How have you been doing?
Chocolate Monggo’s favourite day of the year is finally here! With half of 2020 behind us, it’s no lie that this has been a challenging year for each and every one of us. Hopefully, we are able to make this an experience we can learn from and be better prepared for in the future. Meanwhile, let’s celebrate International Chocolate Day 2020 with some latest news from us!
COVID-19, vitamin D and Chocolate
Did you hear about the recent study reporting that vitamin D levels are severely low in the elderly, who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection? Our bodies normally make vitamin D with exposure to sunlight, so those stuck at home, the elderly are at higher risk for deficiency. Vitamin D is also linked to proper immune functioning.
Despite there being no official consensus that vitamin D can prevent the coronavirus, it’s no doubt that vitamin D is an essential component for our bodies to be nutritionally balanced. So if you or your loved ones aren’t getting enough sun, be sure to supplement with tablets, fatty fish or foods fortified with vitamin D, like milk or cereal.
Best part? In addition to supplementing, you can find vitamin D in dark chocolate! Okay, you’d need to eat 2 bars a day for the recommended daily dose, but don’t we all love some guilt-free snacking of rectangular goodness? It’s healthy after all!
Monggo’s newest chocolate biscuits: Meet the Mellow Cake!
Think marshmallow… but enveloped in a thin layer of rich dark chocolate, milk chocolate, matcha chocolate and rosella chocolate. A soft bite on the outside, before the soft, gooey sweetness bursts into your mouth. Best enjoyed with a warm, snuggly cup of tea. The Mellow Cake is going to be hard to put down, so don’t say we didn’t alert you with this deliciousness warning!
Monggo’s commitment to help: Happy Chickens, Happy Eggs
Photo by Handsome Brook Farm/Michael George
We work with local Javanese farmers (Galaksi Telur Organik) that supply us the free-range or cage-free and organic eggs that we use for our cakes and cookies. Chickens that are allowed to roam have a better quality of life, and yield better eggs too. Not to mention that they are far less likely to carry disease because they are not all squished together in one large cage! We are glad that there are highly committed NGOs like the Animal Friends Jogja, who are raising awareness of such issues, so change animal farming practices for the better!
Thank you for your support
The best way to celebrate World Chocolate Day is… yes, by eating chocolate! Every purchase of Monggo Chocolate not only helps to support all our staff, but our continued efforts to bring you the finest chocolate in Indonesia. Send us a message to get some chocolate right now!
Don’t forget to stay safe, healthy and happy.