JOJO's Chocolate "not-so-secret" Ingredient...

JOJO's Chocolate "not-so-secret" Ingredient...

JOJO's Chocolate is more than just a dark chocolate snack, it's a daily indulgence that you can enjoy GUILT-FREE! It's not only a high-quality 70% dark chocolate sourced from Germany, but it's also a locally produced chocolate made right here in our factories in Salt Lake City, UT. But what makes JOJO's Chocolate truly special are the ingredients we have hand selected to help you feel good and kick your sugar cravings with this "not-so-secret" ingredient...HEMP PROTEIN POWDER!

We know, that's a lot of reasons to LOVE JOJO's Chocolate, but you may be wondering, 

"Why does JOJO's put HEMP protein powder in their chocolate?"

Here are 6 reasons why JOJO's Chocolate uses hemp protein powder!

1. Increases Protein Intake

By including JOJO's Chocolate in your everyday diet, essentially you will be increasing your consumption of protein daily! You don't have to be an Olympic athlete, or even very active at all to reap the benefits of protein in your diet. Did you know JOJO's Chocolate is actually the first ever chocolate bar to have added protein powder? Skip the bland and dried out protein bars and go straight for our chocolate bark without feeling guilty! Without protein in your diet, you may experience health issues such problems using weight, feeling fatigue throughout the day, or suffer through mood swings. JOJO's is the perfect midday pick-me-up!

2. Improves Heart Health

Hemp protein actually contains all 21 known amino acids. These are nutrients that are critical to the restoration and repair of your muscle tissue. Hemp protein helps to naturally lower your blood pressure, and contains linolenic acid which some studies suggest helps to prevent coronary disease

3. Decrease Osteoporosis Risk

Hemp protein is high in omega-6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid. Research shows that people who consumed these fatty acids regularly had reduced to no bone loss. Hemp proteins contain good amounts of these essential fatty acids. Consuming a hemp protein rich diet strengthens the bones. The next time you have a craving for sugar, reach for a bar of JOJO's and you won't only be enjoying a full chocolate bar, you'll be helping your bones too! 

4. Cleanses the Colon

Looking for a way to detox your body? Hemp protein powder is rich in soluble and unsolvable fiber. It is a plant-based protein and helps make JOJO's Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight to be dairy free, and vegan friendly! Studies suggest that having fiber in your diet may also help in reducing the risks of colorectal cancer. Did you know that our name comes from Jojo herself! She experienced breast cancer and created JOJO's Chocolate as a way to enjoy a chocolate treat without feeling guilty! She ended up creating her own recipe for dark chocolate with protein powder, and today shares that recipe with you!

5. Reduces Sugar Cravings

(Yes, it's our favorite reason...) Hemp protein powder reduces sugar cravings!! JOJO's Chocolate is your daily indulgence that was created in order for you to kick your cravings! That's why we've done our research to find the best protein to add to our dark chocolate. Hemp proteins contain nutrients which help reduce sugar cravings. Dietary fiber present in hemp proteins is both filling and helps in the management of blood glucose, which for those suffering with diabetes or trying to control their blood sugar levels can be vital to their health. By keeping your glucose levels steady, you can avoid energy crashes and aren’t as likely to crave sugar to fill the void. Did you know, we've put 7 bars of dark chocolate in each bag of JOJO's so you can kick your sugar cravings everyday.

6. Boosts the Immune System

Hemp proteins contain the globular plant proteins albumin and edestin. They help in the formation of antibodies and enzymatic activities in the blood plasma. Globular proteins are vital for powerful immunity. Albumin and edestin proteins are highly digestible and are vital to building up a strong immunity against sickness and disease. The next time you want to help a friend who is sick, bring them flowers and JOJO's Chocolate so they can reap all the benefits an enjoyments of good health and wellness!

JOJO's Hot Coco!

JOJO's Hot Coco!

Today we are sharing our favorite hot coco recipe using our 70% Dark Chocolate Baking Bars with added protein powder, our erythritol/stevia blend and our organic cacao powder! Kick off the holiday season right by kicking those sugar cravings early this season. Share a cup of JOJO's hot coco with your friends and family, and be the talk of the party!



  1. Add milk to a large mug and microwave for 1 minute. Alternatively, add to a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once milk is warm, add cacao powder, erythritol, maple syrup, spice, and whisk to combine.
  3. Put back in microwave or continue cooking on stovetop until completely combined and has reached your preferred temperature.

5 Ways Pistachios are Actually Good for Your Health

5 Ways Pistachios are Actually Good for Your Health

Pistachios. We love these little green nuts, and you should too. Why? Besides being super tasty and easy to snack on, pistachios provide health benefits by the handful. Here are 5 ways pistachios are actually good for your health (and why they are even better in Dark Chocolate)...

5 ways pistachios are actually good for your health

  1. Pistachios can help with weight management
    Often called the “skinny nut”,  pistachios are a tasty snack to help you feel satisfied and more able to resist junk food. They are high in fiber, which can make you feel fuller for longer in between meals. A diet full of fiber rich foods is excellent in triggering weight loss and key to resisting weight gain, as fiber promotes an active digestive system & healthy gut. This nut is also rich in minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, and essential vitamins contributing to your overall health.

  2. Low in Calories, High in Protein
    A one ounce serving of pistachios (approximately 49 pistachio kernels) contains 160 calories and 6 grams of protein. They contain a higher amount of protein in comparison with other nuts such as cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, and walnuts! Eating protein-rich foods is important for staying satiated and kicking your cravings for sweets. (Also, one of the lowest calorie nuts next to pistachios are almonds - which are both found in JOJO’s Chocolate Bark!)

  3. May Improve Cholesterol
    Pistachios contain healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats but are free of trans fat and cholesterol. Research shows that pistachios can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL), which in turn lowers the risk for heart disease. Eating good fat is essential to our overall heart health, revs up our metabolism, and helps us burn fat on our body more efficiently.

  4. Supports Eye Health 
    Pistachios are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of carotenoids known as lutein and zeaxanthin. (1) Lutein, an antioxidant found in green and yellow vegetables, is also found in pistachios. This antioxidant has been widely studied and shown to support eye health, and pistachios have more lutein in them than any other nut.

  5. Dark Chocolate and Pistachios
    Now combine the power of pistachios with the myriad of health benefits in JOJO’s Dark Chocolate, and you’ve got a heart healthy treat. Then the addition of almonds, cranberries, and protein powder provide rich flavor and texture that your taste buds will love. You can indulge in our Dark Chocolate Bark each and every day, entirely guilt-free!