After eighteen years of working within the fast-paced trend trade left her rife with exhaustion, anxiousness, irritation and sickness, Candice Puthawala walked away—and healed herself with chocolate. Her model, Magnificence Bar Chocolate, was based throughout her time at culinary college, when her meditation observe guided her to create her personal model of sugar-free wellness chocolate that balances hormones, relieves stress and restores your pure glow. Full of premium substances comparable to pearl collagen, rhodiola and monkfruit—a creamy plant-based sweetener that doesn’t intrude with blood sugar ranges—a number of squares of Magnificence Bar Chocolate every day guarantees “peace, focus and glowing pores and skin”, as Puthawala’s motto goes. Regardless of a current partnership with Free Folks and a enterprise projected to triple in measurement over the subsequent few months, the licensed holistic well being coach continues to supply each bar of chocolate with care, transport a thousand bars throughout the nation and all over the world every month from her kitchen in Santa Monica.
“In trend, it’s all about magnificence from the skin, however I used to be struggling a lot on the within with irritation, autoimmune illnesses and anxiousness and I knew this couldn’t be my life,” she stated. Puthawala took issues into her personal arms, enrolling within the Institute for Integrative Vitamin and curing her candida, thyroid points and adrenal fatigue by eradicating sugar from her weight-reduction plan. “I added collagen and adaptogens to my weight-reduction plan and deal with magnificence from the within out, whereas realizing that not one of the sugar-free chocolate I discovered in well being meals shops tasted good,” she stated. Together with her background in trend and gross sales, Puthawala got down to create a product to assist folks really feel higher. Impressed by the fragile prints on the cleaning soap packing containers she noticed on her earlier journeys to Paris, she introduced her visible experience from trend to design a classic but fashionable aesthetic to convey that chocolate could be stunning and good for you.
The most important false impression within the wellness world, in keeping with Puthawala, is that wellness is just for wealthy folks. “Wellness isn’t just for the elite, it may be so simple as consuming nourishing entire meals,” she says, including that the overconsumption of well being fads can generally trigger different points. Her favourite wholesome behavior? Switching out her 2pm espresso behavior for 1-Three squares of Magnificence Bar Chocolate and a few natural tea.
Since Magnificence Bar Chocolate’s launch in January 2018, curiosity in Puthawala’s product has skyrocketed, and a brand new CBD wellness chocolate product is within the works. “Many shoppers have informed me that they haven’t been in a position to take pleasure in chocolate in years due to the widespread substances that may set off well being issues,” she stated, including that she hopes to teach folks about sugar’s detrimental results on the physique, and the truth that prime quality, thoughtfully produced chocolate could be wholesome. At some wellness occasions, Puthawala holds “chocolate meditations” akin to cacao ceremonies, by which individuals merely enable a sq. of chocolate to soften on their tongue, really feel grounded, benefit from the taste and regain mindfulness whereas being energized by the excessive cacao content material of Magnificence Bar Chocolate. “Chocolate makes folks so blissful,” she stated. “I had no concept.”