Healthy chocolate super tonics and treats are the niche focus of what Austin-based food trailer ChocoSutra is serving up at their permanent location in the Jessie Street Eats food court (415 Jessie St.). Business partners Richard Kreuzburg & Delia "Snoopy" Storey have a passion for making chocolate products that will change the way you think about indulgence. Chocolate that makes me pretty and helps me focus? Yes please.
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Let me entice you further with their description: “ChocoSutra heralds as a combination of ancient herbalism and a modern confectionary. Utilizing some of the most powerful herbs and the essential oils of herbs used for healing and health maintenance, in conjunction with raw organic cacao, we create elixirs and bite size morsels (chocolate bars, truffles, cookies, etc…) so packed with nutrition that the idea of indulging on chocolate again can have a positive connotation. The idea is to upgrade the common drink of hot chocolate or hot cocoa to a super tonic elixir so dense with nutritive qualities that it actually enhances the physical and mental state of the consumer while at the same time making it taste delicious enough to be called the best hot ‘chocolate’ ever.”
How is ChocoSutra good for you? "Chocolate is really high magnesium, which is a major deficiency in the modern western diet. It's great for your heart," shares Richard. Their power ingredients also include tocotrienols, which supply you with vitamin E (skin), and vitamin B complex (energy). Also for energy, nutrition enthusiasts will appreciate the incorporation of energy herb Ashwaganda. ChocoSutra's cacao and coconut oil are organic, and they use a wide blend of therapeutic grade essential oils: peppermint, lavender, rose, cimmamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, tangerine, cardamom. "We use mushrooms like reishi and chago because of their immune support," explains Richard.
Richard and Snoopy met at a Thanksgiving party. She comes from a nutritional background having worked with a local nutritional research company alongside her husband, while Richard comes from a culinary background, having gone through culinary school in Austin and worked for a lot of fine dining establishments. "I had the concept and was looking for backing - she had a similar concept with herbal tea tonics but it didn't involve chocolate. We fused the ideas together and it worked pretty well," says Richard. They opened the their trailer in February of 2012 and are available for private events and catering social functions. Think chocolate tastings, maybe even chocolate dance parties - chocolate is fun. Follow them on twitter: @chocosutra