There are countless crisped and puffed rice chocolate treats that have been launched over the years, but Theo Chocolate showed off a new puffed black rice chocolate bar at the Winter Fancy Foods Show.
The chocolate bar boasts a simple ingredient list with many organic and fair trade ingredients, including cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, ground vanilla bean, as well as puffed quinoa for additional texture. The specific black rice included in the 85% dark chocolate bar is Lotus Foods' Forbidden Rice.
Black rice is an emerging ingredient in the health food industry, as it boasts some of the same antioxidant-rich compounds that can be found in everything from blueberries to grapes. Additionally, black rice is packed with dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory properties and numerous benefits for the health of the whole body.
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