Our name Kokoh is derived from the Mayan ‘kukuh’ drink, an ancient drink regularly given to warriors before they went to battle, providing them with long lasting nourishment. This is one of the earliest known uses of cocoa as an ingredient. This drink was very bitter, the Maya would vary the flavour with the addition of forest honey, chilli, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg.
As once quoted by a Spanish observer:
“This drink is the healthiest thing, and the greatest sustenance of anything you could drink in the world, because he who drinks a cup of this liquid, no matter how far he walks, can go a whole day without eating anything else.”
Many people crave chocolate and avoid it because they assume that it is fattening and unhealthy. Although a lot of chocolate products are unhealthy and calories dense, it is due to the addition of substances such as sugar and not to the cocoa itself. In fact, cocoa powder, which comes from the cocoa bean, is highly nutritious, and beneficial to our health. Cocoa provides a wealth of antioxidants, protein and fibre.
Eating chocolate is often associated with happiness and celebrations, and studies have proved that consuming chocolate can help improve your mood, making you feel calmer and more content. Dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that create feelings of pleasure.
So all our Kokoh Chocolate creations emphasis the nutritional power of cocoa using finest quality, pure and natural ingredients that are beneficial to our well being. So we can enjoy chocolate as a healthy additional to our daily diet.