The Functional Chocolate Co. has launched a line of products to tastefully address everyday health realities with decadent chocolate.
By bringing together indulgent chocolate with clinically-researched ingredients and powerful botanicals, these chocolates are designed to work to solve common concerns – cramps, stress, hot flashes and much more.
"We all share many of the same issues, regardless of age, size, color, style or attitude," said Nicole Smith, CEO, The Functional Chocolate Co. "When we aren't feeling our best, the last thing we want is a bitter pill with uncertain side effects. Pairing chocolate with purposeful, natural ingredients for managing our everyday realities is simply a better option."
Functional Chocolate Co. bars are made with Fair Trade 60% cacao from a cooperative of South American farmers. Crafted in the U.S., these bars are 100% plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, Non-GMO, and gluten-free.
Initially, Functional Chocolate bars will address the four most cited conditions that impact women: Rhythm Chocolate for PMS (Ginger Snap); Carefree Chocolate for stress and anxiety (Mellow Mint Truffle); Hot Chocolate for menopause symptoms (Vanilla Creme Brulee); and Sexy Chocolate for low libido (Champagne and Berry). Additional formulations will be released in the coming months.
"Women face unique health concerns, many of which continue to remain underserved by traditional wellness and nutraceutical approaches," said Chris Peruzzi, COO and formulator, Functional Chocolate Co. "Combining chocolate with active nutraceuticals creates an indulgent and especially effective experience, as the natural healthy fats in the chocolate act as a carrier to improve bioavailability of the other ingredients, and of course, it makes it more likely that customers actually consume it regularly for their best desired individual effects and benefits."
The chocolate bars are available for $7.49 at funcho.co. Flexible, fully customizable individual boxes, subscription and gift options are also available. Functional Chocolate Company products will be available in retail locations soon.