I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but we at Jumping Tangents have a fiendish affection for chocolate. It’s a tough life, we have to eat A LOT of chocolate most days and sometimes we think, can we handle any more deliciousness? Then we eat some more and it turns out yes, yes I could have some more deliciousness. We have even emailed the Official-Food-Pyramid-Maker to let him know that it deserves its own grouping. He hasn’t replied yet but we are hopeful. He’s probably too busy eating chocolate.
For all these reasons, we are hugely excited and proud to now be stocking She Chocolat. This also makes us the first business in Wanaka to support the Dare to Care initiative. She Chocolat is made with loads of love and care at the beautiful Governors Bay in Lyttelton, Christchurch NZ and has some amazing stories as a business.
Little Brown House has long retold the history of chocolate (it’s our favourite bedtime fable). When used in its pure form, chocolate is a super food that invigorates your very being. The Spanish Army were switched onto this when they used hot chocolate to fortify their troops after noticing it was actually more effective than the expected protein source of meat. I’ve started to wonder if savage beasts might feast on chocolate when we’re not looking …
After the Dutch developed cocoa powder and England yelled “hurrah!” and leapt upon the bandwagon, chocolate gained a reputation as a soothing bedtime drink. This is simply not the case with Jumping Tangents hot chocolate and nor is it so with She Chocolat. Each She Chocolat bar is a work of art filled with pep and invigoration. This is especially true of their chilli and cocoa nib bars – a mantra repeated as we crack into them at 3.30 every Monday afternoon.
The Decadent Dates are nothing like the dehydrated cardboard hidden in the back of everyone’s cupboard from Christmas last year. They are succulent and delicious pieces of heaven. Then there is the truffles, sigh … handpainted and so beautiful. Perhaps a hot chocolate bomb good sirs and madams? If you have been feeling left out because you haven’t been able to come into LBH and try our hot chocolate yet, this could be the salve for your wounds!
If you are pushed for time or do not possess thumbs, She Chocolat is a very special and easy way to provide an amazing dessert at dinner parties. Whether host or guest, it is so easy to delight people with a shy mendiant or seven. Any of the She Chocolat range is going to bring a lot of happiness so soldier forth to the party armed with your chocolate and do not fear!
Love Claire x