I am beyond excited to share a new (to me) discovery with you: Not Your Sugar Mamas, a Martha’s Vineyard-based store that sells handmade chocolates and other goodies without any refined sugars. The high-quality chocolate bars are:
- made with 75% cacao
- non GMO
- gluten- and dairy-free
- made with all-natural ingredients
- refined sugar free
- certified organic
- comprised of both direct and fair trade ingredients, as well as locally sourced ingredients
The first two ingredients listed on the label of every chocolate bar are organic raw cacao & organic raw cacao butter. There are no emulsifiers, and you can tell not only from the ingredient list but also from the way the silky chocolate melts in your mouth.
The chocolate bars come in a variety of uniquely delicious flavors:
- Lavender Sea Salt
- Coconut Crunch
- Salted Caramel
- Rose Maca
- Ginger Pomegranate
- Pure & Simple
These are not your average chocolate bars; not by a long shot. They are less sweet, but much more flavorful than anything you can find in the checkout line at the grocery store. They are packed with superfood ingredients, and are healthy enough to eat for breakfast (one serving of any of the chocolate bars has less than 6 grams of sugar or less).
A bonus: Lily loved the flavors she tried, and I didn’t think twice about giving her a few bites of chocolate mid-afternoon given how healthy they are.
Each of the bars boasts one of these little stickers, reminding you that they are handmade with love…
… and are packaged in 100% recycled paper with inspirational quotes (such as the one photographed below) printed on the inside of the wrapper:
So, that’s the chocolate.
Then there’s the cookies:
Oh, these cookies. I am officially obsessed! Made with nutrient-dense ingredients, these chocolate chip cookies are fan-freakin’-tastic. There’s only one left in the package, and it’s going to be a sad day after that one goes down the hatch (which will probably be tomorrow).
If you’re lucky enough to frequent the Vineyard, be sure you check out one of Not Your Sugar Mamas two Chocolate Cafes (Vineyard Haven & Edgartown) for even more goodies, including fresh smoothies, baked goods, raw treats, cupcakes, truffles, scones, muffins, and coffee. I will be on the Vineyard late this summer, and you can bet I’m going to stop in to at least one of the locations!
If you’re nowhere near Martha’s Vineyard and have no plans to visit, check out their online store here.