Celebrate sweetness on World Chocolate Day

Celebrate sweetness on World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is recognised on 7 July, a global celebration dedicated to one of the world’s most beloved treats — chocolate. Whether you’re a fan of raw cacao, classic French pastries or creamy Italian gelato, there’s something for every chocolate lover to indulge in at Camana Bay.

Jessie’s Juice Bar is known for its commitment to health and wellness, and its chocolate offerings are no exception. Jessie's incorporates chocolate in its healthiest form — raw cacao — in products like the Cacao Mint Smoothie and Sprouted Almond Truffles. The One Love Smoothie combines raw cacao and cacao nibs.

“Raw organic cacao is a great source of key minerals commonly deficient (magnesium, iron and calcium) as well as a natural mood booster (contains serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine)," Jessie's Juice Bar's Jess Hewitt said.

Incorporating raw cacao into smoothies or snacks without refined sugar is a healthy way to satisfy chocolate cravings.

Petit Paris features a touch of French elegance with the famous pain au chocolat, more commonly known as the chocolate croissant. 

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day by treating yourself to a sweet treat.

“The authentic French experience at Petit Paris includes these croissants, known as chocolatine in the south of France and pain au chocolat in the north, but commonly referred to as chocolate croissants worldwide,” says Petit Paris' Bruno Deluche.

Gelato & Co. offers a variety of chocolate products sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The selection of gelato includes Stracciatella, which is a latte gelato using high-quality milk garnished with chocolate chips — a traditional Italian favourite.

The classic Chocolate is made of up 72% rich chocolate gelato, while the Kroc Choc comprises a mix of hazelnut, vanilla and almond gelato, drizzled with dark chocolate and candied hazelnuts.

Gelato & Co.'s pastry selection includes brownies, Nutella muffins, the chocolate Napoleon, chocolate cookies and the recently added vegan chocolate muffin. For cake lovers, Gelato & Co. offers the Cremino mousse cake.

“We pride ourselves on delivering authentic Italian quality, with chocolate being a key element in many of our creations," Gelato & Co. Chief Marketing Officer Enrico Zecchini said. "We meticulously incorporate chocolate in varying quantities to match the unique needs of each recipe: It can be the predominant flavour, harmoniously blended with other ingredients or elegantly used as a garnish to enhance the taste of our exquisite gelato."

Celebrate World Chocolate Day and indulge in these delightful chocolate treats. Whether you’re enjoying a health-conscious snack at Jessie’s Juice Bar, a classic French pastry at Petit Paris or a decadent gelato at Gelato & Co., you’re in for a chocolatey treat that will make this day one to savour. 

This article was originally published in the July/August 2024 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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