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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Guilt-free Chocolatey Indulgence with Cafédirect Sao Tomé 3-in-1 Luxury Hot Chocolate [Sponsored Review]

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Before I continue with my review, I'd like to say a huge thank you to the PR team at Mileage Communications for being so patient and kindly allowing me to post up my review after my examinations and my trip to Sydney. Thank you guys, really appreciate it. :)

Also, I'd like to point out that the tin you see above isn't the one sent to me by Mileage Comms and Cafédirect. Why? Because they one they sent to me has been polished off already! Hahaha. Best thing was, I had no idea till I wanted to try the hot chocolate and do this review. My dad apparently, polished off the entire tin by himself hahaha. He also puts it on his bread every morning. Which is why we went to get another, he loves it anyway! :)

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It looks almost like gold doesn't it! Hehehe.

Who doesn't love a mug of delicious, luxurious hot chocolate drink? Especially during the rainy weather, with your favourite playlist and book/magazine or while watching a TV show/movie. Have you ever worried about your waistline or putting on any undesired weight from drinking hot chocolate? Well, your worries are unfounded with the Cafédirect Sao Tomé 3-in-1 Luxury Hot Chocolate. It gives you more health benefits than you know!

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It's made from ONLY four ingredients:

  1. The world's most prized single-origin Criollo cocoa
  2. Pure cane sugar
  3. Skimmed Milk
  4. Whey Protein with NO additives
Do you know that it's also a UK Guild of Fine Food Great Taste award-winning instant beverage? Because it's not only light on calories but also a chockfull of all natural goodness that coca and whey protein can give you and your loved ones.

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I believe you've heard about the benefits of cocoa before? If you've not, let me share with you :)

Cocoa contains flavonoids and other phytochemicals, which are powerful anti-oxidants that help fight free-radicals in the body. This helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer while lowering one's blood pressure too. Cocoa also contains polyphenols, which help with cel regeneration and therefore, helping to repair damaged skin for softer skin with a natural glow. (yay!) Cocoa, as most of us would already know, boosts the production of serotonin and endorphins to chase away the blues! That's why we eat chocolate when we're feeling down yes?

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So what did I think of it? I love it! It's the perfect chocolate drink, plus it can be served hot or cold! It's luxurious, but not to the extent that will cause one to feel that it's too much (like gelak?) It's super tasty too and smells really good! I think it makes a good energy-boost/drink in the morning, especially if you're gonna go for a workout.

Remember I mentioned earlier in the post that it contains whey protein too? Do you know that whey protein is also an appetite suppressant? This means that you will get lesser or no more hunger pangs! No need for unnecessary (and unhealthy) snacking anymore! Oh and research has also shown that whey protein can help burn fat while preserving muscle, heck I'll drink it both before and after I hit the gym. (which I will start end of this month! i've not exercised since secondary school lolol, let's hope my muscles don't ache like crazy the next day)

So yes, whether it's a ridiculously warm, humid, sunny day or a cool, rainy day, I can indulge in this delicious chocolate drink. Just either serve it cold or hot! It's so easy and convenient to make anyway. Or I can just learn from my dad, and add it to my food! Hahaha. Whoever said they can't find a drink that's both healthy and tastes so good obviously have not tried the Cafédirect Sao Tomé 3-in-1 Luxury Hot Chocolate. If you love chocolate, cocoa and a good mug/glass of chocolate drink, you really should try this!

It's priced at $8.85 for a 300g tin and available at Cold Storage, FairPrice Finest, Giant Hyper, Jasons and Market Place.

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