***NOW Offering Ketogenic meal plans***

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What “keto” means

Ketosis

The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”.

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This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply.

Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar).

Ketones are produced in the liver, from fat. They are then used as fuel throughout the body, including the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose… or ketones.

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On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. Sugar levels become very low, and fat burning increases dramatically. It becomes easy to access your fat stores to burn them off. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy, keeping you alert and focused.

When the body produces ketones, it’s said to be in ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by fasting – not eating anything – but nobody can fast forever.

A keto diet, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and also results in ketosis. It has many of the benefits of fasting – including weight loss – without having to fast.

If you are interested, please visit our facebook page! You will find our weekly meal plans as well as prices!!

Sign up now and discover a fitter, healthier version of yourself!!

PS: …of course there is always room for dessert 😉

 

***HAPPY NEW YEAR***

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Time is flying by!! I hope you all entered the New Year with an abundance of good food shared with good friends!!

We have been busy cooking, baking and creating meals and desserts for the festivities. The smell of roast turkey and mince pies has been constant throughout the holiday season.

More and more people are contacting us to create innovative dishes for their special occasions as well as daily meals. Planning, shopping and cooking meals as well as the clean up is time consuming and we all lead busy lives!

Imagine coming home after a busy day and just pulling a ready made healthy meal out of the fridge and have a it ready to enjoy in just minutes! Instead of having to clean pots pans and a dirty stove, you just wash a couple of plates and enjoy your evening!

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your needs or ideas! We are always here and listening (and of course cooking and baking)!

The Chocolate Bar Team xox

 

 

Autumn colours

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Autumn is here and with it a fresh array of autumn fruits and vegetables! I love this time of your when the kitchen starts to smell of cinnamon and fresh pumpkins adorn my kitchen counter! So many ideas ~ so little time!!

*Canadian Thanksgiving* was a big success! Everybody really loved our Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake!

We are working on our “winter menu”. It seems a strange thing to do when you live in the land of perpetual summer, but even when the weather doesn’t seem to change too much, the produce isle looks quite different! Caribbean fruits and vegetables respond to the slightest change in rainfall and temperature, giving us new fresh ingredients for our daily cooking inventions!!

***NEW*** on our winter menu are our ***LUNCH COMBOS***. We will be sure to publish them daily on facebook!!

And look out for ***FRESH PIES***alongside our regular cupcakes!! <3

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your IDEAS our special requests!! We are always here to listen and get inspired 🙂

 

The Chocolate Bar Team xox

Always ***FRESH***!!

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Summer is here and fresh produce and an abundance of fruit is all around us!! This time of year Mango and Avocado are available at every street corner and therefor have a strong presence in our daily specials!! Avocado toast, Mango smoothies, salads and cheesecake are a few items to mention!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see hour latest specials and message us with any special requests you may have!

But most of all…go outside…enjoy the summer weather…and let us do your cooking for you!!!

 

Fresh Mango Crumble

Thank you!!!

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We wanted to take a moment to say a big ***THANK YOU!!*** to all who have taken the time in the last few weeks to peruse our new website and give us so much feed-back and encouragement!!

Many of you have praised it’s ease of use and attractive presentation! Thank you!! ^^^Kove Web Design^^^ has done a great job in creating the website and updating it for us one little detail at a time!

Some of you have asked us for a map of the delivery area and we are currently working on adding this.

Many of you (we know) miss the shop. We haven’t forgotten about it but it will take a little more time to make the inventory and add pictures. In the meantime don’t hesitate to message us and let us know if there is a specific product you like to purchase as we probably will have it in stock!!

Last (but certainly not least!!) we are thrilled that you like our new LUNCH and SALAD menus! We will be adding and changing up dishes as more fruits (MANGOOO!!!) salad items (AVOCADOOO!!) and vegetables come into season!! So keep an eye on our daily specials which you will find on the facebook page!! Make sure to give us a “LIKE” if you haven’t done so already!!

Today we are making a special birthday cake for a 70th birthday celebration!! It’s our **CHOCOLATE LOVERS SPECIAL** It’s made with a whopping 3 pounds of organic 70% Chocolate!!

We hope you are enjoying your day is much as WE are!!

Love & Hugs from the

~Chocolate girls~

 

 

We Are Moving!!

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After 4 years of working from our beautiful storefront in Cabarete, we have decided to move the Chocolate Bar ONLINE!

Well, almost…we will still be baking and cooking in a real kitchen! But from today forward you will be able to order from our brand new menu via our website and all your old favorites as well as new dishes will be just a mouse-click away!

The best part…we will DELIVER everything straight from our kitchen to your table!!

We understand how busy everybody’s lives are and hopefully you will enjoy our new service. Give it a try!! Right now we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on all orders!!

And don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!! We will be glad to help!!

Corinna, Luchy, Darlin & Aris