Flip over a box of Swiss Miss or Godiva hot chocolate mix and you’ll find a longer list of ingredients than you might expect, including things like corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa processed with alkali, and soy lecithin. When Sandra Giraldo moved from Colombia to the US, she found herself unable to drink chocolate with these manufactured additives, which irritated her auto-immune conditions like IBS and hypoglycemia. After years of experimenting with raw cacao and herbs, combined with her own health journey, Sandra founded Enjoyful Foods out of Hope & Main.
The label on Sandra’s Original Cacao Mix says it all: raw, vegan, paleo, organic, powered by nature, simple, powerful, pure. The buzz words are backed by the ingredient list, which consists of just three ingredients: organic raw coconut sugar, organic raw cacao powder, and Himalayan pink salt. “In its raw form, cacao is packed with Vitamin C, flavanols, antioxidants, and many important minerals,” the package explains. And from our experience, it tastes great – mixed with regular, soy, or almond milk!