When it comes to fighting jet lag (adopting to the local time zone, staying up the first night, etc.), the school of thought that is our favorite is where doctors recommend chocolate as an in-flight or shortly after- landing snack to beat travel stress. Just any supermarket chocolate will not do the trick, look for high-quality dark chocolate with lots of flavonoids that serve as antioxidants. Antidote bars are a great source of energy and boast a 50/50 blend of raw and roasted Arriba cacao sustainably produced in Ecuador. Go ahead, indulge, it’s doctor’s orders, and there’s no health insurance required for this dreamy prescription.
These delicious bars are beautifully packaged and come in such delectable flavors as mango + jupiter, rose salt + lemon, coffee + cardamom and banana + cayenne. I love having a few bites of chocolate during a flight and these bars are perfect to throw in your carry-on.
Get the scoop: July 1st, 2013
Everyone needs a little bit of chocolate from time to time. But Antidote is the perfect, um, Antidote for those mid-afternoon choccy cravings. It’s sustainable dark chocolate, 77% cacao, is some amazing palate-awakening, unusual flavours, pioneered by globe-trotting travel entrepreneur Red Thalhammer.
Suitcase Health: Summer Snacks: Antidote Chocolate, June 2013
New York – Chocolatier Red R Thalhammer has created a range of chocolate bars that offer consumers a bean-to-bar experience. Affluent Baby Boomers are investing in more healthy and functional foods that promote wellbeing and nutrition over unhealthy snacks, as we reported in our New Food Consumer Toolkit. The chocolate, Antidote, was created as a super-food rather than a snack, and comes in a range of flavours.
On a particularly trying and difficult flight, you might yearn for a miracle pill to cure all your ailments. Interestingly, your best bet might be dark chocolate.
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The intelligently sophisticated flavor combinations create a harmony of flavor in your mouth. I find I begin to crave it, the burst of tangy goldenberries with the creamy chocolate texture and just the perfect bite of ginger will refresh the pallet and create an instant love connection. If you catch yourself closing your eyes as you enjoy these delicate morsels, don’t worry it happens to everyone eating Antidote. This health conscious superfood is disguised as a delicious treat that everyone should start taking advantage of.
Trending: Antidote Chocolate March 2013
Long Island City’s self-described “chocolate empress” Red R. Thalhammer, whose motto is “health through pleasure,” would like you to think of her product (a blend of raw and roasted beans) not as candy but rather superfood. But, hell, you’d want to eat this stuff if it was as bad for you as a movie-theater-concession-size Butterfinger.
A survey of the City's Burgeoning Craft-Chocolate Scene February 2013
Ahhh... chocolate A magic “potion” that can make us forget our worries with just one bite. Imagine how intoxicating it must be for the people who make it! Just ask Red Thalhammer, founder and chief visionary of Antidote, whose products emphasize health and indulgence, all in one bite. Mamiverse had the opportunity to talk with Thalhammer ...
Red Thalhammer: Antidote a Heavenly Cure-All December 2012
"Austrian born Red R. Thalhammer, creator of Antidote Chocolate, makes exquisite chocolate bars in Long Island City, seamlessly combining unusual flavors to produce a unique sensual experience."
Find you Cravings: Ultimate Antidote December 2012
"Three bars—with spice samples: lavender, red sea salt and cardamon-flavored chocolate, yum! Culinary Gift Set,antidotechoco.com/online-shop"
2012 GIFTS: FOODIENovember 2012
"If you’re searching for a remedy for the winter blues, try the Antidote. Made with a certified organic sustainably produced cacao, Antidote chocolate bars offer a pick-me-up with inventive flavor combinations." Eat Up: Taste Sensations November 2012
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Kakia is Michelyn’s favorite, (named for the wicked goddess of sin and vice) as she loves the ‘scentual’ flavor pairing of Cardamom and Coffee. Patty’s partial to Lavender & Red Salt, (Michelyn worries about water retention for chrissakes). Each bar is low in sugar and has a high content of raw cacao which boosts serotinin. Did we mention they taste delicious?
The Best Perfume Gifts that Aren't Perfume November 2012
"My two current favorites are Hybris, an 84% dark bar in which the underbelly is flecked with dried mango and juniper barries. It's a touch smoky, with a fainty, fruity lift; I like to break it into tiny pieces and mix it into vanilla ice cream. Kakia is a sweeter 77% bar infused with cardamom and crushed coffee beans."
Sugar Rush: Antidote Chocolate August 2012
"You may find yourself breaking off square after square until the not-so-bitter end."
"For the dark chocolate lover in you or in the ones you love, there may exist a greater gift than to ingest the nutrient-rich power of a goddess, but after tasting this product, I’m hard pressed to imagine what it could be.."
Product Review: Antidote Chocolates March 23, 2012
"Chocoholics are rejoicing amid a proliferation of new scientific evidence showing cocoa may be good for the heart. But most chocolate is packed with calories and unhealthy sugar. A wave of new products with high levels of pure cocoa is being marketed as a way to enjoy chocolate's benefits without empty calories."
Heart Healthy Chocolate: Dark and Bitter Treat March 20, 2012
"There really is no such thing as ‘healthy’ sugar,” notes Antidote founder Red R. Thalhammer, who uses dates to sweeten her company’s 100% raw, organic cocoa Xochipilli bars to increase smoothness and flavor."
Got a Health Complaint? There May Be a Chocolate for That February 14, 2012
"But sometimes just getting through the day requires a meditative Sarah McLachlan sesh and a nightly dose of organic, free-range, Goddess-endorsed, paper-sheathed, raw, adorably designed, empowering chocolate like Antidote, made by incredibly gorgeous chocolatier Red Thalhammer. Am I right, ladies?"
Antidote 77% Cacao Almond + Fennel Bar February 11, 2012
"The chocolate is warm and velvety and the gooseberry and ginger add just a hint of tartness. Delicious and healthy chocolate that I am rationing because I don't want to run out too soon! I will definitely be buying more and SOON!"
Review: Antidote Health Through Pleasure January 31, 2012
"We thought it was the best product we tried at the Chocolate Show in New York City this past November. Red Thalhammer, creator of Antidote Chocolate, is not your average chocolate maker, says her bio. That’s an understatement: She’s not your average gourmet chocolate maker, either. Instead, she’s one of a very small group of chocolate innovators."
The Antidote To Conventional Valentine Chocolate January 31, 2012
"Chocolate or not, it had to be beautiful, not just delicious, sustainable and good for you. Luckily, Antidote hits that mark easily (and the very cool packaging blog TheDieline agrees): each gorgeous label is inspired by a Greek goddess, with vivid colors that reflect the pure quality of its contents. It’s heaven."
Sale Spotlight: Antidote Chocolate January 13, 2012
"Thalhammer’s ultimate goal was to make a bar healthy—and tasty—enough to replace a bagged lunch, one that capitalized on raw cacao’s reputation as an antioxidantpacked superfood."
NOTABLE EDIBLES WINTER 2012: ANTIDOTE CHOCOLATE December 2011
"Read the extraordinary founding story of this 1 year old gourmet, organic, fair trade and vegan chocolate brand that has taken New York City – and undoubtedly soon the world – by storm."
Antidote Health Through Pleasure December 7, 2011
"The bars of chocolate are sectioned off into 10 Antidote “pills,” perfect for popping when you’re feeling agitated, moody or low on energy."
"This newcomer has a concept we hadn’t seen before: a combination of raw and roasted cacao beans in high percentages of cacao (77%, 84% and 100%)."
EVENT: Favorite Finds At The 2011 New York Chocolate Show November 14, 2011
"The newly-launched 100% raw cocoa bars are 'flying off the shelves,' says Antidote founder Red Thalhammer."
The 14th Annual New York Chocolate Show Highlights November 12, 2011
"With a dose of moringa, a centuries-old ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine, raw cacao, and a slew of potent super foods, the motto becomes a mantra."
Queens Uncorked: Antidote Chocolate November 1, 2011
"The team over at Antidote is committed to producing high quality chocolate bars in a variety of unique flavors – perfect for your Halloween weekend indulgence."
Better-For-You Chocolate Halloween Candy October 26, 2011
"As for the very appealing wrappers, that make this a perfect gift, their design is based on artwork of Greek goddesses and aimed at bringing out the inner goddess in all of us women."
Antidote:Raw + Roasted Organic Chocolate, 84% and 100% October 25, 2011
"The hint of juniper was unique and pleasantly so – it conjured up images of trees and the smell of pine cones and pine needles. I like how eating this chocolate was an experience."
Quick Review: Antidote Chocolate October 7, 2011
"Antidote’s tagline is “Health Through Pleasure,” which might as well be my personal motto when it comes to food."
Cacao...tasty health benefits July 28, 2011
Antidote Chocolate's New Flavors July 21, 2011
"Antidote is all about nutrients and they strive to keep them in their chocolate bars! Not only is this chocolate amazingly good for you it tastes great too."
Tasting Notes May 22, 2011
"First and foremost, it tastes delicious, delightful and delectable and I’m Chocolate SNOB!"
She is French: Food for Thought May 15, 2011
"This awesome new chocolate bar caught my eye."
Something to Munch On April 19, 2011
"Antidote Chocolateの協賛によりTibet House’s 21st Annual Benet Concertがカーネギーホールで開催されました。The Roots、Patti Smithをはじめとする豪華アーティストが参加。また、チベットの僧侶たちによるパフォーマンスが行われ、最後には、"
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Happy Valentine's Day! February 2011
"Enter Antidote Chocolate, fabulous combinations of
organic, vegan dark chocolate (also eco!) with insanely awesome ingredients..."
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"They are also infused with moringa, a superfood I was originally introduced to in Rwanda, which is actually given to patients with HIV and has also been cultivated and used medicinally in India for thousands of years to treat over 300 ailments!"
Chocolate Bliss - Part 2 November 18, 2010
"I don't know about healing powers of this cocoa bar. It did soothe my soul."
Kakia the Greek Goddess of Vice November 16, 2010
"Today's choices are more varied than ever, with all sorts of tempting sweet confections from rich truffles to bittersweet bonbons, organic dark chocolate bars to creamy ganaches. These are the fifty best chocolate makers..."
Fifty Best Chocolate November 2010
"We also want to introduce you to one of our favorites, a chocolate that tastes great and is great for you!"
Monday Motivator: We LOVE Chocolate October 18, 2010
Antidote Down Under! August 23, 2011