Summertime Sweetness: Chocolate and Beyond!

Dorrel is so excited to introduce itself to the world! Before we hit the spotlight, we’d like to take the time to talk about some of our star ingredients: Chocolate and Dates. 

It’s no secret that we have a slight obsession with chocolate and dates! We’ve based our product line on these two superstar ingredients because we fell in love with the unreal flavorful explosion they create when forces combine. 

We were inspired by the tea and coffee culture of our childhood. Black tea and coffee served with a plethora of fresh cut fruits, sweets and let’s not forget, nuts and dried fruits. At the time, we didn’t appreciate the simple yet beautiful nature of these snacks when cakes and cookies would distract our young minds. Now, the sophistication and loaded power of these humble ingredients strike us as criminally underrated, so we’d like to share our love for them with the world. 

Chocolate: Chocolate has always been an addictive favorite amongst the masses. Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas - what would our favorite holidays be without chocolate goodies and treats? These days, chocolate gets a bad rap. As companies have infused it with inflammatory palm oils, excess sugars, and binding agents, the original taste and benefits of the superfood seem to disappear. In reality, chocolate has anciently been used by indigenous Central and South Americans for its curative properties. Its medicinal properties have been used to aid digestion, relieve anxiety, heighten kidney function, and reduce blood pressure. That’s why at Dorrel, we only use the highest quality Belgian dark chocolate, free from extra ingredients to deliver the most potent flavor and benefits. 

Dates: Dates are some of the most flavor-complex gifts from Mother Nature. These sweet, vitamin-rich pockets of goodness are incredibly underappreciated in the States, but have been beloved in the Middle East for centuries. Did you know that Bedouin tribes of the Middle East, who eat a high percentage of dates in their diet, have one of the lowest rates of cancer? This magical ingredient contains calcium, zinc, fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, calcium and other minerals. In fact, an adult can survive by eating only 15 dates per day because they contain all the necessary vitamins and macronutrients to sustain human life! We were so amazed by the potency and rich, caramel flavor of the date that we couldn’t miss using it for our Dorrel products! 

We hope that you enjoy this marriage of brilliant ingredients as much as we have! Our guilt-free snacks are perfect for your modern, frill-free tea and coffee display and much, much more! Try Dorrell before, during, or after a strenuous workout - natural sugars and fiber to give you energy and keep you moving, or to recover and take a break.