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Ulimana Truffles – Review by Food Review 101

Earlier this month, Food Review 101 reviewed four of our different truffle flavors: Dark Cacao, Peppermint, Cacao Nibs, and Coconut.

Their Dark Cacao truffles were first in line, and UliMana describes them as “Smooth and creamy…rich with cacao powder, butter and nibs, and are delicately sweetened with vanilla beans and agave”. Our first bite was filled with nothing but pure chocolate, and a positive reaction from our judges.  The inside of the truffle is somewhat dense, as you can see in the picture, while the outside is smooth and delicate.  If you’re a chocoholic, then we think this review will be one of your favorites—for obvious reasons.

The pros of our truffles, they say, are the line of flavors to choose from; home delivery; the smooth and creamy texture of the truffles; and the ingredients. They are organic. They are vegan. They are raw. They are chocolate paradise. Just like they should be.

Don’t take our word for it. Read the review for yourself. Better yet, try our Truffle Sampler Pack for just $5. Your mouth will thank you, and so will we.

Ulimana chocolate. It does a body good.

Ulimana Chocolate Does a Body Good

Theresa Green“Asheville [North Carolina] is becoming as much Bean City as Beer City USA.”  In an August 9th article, the Asheville Scene spotlighted an emerging trend in the chocolate world: small-batch, artisan methods of production. At the forefront of this revolution is Theresa Green, Ulimana’s very own founder and CEO.

While many of the newer chocolatiers in downtown Asheville roast their beans, Ulimana does not.  Instead, their raw chocolate truffles are made from beans that are dried naturally by the sun in exotic locations like Peru, Ecuador and Bali.

Founded seven years ago, Ulimana was the first raw chocolate company in Asheville. Despite selling its products all over the country and earning the attention of celebrities, Ulimana still remains true to its roots.  “We consider ourselves to be a local company,” said Theresa. “We have a big following here in Asheville.”

Why the big following?  Ulimana’s raw truffles contain phenylethylamine (PEA), the “joy molecule.” It is found naturally and can give you an easy lift when your body is low on PEA. Chocolate, in other words, does a body and a brain good.  In Theresa’s words, “It works on a psychoactive level.”

Here’s to your health.

What Does Andie MacDowell Eat (Almost) Every Day?

Andie MacDowellAs part of its celebrity section, Shape magazine regularly features interviews that include short lists of what each spotlighted celebrity eats almost every day. Lisa Ling, Miss USA 2012, and Kym Johnson from DWTS have all done “What Does [insert your favorite celebrity’s name] Eat (Almost) Every Day?” interviews for Shape.

Recently, Shape interviewed American actress Andie MacDowell, star of movies such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Multiplicity,” the 20111 version of “Footloose” and the upcoming ABC show, “Jane by Design.”

So, what does she eat almost every day? Steamed veggies, raita, brown rice, pickled peppers and…dark chocolate! “Thanks to all the antioxidants, it helps keep me young! Plus, it relaxes my blood pressure and balances certain hormones in my body,” she says in the interview.

What’s her favorite, you ask? Ulimana Truffles, of course. “They come in seven flavors and are the perfect treat to satisfy the craving for something a little sweet that tastes great and gives you energy!”

Thanks, Andie. We’re thrilled you’re enjoying them.

Moringa: The Tree of Life Superfood

Moringa TrufflesHighly valued by the Romans, Greeks, Asians and Egyptians, Moringa is considered to be the most nutrient rich plant on Earth. Containing more than 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, many essential amino acids and healthy proteins, this vegetable tree is known as the ‘Tree of Life’ due it’s highly nutritious qualities.

Here at UliMana, we’re always on the cutting edge of the most nutritious, pure and healthy superfoods. We’ve recently added delicious, raw, organic Moringa Truffles to our line, made with all raw and organic ingredients, including cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut nectar syrup, moringa, cinnamon, vanilla and Celtic sea salt. VegNews named them a ‘Must-Have’!

Moringa has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show and has been found to be so extremely nutritious, it’s almost too good to be true – almost, but not quite, because it is true. Studies have shown in a gram per gram comparison that Moringa has 4 times the potassium of bananas, 4 times the fiber of oats, 14 times the calcium of milk, 9 times the iron of spinach, 2 times the vitamin A of carrots, and 2 times the protein of yogurt! Gluten free and MSG free, Moringa combined with raw, organic cacao is the perfect power food – boost your immune system, receive high quantities of nutrition and enjoy boundless energy!