Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Choffy Review and Giveaway

Choffy is brewed chocolate.  To say I was fascinated by the idea of Choffy when I heard about it is an understatement.   As a multi-tasking mom who works outside the home, I'm always on the go and often in need of gentle stimulant to stay going.  Add that to what I already know about koko samoa, a Samoan brewed chocolate drink and/or flavoring (for koko rice, for example), I was excited to try Choffy.  A healthy, chocolate-y, gentle energy boost?  I'm on it!

Choffy is simply 100% organic fair-trade roasted cacao beans that have been coarsely ground.  One makes Choffy as one would make coffee, steeping the cacao in a french press and then gently pressing down on them to extract flavor.  And how does it taste?  Deep and rich.  Did I mention that a 6 oz cup of Choffy has only 20 calories and 3 carbs?  True Story! The consistency of the brewed Choffy is like coffee or tea.  You can add milk and/or sugar to make your Choffy more like hot chocolate.  I'm experimenting with refrigerating Choffy for a cold, refreshing chocolate drink, adding the brew or ground beans to smoothies, and adding non-dairy natural creamers (like coconut milk) to my Choffy.

Here is some info about the health benefits of cacao beans from the Choffy website:

Antioxidants

  • There are more antioxidants in an 8oz. cup of Choffy than a serving of blueberries! Choffy acts as a super-detoxifier, helping your body rid itself of the toxins that tax your system, keeping you younger, longer.
Theobromine
  • Theobromine provides you with a healthy, heart-friendly, non-addictive energy lift without the crash or jitters of caffeine.
Circulation
  • Drinking Choffy can help improve your blood circulation and even reduce blood pressure while protecting against vascular disease.
Feel Great
  • Choffy can give you that feel good feeling of being focused, alert and elated. Some people say its a little like falling in love.    
The benefits of drinking Choffy are all good and well BUT adding those to the rich, chocolate-y taste make Choffy a winner in my book.  So much so, that I'm now selling it (and, believe me, I usually don't sell stuff).  
BUY: To buy Choffy, you can go HERE.  
WIN: The folks at Choffy are giving away one 12 oz bag of Ivory Coast Choffy to one lucky Moana Saves reader!    To earn a mandatory entry, tell me what your favorite chocolate treat is (mine is now Choffy). Mandatory means that if you don't do this first, all of your other entries will be disqualified.

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
4. Follow Choffy on Twitter.
5. Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates (in the sidebar).
6. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page.
7. Like the Choffy Facebook page.
8. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following:
#Win your own 12 oz bag of brewed chocolate from @choffy and @moanasaves #giveaway ends 5/4 

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway. He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S. This giveaway ends on Wednesday, 5/4/11 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time). One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org. I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

I was not compensated for this post although I did receive some delicious Choffy to facilitate my review.  Any and all opinions here are my own.

150 comments:

  1. My favorite chocolate treat is Callebaut dark chocolate.

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