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Raw vegan chocolate free of sugar, gluten, GMOs, soy, and nuts.  Specific superherbs for different functions! By Addictive Wellness
Raw vegan chocolate free of sugar, gluten, GMOs, soy, and nuts. Specific superherbs for different functions! By Addictive Wellness
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Raw Gourmet Sugar-Free Superfood Chocolate with Superherbs

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Addictive Wellness Chocolate is made purely of superfoods and superherbs. It’s raw, vegan, sugar-free, soy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and nut-free. The chocolates all have a similar flavor, but each one has a specific set of superherbs for a different function. Our current line consists of Energy, Beauty, and Tranquility.  

With this product, we bring together the three worlds of South American superfoods, Ayurveda, and Taoist tonic herbalism into a form that can be enjoyed by people in the modern world in a completely guilt-free, health-positive way.

How did it all start?

Sage first learned how to make raw chocolate in the jungles of Costa Rica. His excitement continued to grow as he learned about its amazing benefits both as a superfood of the highest order and as a powerful herbal delivery system. Over the next 7 years, he dove deep into learning everything he could about peak-performance nutrition and traditional herbal systems of indigenous cultures. He really wanted to be able to enjoy a chocolate that was raw, sugar-free, dairy-free and made with the best tonic herbs, but it simply didn’t exist!

Delicious nutrition in the palm of your hand
Delicious nutrition in the palm of your hand

Who's been talking about Addictive Wellness?

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The 100 & 200 Pieces Chocaholic Treasure Chest
The 100 & 200 Pieces Chocaholic Treasure Chest

 You may be wondering about the terminology we use describing our chocolate. Let's demystify it!

Superherbs: These herbs are extremely well studied and have been used in the Taoist and Ayurvedic systems for thousands of years. The world of Taoist and Ayurvedic herbs also has many different levels of quality. The herbs we use come from the most reputable sources and each batch is third-party tested for purity and to make sure there is no contamination.

Superfoods: We incorporate the most nutrient dense foods that have been eaten by indigenous cultures around the world for thousands of years. We only choose the ones providing maximum nutritional potency. 

Sugar-Free: Not only there are no hidden ingredients that we conveniently forgot but also there are no chemically-sourced fake sweeteners allowing us to state our chocolate is “sugar-free.” This treat is sweetened without the use of white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, honey, erythritol, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, blackstrap molasses, whey low, splenda, agave, or coconut palm sugar. This means it doesn’t contain anything that will spike your blood sugar or aggravate sensitive conditions.  Instead, we sweetened it with a combination of a special organic non-bitter stevia and a small amount of xylitol made from organic birch trees.

Raw: The raw ingredients, including the cacao and other superfoods, are never heated above 118° to protect the integrity of all nutrients, enzymes, and neurotransmitters which would be destroyed above that temperature. The herbs used in the chocolate are exposed to heat during the extraction process. This is essential to make the active compounds bio-available, unlocking the true potency of these superherbs. Raw chocolate is more expensive than conventional chocolate because it takes considerably longer to process the beans into the final chocolate form without using high levels of heat. 

 Made in a dedicated facility: Addictive Wellness Chocolate is made in a dedicated facility that is at all times 100% free from all common allergens including soy, dairy, nuts, GMOs, sugar, eggs, wheat, gluten, and fish. Dairy-Free: We use no dairy products whatsoever in our chocolate. 

GMO-Free: We do not use any genetically modified organisms or their derivatives in our chocolate. 

Cacao: This is raw chocolate in its purest form. In the chocolate world, there are many variations and qualities of cacao. We use the highest quality heirloom Arriba Nacional cacao carefully selected and procured from Ecuador. 

Beyond Fair Trade: The simple fact is that fair trade wages are often very low, well below our standards. In organic cacao production in South America, everyone is paid over "fair-trade" wages as there is more margin in the product. In other words, the chocolate is higher quality, so it can be sold for more, leaving more money to pay the people at the lower levels of the operation. Fair Trade is primarily an issue in Africa where massive chocolate corporations drive the price per pound down so low that workers involved get squeezed to ultra-low wages. 

We aim to have the highest integrity in every aspect of our business and to have no compromise in the creation of the ultimate delicious, guilt-free, healthy chocolate!

Disclaimer: Statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. Addictive Wellness products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Founders' Background
Sage Dammers
Fueled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems, especially Taoist tonic herbalism. He has worked with and trained under the world’s leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts in Costa Rica, Australia, Bali, China, and America. He has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. His years of experience in this unique arena have allowed him to cultivate an unparalleled combination of cutting edge nutritional and culinary expertise. Sage has started tonic elixir bars in 5-star luxury hotels in Paris and Sydney serving longevity elixirs disguised as gourmet treats, introducing the novel concept of healthy indulgences to the market of world travelers. 

AnnaBlanca Teleky
Having three citizenships allowed AnnaBlanca to live and work all over the world, collecting inspiration, knowledge and skills. In her native Hungary she had the purest organic upbringing. While living in Japan and Bali she learned about Eastern practices, and in Canada, Sweden and Switzerland she became familiar with Western alternative treatments and dietary disciplines. Once she made her way to California, the center of health-focused innovations, utilizing her education, organizational and social skills and international experiences she worked with ESE Funds, a boutique financial services company based in London and LA focusing on building startups in the alternative healthcare space. 

The Intentions of Our Company
With their matching passion and complementary skills, Sage and AnnaBlanca form a creative, effective, and innovative team. In all areas of their lives, they take actions which will benefit people, animals and the planet. 

This is a family company and it is our intention to grow as much as possible without taking on outside investment and putting at risk the purity of what we are creating.  We are so grateful to people like you for making this possible!

We also infuse the chocolate with the love we share and the love we have for our work, our families, our friends, and our world. 

What do we need the raised funds for?

• Production and packaging of the 3 new functional chocolates- Focus, Love, and Women’s Health. We are really excited about this new line!
• Product Certifications are expensive. We are eligible for Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free certifications and would like to officially obtain them.
• Sales and Distribution. Every store we are in right now, we got in on our own. We need a health food broker and a distribution company with a reach wider than ours to get the chocolate to a store near you.
• In-Store Demos. These are the best part of our day since we want to bring free samples to you! We have to set up demo kits and hire and train great and fun demonstrators.
• Larger Equipment so we can produce more chocolate each day
• Expand our team because right now its just the two of us doing absolutely everything!
• Chocolate rewards for you and all the other fantastic backers!

 Shipping 
We are so grateful for your support! If we could we would love to deliver the chocolates to your door personally. But we have done the next best thing and found the quickest and least expensive way to get the package to you. We are so incredibly sorry that international shipping can get pricey. We really did make every effort to find the best prices and short of highjacking the postal service or borrowing Santa’s sleigh, we would not be able to get a better deal…

Risks and challenges

We have already been producing chocolate in our commercial kitchen for a year. We've calculated out the time and labor it will take to produce and package our forecasted number of rewards and we are highly confident that we will be able to fulfill on time. We work closely with a local packaging supplier, so we will make sure that we have enough packaging to deliver all the rewards. We will be completely honest and transparent at every stage of the fulfillment progress, so you'll know exactly what's happening! We want to make sure that all of the December rewards are shipped out before the holidays so we have already scheduled extra helpers to fulfill all the rewards.

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    NEW BIRTHDAY REWARD!
    • JingSlingers® Organic, Sugar-free, Gluten-free, SuperFood Bliss CakePhoria Recipe! Madagascar Vanilla Cream & Acai Berry Sauce with Deep Dark Chocolate Brownie Layers! 
    -Vegan, Paleo and Upgraded Superherb Options!
    • 3 Boxes of Chocolate
    • Superfood Ice Cream Video Tutorial

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    • 5-Part Elixir Recipe Tutorial Video Series
    • 6 Boxes of Chocolate Value: $46.50 (Mix & Match Functions of Your Choice)

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    THE MIXED CASE
    • 4 Boxes each of Energy, Beauty, and Tranquility

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    EARLY BIRD
    • 100 Piece Chocoholic Treasure Chest- Mix & Match Functions of Your Choice!
    • 6 Boxes Chocolate
    Value: $240.25

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    • 1 Case Energy Chocolate
    • 1 Case Beauty Chocolate
    • 1 Case Tranquility Chocolate
    (1 Case=12 Boxes)
    Value: $279

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    NEW FUNCTIONS
    • 1 Case Focus Chocolate
    • 1 Case Love Chocolate
    • 1 Case Women's Health Chocolate
    If you're a gentleman and don't want the Women's Health Chocolate, let us know and we will give you more Focus and/or Love instead!

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    • 200 Pieces Chocolate Treasure Chest- Mix & Match Functions of Your Choice!
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    SURFING WITH SAGE
    • 2 hour surf lesson in Malibu, California with Sage
    • 6 Boxes of Chocolate
    • Special Hot Elixir
    • Wetsuit and Board Provided
    • Does not include Transportation
    • Date subject to mutual availability

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    KIDS FACTORY TOUR
    Bring your kids and their friends to visit our chocolate factory in Downtown Los Angeles, see how everything is done..
    • Pour their own chocolate
    • Get spoiled by sugar-free, vegan superfood whipped cream, ice cream & hot coco!
    • Take home a chocolate goodie bag with the golden unicorn
    • Take home their name written in chocolate on gluten-free rice paper!

    Maximum 8 guests including grown ups. Does not include transportation. Date subject to mutual availability.

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    CUSTOM FUNCTIONAL CHOCOLATE 10 LBS
    • You pick the function and we will custom craft 10 pounds of herbal chocolate (450 pieces) just for you!
    Value: $871.88
    The chocolate has a one year shelf life without refrigeration.
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    LOCAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
    Have Sage speak at your event on peak performance health, ultimate nutrition, and tonic herbalism. Includes chocolate samples for the entire audience!

    Great for schools, community groups, and workplaces. Includes Skype consultation to customize the presentation for your audience. Event must be within 150 miles of Los Angeles. Date subject to mutual availability.

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    CUTTING EDGE SUPERHERO DAY FOR HIM
    The ultimate vitality day in LA planned and guided by Sage.
    • Malibu Surf Lesson with Sage (wetsuit and board provided) or Spa Deep Tissue Massage
    • Lunch at the legendary Tonic Bar- the center of LA's wellness vortex
    • Lifestyle and tonic herb consultation at Beverly Hills herbal emporium. You will receive a complete program at the end of the day.
    • A visit to one of our favorite places! Relax, Restore and Revitalize!
    • Dinner at the most renowned organic restaurant with Sage and AnnaBlanca
    • Chocolate and Herb Goodie Bag to take with you
    • Addictive Wellness Organic T Shirt

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    CUTTING EDGE SUPERHERO DAY FOR HER
    The ultimate vitality and beauty day in LA planned and guided by AnnaBlanca.
    • Spa Body Scrub and Massage
    • Lunch at the legendary Tonic Bar- the center of LA's wellness vortex
    • Lifestyle and tonic herb consultation at Beverly Hills herbal emporium. You will receive a complete program at the end of the day.
    • A visit to one of our favorite places! Relax, Restore and Revitalize!
    • Dinner at the most renowned organic restaurant with Sage and AnnaBlanca
    • Chocolate and Herb Goodie Bag to take with you
    • Addictive Wellness Organic T Shirt

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    THE 1 YEAR SUPPLY
    • 12 Cases of Chocolate
    (1 Case= 12 Boxes)

    • Addictive Wellness Organic T Shirt
    Value: $1,116
    If you only want current functions (Energy, Beauty, Tranquility) this can ship out in January 2016. If you also want the new functions (Focus, Love, Women's Health) it will ship in February 2016.

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    SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT OUTSIDE OF LA
    Have Sage speak at your event on peak performance health, ultimate nutrition, and tonic herbalism. Includes chocolate samples for the entire audience!

    Great for schools, community groups, and workplaces. Includes Skype consultation to customize the presentation for your audience. Date subject to mutual availability.

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    HOLLYWOOD SUPERHERO WEEKEND FOR 2
    • Luxury weekend accommodation
    • Friday night Welcome Dinner and Dessert with us
    • Saturday- Cutting Edge Day For 2 (See $750 Reward above)
    • Sunday- Amazing Organic Lunch in Beverly Hills and Universal Studios VIP Tour

    There will be plenty of chocolates on the pillows and 6 cases of chocolate (72 boxes) in your suitcase going home!

    Dates subject to mutual availability. Transportation to and from LA not included.

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