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This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Melissa Walker – congratulations!

The first giveaway today is from Choffy.  What is Choffy, you may ask?

Oh my word.  I love this stuff.  Choffy is like coffee, but it’s actual 100% organic cacão beans (also known as cocoa beans), roasted to perfection.  In other words, Choffy is brewed chocolate.

Yes, you read me correctly.

coffee cup

Choffy is not only tasty, it’s healthy.  All the antioxidant value, mineral benefits, neurotransmitter rejuvenating properties, and overall health-giving qualities are found naturally in cacão beans. No sugar, no dairy, no chemicals. Just one ingredient – cacão.

In other words, this is healthy chocolate you can drink.

Cacão Beans Are Extraordinarily Nutritious

Here are just a few of the health benefits of Choffy.

theobromine versus caffeine

Theobromine: This gentle, yet long-lasting, stimulant provides you with a healthy energy lift by dilating the cardiovascular system, making the heart’s job easier. Theobromine does not affect the nervous system; therefore, it delivers energy without a crash, like one of the negative effects of caffeine.

Antioxidants: By weight, cacão contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food in the world – more than red wine, blueberries, açai, pomegranates, and goji berries combined. Choffy acts as a super-detoxifier, helping your body rid itself of the toxins that tax your system.

Magnesium: Cacão appears to be the best source of magnesium of any food. Magnesium is one of the great alkaline minerals, helping to support the heart, brain, and digestive system.  In addition, magnesium balances brain chemistry and builds strong bones.

Iron: Cacão contains a significant amount of iron per serving. Iron, a critical mineral in nutrition, is part of the oxygen carrying protein called hemoglobin that keeps our blood healthy.

Choffy is Easy to Brew

I love coffee, and Choffy hasn’t replaced it.  But it is a new drink we now enjoy in our family, and many people who don’t drink coffee have said that they do enjoy Choffy.

A commonly asked question is whether you can order the beans whole and grind them like you would coffee beans. The answer is no, because the cacão bean has unique properties that make it very difficult to grind. Choffy uses a special commercial grinder that has been developed to grind the bean to the proper consistency.

The Choffy website is very helpful, and includes brewing instructions, health information, and a simple ordering process.

choffy

One reader will win two 12-ounce bags of Choffy – one from Nicaragua, and one from Ivory Coast.  Here are these beans’ descriptions:

Nicaruagua: Savory, meaty, mouth watering and straight forward. A very pleasant earthy aroma, with very little astringency. Coffee-like aroma and taste with a hint of sweet spice and soft woods.

Ivory Coast: Nice depth of flavor with hints of light natural grains, dark spice with little and a classic earthy chocolate flavor.

Here’s How To Win:

1. Leave a comment on this post, answering this question – What feature of Choffy sounds most appealing to you?

2. To get a second entry – and a second entry on all the giveaways this week – subscribe to the Simple Mom feed and email me the movie quote at the bottom of any post in your feed reader or email inbox (there is only one quote for all the giveaways). Send it to simplemomblog (at) gmail (dot) com, and put the quote directly in the subject line. The body of the email won’t be read.  And you only need to email me the quote once in order to get a second entry for all the week’s giveaways.

3. Finally, to get a third entry, post or tweet about this giveaway – if you use the URL of this post, I’ll receive it – no need to email me.

This giveaway will end this Thursday, January 29 at noon EST. I hope you win!

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  1. wow. I’ve never heard of this and it sounds like a taste of HEAVEN! Chocolate you can drink… that has all the good for you stuff? What is not to like?

    Most appealing to me:
    “chocolate you can drink”

    Mmmmm…..

  2. I have never heard of this either and I love the fact it is all about drinking “healthy” chocolate. Makes the experience that much more enjoyable!!! Yummm

    Julie´s last blog post…Yummy recipe

  3. The feature most appealing to me is that it’s not addictive – I can have it as a treat but I won’t become a slave to it if I drink it a few days in a row. I know what it’s like to wean off of caffeine and I don’t want to go through that again!

  4. This sounds so good! For me, it’s very interesting as an alternative to use in my espresso machine:-)

  5. Well, I don’t like coffee, but this sounds amazing! A nice, warm beverage to wake up to is quite appealing.

  6. Most appealing to me is chocolate pure and simple. I love coffee and chocolate, and I can’t pass this up.

  7. I’d like to say the health benefits are a factor, but actually this sounds so intriguing I’d be tempted to try it even if it was toxic! Plus, of course, it’s chocolate.

    So most appealing I guess is the “new way to consume chocolate in” factor (does that make sense?).

    BTW, I’m not entirely certain I’m eligible for the prize since I don’t live in the US, but I thought I’d give it a try nevertheless -if nothing else, it’s as good an occasion for my first comment on your blog as any could be. (By-the-by-the-way, I love the concept of chocolate as a prize! Much more fun than the ordinary gadget prizes, even though it’s cheaper).

  8. Wow! Sounds amazing! I have to agree that the part about a “new way to consume chocolate” is what most appeals to me.

  9. Which feature sounds best? Well, it’s chocolate you can drink – what’s not to like about that? And if I put it in my coffee mug, my kids will think it’s coffee and they won’t ask to taste it. I’d love to try it.

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  10. Energy without a crash sounds good to me, and of course so does chocolate!

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  11. healthy & tasty!!! i’m on board.

  12. The chocolate, of course!

  13. New reader here…the chocolate part of the choffy sounds particularly interesting to me! I love everything there is about chocolate except for evil parts of it but I try not to think negatively. I lurv coffee tons but can’t always have it! Some choffy sound perf!

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  14. My daughter learned how Europeans used to drink chocolate when they first learned about the cocoa bean. We’d love to try for both flavor and historical reasons.

  15. Easy! What about it appeals to me …. umm …

    CHOCOLATE! DRINK! HEALTHY!! :o)

    This sounds awesome. I will be looking out for it in the stores!

  16. I’ve never heard of this, but I LOVE coffee, and I LOVE chocolate… so this sounds like the best of all worlds!

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  17. How about the fact that it is chocolate, but like coffee. Two of my most favorite things.

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  18. most appealing to me is the ‘chocolate’ part! I am always trying to find a way to be ‘good’ about eating chocolate. Just this week my sister and I tried making the italian Chokalata’s (a thick hot chocolate). But they can be terribly rich and actually not all that healthy! so a dose of healthy chocolate sounds like a dream!!

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  19. The Choffy is chocolate, but without the sugar… this sounds too awesome to be true. But feel free to prove me wrong by picking me as the winner! :)

  20. Wow, I’ve never heard of this, but as a committed chocoholic AND a lover of coffee, I’m thinking this a product I must try! I’m very interested in the theobromine and the way it functions differently than caffeine.
    I’m also wondering if I could brew a pot of half cocoa/ half coffee?

    Kim´s last blog post…A Walk in the Snow

  21. Wow, sounds like an amazing brew – chocolate and coffee, and healthy too! I would love to try this!

  22. I think the idea of having a bit of a pick me up without the crash sounds fabulous!

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  23. Oh my gosh! Drinkable chocolate! I don’t think more needs to be said.

  24. I love the idea of getting so many anti-oxidants from something that I’ll enjoy drinking so much! A two-fer!

    Thanks for bringing this company to our attention!

  25. The high amount of antioxidants is something I find to be important.

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  26. I like that there isn’t caffeine, yet it is still a tasty hot drink I can enjoy while nursing. The high iron content is always helpful, too. And chocolate can never be bad! Thanks!

  27. I love both coffee and chocolate. Also it is an interesting source of iron and antioxidants.

  28. I like the antioxidant benefit, but I also really am interested in finding a coffee-type drink that is really good. So far, I’ve not found anything that I think really tastes great. This may be it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  29. Mmmm, what could be more appealing than healthy chocolate?

  30. Oh my husband would LOVE this!

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  31. A guilt-free way to ingest more chocolate? I’m in!

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  32. mmmm, let’s see, most appealing? I guess that the most obvious is that it’s CHOCOLATE. Then there’s the caffeine principle. And that it’s hot, like my daily-savoured cup of creamy coffee? Yeah, that pretty well covers it! Sounds heavenly!

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  33. I love chocolate and to be able to drink it, warm would be amazing. Sounds wonderful.

  34. avatar
    Mrs CW Mouse says:

    Wow, never heard of this, but how can it be bad! I’d love to win. Please. Thank you.

    What feature of Choffy sounds most appealing to you?
    this is healthy chocolate you can drink

  35. avatar
    Christina says:

    This sounds great! I love the fact that it’s so healthy for you! I’d love to try some!

  36. Chocolate that you can ingest as fast as coffee–sounds like a winner to me!

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  37. one word – chocolate

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  38. what’s most appealing to me… um, the fact that it is BREWED CHOCOLATE!!! i just think it’s very cool!!

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  39. interesting! i’ve never heard of such a thing! i think the fact that it has all the antioxidants turns me on! i try and get as many drinks that have it as i can in our house!!

    natalie´s last blog post…Pink Kleo Gift Set

  40. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this! Brewed Chocolate, wow! I’m so intrigued. I’m having a hard time thinking of just ONE thing that most appeals to me about this! I love the whole idea of it. Taste, heath benefits and I love coffee, so I think this will be a winner for me!

  41. Chocolate and good for me? What’s not to love!!

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  42. Loving the high level of Antioxidants!!! Coffee has become my best friend since our 3rd child came along, this would be great to have a mid afternoon drink, other than the normal cup of Joe! Thanks!!

  43. Boy, I sure would love to try this brew – I am a coffee lover and also chocolate – this might just be a piece of Heaven!

  44. Hmmm… healthy AND chocolate? I’m sold!

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  45. avatar
    asouthermomof3 says:

    The fact that it is chocolate is all I need to know. I would love to try Choffy! YUM..

  46. Oh, yes. Warm, drinkable chocolate that is not coffee? Heaven. Pick me, please!

  47. You had me at chocolate! :)

    And the part where I can brew it in my coffee maker and so my kids will think it’s coffee and not ask to have some, that’s good too!

  48. Chocolate and Coffee! Need I say more! One of my 21
    month old twins recently said “mmmmm” when I took my morning drink of coffee. Oops I guess I have projected my love of coffee onto him :)

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  49. avatar
    Jodi Bonjour says:

    I’m a lover of dark chocolate. This sounds like the darkest chocolate possible. :) Also, the energy boost without the crash is appealing.

  50. As soon as I read this I remembered one of my college professors talking about how people used to drink chocolate. I can still see him, hair standing on end, musing on drinking chocolate. How much fun would it be to try it? Sounds cool!

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  51. Drinkable chocolate? What more could a woman ask for? This is news to me; thanks for sharing the info.!

  52. I feel like I could taste it while reading this post! My mouth is actually watering like a Choffy Pavlov dog!

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  53. umm…chocolate is the most appealing part…and the fact that it’s a hot drink…sign me up! :)

  54. Oh my word! A healthy chocolate you can drink?! I’m sharing this with everyone I know… how DO you find these things?

    I love the chocolate part… mmm.

  55. Everything about Choffy sounds appealing – chocolate is my favorite thing in the world. I guess the flavor, if I have to pick one. Hot cocoa is usually too sugary and sweet for me, so straight chocolate sounds lovely.

  56. OK….chocolate….healthy….drink it….Need I say more?

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  57. Ummm, what is NOT appealing about the words “brewed chocolate?”

  58. The flavor! I love dark chocolate and all the fruity undertones.

  59. Drinking healthy is good for you. Cancer free patient here. Have a good day.

  60. wow, I think this may be the *perfect* drink.

    Chocolate? Check.
    Energy? Check.
    Healthy? Check.
    Fabulous? Check, Check!

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  61. A hot, healthy drink that isn’t coffee or tea? Sounds interesting to me. I don’t care for coffee or tea really, but as cold as it is, I’d like a hot drink these days.

  62. Delivering energy without a crash! That sounds great. I’ve stopped drinking coffee since before I got pregnant with my little one… this sounds like a fun alternative.

  63. Brewed chocolate! I guess the main appeal is the health benefits. Count me in!

  64. A hot drink in this cold weather sounds best. Bonus that it’s chocolate!

  65. To me it’s simple… the best part is that it’s chocolate. Period.

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  66. Sounds wonderful. Even if I don’t win I will have to get me some. :) Love the blog.

  67. do I have to pick one thing? Probably that it’s CHOCOLATE. Then probably the natural energy boost- I usually have a cup of tea in the afternoon for some “gentle” energy. Choffy would be even better!

  68. I’m all about the chocolate! This sounds so awesome, I really want to try it!

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  69. The great nutritional value and it is chocolate?! Almost too good to be true. I’m intrigued.

  70. It is low calorie, that sounds great.

  71. I think I must agree with a few others….”healthy” chocolate you can drink…I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that statement!!

  72. the antioxidants…i love eating or drinking things that have those in them…i feel healthy immediately :)

    what a great give-a-way! i want to win so bad!!

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  73. All “iced in” here in landlocked USA. Schools closed and I want some Choffy! Sounds very yummy!

  74. Umm, brewed Chocolate? I like everything about how that sounds. And it’s healthy?! I might faint…

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  75. I hate coffee, but I like hot drinks and love chocolate – this sounds good!

  76. This sounds so delicious–brewed CHOCOLATE? What could be better?

  77. Roasted chocolate to drink sounds wonderful! I like that it is low in calories and not addicting like coffee can be.

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  78. I love chocolate in any form. I also love that it is pure chocolate, nothing added unless I do so myself.

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  79. Oh, this is easy…the feature I like the most is that it’s chocolate! Thanks for this giveaway.

  80. Umm, the chocolate feature.

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  81. avatar
    Katharine says:

    I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but chocolate!?! Yum1

  82. I have never heard of this but it sounds delicious. I love hot chocolate, but would love a healthier, more natural alternative – and being able to brew it in my coffee pot? That’s just cool.

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  83. Favorite Feature? Uhm, hello? Healthy Chocolate!!!

  84. Drink chocolate. I’m there! Seriously I’d love to taste it, but something that isn’t caffeine would be great.

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  85. That it is made from chocolate!

  86. I never thought about the possibility of roasting the chocolate beans – I can totally see brewing some of this up and then sharing the fact that it’s chocolate! What a great conversation starter! Also I’m currently involved in a Hot Chocolate swap and would love to have some of this to send my swap pal!

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  87. I’ve given up coffee in the AM, and while I like my tea, I would LOVE to try this. Chocolate in a cup? Yummy. The fact that it’s actually healthy makes it even better. :)

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  88. I don’t like coffee, but this sounds pretty good.

  89. Let’s see I would think it would seeing my husband’s eyes roll in the back of his head as he took a drink, followed by a great big smile :-)

    ~Cinnamon

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  90. Chocolate you can drink is what sold me!

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  91. I have never heard of this before. It sounds wonderful. I love to drink hot coffee and tea. This would give me another option.

  92. Uhm, “What feature of Choffy sounds most appealing to you?”

    C-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e- yyyuuummm

  93. I’m intrigued to try this. What most appeals to me is trying something new – the fact that it’s chocolate only makes it better!

  94. I would love to try Choffy. It sounds like it has a lot of healthy benefits, plus you make it sound so delicious!!

  95. avatar
    Rebecca Y. says:

    Yummy! Most appealing to me is that it is CHOCOLATE you can drink. A great way to sneak my chocolate fix in!

  96. I used to work in a coffee shop that roasted its own coffee beans. I have ALWAYS wondered about drinking a brew of cacao beans. This is so exciting to me! I drink Magnesium specifically for its health benefits, but to have an alternative and tasty drink would be incredible.

  97. Choffy sounds like the original “hot chocolate” drink that the ancient civilizations drank before we changed it! I’d love to try that.

  98. WOW, this sounds GOOD! I’d like to try the Ivory Coast.

  99. Antioxidants? No sugar? Roasted to brew? Sign this coffee addict up!

  100. Hmmm… all you had to say was chocolate, and I’m in. :)