Friday, May 27, 2011

Rox Chox all over town...

Rox is gettin' around! We are now selling in bulk at People's Co-op in Southeast, bars at Food Front Co-op in Northwest, and on Sunday we'll be delivering to the Alberta Co-op in Northeast as well! Yes, we love Cooperatives.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rox Chox at Open Space Cafe! Soon to be at Food Front in NW!

We are so excited to say that we are spreading Rox throughout the city of Portland and you can now find us in two locations!  At People's Coop on SE 21st in bulk for $2.89 per ounce and at Open Space Cafe on SE Holgate and 28th in the delicacy case.   Soon we will also be in Food Front on NW Thurman.

Also very exciting is that we are working with our friend and local graphic designer Sarah Cline on our labels, and we will soon present you with Rox Chox in foil-and-paper.

In the works and on the horizon are new flavors, a custom moulded bar in two sizes, and some dreamy tees..

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Why Rox Chox are so AWESOME

Rox Chox Chocolates

Mostly Raw                                
Gourmet treats 
Free of Sugar, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, Corn, and Nuts
Made with Love and five simple nutritious ingredients

Handcrafted in Portland by Rochelle and River out of 5 simple ingredients:

Raw Organic Heirloom-strain Ecuadorian Arriba Cacao

                  Raw Cacao is known to aid in creating a general feeling of love and well being due to its high levels of seratonin, tryptophan, theobromine, and phenethylamine (PEA).
 It is extremely beneficial to humans because of its especially high levels of antioxidants (oligomeric procynanidins, resveratrol and the polyphenols: catechin and epicatechin), magnesium, and healthy Omega 6 fatty acids.
 It is known to aid in weight loss (because of its high chromium and coumarin content), prevention of cavities (theobromine actually kills streptococci mutans, one of the strains of bacteria that cause tooth decay) and regulation of blood sugar which is beneficial for diabetes (chromium can naturally regulate blood sugar).

Xylitol sweetener extracted from Birch trees in Indiana

           Xylitol is a low-calorie natural sweetener, made from Birch.  Some people say Xylitol tastes sweeter than cane sugar. Doctors say it can prevent cavities and is good for the gums as well. Xylitol has a low glycemic index of 13 and is metabolized without insulin, making it safe for diabetics, individuals with hyperglycemia or metabolic syndrome and those on the Candida diet.  It does not contribute to high blood sugar levels or the resulting hyperglycemia caused by insufficient insulin response.   Xylitol is anti-bacterial so prevents tooth decay and infections of the ears and upper respiratory tract. Xylitol has also been shown to actually improve bone density and so is helpful in the treatment of osteoporosis. Xylitol contains no artificial colors or flavors and no additives or preservatives. Xylitol is free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and contains no gelatin or animal source materials.

Raw Organic Coconut oil and flakes from the Phillippines

                  Coconut oil is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and medium-chain triglycerides that give the body an energy boost, help regulate blood sugar level, are anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Coconut oil improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients, improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose, relieves stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, improves calcium and magnesium absorption, supports the development of strong bones and teeth, and helps protect against osteoporosis.

Organic Non-alcohol Vanilla extract (vanilla, vegetable glycerin, water)
                  Vanilla is simply delicious.  

Celtic Sea Salt

                  Celtic Sea Salt is harvested from the Atlantic seawater off the coast of Brittany, France.  It is naturally air and sun-dried in clay ponds and gathered with wooden tools to preserve its living enzymes.  Because it is unrefined, it contains all of the 84 beneficial live mineral elements found in sea water, with no chemical and preservatives nor any other additives.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The first time is always so exciting...

Well, we have a ways to go on our packaging, but this is a start! Here's three of the three ounce gift boxes with the valentine-style first draft label, ready to be shipped out tomorrow morning to three wonderful women, two awesome Mommas amongst them!  We still have a bit to figure out on our portioning, so these turned out to be 3.5 ounces... just this once!