Why do you use monk fruit juice to sweeten your chocolates?
We use pure monk fruit juice (instead of sugar, sugar alcohols, or stevia) because we believe it's the best natural sweetener for consumption. Here are our top reasons why we love pure monk fruit juice:
- The sweetness comes from a compound called mogroside V which is an antioxidant found in the fruit. So it's not fructose or glucose.
- Up to 200 times sweeter than sugar so we only use a little bit making it essentially 0 calories or carbs.
- Safe for all ages to consume, including pregnant women and children.
- The minimal amount used in our chocolates does not spike your glucose or insulin levels.
Can I eat Mindful Monk chocolate if I am not following a keto diet?
Yes, you can. The nutritional information for one chocolate square is comparable to a conventional chocolate bar. The main difference is that our carb count is significantly lower, between 1g to 2g of net carbs per square. Plus, the healthy high-fat, protein and fibre content will leave you feeling satiated after eating just one square.
Our functional chocolates make it easy to reduce the amount of refined sugar in your diet and help balance your blood sugars.
How many calories does your chocolate contain?
Each Mindful Monk chocolate contains 180 calories, 15 g of fat, 3-4 g of protein, 3-4 g of fibre and the best part is there is no added sugar. It’s handmade with natural ingredients and no fillers or stabilizers to extend its shelf life. Our chocolate fudge is keto and lchf friendly and one of the best desserts for diabetics that helps you curb your cravings for sugary chocolate. You can enjoy this treat guilt-free and feel fuller while doing it!
What is a Mindful Monk chocolate square, and why is the fat content so high?
Our healthy chocolate squares are also known as a fat bomb which originates from the keto diet. Fat Bombs are a snack or treat with a high-fat source, sweetened with a low-carb sweetener and a touch of protein.
Fat bombs typically use one of three ingredients as a base. These are coconut oil, butter, or cream cheese. Each one is a healthy source of fat, but they have one thing in common, they either melt or get too soft at room temperature. So we wanted to make a fat bomb that wouldn’t turn into a hot mess if it was sitting out for a bit and could travel for a couple of days if needed.
What makes your chocolate a better option than other chocolate?
We make our products clean and simple with natural ingredients. It’s a proven fact that conventional chocolate is high in both sugar and fat, which together can be a risk to your overall health. Because when you eat excess sugar, you are spiking your glucose levels, which triggers your body to release insulin to process the excess sugars or store it as fat for later use. Doing this repeatedly can lead to insulin resistance which is the root cause of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes or obesity. But our chocolate fudge is made without any added sugars, so your body doesn’t go through that process. Instead, you can really experience the benefits of all our ingredients.
With the natural ingredients we use, you’re getting multiple sources of healthy fats such as organic cocoa, organic peanut butter, organic peanuts, natural almond butter, and natural almonds. Enjoy our healthy chocolate without feeling guilty!
How will your chocolate give me a boost of energy and keep me full longer?
Our chocolates provide guilt-free indulgences because they are made with clean ingredients and without any added sugars.
Yes carbs are a source of fuel for our body but so is fat. The fats used to make our fudges come from cocoa butter, cocoa powder, nut butter, and MCT powder. Each of these fats can be used as energy once your body has used up its carb source. Check out our ingredients page to learn more.
Now how does it keep you full longer? The combination of high fat, protein, and fibre creates a feeling of fullness. So you will not experience the crash and burn you would typically have with conventional chocolates or treats high in carbs.
Is it true high saturated fats in chocolates aren’t good for you?
It depends on who you're asking. Some will say yes, some will say no. But lucky for you the saturated fat in our healthy chocolate squares come from natural cocoa butter, so it is different than traditional saturated fats from animals. The saturated fat in cocoa butter is stearic acid which does not raise LDL cholesterol because it is converted in the liver to oleic acid, a heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat (source).
Does it taste like traditional chocolate?
The best way to describe the flavor would be decadent, dark chocolate goodness.
Try a taster pack today and let us know what you think 😉!
How would you describe the texture?
The texture of our functional fudge is like a fusion between a chocolate truffle and a nut buttercup. You can also leave it out at room temp for up to 20 minutes for an even creamier experience.
How many should I eat in a day?
We recommend eating one to cut a sugar craving or two (or three) as a meal replacement. If you are on the keto diet or something similar, please consume our chocolate squares based on your needs.
Will I get fat eating Mindful Monk chocolate?
Fact: eating fat does not make you fat. Consistent increased levels of insulin from eating carbs and sugar or stress cause weight gain. Do not let the high calories or high-fat content scare you from trying something that we believe is good for you. A proven fact is that not all dietary calories or fat are equal or expended the same way. Did you know our bodies need FAT to build cells, keep our bodies warm, and allow other nutrients to be absorbed?
If you find any of this interesting or would like to learn more, here are some places to start:
What is the shelf life, and where do I store the chocolates if I am not eating them right away?
Our healthy chocolate squares are handmade with natural ingredients. There are no fillers or stabilizers to extend its shelf life because we like to keep things as clean as possible, especially if they are going into our amazing bodies. Here are our storage recommendations:
•Ambient room temperature (22˚C/71.6˚F): 3 months
•Refrigeration (4˚C/40˚F): 6 months
•Freezer (-18˚C/4˚F): Up to 2 years*
*store in its original packaging and defrost in the refrigerator to ensure no drastic changes to temperature.
Is there an option to purchase a subscription?
We currently do not offer subscriptions or bulk purchases. If you would like this as an option, please send an email to email@example.com. We warmly welcome and appreciate any feedback.
Will there be more flavors available?
Yes, we already have a couple in the works! We also have new products that we are excited to share with you all. Stay tuned and sign up for our newsletter to find out when we have any updates, product launches, or special offers.
What is your return policy?
Please refer to our Shipping and Returns page to read our policy on returns.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee. No questions asked, and all feedback is welcome. We encourage you to start with a taster pack if you are unsure. The maximum refund amount is $29.95 + tax if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, no questions asked. This amount covers the price of one box. The reason for this is because we would feel bad if you purchased two or more boxes and then realized it isn’t for you.
Where can I buy Mindful Monk chocolate squares?
You can purchase our products from our online store or from our current retailers. We provide local drop-off or pick-up if you are in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley. Shipping is available across Canada and to our friends in the USA too! Please read our Shipping and Returns page for more information
Want to see Mindful Monk in your go-to grocery store? Send us a message with the store name/location, and we will reach out to them. Bonus points if you can help us by reaching out to the store manager and let them know they need to carry our chocolate squares in their stores. Thank you!