Beauty and Cacao

As if you need more reasons to treat yourself to your favourite raw chocolate bar, did you know that eating raw cacao could have benefits for your skin, hair and nails, too?

Here are four ways in which eating raw cacao could help keep you looking beautiful…

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Ombar Advent Calendar

December is finally upon us and the count down to Christmas has begun. This year at Ombar we decided to get our ‘Christmas Craft’ on and make our own home-made advent calendar! We have put together a quick how to guide and provided you with a printable PDF so you can get crafty and make your own Ombar Advent Calendar too! Happy crafting!

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Cacao Pod

Chocolate is way more complex and interesting than just a sweet treat; it’s part of a colourful – and sometimes bizarre – history that to this day remains largely unknown.

From religious ceremonies to medicine and even commerce, cacao (the main ingredient in chocolate) has been making human history for over 3,000 years! Join us on a quick tour of cacao and chocolate that stretches back to the beginning of recorded history…

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The Marie Claire made by Lifebox

We're pleased as punch to announce that we've been chosen to appear in the amazing Marie Claire made by Lifebox range this month! We are proud to have been handpicked by the Lifebox crew, who work only with brands and producers who share their ethos, and produce the highest quality products, the most nourishing and true health foods out there.

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Sleeping at work? Try raw cacao

If you’ve just had a rough night’s sleep, you’ll probably be feeling foggy-headed, grumpy and irritable, and wishing you were at home in bed! The good news is that help could be at hand … and it’s likely to be a healthier solution than multiple cups of coffee or energy drinks!

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Guide to tasting chocolate

Here at Ombar we’re passionate about making a healthier chocolate, but we want our chocolate to taste amazing as well. We want you to get the most out of every piece of your Ombar, so we’ve put together this simple Ombar chocolate tasting guide...

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Caramel Slices with Ombar 72% Dark Chocolate

Vegan foodie and chef, Niki Webster of Rebel Recipes, has come up with a super quick and easy recipe for caramel slices, featuring our very own Ombar 72% Cacao. If only we were sent the slices along with the recipe!

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Using milk as an ingredient in chocolate is a traditional way to make it creamy and delicious. However, nowadays many people choose to – or need to ­– avoid dairy foods such as milk. In this blog post we’ll be looking at some possible reasons for this, and why it could be a wise decision for some of us.

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Food cravings

If you thought your food cravings were just an annoyance, think again; they may be telling you something useful. Let’s have a look at some of the more common cravings, what they could mean and how you can address them in a more helpful way.

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Coconut Sugar vs White Sugar

September 05, 2017

 

Coconut Sugar

We all know about the various health benefits of the humble coconut.  But do you know much about coconut sugar? Both our bars and buttons contain unrefined coconut sugar, giving our chocolate its natural sweetness, with less of the guilt!  Here’s all you need to know about coconut sugar. 

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