December 31, 2010, 3:31 pm

New confectionary brand Beyond Dark has revealed its first product; a dark chocolate which contains up to three times more antioxidants than rival brands.

The new Drops of Pure Pleasure chocolate is made with 70% cocoa

The flavinol antioxidants found in Beyond Dark link them to a long list of health benefits:

  • helps to maintain a healthy heart

  • helps to reduce blood pressure
  • helps to improve blood flow
  • helps to reduce bad cholesterol
  • helps maintain healthy supple skin
  • helps you stay healthy
  • helps protect your brain

To make their chocolate they source quality ingredients, starting with cocoa beans principally from the African Ivory coast region, and natural Vanilla from Madagascar.

They then very slowly roast the beans to help develop their flavour then grind them, again very slowly into a smooth paste they call cocoa mass.

Sugar is added and then the natural vanilla which is then stirred for 72 hours.

This process is called conching and they do this to develop the taste of the 70% dark chocolate.

This conching process produces cocoa and sugar particles smaller than the tongue can detect, hence the smooth feel in the mouth.

After the process is complete, the chocolate is molded into Drops of Pure Pleasure.

Beyond Dark director Kevin Nester said:

“A high proportion of the natural antioxidants in dark chocolate are usually destroyed during the production process, but this is not the case with our product, thanks to a special production process.”

Rolling into specialist retailers now, Beyond Dark’s Drops of Pure Please have an RSP of 95p for a 35g pack of chocolate droplets.

For more information click here to visit the website.


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