Benefits of Chocolate

Everyone has at least one food in their life that is their guilty pleasure. For many people, it could be cheese, bread, sweets, or chips, but for me it is chocolate. Chocolate is something that many people crave daily, and it is used as a sign of celebration or gift exchanging. There is a reason chocolate is often a gift at Christmas, Easter, and especially on Valentine’s Day. Millions of people indulge in chocolate every day and many view it as a guilty pleasure because of its rich and sweet taste. However, it is a “guilty” pleasure as it can be attributed to weight gain and a high fat content. In recent years, there have been many ideas on how chocolate can benefit your health and how eating it in moderation can, in fact, be good for you.

Health benefits

Consuming large amounts of chocolate has been proven to have these negative side effects:

  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Large number of calories
  • Large number of fat content
  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

However, what I stated before is that eating chocolate is, in fact, not all bad. There are some benefits to eating chocolate that can be good for your body. These benefits include:

  • Tremendous antioxidant potential
  • Decrease the aging process
  • Relieve stress,
  • Regulate your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol level
  • Help you cognitively
  • Reduce your risk for cardiovascular problems
  • May prevent memory decline
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Benefit to pregnant women helping growth of baby

Most of these benefits come from recent scientific studies and they have concluded that they must continue their research to fully grasp the health benefits of chocolate. However, they do know the types of chocolate we should be eating and why there are health benefits in chocolate.

What type of chocolate should I be eating?

Now obviously, eating typical candy bars such as Kit Kat and Mr. Big are not going to do wonders for your health. These chocolate bars are filled with fats and trans fat content that will be detrimental for your health. As well in production of these chocolates, a large amount of white sugar is added, taking away any health benefits that they may have offered before.

For a much healthier alternative, you could instead enjoy a nice cup of Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate from Dure Foods.

This is why doctors and scientists conclude that it is healthier to eat darker chocolate with a higher cocoa content. The higher the cocoa content (the darker the chocolate), the healthier it will be because cocoa has been found to have a huge antioxidant potential to rid the body of unwanted germs. As well, higher cocoa content decreases the amount of sugar within the chocolate, which is better for your overall health.


In conclusion, there are certain benefits of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, that can justify you wanting to eat it as a dessert. I recommend buying a dark chocolate bar and having a couple pieces as your dessert.

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Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate: A Quality Cup to Remember

Although hot chocolate is particularly tantalizing in the midst of cold temperatures, the warmth and richness a good cup of hot chocolate provides makes it a tasty treat at any time.

Of course, the brand matters.

Drinking a steaming cup of hot chocolate at peak temperatures means you must be bringing only the best taste to your lips. As producers of the highest quality hot chocolate powders in Canada, whether chocolate lovers of the world are experiencing a blizzard or a heat wave, our finest powders are available to offer the finest taste.

Our Story

Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate, produced by Dure Foods, is the next big name in hot chocolate brands. Developed to be the finest brand in the country, we are a Canadian family company looking to provide every chocolate aficionado with a custom hot chocolate product that will enrich the satisfaction of their taste buds.

Those of us at Dure Foods have been producing the best chocolate brands in the country for over 30 years to warm our fellow Canadians and more with a chocolate taste to remember. Providing our product at various events, from the Winter Olympics to local hockey games to offer liquid courage, we produce up to five million pounds of our product a year to appease those looking for a quality cup of hot chocolate. We produce our fine custom blended mixes to provide consumers with a tantalizing taste that offers peak quality every time.

The Products We Offer

Dure Foods’ Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate is currently available in five different flavours:

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Light
  • Orange
  • Mint

Aiming to provide a flavour for everyone, our selection of premium custom chocolate mixes go above and beyond to present consumers with a variety of options that will have them cozying up to their favourite cup every night. In browsing our complete selection, consumers can choose from the richness of our Milk and Dark chocolate powders, to the delicate taste of our Light offering, as well as the excitement of our much beloved Orange and Mint hot chocolate flavours. In addition, we also produce assorted flavour packs for those who are eager to explore all of the delectable mixes we offer.

Premium Quality Hot Chocolate Mixes

Our custom blended hot chocolate mixes are made with the finest quality of ingredients that have proven to appeal to a plethora of consumers we have been able to reach over the years. Our mission as a quality producer is to expand our success as the leading developer of the finest hot chocolate powders Canada has to offer. We have managed to wriggle into the hearts of many chocolate enthusiasts with our delectable flavours, but also endeavour to extend our reach to the public. Our rich ingredients are perfect to warm the bodies and minds of eager consumers, and offer quality taste for every cup.

Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate mixes can currently be purchased through fine retailers such as:

  • BrewBakers on Michigan Ave in Point Edward
  • Bruno’s Fine Foods on Dundas St. in Toronto
  • Cultured Coffee Bean on O’Connor Dr. in Toronto
  • Personal Coffee Service stores in Brantford and Hamilton
  • Remark Foods stores in London and Windsor

Our quality hot chocolate mixes – available in Milk & Dark Chocolate, Light, Orange, and Mint flavours – provide consumers with a delicious taste to remember.

Malcolm's Hot Chocolate

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