the healthiest and most delicious chocolate on earth. We chatted with Gnosis’ founder, Vanessa, to get a glimpse into this yummy world that we wish we lived in. Are you a raw chocolate fan?
Your chocolate is delicious, how is it made and what makes it unique?
The number one thing that sets our chocolate apart is the quality of the ingredients that goes in each bar (which sounds a lot like your skincare, actually!) I want my chocolate bars and products to contribute to health and wellness in every way, so that means going to whatever lengths to make sure our chocolate is raw, ethnically and sustainably sourced, and totally pure. And it’s not just chocolate that we incorporate; superfoods and herbs get tossed in as well to make each bite super good-for-you.
As for how we make it, the answer is, with a lot of love and care! Our raw chocolate and ingredients get shipped in from all over the world to Brooklyn, and the process is a culinary adventure of melting everything down and seamlessly blending it into smooth, delicious chocolate infused with healthy additions. We are constantly in production, our production space is extra crazy for the Valentine’s Day rush!
What is one thing everyone should know about your chocolate?
That it is really, seriously good for you, and it won’t give you the classic energy crashes that come from eating too much cheap chocolate. Instead, it sustains your energy with low-glycemic, nutrient-dense palm sugar.
We love that you handcraft your chocolate using the finest, healthy ingredients available…and we’re biased, obviously. Can you tell us more about how you find your ingredients?
Our raw cacao comes from all over the world – Peru, Madagascar, Bali, Grenada and Ecuador. It all started with a few internet searches and phone calls, and then word of mouth to reach the right people until I found the purest raw cacao possible. I’ve made visits to every supplier and work with them to make sure that standards are up to par, all the time!
We recently tried your white chocolate as well as the aphrodisiac chocolate that’s inside of our limited-edition LOVE Potion gift collection and are now hooked! What are your favorite gnosis chocolate flavors?
The Aphrodisia and Immunity Elixirs are my favorite – I have them every day as a delicious energy and wellness boost. I love both flavors equally, but the Aphrodisia blend is really perfect for this time of year and I can’t get enough.
The LOVE Potion Gift Collection has been a top item since it launched on our site. Can you believe it?
I can! I think the combo of healthy beauty and healthy chocolate is the ultimate in indulgence, and something every lady deserves.
If someone has already purchased the Gift Collection and wants to gift Gnosis chocolates and truffles for Valentine’s Day, what do you recommend? What are your top sellers?
How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
With a much-needed long weekend and lots of Aphrodisia elixir hot chocolate to keep me cozy during this chilly New York winter!
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.