RDCL Superfoods’ haute nutrition chocolate
Los Angeles-based start-up RDCL Superfoods (pronounced ‘radical’) just debuted its Super Cocoa, a luxuriant, nutritious alternative to hot chocolate. While it boasts the same sweet, rich flavour and creamy consistency of traditional hot cocoa, it replaces the sugar and artificial ingredients with nutrient-dense, whole-food, plant-based ingredients.
Made with two types of real cocoa (organic pure cacao and a rich Dutch-process cocoa) for an indulgent flavour blend, it is loaded with 6 g of organic pea protein per serving, plus organic vegetables (including kale, spinach, broccoli, beets, and cauliflower), fruits (such as blueberry, elderberry, and strawberry), and gluten-free ancient grains and seeds (such as oats, chia, and quinoa). This 100 per cent plant-based beverage has only 1 g of naturally occurring sugar. It’s easily and quickly made by mixing it with hot water or plant-based milk, and when summer comes around, can also be enjoyed ice-cold as a chocolate shake.
In response to why the company brought this sweet indulgence to market, Zak Zaidman, RDCL’s co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, said, ‘We shouldn’t have to choose between eating nourishing whole foods and so-called “guilty pleasures”. With Super Cocoa you can get the best of both worlds.’
A box of 12 individual Super Cocoa servings is available for US$27·99 (US$2·33 per serving) at the RDCL Superfoods’ website.