As a diabetic, I am constantly looking for products that satiate the palate that won’t make my blood sugar go crazy. While I don’t have much of a sweet palate, I do enjoy sweets/desserts on occasion, especially if it’s something worthwhile and delicious.
I was introduced to Dateolate by Sweet Saffron earlier this year, and immediately fell in love with it. These chocolates are handcrafted by chocolatier Roya Javaherchi, and sweetened only using dates. These exquisite chocolates are made with 90% dates (date paste) and 10% authentic dark/milk chocolate coating, which means they provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in every bite. Each piece of chocolate clocks in at only 40 calories, and I find that one or two pieces of these delicious date-filled chocolates is more than enough to satisfy my cravings.
Roya was raised in a culture where sweet treats were always at the center of every family gathering. Both her grandmothers were exceptionally talented bakers, and excelled at creating all sorts of homemade pastries and confections. This inspired Roya to pursue a degree in Food Science Engineering, which eventually led her to a position with Golestan-Kayla Company, a well-known producer, manufacturer, and distributor of saffron, tea, dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate.
After moving to the United States and completing her master’s degree, Roya realized her dream of actuating her own business focused on utilizing “nature’s sweet”, or dates, as an ingredient which has always been at the center of her family’s Persian traditions.
Roya’s passion to create delectable, delicious, and healthy alternatives to unnatural, sugary products has been realized in Dateolate, her line of natural confections steeped in the ancient traditions of her culture.
Since discovering this incredible product and singing its praises, everyone who has tasted them has raved about them. Even high school friends who live in different states have ordered, received their shipments, and can’t wait to order again. These confections are perfect for special occasions, but I don’t need a reason to indulge. These chocolates encapsulates a perfect end to any day, when you desire something sweet, but don’t want anything too heavy. Try these delicious chocolates for yourself!