Compartés Newest Organic Line of Chocolate Promotes Wellness
by Rudy Sanchez on 09/30/2019 | 2 Minute Read
The health-food landscape has broadened to not only be inclusive of many diets, but they’ve also stopped eating right from becoming the dining equivalent of self-flagellation, combining great taste with wholesome, ethically-made foods.
Artisanal chocolatier Compartés’ new line of organic vegan chocolate bars are a luxurious treat made with no added refined sugar or palm oil and include a variety of ingredients designed to promote mental and physical wellness.
To make a chocolate bar at a level commensurate with Compartés seven decades-long reputation for quality—while being organic, vegan, paleo, soy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free—was no easy task for owner and chocolatier Jonathan Grahm. It was a two-year process that started in his home kitchen, but his attitude towards wellness and health was not just what ingredients get used, but how they are grown and made as sustainability was a critical goal.
“There are so-called healthy or vegan chocolates coming out, but they aren’t even organic, and that’s like quitting before you’ve started. If you are going to have healthy chocolate, every single component must be extremely nutritious, organic and good for you,” Jonathan says.
The line of chocolate bars include ingredients such as goji berries, pea protein, turmeric, walnuts, almonds, Reishi mushrooms, and collagen, in 8 different profiles, which also features a pure, 80% chocolate bar, you know, if you’re feeling balanced and just want a piece of the straight stuff.
Each treat comes packaged in an ultra-luxe, giftable and hand-drawn box designed by Grahm, whose previous packaging designs featured in the Smithsonian Design Museum’s Cooper Hewitt collection. The vibrant, colorful illustrations embody the wellness boost contained in each bar; Energy gets personified as a crouching black panther, and Beauty highlights a seductive set of half-pursed lips accented by a beauty mark. With Grahm's electric patterns adorning another line of decadent chocolates, we'll likely see them at a museum exhibit soon.
Compartés Vegan Organic Paleo bars are available online, sold as single bars as well as 4 and 8 bar gift sets.