Yesterday I received an exciting package in the mail from Norman at Kopali Organics:I first tried Kopali’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs and their Organic Mix earlier this month. They are healthy treats and SO delicious. I also really admire the company’s values and their commitment to sustainability, strengthening communities, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Kopali was a 2007 Winner of Socially Responsible Business Award for natural, organic and sustainable products. Their mission statement, “Every choice we make affects our well being, the lives of countless others, and the future of our world. This is why we started Kopali. Join us in restoring a healthy connection between the food we eat, the farmers who grow it and the planet we all share.” These are also things that I cherish; I am beyond impressed by Kopali.
My package included: Dark Chocolate Covered Banana and Mango!!!!! I feel like they must know me or something, these are a few of my favorite flavors! Thank you so much Norman! My chocoholic self loves anything covered in dark chocolate, so by virtue, I had to try this one first. The organic banana (dried banana and rice flour) is covered in Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate and is vegan! I was pleasantly surprised when I bit into my first piece. It had a chewy real banana center! I was expecting dried banana chips covered in chocolate, but these were much more flavorful. After trying one I knew that I immediately needed to make myself a treat. So what was my decision? A dynamic product review snack:The Yogurt: Chobani Greek Yogurt Strawberry Non-fat. Like the blueberry yogurt I tried a few days ago, I became a little nervous when I saw the liquid-like strawberry mix on the bottom. I thought that it would make the yogurt less creamy than I like, but again, I was proved wrong. After thoroughly mixing, it transformed into a smooth cream with pieces of strawberry running through it, YUM! A perfect surface for chocolate covered bananas!
The Mix: I really liked this combination. I ended up breaking up the pieces of chocolate covered banana so they ran through the yogurt and gave it more flavor, rather than having a few bites with big chunks of chocolate. It was the perfect late night study treat: nothing too heavy, SWEET, and most importantly good for my body and mind!
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t try a piece or two of the dried mango, but you are going to have to wait for another post to hear about that! AND, I have to throw it out there, I am very excited about that post so STAY TUNED!
Back To Studying,
What is your favorite late night snack?