First-Aid for Holiday Shoppers' Blues

Try a cup of dark chocolate cocoa!

The flavonoids in chocolate help to relax your blood vessels and promote blood flow to tired feet. Encourage your weary customers to sit and relax with a steaming cup of cocoa. Dark chocolate contains about twice as many ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) as milk chocolate to help reduce the negative effects of stress on the body, and cocoa has much less caffeine than coffee.

I like to add a shot of Peppermint syrup to my cocoa or sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top. You may want to consider other flavor additions such as Raspberry, Caramel or Butter Rum.

Stockton Graham & Co. carries several varieties of  Dark Chocolate sauces and cocoa powders. There is even a Monin Sugar Free Dark Chocolate sauce available. Caffe d’Amore and Ghiradelli cocoas are available in bulk as well as retail packaging. 

Laura Heyda
Stockton Graham & Co.