Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance

Chocolates have been the favourites of everyone and even the researchers, read out earlier article of researches under Health benefits of Chocolates.

research on chocolateIn a recent study undertaken at London’s Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.

undertaken at London’s Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.

undertaken at London’s Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.

After undergoing initial fitness tests to establish a baseline for comparison, the participants were then split into two groups. The first group was asked to replace one of its normal daily snacks with 40g of a dark chocolate known to be rich in flavanols for a fortnight, while the other participants substituted 40g of white chocolate for one of their daily snacks as a control.

The effects of the athletes’ daily chocolate consumption were then measured in a series of cycling exercise tests in the kingston-universitysports performance laboratory at the University’s Penrhyn Road campus. The cyclists’ heart rates and oxygen consumption levels were measured during moderate exercise and in time trials. After a seven-day interval, the groups then switched chocolate types and the two-week trial and subsequent exercise tests were repeated.

The study stated that after eating dark chocolate, the riders used less oxygen when cycling at a moderate pace and also covered more distance in a two-minute flat-out time trial.

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Chocolates in Weddings as Invitation sweets

weddinAs you all know what we are having in dairy sweets.
In milk its Oxytocin injection which will also be present in Khoya, malai and other dairy products and we all know about its consequences as shown in News channels.
And more over it contains a lot of FAT and as urbanization is taking place we don’t have time to burn up the Fat content which dairy products have.
People were getting concerned about health and switched to dry fruits , but everyone was gifting it on marriages.
Whats there out in the market that can change the gifting solutions. Here we come into picture.
Being a manufacturer we deal in bulk orders all freshly prepared and use the best practices to make our chocolates. To read about facts about Chocolates click here

Are chocolates good for pets?

chocolate for petsChocolate and dogs are a bad combination. Sure, they’re each great on their own, but together, the combination can be lethal. The same can be said of chocolate and cats, or chocolate and any pet.

The theobromine in chocolate, one of the substances that makes it so pleasant for us, is toxic to many animals, including dogs and cats. They are unable to digest this chemical, and, as it circulates in the bloodstream, it damages the central nervous and circulatory systems.

ALL CHOCOLATE CONTAINS THEOBROMINE, THEREFORE ALL CHOCOLATE IS BAD FOR PETS. CHOCOLATE AND DOGS, CATS, OR OTHER PETS = BAD BAD BAD!

The higher the cocoa content, the more theobromine it contains, so 100% pure baking chocolate has much more theobromine than milk chocolate, which in turn has more than white chocolate. Even though white chocolate must be ingested in huge doses before it is usually lethal, it is best to KEEP ALL CHOCOLATE AWAY FROM PETS! A single ounce of baker’s chocolate can be lethal to a 10-pound animal. It wouldn’t take much to do in your hamster or lizard.

If you are a cat owner, do not assume your finicky cat can be trusted with your chocolate bar. Cats are curious, and my cat happens to adore chocolate! Because of their small bodies, even small doses of chocolate can be lethal.

Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include:

anxiety
pacing
hyper-excitability
irritability
excessive thirst
excessive urination
vomiting
muscular tremors
seizures
diarrhea
nausea
irregular heartbeat
coma

Symptoms usually appear within a few hours, but can take up to 36 hours to manifest. The sooner an animal is treated, the better chance it has, so if you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate, do not wait for the symptoms! Take your pet to the vet immediately! If your pet displays these symptoms, go to your vet!

Be ready to tell your vet:

1) how much chocolate you think your pet ate,

2) what type of chocolate it was, and

3) how long ago it was.

It is helpful to bring the chocolate wrapper, if it is available.

If your pet ingested the chocolate within the past couple of hours, the vet may induce vomiting or pump the animal’s stomach. If it has been longer that a couple of hours, the theobromine will already be circulating in the animal’s system and the vet will attempt to support the animal’s own defensive systems through intravenous fluids and drugs, such as anti-seizure medication.

Remember that the best medicine is prevention. Keep your pet safe by being a responsible chocoholic. Keep all chocolate and candy away from your pets!

Chocolate and dogs, cats, or any other animal is a bad combination, so you’re just going to have to eat it all yourself!

Cooled Delivery for chocolates

400ml-thickened-injection-ice-pack-refreshing-summer-cool-fresh-frozen-wheatgrass-package-reusable-ice-packGood News for India.

Now get you favorite chocolates delivered at your doorstep in great shape as now for hot weather conditions we are delivering chocolates in cooled ice pack sealed box. So that heat wont change the shape of chocolate.

So order now to and get your custom made chocolates at your doorstep.

Just during checkout click on the shipping option “Hot weather packing + overnite express” and you can get your chocolate as good as from refrigerated stores racks.

Pairing Wine with Dark Chocolates

chocolatewine-434x434Chocolate & Cheese are usually paired with Wine.

So how to pair up wine that with a balances both tastes.

If you have light wine start with milk chocolates as light wines like champaign compliments with milk chocolates.

Coming towards dark chocolate : it comes in different range starting from 35% to 99% dark and different chocolatier have made their own different unique recipes with inclusion of salts and herbs and silky smooth ganaches. So lighter the percentage of chocolate lighter the wine. Stronger the intensity of chocolate stronger the wine balance the taste.

Suggestions from the specialist:

  • White: Muscat, Sherry
  • Milk: Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Dessert wines
  • Dark, Bittersweet, Semisweet: Zinfandel, Syrah, Tawny Port, Armagnac, Cognac

Chocolate Fountain for Parties

chocolate-fountain-4-tierYes its True !!
We have brought chocolate fountain to make your parties yummy and tempting.
This Chocolate Fondue Fountain has a beautiful effect of flowing chocolate that will add mouth-watering fun to any occasion. You can dip strawberries, marshmallows, apple wedges, pretzels, cookies, ice cream balls, peanut butter balls and create mini Smores!
Includes 4 Kg chocolate, which serves 50 people .
For more info please contact us

Some Truths About Compound Chocolate

compound versus chocolateIn India and other countries nowadays compound chocolate is getting popular because of its “no tempering needed” and “low cost”. Its common names are baker’s chocolate, confectioner’s chocolate, coating chocolate.
Ofcourse if we are changing the structure of chocolate from its pure form to compound form there are plus points and minus points of that, explained below:
Plus Points of Compound Chocolate:Due to addition of vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter it gives low viscosity and is easy to be moulded or used as a covering for cakes or confectionery. Compound chocolate does not require tempering that means a novice can also use it and doesn’t require tempering unit. Compound chocolate got high melting point than regular chocolate which make it best for baking. Compound chocolates doesn’t give chocolate a bloom which pure chocolates does, which is the rising of cocoa butter, giving the chocolate a dull cloudy look.
Minus Points of Compound Chocolate:Due to addition of vegetable oil it contains hydrogenated fats or trans fat which is not good for health. Pure chocolate or coverture chocolate contains cocoa butter which is good for body.
Check the Health benefits of Chocolate

Low calorie & Sugar free chocolates

low calorie chocolate barsAfter a lot of research on diabetic sugars and low calorie sugar we found some of the few alternatives listed below:
Chocolate has come a long way, baby. For years after it was invented, this confection was sweetened with calorie-laden white sugar. Eating chocolate and its white sugar was blamed for not only causing weight gain, but it was also blamed for causing cavities.

But, no matter, people across the world still ate this sweet, creamy creation. It was eaten in the form of chocolate bars, as a hot drink, and as a tasty flavoring in cakes, pies, and cookies.

Then, in later years, companies who manufactured products made from chocolate knew they had to eliminate the sugar and replace it with a healthier, lower calorie substitute.

Today, you can purchase chocolate bars and other forms of this candy that proclaim they are “sugar free.” While they don’t contain white sugar, they do contain a variety of artificial sweeteners. Some of the most popular sugar substitutes are Aspartame, Xylitol, Isomalt, and Sucralose, just to name a few.

Aspartame is probably the most popular alternative to white sugar. It’s eaten by over two hundred million people in over six thousand products around the world. Aspartame can be safely eaten by people who suffer from Diabetes. It’s also an artificial sweetener that doesn’t cause cavities. And, if you’re watching your weight, using Aspartame in the place of white sugar can help you to reduce your caloric intake. If you’re baking or cooking with chocolate, you can use Aspartame in place of sugar in most recipes.

Xylitol is a white crystal that also looks and tastes sweet like sugar. It’s been around a long time, since the 1960’s. It can be found in many chocolate confections, as well as in chewing gum, toothpaste, jams, jellies, et cetera. This replacement has a third fewer calories than sugar. Xylitol can be purchased in single packets or in five pound bags so you can use it at home.

Isomalt is commonly added to cocoa butter, chocolate, and other ingredients to sweeten chocolate bars, as well as other tasty confections. If you’re looking for chocolate without sugar, then look for products that contain Isomalt as a substitute.

Just like Xylitol, Isomalt has been used since the 1960’s. It’s made from sugar and you can find it in chocolate fudge and other candies. It’s very much like its counterparts because it looks and tastes like sugar. Isomalt is a tasty alternative to sugar because it has less calories and it does not cause cavities in teeth. It also makes chocolate look the same and have the same creamy texture as sugar does.

Xylitol and Isomalt are just two sweet replacements that are known as “Sugar Alcohols.” “Sugar alcohols” give chocolate and other confections a pleasingly sweet taste and a creamy consistency without adding calories. The only known problem with this type of sweetener is that if you eat too much chocolate that contains one of them, you might have a laxative effect on you.

Many people complain of the tart after taste that some of the sugar substitutes leave in your mouth. Sucralose, which is made from white sugar, is a popular replacement because it has no unpleasant taste. You can cook, bake, and use Sucralose in drinks and it will dissolve, taste, and act just like sugar.

If you’re looking at your local grocery store for Sucralose, you can find it in packets, boxes, or bags
under the brand name of Splenda (TM). Splenda (TM) has no calories, is safe for use by Diabetics, children, and pregnant women.

So, if you’re looking for sugar free chocolate, or, you want a replacement for sugar in your recipes,
try one of these and you can still enjoy sweets!
Via Happy Living

Mammoth Dark Chocolates

mammoth fb adWe at Kreative Chocolate are working harder and harder to reach close to the hearts of our customers with our quality chocolates and this summer 2014 we are launching two of our premium brands name “Benovella” and “Mammoth”
Now what is Benovella ?
Benovella is a premium Milk Chocolate which has a soft creamy and silky texture with premium ingredients. Presently available in plain milk chocolate bar and in different sizes but soon we will be introducing variations in flavors.
What is Mammoth ?
Mammoth is a premium Dark Chocolate with classic touch to chocolate. Available in 45% cocoa , 45% cocoa sugar-free and 55% cocoa. Mammoth is made for those who want some bitter punch of real chocolate with a little sweetness.