Berry Rose Bar
70% raw chocolate* (raw cacao beans*, coconut sugar*), strawberries*, goji berries*, cranberries*, rose hips*, damiana*, passion flower*, rose petals*, lemon essential oil*, rose essential oil*, Love. *organic
Net Wt. 1.8oz. (50g) $8.99
Bursting from the terra chocolata of Gnosis’s Garden of Delights is its freshest bloom: the Berry Rose Bar. To inhale its exquisite bouquet - no less evocative or intoxicating than your first love’s cologne - is to fall in love all over again.
You already know that chocolate is a veritable laboratory of love. Its chemicals stimulate rivers of desire: serotonin to heighten sexual excitation, desire, and responsiveness; dopamine to intensify pleasure, and; anandamine (the “bliss chemical”) to induce euphoria. Cacao also brings “the Love Chemical” - phenylethylamine - to the party; produced by our bodies when we fall in love and in the throes of the Big O.
Snuggling alongside the berries and petals wrapped in Berry Rose Bar’s potent chocolate blanket are two more agents of Venus: extracts of damiana and of passionflower. The aromatic leaf of the damiana plant has long been used by traditional medicine to calm and tone the central nervous system, combat stress, and to stimulate sexual function. Damiana’s aphrodisiac qualities have also been shown by recent research to increase blood flow and stimulation in sexual organs, and to reduce erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia. Passionflower is known for its anti-anxiety properties and as an aphrodisiac to stimulate desire and enhance satisfaction.
Just as love and desire appear simple from a distance but complex closer up, the Berry Rose Bar seems a simple chocolate treat while still wrapped, but, once enjoyed, becomes a carnival of fragrance-enhanced flavors to inflame our desire.