Chocolate. We love it, we crave it, we dream about it! But, you might not realize that the “chocolate” you’re consuming isn’t REAL chocolate. A lot of chocolate on the market is processed, low-quality, and filled with gross additives, yuck! But, isn’t all chocolate unhealthy anyway? Well, not all chocolate is created equal, some even contain great health benefits! How do you know what chocolate is “good” chocolate and what chocolate is “bad” chocolate? First things first, check out that ingredient list! The only ingredients in your chocolate should be cacao, sugar, and occasionally cocoa butter. Generally, the more ingredients that you can’t pronounce, the more processed the chocolate is, and the worse it is for you! Chocolate, in its natural state, is an antioxidant and can help lower your stress levels and blood pressure. Tasty and beneficial? Give us more! When consumed in moderation, the flavanols, a naturally occurring nutrient, found in chocolate can help improve blood flow to your brain and your heart. What you especially want to avoid in your chocolate is soy lecithin. Soy lecithin is an additive used as a lubricant in food processing that can alter the taste of your chocolate. Additionally, it is usually created from genetically modified soy. No thanks! At Mason Dixie, we want to provide you with only the best, REAL ingredients! That’s why our Chocolate Chip Scones use real, natural chocolate. None of that fake stuff here! You can now eat your chocolate and enjoy it, guilt-free! Even when it’s wrapped up in a deliciously sweet scone.