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Pumpkin Spice Truffles from Gnosis

by jenny sansouci on November 11, 2010

If you’re reading this site, chances are you have at least a slight interest in health. And if you’re human, chances are you like chocolate. If you don’t like chocolate, there’s a PRETTY good chance you may be an alien. (That’s ok! Don’t leave. You’re welcome here). Anyway, if you’re anything like me, HEALTHY and CHOCOLATE in the same sentence is music to your sweet little ears. That’s why I’m here to tell you about a deliciously healthy autumn treat from our friends at Gnosis Chocolate. Raw Pumpkin Spice Truffles!!

During the fall and winter months, from roughly Halloween to New Years Day, people tend to indulge in lots of sugary sweets. Well, Halloween is over, and you can’t take back the bags of candy you ate, but you CAN move forward into the holiday season prepared with healthy, tasty superfood sweets in hand!

What’s so healthy about Gnosis raw chocolate?

According to their site, all Gnosis chocolates are:

  • Organic, Vegan, and Kosher
  • Raw – heated under 118f
  • Refined Sugar Free
  • Dairy Free, Soy Free, and Gluten Free
  • Made freshly & shipped  directly from our kitchen!
  • Packaged & Produced Sustainably

They are also all PACKED with superfoods to boost your health!!

How about the pumpkin truffles? If there’s no sugar or dairy….what’s in them?

Ingredients: Cacao Beans*, Pumpkin Seeds*, Agave Nectar*, Maca*, Cardamom*, Ginger*, Siberian Ginseng*, Cinnamon*, Nutmeg*, Cordyceps Mushroom*, Vanilla Bean*, Blue-Green Algae*, Love.  *organic.   Click here to read full health benefits of each ingredient.

I had the pleasure of trying the pumpkin spice truffles this week (found them at Integral Yoga Natural Foods, if you’re in NYC and you need to have them immediately like I did. If not, you can order them online). They taste so creamy and pumpkiny, you won’t believe they are so good for you. I love all things pumpkin, and all things raw chocolate, so this is a total win-win.

These seasonally-appropriate treats would be the PERFECT gift for a health-minded friend or loved one, to bring home as a treat for Thanksgiving, or just to treat yourself for being so awesome. Order your truffles HERE!

Aside from the truffles, Gnosis also has incredibly delicious raw chocolate bars. Currently my favorites are Dazzling Darkness, Fleur de Sel and Superchoc. Order some! Ok, I’m drooling. Gotta go!

***Vanessa Barg, founder of Gnosis Chocolate, was a classmate of mine at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Interested in enrolling at IIN? If you enroll before November 15, 2010 for the upcoming distance learning program (starts January 2011), and you mention my name (Jenny Sansouci), I’m offering a scholarship and free gifts!

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