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Have a Bite

Aug 26, 2015 03:33PM ● Published by Dia

When a dessert is touted as healthy, it sounds suspicious. Dessert is usually a calorie-packed indulgence of sugar, butter and lots of other bad-for-you ingredients. But not Bliss Bites. These glorious little gems, defined as “artisan gourmet superfood desserts,” are perfectly good for you. And they’re perfectly tasty, too.

They look like mini frosted cupcakes, but unlike most prepackaged desserts, Bliss Bites are free of preservatives, additives, and artificial colors and flavors. They’re also gluten- free, dairy-free and vegan, containing no grains or animal products. They’re the real deal: a nutritious dessert you can feel good about enjoying.

We got to sample all six mouthwatering flavors: Caramel Pecan Turtle, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Dark Chocolate Coconut, German Chocolate Haystack, Mint Chocolate and Orange Lavender. We gravitated toward the Caramel Pecan Turtle, which is chewy and rich like a brownie, and studded with small flecks of pecan. Two new seasonal flavors, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin, will be released this fall.

Bliss Bites are sized just right to pop in your mouth, but they’re best savored in small nibbles with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. They’re dense, flavorful and filling. All you need is one to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But, if you want to indulge in more than one, you won’t ruin your diet. These tiny treats are made with all natural, whole-food ingredients such as coconut oil, hemp hearts, goji berries, and raw organic cacao, which is the only known source of anandamide, a.k.a. the bliss chemical. When you eat it, you naturally feel happy.

These ingredients, when put together to create Bliss Bites, not only taste great, but they do great things for your body. Simply by enjoying dessert you can improve your immune system, balance your blood sugar and even enhance your libido. It was love at first bite for us, and the fact that these treats are chockfull of so many health benefits is like icing on the cake. Or goji berries in the Bite.

Sherry Lee White is the woman behind Bliss Bites. She’s the founder of Fork That Foods, which produces the treats. Just a few years ago, White was clinically depressed and facing life in a wheelchair. She didn’t want to go down that path, so she revamped her life. She changed what she ate and her health improved. White started teaching at hospitals and health fairs, sharing the news that “healthy can be yummy,” as she puts it.

And so Bliss Bites were born. You can purchase them online, at Fork That Foods’ kitchen (it’s located in the 280 Sports Complex in Southlake), and at several spots around town: Nekter and RE:defined Coffee House in Grapevine, as well as various yoga studios and gyms.

Depending on whom you’re sharing with, you can get Bliss Bites in a variety of sizes: individually or in two-packs, four- packs and 12-packs. When refrigerated, they’re shelf stable for eight months – if they last that long. When you come across a dessert that’s enjoyable and nourishing, you’re smart to seize that sweet.


BLISS BITES

280 Commerce St., Southlake 844.328.4277 BlissBites.co

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