Choffy- It almost brings to mind some far away, mysterious land with exotic flowers and deep, dark jungles; occupied only by the things closest to the origins of life. Ideas were racing through my brain as I examined the steaming cup of deliciousness in front of me. What IS it? Why does it taste so marvelous?
The answer came from Cherie Reed, a long time Lodi, Ca resident and current Choffy distributor, who discovered Choffy through a friend. This friend found Choffy online and ordered some. She loved it so much she called Cherie and promised to bring her some but almost didn’t get a chance to because her husband loved it as much as she did! The poor man was about to brew the last little bit that they had, except he wasn’t able to because it was snatched from his hands and quickly driven over and shared with Cherie. Cherie went online, became more and more excited about what she learned, and decided to make it a way of life. The answer is amazing and simple. Choffy is merely chocolate- in the best possible way you can have it. It is brewed chocolate, made from the finest organic cacão beans, roasted and ground for a rich, full flavored drink. While it brews like coffee and supplies you with long lasting energy, Choffy promotes whole body wellness without the negative effects found in other drinks. Naturally loaded with antioxidants and a fantastic taste, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented when coffee was. Even better, it has no Caffeine.
At that, I wondered what the point of drinking it would be, because I don’t know about you, but I need my morning kick in the pants and I hate that it has to be caffeine because I’d like to cut that out of my diet but I just hadn’t found anything that I liked better and that worked in the same way. Cherie explained that the answer to my dilemma would be amazing. Does Choffy have a kick? Yes. Well if it isn’t caffeine…
What is fueling Choffy? A natural ingredient called theobromine. There is a persistent myth that cacão (or cocoa) contains caffeine. It would seem that this misconception is based primarily on confusion between two similar alkaloids: caffeine and theobromine. Theobromine is the primary active ingredient in cacão and its name is derived from the genus name of the cacão tree theobroma cacão. Theobroma comes from Greek, meaning food of the gods. It is actually quite common to see references that confuse caffeine and theobromine. The two stimulants are related and have similar structures, but are very different chemicals with different properties, effects and origins. In other words- Choffy is 100% organic cacão with no additional additives or chemicals. A typical sample of cacão beans will yield anywhere from zero caffeine to 1,000 parts per million of caffeine (like decaf). Made with organic, fair-trade cacão beans, it has no caffeine, no other chemicals, added sugars or dairy and yet tastes fantastic (YAY for all the Chocolate lovers!!!) and best of all, is not addictive. What else is good about it? For starters, by weight, cacão contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food on the planet. Choffy acts as a super-detoxifier, helping your body rid itself of the toxins that tax your system. Also, Choffy is loaded with essential minerals our bodies need. Cacão appears to be the best source of magnesium of any food and contains a significant amount of iron per serving. So along with tasting good, Choffy is also good for you!
Naturally my next question was, can I make this exactly like my coffee? I’m one of those coffee drinkers who likes it a nice medium khaki color and a little sweet but not where your teeth will fall out from drinking it. According to Cherie, you can make this however you want. If you’re familiar with how a true dark chocolate with no dairy tastes, then you have a good idea of what a black cup of Choffy tastes like. (So I still like my non-dairy creamer and a little sugar and I’m a happy camper!) Anyhow, this is the perfect alternative to your morning ritual, and what could be better than chocolate? Even more fun is the fact that Cherie has hand-crafted unique gift baskets with your own personal mini French-press and other lovely combinations gift baskets. Perfect for that person you know who has everything and you can’t figure out what to give them, or perhaps just a great gift for yourself. Are you now as intrigued as I was? If so, order some and try my new version of bliss!