today i want to share with you the story of a family that i know and love. mandy is a homeschooling friend of mine who lives with her husband and three children just outside of nashville. i’ve written about their son before: his name is hunter, who little over a year ago was diagnosed with leukemia.
part of the process of bringing hunter to healing was that his very little sister ronin became his bone marrow donor. this tiny child courageously and selflessly committed to an act which many people avoid, but which saved her brother’s life.
meanwhile, during this ordeal, the baby, drayken, has still needed a mother, still needed a father, and still needed someone to keep him from climbing chairs and kitchen cabinets on his quest for the amazing treats his mother makes for the family.
which brings me to ridiculous chocolate. this is the company that supports this young family. and the chocolate is utterly, ridiculously, fabulous. it also reflects their belief that treats can be healthy and wholesome, while still being TREATS.
Raw Organic Vegan Diabetic Chocolate, so good it's Ridiculous!
You may be asking yourself, how can anything this natural be so healthy and taste so good? We're glad you asked!
Michael and Mandy Jones have a deep passion for healthy, great tasting sweets. After many trial batches, we created what we believe to be a perfect blend of healthy, delicious chocolate. We use only organic and raw ingredients to create this ridiculous treat.
What makes our chocolate so unique?
Well, it's raw (meaning not cooked or heated above 105 degrees and therefore the ingredients all maintain their healthy and lovely beneficial properties), organic (which means the ingredients were grown without using chemicals and pesticides), low glycemic (meaning the sweetener we use, agave nectar, will not make one's blood sugar spike... we have many diabetic customers who say that our product is safe for their diets), and vegan (meaning we don't use any animal products). As a matter of fact, our product only has three ingredients. It's simple. It's delicious. It's "green". And it's good for you!
Our chocolate is sold in ice cream containers and that is appropriate as it must remain in the freezer at all times. But never fear... no thawing is necessary. The product is designed and intended to be eaten directly from the freezer. Just try not to eat it all at once!
ridiculous chocolate has a “green chocolate” commitment, which is reflected in their eco-friendly shipping policy: everything they send you can either be eaten, reused, recycled, or is 100% biodegradable. so readers that are not in the middle TN area, you can have your ridiculous chocolate too!
if you are in middle TN, you can purchase ridiculous chocolate at the roasterie in murfreesboro, TN. you can contact them directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-691-2899 or 615-642-7956. they will have ridiculous chocolates at a few more locations in the area soon, including the nashville farmers market. please, friend them on facebook.
then stop by hunter’s page and wish him the well on this special day: today, hunter is celebrating his re-birthday. this is the day one year ago when he received his sister’s generous gift and began the enormous task of becoming whole again. he’s not completely there yet, but he’s on his way, and his journey has inspired a whole league of people thru his mother’s telling of their story. HAPPY RE-BIRTHDAY, HUNTER! i wish you hearts and stars and rainbows and ninjas and astronauts and legos and the One thru whom all good things are made possible.
*how about a little something extra for this family: do you know an investor who might be interested in getting involved with ridiculous chocolate? how about a local merchant that might want to add ridiculous chocolate to their offerings? you know, even access to a larger commercial kitchen would be a huge help. it’s the time of year when people are in a giving mood—let’s put our heads together and see how we can give ridiculous chocolate a boost!