**Edited to add additional Sweet Riot information**
I have a SECRET PLAN!
A GIANT CALENDAR! BUAHAH! Goal escaping you? Finding it hard to remember how much you ate, how little you exercised, where you’re going or what you’re doing? Get a giant calendar and be reminded! This giant monster of a calendar will make it exceptionally hard for me to forget that 8/1/09 is the drop 10 or skulk away date.
On to other news (because, frankly, all this deadline stuff makes me a tad, itty, bitty bit nervous)…
Alright, here’s the 411: Sweet Riot makes all-natural chocolate treats that they put in these little tins and they taste FLIPPIN’ AMAZING. None of that fake this, fake that sweet stuff — this is the real deal! And — if you’re one of those ethical people who actually cares about the world, you’ll be happy to know Sweet Riot believes in fair trade, global responsibility and ETHICS! A company with ethics? I think I just saw a pig fly out my window!
From their website: “We are creating a sweet movement to fix the world. We’ve started by sourcing our cacao directly in Latin America, using recyclable, reusable packaging which features emerging artists, and by only using all-natural, healthy ingredients for our dark chocolate ‘peaces.’” I love that they call their chocolate pieces “peaces”…so cute
Riot in my hand.
Yep, I love it. But what I love even more is that the little tin of 100% dark cacao nibs dunked in 65% dark chocolate that I tried is perfect for someone who loves chocolate but who also does not want to eat a load of fatty candy bar chocolate to satisfy her sweet tooth. Since each little piece has 1-2 calories each, you can keep the tin in your purse, have a handful, satisfy that sweet tooth and move on with your day and STILL work towards your health goals. Usually I scoff at the whole “have a piece of chocolate and be satisfied” argument. Usually, I want to throw people who say that right off a metaphorical cliff all the while stuffing mounds of chocolate bars in my face to prove you can’t just have a piece (I mean really!), but I will confess…a handful of this delicious stuff and you’re golden. AND! If you do happen to eat the entire tin – don’t worry! There’s only 140 calories in the ENTIRE thing!
- Nutritional content average for all flavors: 140 calories, 12 – 14 carbs, 11 – 12g fat, 6 – 10g sugar, 3 – 4g fiber, 2g protein, 0mg sodium, 3 points WeightWatchers
- They’re dairy free, gluten free, kosher & do not contain GMOs
- Flavors: 50, 65 & 70 (the numbers refer to the % of dark chocolate the cacao nibs are dipped in) – Buy a Spring Fling 3 Pack for $16.99 to try all three:
- Where to purchase: 1. Here’s a list of retailers that includes Whole Foods, Cost Plus World Market and Bristol Farms, among others. They even break it down by city, but suggest you call the store ahead to ensure they’re stocked. 2. On their site here. Right now, ground shipping is free on orders over $79.00 (I guess that’s cool if you want to buy a ton of them for like gift purposes or something…)
Ohhh! I see why they call it a riot! There was a total happy riot going on with my taste buds when I tried these. Gotta love that there was a little fortune in the tin too with a heart-warming message about peace in developing countries. Sometimes, the best way to satisfy your hunger is through your soul.
Side note on another topic…
I have to stick half my foot in my mouth because today I tried another Triple Chocolate Chunk Vitatop and, this time, it tasted delicious. Do I have food schizophrenia, do some Vitatops just get made better than others, did someone slip some fat into my muffin? These are possibilities. But I felt compelled to make that itsy bitsy confession. Yea, but let me add (before we start holding hands and singing kumbaya) that Vitalicious has not yet responded to my customer complaint about my order! Boooooooooo!
Ok, and on to something completely unrelated except that it’s related to a confession…
I kinda have a little crush on…
Edward Cullen. I KNOW, what am I, 14?! As an English M.A. student I don’t think I’m even allowed to like the Twilight series, but I am allowed to have a crush on vampire boys if I want to, right?! There’s something about his relentless restraint and deep gaze that makes me go ga ga. Sorry. I had to get that off my chest. :/
And yes folks, this wouldn’t be my blog if there wasn’t some shameless self-indulgence to which I say, “eh, well!” So, here I go:
Did you see me in the blog That’s Fit here? Go, go, go!
SO WHO ALL IS JOINING ME AND JEN FOR THE 10-POUND CHALLENGE?!?!
<3 The cranky one