Mint has been used as a common treat ever since the 1940s. Brought to the world initially as a medicine used in ancient times as a herb for healing including helping out with digestive problems. It is now popular for use in a variety of dessert applications including, that's right, chocolate!
Peppermint is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes and dates all the way back to 1000 BC! It is a cross between the species watermint and spearmint and is the most versatile essential oil in the world.
In our high protein chocolate the peppermint comes through in both the flavour and fragrance to create a burst of minty delight that deserves to be celebrated on this National Mint Day, a day set aside for all mint lovers to indulge in their favourite protein chocolate!
So how do we make our chocolate so minty? Well the peppermint oil used in our protein chocolate is gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flower, then added to the liquid cocoa solids and whey protein mix in very small quantities very slowly at the same temperature as the chocolate as to not ruin it.
We love peppermint oil because it has not only a cooling sensation and a calming effect on the body but also anti microbial properties, combined with the powerful benefits of cocoa and protein makes our mint crisp high protein chocolate pack one hell of a punch!
“…the peppermint oil used in our protein chocolate is gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flower”
We would be here all day if we went into all the benefits of peppermint oil but we wanted to share with you some of the ones which we thought were the most important
+ Relieves headaches
+ Reduces stomach aches
+ Boosts energy and metabolism
+ Releases tight muscles
Our Mint Crisp High Protein chocolate comes in both the 70g luxurious slab and the 40g snack size bar options. Both packed with that wonderful natural peppermint oil, luxury cocoa and high quality protein.
Hope you enjoy our mint protein choc as much as we do!
HAPPY NATIONAL MINT DAY!
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