The Health Benefits of Hot Cocoa

You knew that hot cocoa was a delicious way to treat yourself, but did you also know that it's good for you? Here are just some of the health benefits you'll find in every cup of Best Friends Cocoa.

100% Natural Ingredients

All four of our delicious flavors are made with 100% natural ingredients. You won't find any artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors, ever.

Low in Calories, Fat and Sugar

Unlike most other hot cocoa/hot chocolate drinks that require additional milk or cream to get their rich, chocolatey flavor, Best Friends Cocoa is formulated to mix with just hot water. It's also made with less sugar than other brands. So you can have all the rich, chocolatey taste you want with just 110 calories per 6-ounce serving, and just one gram of fat. This makes Best Friends Cocoa a great alternative to heavy desserts.

High in Antioxidants

A 2003 study at Cornell University shows that cocoa has "nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea." The report also states that "high content of compounds called phenolic phytochemicals, or flavonoids, indicating the presence of known antioxidants that can stave off cancer, heart disease and other ailments."

Good Source of Protein and Calcium

Because we make our Best Friends Cocoa with nonfat dry milk instead of the whey that many other hot cocoas use, our cocoa provides 4 grams of protein per serving, and 15% of the RDA of calcium. This makes Best Friends Cocoa a great way to sneak more calcium into your childrens' diets.

Kosher Certified and Nut Allergen Free

Best Friends Cocoa is Kosher certified by KVH (Rabbinical Council of New England). Get some for your next Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Purim party, or your Temple's kitchen. You can also rest easy knowing that Best Friends Cocoa has no nut products, nor is it produced on shared machinery with nut products. It is, however, produced in a building where nuts may be stored.

99% Caffeine Free

Like all hot cocoa mixes, Best Friends Cocoa is 99.9% caffeine free. This makes it a great after-dinner drink; try it with one of your favorite liqueurs!