Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately) ignorance was bliss, and I’m no longer tempted by those overly processed confections full of unpronounceable ingredients, now that I know how terrible they are for me. Still, if you’ve read any of my blogs in the past or know me personally, you’ll know that I certainly do love me some chocolate!!! And what’s more, I’m super-lazy when it comes to preparing baked goods at home, so that’s not really a great option for me most of the time.
Some of my easy go-to's include my Red Velvet Valentine Smoothie or one of my Guilt-Free
No-Bake Desserts. For anything more complicated than that, I am not ashamed to buy store-bought desserts, as long as they are made with ingredients I approve of. This week I’ve decided to give a little shoutout to some of the brands that I love. All of these chocolate-centric treats are free of soy, dairy, and gluten.
I find all of these in my local Chester County stores: Wegmans and Kimberton Whole Foods, both the Downingtown and Malvern locations. (I would guess that other locations carry these, too, but I haven't checked!)
Amy’s Chocolate Cake (freezer section)
Wholly Gluten Free Fudge Brownies (freezer section)
Taza Coco Besos 70% Dark Stone-Ground Chocolate Chocolate with Coconut
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips - perfect sprinkled over gluten-free waffles or pancakes!
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