Shaman Chocolates has expanded its socially responsible collection of gourmet, organic chocolate bars to include two unique new flavors. All profits from the sale of the certified organic and Fair Trade Shaman Chocolates help support the Huichol Indians, a tribe living in central western Mexico in the Sierra Madre Mountains, who are said to be the last Indigenous Tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions.
Shaman Chocolates blended the purest certified organic and Fair Trade chocolate with some of the healthiest organic superfoods to create the new Organic Dark Chocolate with Acai, Lemon & Orange and Organic Dark Chocolate with Green Tea & Ginger chocolate bars. In addition to its rich fruit flavor, Acai berries provide more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates, and feature an abundance of omega fats, protein and fiber. Green Tea has been revered by cultures for over 4,000 years as a traditional medicine. Now, modern science is demonstrating that it contains high antioxidant levels and powerful flavonoids, and offers therapeutic, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowering, fat burning and other health benefits.
These two new flavorful chocolate creations join seven other delicious, organic varieties of Shaman Chocolates: Extra Dark Chocolate (82% cocoa), Milk Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts & Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Ruby Raspberries, Dark Chocolate with Coconut, Milk Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts. The suggested retail price is $3.00 for a 2-ounce bar. The chocolate bars, which feature labels adorned with amazing Huichol artwork and imagery, are available at hundreds of retailers nationwide and also can be purchased at www.shamanchocolates.com.
Shaman Chocolates was created by Brant Secunda, the world-renowned shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. He is the director of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies and a teacher of seminars and retreats worldwide (www.shamanism.com). By donating all profits from the sales of Shaman Chocolates, providing an outlet for their visionary yarn paintings and beaded artwork, and donating a portion of the tuition from each seminar and pilgrimage he leads, Secunda provides continuing economic support that enables the Huichols to continue to live in their traditional ways.