Jeanette L. Brooks of XO rejects the conventional wisdom about chocolate. While most people around SW Florida have accepted without question the idea that chocolate is the very antithesis of a healthy food, Jeanette decided to leverage the fact that chocolate is healthy, and created the world’s first healthy chocolate company.
Jeanette acknowledges that traditional chocolate candy sold in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda convenience stores is bad for us. It contains tropical oils, refined sugar, wax and a host of artificial flavors and colors. In fact, the chocolate we have all grown up with has very little actual chocolate.
Jeanette decided to find a way to create healthy antioxidant chocolate. Jeanette aimed high. She didn’t set out to merely create a health-neutral chocolate; one that, though not harmful, was not exactly beneficial. She was determined to formulate a truly healthy chocolate.
It wasn’t easy. Jeanette and XO co-founder Andrew Brooks circled the globe researching cacao growers and chocolate processing operations. They discovered that the cacao bean with the highest concentration of antioxidants is grown in the Republic of Ivory Coast, Africa.
In order to transform the cacao bean into a delicious health-enhancing food, it was necessary to develop a process that did not require harmful additives. This was a significant hurdle. One of the main reasons that traditional chocolate is so bad for us is because harmful ingredients are used to process the super-healthy cacao bean. These ingredients are used as emulsifiers, preservatives, flavorings and cheap fillers.
Jeanette and her team invented a cold-press method that is unique to XO weight-loss chocolate. This processing method makes it possible to transform the cacao bean into an edible form that retains all the nutrients without adding the adverse ingredients.
Is your mouth watering for a dark chocolate treat? Call 941-255-3868 to order XO in SW Florida and the surrounding areas.
Empty calories? Taboo for diabetics? Artery-clogging? With XO healthy chocolate, sometimes called ‘New York Times chocolate‘, you can forget everything you ever learned about the world’s favorite food. You can eat XO chocolate to your hearts content with zero guilt. And when you lick the creamy chocolate off the tips of your fingers, you can thank Jeanette for that moment of bliss.