In a recent edition of Zest magazine, I excitedly spotted a voucher to claim a week's worth of ohso chocolate. Initially, I didn't understand what exactly constituted a week's worth of chocolate as what to one person may last a week, would generally last me a day, but essentially, what arrived through my door was a packet of seven miniature bars of chocolate; yes, I managed to limit myself to just one a day!
While I love to eat clean and feel healthy, you will probably also be aware that I have a bit (understatement) of a sweet tooth, meaning that I will often have a craving that can only be satisfied by a square (or few) of choccie. Ohso makes me happy because it is a healthy (kind of) as well as super tasty treat.
Ohso is a probiotic snack which boasts the presence of around a billion Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria in each little 13.5g bar! And when I say little, I mean adorable. Each little cube of yumminess is around the size of my little finger nail. These friendly bacteria are said to have a positive influence on your digestive and immune systems. If you're a calorie counter, you will also be happy to know that each bar weighs in at just 72 cals.
Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, Lactobacillus Helveticus and Bifidobacterium longum (microencapsulation: vegetable fatty acids, maltodextrin), Natural vanilla flavouring.
The advantage of consuming these little delights instead of a probiotic yogurt drink is that, in addition to the taste, ohso is 3x more effective at delivering the friendly bacteria to your intestine as the chocolate 'matrix' helps to protect them from stomach acidity which negatively effects the milky alternative.
I tried their new orange flavour chocolate but they also have regular choccie which also contains a minimum of 53% cocoa solids. I personally usually like my chocolate darker than this but I am tempted to sign up for a weekly pack to see if I notice any benefits.
Getting it delivered weekly costs £3.99 (that's free delivery!) and they have some tempting promos on their website too, if you fancy it.
One of my only concerns is the amount of packaging that they use. The bars themselves are wrapped in both plastic and paper (when I think that paper alone would suffice), and are then wrapped together in some more plastic, before being popped into a box with a couple of card inserts. While the presentation is lovely, the eco-friendly part of my brain wasn't so thrilled...
What do you think to this idea? And do you think that this is a reasonable price for some 'good for you chocolate'?