There are plenty of news articles on the internet that promote the health benefits of chocolate. When a fine chocolate artisan creates a chocolate bar with a high percentage of cocoa, generally the bar can be considered a whole food derived from a natural source – the cocoa bean. Chocolate bars can be rich in antioxidants and other compounds that are essential to a healthy diet. While many fine chocolatiers have perfected their own healthy chocolate bars, however, few – if any – have taken on the challenge of creating healthy truffles.
“Truffles” are traditionally chocolate-covered pieces filled with a ganache made from butter, heavy cream, and sugar. Those are hardly ingredients you’d consider healthy. This is exactly the challenge that Nichole Dandrea, a registered dietician, hoped to overcome when creating her own line of healthy truffles called Nicobella. “My mission with nicobella vegan organic dark chocolate truffles was to take the traditional chocolate truffle and find a substitute for the cream and sugar that typically make up the traditional creamy ganache filling,” says Nichole.
Using ingredients like oat milk, banana puree, nut butters, coconut oil, and others, Nicobella chocolates include that creamy, satisfying experience of authentic truffles. The best part: there’s no “health food” compromise whatsoever. These truffles are real treats! The quest for healthy foods has inspired a flavor selection that includes Sunflower Butter Banana, Pumpkin Chai, Blueberry Almond, Ginger Green Tea, and Walnut Flaxseed. These are good enough to give to a friend that would otherwise cringe to be offered a healthy chocolate alternative. We recommend starting out with the 3-box assortment to get the full experience.