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the first bar i have tried from you guys was the immunity bar. i have not eaten any chocolate for over 16 years because of horrifically sick (i mean near hospital worthy) conventional cooked chocolate made me when i was younger. i have literally every allergy, am extremely sensitive so organic food is an absolute must, predominantly vegan diet (i can only tolerate occasional wild salmon) and finding food of intense quality is very difficult for me. i began having a series of dreams about my body suddenly needing chocolate desperately (which confused me greatly) and i went to whole foods looking around for something that could possibly work for this sudden need my body had, i never ignore these needs. i found the immunity bar, and after reading everything on it several times and upon trying it i nearly cried. this was quite possibly the best thing i have eaten in a long long time and with how health conscious i am, and how stringent i need to be about my allergies and digestive issues, eating this and NOT being sick was downright incredible. i've now eaten a few immunity bars in the last 2 weeks and have had dramatic health improvements in such a short time period. the combinations you are doing in these bars is somehow working a miracle in my body in every conceivable way. i've actually had people stopping me asking me what have i been eating because i look so much better, like my musculature has improved and my skin and the list goes on and on.

from the bottom of my heart thank you all for making something like this, you have no idea what it means to me to eat something of this quality and not have allergens of mine in it and BENEFIT the way i have been from it. not to mention it was unearthly delicious, which was a gift in of itself. i don't know if its the love or what, but you also gave me back the ability to eat tree nuts which for years i was NEVER able to do without being sick afterwards.

thank you for sharing your true gift, please don't stop. <3

June 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I purchashed one of your chocolate bars last week at Brad Raw Foods open house. As a dark chocolate lover, health fanatic and IIN graduate last month, I just had to let you know that this is the best chocolate I have ever purchased. When I first looked up Gnosis chocolate last September, yes after the IIN conference, I thought the chocolate was rather expensive. However, after tasting your chocolate which I am still rationing today, I have to tell you it is worth every penny. I also love your commitment to the environment and preserving our remaining resources. It is not very often you come across a company with integrity that you can feel comfortable supporting. Good luck and I will be purchasing more of your delicious chocolate soon.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I am a chocoholic, oh yes I am, but how to keep this habit a healthy one? Enter Gnosis
Chocolate—vegan, gluten-free, raw, AND low-glycemic! Even with all this, they
taste delectable! Now these chocolates are sweetened with agave, so I was
delighted to learn they are offering a “sweet choice” of coconut sugar in lieu
of agave: basically the same flavor with two options for sweetener: agave or
coconut sugar. In the name of science—and my excited tastebuds—I decided to
take the challenge of trying BOTH sweet choices! Oh be still, my heart! The
flavors I tried were Gratitude (vanilla hazelnut), Mayan Heat (chili) and Rejuvenate
(pomegranate-acai). I liked the original agave for these, so I wanted to see
how the new kid, coconut, would compare.

The first I tried was the Mayan Heat.
I excitedly tear open the wrapper to get to the chocolate. Xocolat: food for
the gods; with the chili, berries and nuts, it is indeed ambrosia. I break off
a square, touch it, sniff it, eye it, and only then do I pop it into my mouth
to let its flavors roll into my tongue. Chocolate is indeed a multi-sensory
celebration of the senses.

I start with the new coconut sugar option, as
indicated not only by the ingredient list but by the little green coconut trees
on the package. The chocolate snaps crisp, it smells like chili and burnt sugar
and dark velvet night. I pop one in, and the flavors come in real subtly, all
robed in the dark crystal sweetness of the coconut sugar. The chili comes as a
slow burn throughout, punctuated first by the black currants, then the soft
pecans. I would pair this with a dark roast coffee, or a full-bodied red wine.

I then try the agave. Like an old flame, it
still invites me. The chocolate breaks with a sigh, a bit more of a give. It
smells of ritual and dark treacle and tart berries. I taste it, and the flavors
come languidly in but all at once, like a fiery fudge. I taste the pecans, then
the black currants, with the chili enrobing it all. For the agave, I would go
for a medium roast coffee, and a sweet port.

The Mayan Heat is my favorite; however chocolate
is still queen of my heart, and she has other flavors besides. I next try the
Pomegranate-Acai in coconut sugar. Sure enough, it snaps clean. I taste more
tartness, with the sweet burnt sugar somehow reminiscent of the sugarcane
fields I visited in my youth in the Philippines, the tassels waving the summer
breeze. I would love this with maybe a Muscat.

I then try the agave version of the
Pomegranate-Acai. The agave gives its softer texture, more treacly sweetness. I
taste the acai here, but sweeter. I would maybe try a nice prosecco or
champagne with this: bubbles with berries!

Then for a more classic flavor, I try the
Vanilla Hazelnut. As always, I try the new kid on the block first, coconut
sugar. I’m loving that crisp break now as I snap off a square from its partner
inside. The coconut sugar Vanilla Hazelnut is darker, more subtle, and I taste
the hazelnuts prominently. This would be pretty good with a cup of chicory coffee.

However, to compare, I try the agave version,
and this…this reminds me of Ferrero Rocher, a childhood favorite, but now SO
much better, and without dairy, or transfats, or rancid oils, and so much
FRESHER! The agave just brings it all together somehow: the hazelnut, vanilla,
raw chocolate all melt in my mouth with the agave tasting like delicious
almost-can’t-believe-it’s-good-for-me syrup. SO, so good. This would be great with a port....while soaking in a bubble bath. Ah, bliss.

Yes, I love chocolate, and I will be the first
to spout off the improbability of me allergic to it, and instead point to how
healthy it can be! And I am glad I am not the only chocoholic health nut out
there: thank you, Gnosis for fresh, healthy chocolate manna.

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTherese

I had occasion to try five of your flavors of chocolate. I decided I would savor them by eating only a small piece at a time so I would have them to eat for awhile. Here's what I think about them.

Supercounselor was a gift. Thank you very much! It has Goji berries in it. I am not particularly a fan of candied fruit, so I wasn't real sure about it, but I took a bite, and it didn't seem like candied fruit at all! The berries added a subtle twist that I found quite nice. I don't need to invoke various religions to enjoy this one! I broke my resolve and ate the whole thing in one sitting.

ZeroG Stability is pure chocolate sweetened only with Stevia, so no calories from sugars. It is a little on the bitter side. I like chocolate to be a little bitter, though this was slightly more than my personal taste. Probably because of the Stevia, it left a slightly sweet aftertaste, not bitter.

I think Madagascar was my favorite. It has a slight bite to it from the pepper. Very nice! Just enough to give it interest, but not overpower the other flavors.

I liked the crunchy nibs in Grenada. The nutmeg is also great. I like the fact you put blue-green algae in several of these.

Coco Almond Endurance also has little nutty chunks in it. Almond is nutritious and also good for what ails me. I especially like all the coconut ingredients; in fact, I think I like the coconut palm sugar the best of your sweeteners.

All in all, a command performance. Encore!

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat Goltz

Just had to leave a note that I was so surprised and excited to find some gnosis chocolate in my local health food store! I bought a mint bar and a almond coconut bar, and while the mint is good, the almond coconut blew my mind! I absolutely love it and will be going back to stock up. I'm sure I'll end up ordering from here, too, as the selection was limited in store. Gnosis chocolate is the perfect thing for my sweet tooth! Thank you!

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Chocolate Girl,as you know I have loved your chocolate for years, but I had to tell you:, My box arrived today, - I went right for the Golden Egg, of course. Wow, I cannot believe the subtlety and depth of flavor your acheived, I will be ordering more soon! A little later, I tried the EnWhitenment Bar. I was literally blown away by the ecstasy of that experience. The end all and be all of raw white chocolate, well, I'm sure you know. I have not tried the others yet but had to write immediately, I was so impressed! Too bad I missed your easter truffles, that made me sad.
And of course, thank you SOOO much for the Aphrodisia Elixir! - You have made me very happy, this is the best-tasting psychoactive cacao drink I have had, maybe ever. I will be drinking it every day.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL

After having been able to sample them all I can surely say that all of the chocolates were quite lovely, thank you! The egg had a cinnamon/eggnog taste at first, but then I got a sense of the 'peanut butter cup' that it was probably modeled after. The truffles were all quite lovely and fruity, I think, personally, I enjoyed the hibiscus acai the best, there was just something about it....but the vanilla berry was lovely and tart, sort of how I imagine lady fingers to taste like, and the superberry was tangy and fruity. Overall, you have a superb product, and I cannot wait to try more.

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterk

I have been waiting for a couple of years for nutritional info on your products.
Do you have them yet?

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

I received my (large!) order today and it's in perfect condition. I just sampled the "dazzling dark" bar. OMG - It's delicious! I love your products and the fact that I can order online. Thanks for offering a candy that is not only raw but dairy, soy & gluten free AND tastes great! Keep up the good work!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Hi, I found this chocolate at Bee-Organic in Great Neck. WOW! I wish I had had the time to try and visit you at your shop in Queens. Congrats on your products. Proof that one can add good things to this life without doing any harm to the planet or our spirit.

I tip my hat to you. Dave

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Bell

Dear Vanessa,
Received our "spring chocolates" order in good condition despite an unexpected heat wave!! We've had the chance to sample the truffles and the "golden eggs." YUM!! We're looking forward to tasting the rest of our treats, but we are trying to pace ourselves -- which you make extremely difficult....
We look forward to placing more orders, but probably not until the fall, since we live in the southeastern part of the US. We're also going to pass along your info to a few stores we think might be interested in carrying your products.
Deb & Di

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebra and Diane

4 years of joy, love and creativity, power and magic! Love you goddess!!! So glad that I was part of it and am still heart!!!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolin

Wow. I can't believe its been 4 years now. Its been an honor watching you and Gnosis Chocolate succeed and grow. Vanessa you are a great inspiration and teacher. Thank you. I look forward to and can't even imagine what's coming in the next four years.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

awesome work Vanessa! I can't wait until your chocolate hits the West Coast. I met a buddy of yours today from Marin. We r waiting for your CA debut :D

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

i cant belive it has only been 4 years vanessa!! BTW I was in chicago over the weekend and found gnosis in some store. It made me so happy!

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Your website is amazing. I love it! I have learned so much. I am taking a more active role in my health. I am eating healthy foods. I am also taking better care of myself. you are such an inspiration to me. thanks again.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterC

Hi Vanessa,
I just tried your new chocolate bar with the coconut sugar and I totally love it.I've been confused about all that is said about agave and so this is a perfect alternative sweetener.The chocolate is just as smooth and creamy, yummy as always.I for one would love it if more of your bars are made with the coconut sugar.As always you never disapppoint.
Thanks for your love and care put in all your products. It really shows.
Sincerely, Monika Dawideit

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonika D.

Met you guys at the Chocolate Festival in NYC a couple years ago. It was the most awesome and amazing surprise to taste such fabulous raw chocolate! A year went by, and suddenly I found bars at a nearby health food store! Yay! Now I have a regular supply, and have gotten friends and family to try and love your delicious chocolates.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Keller

Even my dislike anything healthy teen LOVES these bars. They are the best chocolate anywhere.

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJannae

I just wanted to let you know how much I am LOVING your products! Everything I've tasted so far has been unbelievably delicious!

After going Raw I thought I would never be able to enjoy chocolate like this again, and by putting your product out there it's going to make it a whole lot easier for this chocoholic to stay Raw!

Thanks so much for what you do! I'm already planning my next order :)

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I first bought and tasted a Gnosis bar last year in Cambridge, MA. I was hooked! The best raw cacao bars I've tasted anywhere. A little goes a long way! Thank you Team Gnosis!!! <3

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie in MA

I LOVE these bars. I gave up refined sugar..and these are my sweet tooth savior. I also eat the cocoa nibs with honey and greek Good!! I order every month..and savor every bite. Thanks to you all for giving my husband and I a treat to look forward to.


February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilly

I have ordered many times from Vanessa and her team, and the reason being, is that what they have created is a line of IncrediblyAmazingAwesomelyDeliciousHeavenonEarth chocolates! This isn't just my opinion - everyone that I introduce them to is equally wowed. They also are excellent at customer service as I can atest to through an experience of sending some of their love to Canada.
Well done from top to bottom (and especially the part in the middle ;)
My Highest & Best for continued success!
Tom from WI

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom Hein

Loved the chocolate! I'm in California and I'm surprised at how fast the product was delivered to me. The gift wrapping was nice, and I loved the handwritten note that contained my message. This was the perfect Valentine's Day gift (had to open it early. =) The chocolate is SO good! We will definitely order from Gnosis Chocolate again.

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Hey, I love your chocolates!! they are the best vegan chocolates i have tried so far! I also promote healthy eating and lifestyle and found your chocolates at a local health food store in brooklyn,. i would love to display your HTML on my website!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

We found you by watching a show called The Chocolate Tourist online. One of our friends, Valerie, is the host of the show as well as the producer, Courtney. In the video she interviewed Vanessa by your booth at the Chocolate Show in NYC. We liked what we heard about your ideals of healthy and raw products and decided to order some for ourselves and for others as Christmas gifts.

Thank you so much for creating this chocolate! We cannot wait to try some for ourselves.


December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatlyn

Hi! Saw you on a show called Love Lust & Chocolate. Glad I did! Love chocolate - always have always will. A few years ago, i was eating a snickers bar and pondering the awesomeness of chocolate, when i said "i wish they would make a chocolate bar that has healthy stuff in it like vitamins, so choc wasn't so 'bad for you' and i could have it more often." (or something close to that; it was a while ago, so quoting at this point is inexact). Anyway, thank you! Someone finally did it and granted my rhetorical wish! Also appreciate your environmental and social commitment. You are nearly as awesome as chocolate itself - which is the best compliment i have ever given. Ever. Thanks again! : D

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Super Choc Bar - Score : 5/5

Product review: This was dark chocolate at its finest...and the whole raspberries could actually be seen as well as tasted...eating this was an awesome experience and healthy to boot!!

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered customer

I was introduced to Gnosis Chocolate by googling "raw chocolate" and am very thankful to have found it. I read your entire site first and noticed you are a part of a project called "Raw Integrity". Then, I watched your videos on youtube about how you investigated the processing of your own product which made me feel so confident that I placed a large order that night. Once the chocolate arrived and I tried it, I knew I would never be satisfied by another chocolate so I placed another large order including Trail-Blazing Mixes and Chocolate Elixirs so I would not run out for a long time!

I have tried a number of other raw chocolates. Most are okay, some are not good, some are good but I have never tasted one that has such flavor. It is a delicacy. I would describe it as fresh and smooth with a slight "tang". And no weird sugar high that you would get from waxy "factory chocolate". It is NOT addictive (that would be scary) rather it is satisfying most likely because it is nutritious!

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

Tried your chocolate at the International Chocolate Show last week and loved it. Brought a SuperChoc bar and have been nibbling on it all week. Had to go to your website and buy more as this was a unique and delightful chocolate experience!

November 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

You make the whole world smile with Chocolate.
Amazing flavors
I am purchasing some for Christmas presents this year.

Thanks for all the HEALTHY chocolate products you bring to all of us,

Happy Thanksgiving ... I am thankful for YOU

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Lovejoy

Dear Chocolate Girl,
Gnosis Chocolate is the only chocolate my nutritionist will let me eat. I absolutely am crazy for it!
Your body even feels great after you eat it. I can even taste the love you have added.
Thank you for bringing such a wonderful product to the market.
Best wishes for continued success!

October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Hi Chocolate Girl,
i would to thank you for your great work and your passion about Life Food.
The Gnosis chocolate looks like a gift from good.
It is a great gift for my heart to see that the raw way goes aroud the world to inspire other hearts.
Wish you and your team a very nice chocolate day.
Raw greetings from Munich, Germany.

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToni

I have a hunch that if Mother Nature decided to go into the chocolate business that her product would closely resemble the Gnosis Chocolate Bars. I admire chocolate and have been fortunate to have several opportunities to review some really premium and delicious RAW chocolate bars. I have to admit that Gnosis has been a chocolate experience like none other. One does not simply eat a Gnosis Chocolate Bar just to appease a hankering for the flavor of chocolate. These bars in fact nourish your chi and your palate. My favored bar is the SuperChoc, which is a powerful super-food cloaked in the rich taste and smooth texture of raw, organic cacao.

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmart Girl Reviews

Gnosis Chocolate has changed the way I eat chocolate, I now have guilt-free chocolate-time. :)
Thank you Earthgirl Vanessa for introducing me to GC. I appreciate all the time AND LOVE you give to make our world a sweeter place.
Thank you thank you. <3

Chocolate EarthGirl here:

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoni

Way to go Vanessa! We love your chocolates and are very impressed with what you have done! We wish you health and success in everything you do.

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFay. M

::Happy Dance:: I am a HUGE fan!! I am absolutely ecstatic that you have created a product that supports sustainability and carbon footprint reduction AND you are providing a rich, delicious, healthy treat for those of us who are striving to embrace optimal health & vitality. As a busy mom, I love that I can enjoy guilt free snacking while on the go. I am so happy to support IIN grads! xoxo

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFit & Healthy Mommy

Thank you for your chocolate .. it is delicious and I felt really healthy and invigorated after i ate it.. I sense of well being I may never have felt before..

Thanks again,

October 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

I LOVE YOU GUYS, GNOSIS HEART TEAM and bringer of joy, inspiration, health, mama earth love and fun!!!!! You are beautiful!!!! Alway and always, LOVE, Carolin

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaro

Simply the best raw chocolate I have ever eaten. Thank you for making such a wonderful, healthy product. I can't get enough of it!

September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

WOW!! SO delicious!

Dear Vanessa and everyone.
I am haruka. From japan. yesterday your chocolates arrived to me!!!! Wow!!!!! I was so happy to have them:)
Thank you so much,Bridget! and also thank you for lovely mail to me every time! i ate your chocolates last night. Great! Great! Wonderful~~~~~~!

Your chocolates are SO wonderful !! I couldnt stop eating them. Also i can feel the heart with love from lovely chocolates ;) Hummmmm......YUMMY!!!!!!! Your chocolates make me blissful and shining. My body and soul have great expriences in your beautiful mystical chosolate world:) I love your chocolates and your flavor. If i have a chance to visit NYC,i'd love to visit your store! Definitely, i order yours again soon:)


September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaruca

I think your commitment to using high quality, sustainable, natural, healthy ingredients is amazing.
Why my tax dollars subsidize corn-syrup when they should be helping people like you (who are trying to make Americans
healthier!), I'll never understand.

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Wonderful what more can I say but this and ''Delicious'' Keep up the good work.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWS

Here's the problem:
Your chocolate is way too delicious. I just ordered 4 more bars and they are already half eaten. It doesn't help that when I love something, I want to share it with people. Every time someone is over at my house, I say "you have to try this chocolate!" they love it so I give them more, despite the fact that I have such a small supply. i love your chocolate so much, and I want the while world to love it. I'm so happy you make such a magical and heavenly product. Anyways, I'm spreading the word out here. When we come to NY in october, I'm coming and stocking up!

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Hi Vanessa! I have the utmost respect, admiration and trust for your company and products. Please keep up the good work. The Superberry Lime bar and Goldenberry Jam are definitely my favorites but I love all of your products. I love them so much that I've prompted several stores to begin carrying them. Thanks for all of your efforts!

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I was so happy to read your latest email! We recently visited or son who is a student at St John's University Med School in Grenada. The island has a magic about it, but the poverty is visible everywhere. Your intention to help Grenada promote their chocolate and therefore create jobs and lift the people up, and give them a sense of pride in themselves and their country gives me hope for these people.
We got hooked on their chocolate while there. The darker the better.

August 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Dear Gnosis Chocolate,

Your cashew goji berry chocolate bar is the best chocolate I have ever tasted! Thank you! I can't wait to try more kinds of gnosis chocolate.

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I first encountered Gnosis chocolate at the Westchester County Chocolate Expo, Nov 2010 and have been a big fan ever since (stocking up with online orders every month or so!). Other chocolate doesn't taste as good to me now, especially the processed kind! As a plain-chocolate kind of gal I started out with Fleur de Sel and Simplicity but have grown to love almost all of your flavors - you do such a good job of pairing flavors and tastes, I know I can count on any GNOSIS bar to be out-of-this-world chocolate goodness :) Best of luck for continued success and I look forward to new creations!

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Hi, just wanted to share how much I enjoy your salt Chocolate! great work. Thank you for helping heal the world through chocolate.

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCentehua

Hi Vanessa,
I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE Gnosis Chocolate. I
have been a vegetarian for more than 5 years, and I went vegan almost
a year ago, and I'm still in the process of finding food I can eat
that I don't have to make myself. While some dark chocolate is vegan,
most aren't all-natural and almost none contain the health benefits in
your chocolate. Plus, Gnosis Chocolate is incredibly delicious! My
whole family (all of whom still eat meat) loves it.
Thank you so much for this amazing product!

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ

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