Frequently asked questions

FlavaNaturals® Brand

What is FlavaNaturals®?

FlavaNaturals® is a line of delicious chocolate products that provide unmatched levels of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols to help you feel great from the inside out. Our products include FlavaBar®, chocolate bars with over 500mg of cocoa flavanols, and FlavaMix®, a drinking chocolate supplement with 900mg of cocoa flavanols per serving.

I already eat dark chocolate. So I must be getting plenty of flavanols already, right?

Probably not. Cocoa flavanol levels vary from bean to bean and are both extremely sensitive and mostly destroyed by conventional chocolate processing. You would have to eat 5 typical dark chocolate bars (~900 calories) to get the same amount of cocoa flavanols found in just a single chocolate FlavaBar® (170 to 190 calories) and approximately 9 traditional dark chocolate bars (~1,600 calories) to get the same amount of cocoa flavanols in a single serving of FlavaMix®.

Why do FlavaNaturals® chocolates contain several times the flavanols of standard dark chocolates and cocoa powders?

FlavaNaturals® achieves unmatched flavanol concentrations per serving by starting with some of the highest flavanol beans on the planet and then by preserving flavanols with natural and proprietary preparation methods. Flavanol levels in cocoa beans can vary by as much as tenfold from pod to pod so it is critical that we search out only the most premium beans for FlavaNaturals® products. And while cocoa flavanols are almost completely destroyed by conventional chocolate processing, we are committed to holding onto every precious flavanol through a protected method of fermentation, roasting, and handling.

Can I be sure FlavaBars® and FlavaMix® have the listed amount of flavanols?

FlavaBars® and FlavaMix® go through comprehensive testing to ensure that that each batch contains the listed amount of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols.

Where do you source the cocoa beans for FlavaNaturals®?

FlavaMix® and FlavaBar® are made from some of the best, premium cocoa beans in the world. The locations of our cocoa bean sources are proprietary but we can tell you that close partnerships with local farmers are essential. These partnerships assure the most favorable growing conditions as well as the selection of only the finest and fresh cocoa beans.

Does high flavanol content change the flavor?

The flavor of FlavaNaturals® chocolate products is authentic and reflects the indulgent and rich flavors of traditional cocoa and chocolate. This is because FlavaNaturals® chocolate and cocoa powders only contain nutrients naturally present in chocolate.

Are FlavaBars® and FlavaMix® fortified?

No. All cocoa flavanols in FlavaNaturals® products are naturally preserved using our protected bean-to-bar and bean-to-powder production methods.

How do you pronounce Flava?

Flava rhymes with “Have a”. Use #havaflava to share your Flava experience online. We can’t wait to see your smoothies and hear about your flavanol fueled achievements!

Cocoa Flavanol Health Benefits

What are cocoa flavanols?

Flavanols are plant-based antioxidants found naturally in tea, blueberries, red wine, apples and cocoa. Cocoa flavanols are a highly unique blend of phytonutrients that can only be found in the cocoa bean and, when proper care is taken, are present in both chocolate and cocoa. Scientific research has demonstrated that Cocoa flavanols support healthy circulation and the delivery of nutrients and oxygen from head to toe.*

How do cocoa flavanols support my health?

Cocoa flavanols work with your body to support healthy blood flow and improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.* Good circulation of oxygen and nutrients supports brain, heart & skin health.* For more information on the scientific research conducted with cocoa flavanols visit CocoaFlavanolScience.com.

How strong is the scientific evidence supporting cocoa flavanol health benefits?

Dozens of placebo-controlled clinical studies at prestigious research institutions, including Columbia and Harvard University, have demonstrated the remarkable benefits of daily cocoa flavanol consumption on circulation, brain, heart, and skin health.* For more information on the scientific research conducted with cocoa flavanols please visit CocoaFlavanolScience.com.

How many milligrams of cocoa flavanols per day are needed to support my health?

Clinical studies suggest that daily cocoa flavanol consumption between 500mg and 1,000mg supports circulation and promotes brain, heart, and skin health.* For more information on this scientific research visit CocoaFlavanolScience.com.

Is it important to consume cocoa flavanols daily?

Cocoa flavanols’ impact on blood-vessel function and blood flow has both a short-term effect that peaks about 2 hours after consumption and a longer-term benefit that builds with daily consumption.* So, there are significant short-term benefits of consuming cocoa flavanols, but consider daily use for best results.

Is there a maximum daily intake recommendation for cocoa flavanols?

No. There is no restriction on the intake of naturally occurring cocoa flavanols. Clinical studies have shown that the human body excretes flavanol excesses in an entirely natural way.

Product Related Questions

FlavaBar®

What are FlavaBars®?

FlavaBars® are delicious chocolate bars available in 5 mouth-watering flavors. Each FlavaBar® contains 500mg of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols, 5X the cocoa flavanols in a typical dark chocolate bar. All FlavaBar® ingredients are natural and real.

How many calories are in a FlavaBar®?

There are 170 to 210 calories in a single FlavaBar®. It would take 5 regular chocolate bars (almost 900 calories!) to get the same amount of cocoa flavanols in a single FlavaBar®.

How many cocoa flavanols are in a FlavaBar®?

A single bar or serving has 500 mg of cocoa flavanols, 5X the cocoa flavanols in a typical dark chocolate bar.

What are the recommended temperatures for storing FlavaBars®?

We recommend storing FlavaBars® between 50F – 68F with below 70% humidity. That said, there is no harm in keeping FlavaBars® in the refrigerator if you prefer your chocolate cold or want to avoid melting in the summer.

Are FlavaBars® gluten free? Non-GMO? Kosher? Vegetarian friendly?

FlavaBars® do not contain gluten or GMO ingredients but at this time are not certified to be gluten-free or non-GMO by a third party. FlavaBars® are also certified kosher and are vegetarian friendly.

What are the allergens in FlavaBars®?

Allergens vary by product flavor. All bars contain soy and may contain milk, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat. See specific packaging for full product information.

What is soy lecithin?

Soy lecithin is a natural emulsifier (helps keep ingredients together). For example, egg yolks are the emulsifier in mayonnaise.

FlavaMix® Supplement

What is FlavaMix®?

FlavaMix® is a drinking chocolate supplement, delivering 900mg of naturally preserved cocoa flavanols per serving, a portion carefully selected after a thorough review of clinical studies measuring flavanol impact on brain, heart, and skin health.*

What makes FlavaMix® different from other drinking chocolates?

FlavaMix® delivers 8X the cocoa flavanol concentration of traditional cocoa powders and 9X the cocoa flavanols of a typical dark chocolate bar.

Should I add a sweetener to FlavaMix®?

FlavaMix® is intentionally unsweetened so you can control the amount and type of sweetener you choose to add. Some people add organic sugar, others prefer natural sweeteners such as honey, some choose sugar substitutes, and still others prefer no sweetener at all.

What are some ideas of how to best enjoy FlavaMix®?

FlavaMix® is the perfect add-in to smoothies, coffee, milk or water. So get started - try a FlavaMix® smoothie, cafémocha, hot cocoa or chocolate milk. Some people also enjoy adding FlavaMix® to their oatmeal or yogurt.

Can FlavaMix® be combined with hot or warm liquids without compromising flavanol levels?

FlavaMix® can generally be added to hot or warm liquids with no material loss in cocoa flavanols. However, cocoa flavanols are sensitive to extended exposure to heat so it is best to add FlavaMix® to hot liquids after they have already been heated.

How is FlavaMix® supplement regulated?

FlavaMix® is a supplement and is therefore regulated by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Regulations govern supplement manufacturing, labeling and marketing. The FDA also has inspection authority to ensure quality throughout the manufacturing process, under the agency’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Is FlavaMix® gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO, kosher, vegetarian friendly?

FlavaMix® does not contain gluten or GMO ingredients but at this time is not certified to be gluten-free or non-GMO by a third party. FlavaMix® is certified kosher and is vegetarian friendly.

Is FlavaMix® alkalized similar to many other cocoa powders?

No, FlavaMix® is NON-ALKALIZED. We forgo the chemical processing typical of standard cocoa powders. Avoiding this chemical process helps us preserve flavanols and maintain our preference for all natural ingredients.

Ordering, Delivery and Returns

Where can I buy FlavaBar® and FlavaMix®?

You can order FlavaBars® and FlavaMix® at www.FlavaNaturals.com. FlavaNaturals® products will soon be available on Amazon and on chocolate, nutrition bar and supplement shelves near you.

Is there a benefit to automatic delivery with Subscriptions?

Yes, automatic deliveries are the most efficient and cost-effective way to purchase FlavaNaturals® products, and the best value. But remember – scientific studies have shown extended benefits of daily intake.... so try not to eat or drink it all on the first day.

What is your return policy?

We take great care in preparing FlavaNaturals® products and want to make sure you receive products in fresh condition. If the product you received is defective or if you have any concerns with your order, please email us at orders@FlavaNaturals.com within 30 days of receipt for either a product exchange or full refund. If a refund is requested, a credit will be applied to your credit card within 10 days of receipt (shipping and handling not included).

How can I change or cancel my order placed on the FlavaNaturals® website?

Please contact FlavaNaturals® Customer Care at 1-800 –XXX-XXXX immediately if you need to change or cancel an order. Please note that orders are shipped quickly after they are received so it may not always be possible to cancel.

How can I track my order?

A tracking number will be emailed to you after your order is shipped. Simply click on the link and it will take you to carriers website with tracking information.

Do you ship internationally?

Unfortunately, FlavaNaturals® does not ship internationally at this time.


Will I have to sign for my package

We do not require a signature to accept FlavaNaturals® deliveries so your product will generally be left at your doorstep. However, there are occasions when the delivery driver, at his or her discretion, may select this option.

Do you ship to PO boxes?

Yes, our carriers CAN ship to PO boxes.

*FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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