Who we are...
Well + Happy are the makers behind guilt free indulgence and we lovingly craft raw, artisanal, handmade chocolate bars - which are free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar and soy. Our products however, are not free from great taste and luxurious indulgence. Everything we produce is 'raw', meaning it is not heated above a certain temperature. This means that our chocolate maintains all of the rich goodness and minerals derived from the cacao plant.
Why raw chocolate...
Raw chocolate is abundant in antioxidants, helps raise your magnesium levels - something many of us are deficient in - and increases the happy chemicals in your brain. Raw cacao is rich in theobromine, which elevates the 'feel good' receptors and it also increases our serotonin levels - which is why chocolate literally makes us feel so happy. Having it raw increases these tenfold, ensuring you get all of the natural goodness from the plant itself.... more on the amazingness of raw chocolate below
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Why Well + Happy raw chocolate?...
All this - teamed with the fact that Well + Happy bars are made with organic, ethically sourced ingredients and are also refined sugar, dairy, gluten and soy free, make for so many reasons to eat more raw chocolate.
Plus we're all about fusing our good food, with positive vibes. Each bar comes with its own positive and inspiring message to brighten your day too!
Where we are currently...
We currently stock wholesale chocolate at a number of independent cafes, some small chain retailers and fitness centres across the UK and also online at our shop and through other online selling platforms. But we want to take Well + Happy to the next step.
We want to reach more wholesalers and make sure that Well + Happy is a raw chocolate bar that is much more readily available across the UK and even globally too. We want to introduce a monthly chocolate club, for our online shoppers to enjoy Well + Happy goodies on a monthly basis and we want to grow our product range too. We have some extremely exciting ideas for new flavours and new products - but we need your help to make Well + Happy a huge success.
How you can help...
We're hoping you can help us to scale our offering to a bigger, wider reach. With your help, securing £15,000 will allow us to...
- Purchase commercial chocolate equipment to help us to ensure demand is achieved
- Perfect our packaging - making it more eco-friendly and more beautiful
- Obtain our organic certification
- Create a bigger and better online platfo rm - allowing you to opt for a monthly chocolate membership, to join a chocolate tasting club and to receive exclusive chocolate bars delivered to your door
- Bring you new flavours... we're working on some mega exciting new recipes and a line of chocolates SO special that you wont believe your eyes when they launch... but in order to launch them - we need your help to hit our target!
And just to recap on how amazing raw chocolate is...
Raw chocolate is a chocolatiers way of processing pure cacao - without heating and destroying the nutrients. This means that all of the nutrients and health benefits from the cacao plant are retained and delivered to you in a delicious bar... and there are plenty of health benefitting reasons to get chomping. Here we're sharing the top 3!
MAGNESIUM - raw chocolate is full of it. A mineral which most of us are lacking from our diets - its essential for supporting our nervous system, helping us restore and repair after exercise, great for energy production and amazing to help regulate the glands which control sleeping patterns too.
Abundant is the mighty raw chocolate bar in ANTIOXIDANTS. These antioxidants help to lower our blood pressure, increase our good cholesterol and contribute to healthy skin and hair.
Raw chocolate increases HAPPY VIBES. Yup!... Eat your PEA's! Cacao contains a compound called phenylethylamine - which is named PEA for short. This compound helps to elevate our mood and energy levels. Its actually the chemical produced naturally in our body when we fall in love. Raw chocolate also contains SEROTONIN, as well as chemicals which boost the body’s natural production of serotonin - and its this chemical which increases and enhances our mood and ability to fend off stress.
Its now been proven that over 90% of our bodies serotonin recpetors are found in our stomachs, so it makes sense that eating well makes us happy - and thats why we love what we do, bringing you all happiness through food!
If you’re not able to contribute with a pledge, but love what we’re doing, please help us get the word out! Shout about us on instagram (@wellandhappy ) twitter (@wellandhappy) and Facebook (@wellandhappy), whatsapp the link to your friends, forward the email it to your colleagues and talk about it with your loved ones. Feel free to get in touch, we love talking all things chocolate... and of course if you have any reward ideas that arent currently on here - please shout... we're very accomodating :-)
THANK YOU - From the team of happiness infused chocolate makers :-)