Chocolate 5018 is back at Bastille Festival !
Chocolate 5018 is a boutique handmade chocolate manufacturer from Adelaide. Chocolate 5018 is at Bastille Festival for the 6th year celebration the Food Wine Art Revolution at Circular Quay foreshore.
Chocolate 5018’s luscious chocolate creations combine a rich blend of the finest Belgian couverture chocolates and exquisite ingredients. Each piece is designed and handcrafted at our boutique chocolate factory as a result of countless tastings by the creators.
In our tremendous and sensory stimulating chocolates, only the finest ingredients are used, such as organic freeze-dried fruits, nuts, spices, edible flowers or 23-carat gold. If you are looking for classic delectable flavours with an unexpected twist, taste our wine-matching selection, coffee collection or wedding varieties.
Why chocolate is good for you ?
Chocolate is many people’s favourite vice – but if the latest evidence is to be believed, the last thing you should feel when you secretly tuck into hunk of chocolate is guilty.
Scientists have revealed that eating chocolate – in reasonable amounts – makes you feel emotionally better and so improves the smooth running of your body’s endorphins. It even protects against heart disease. So here we tell you all you need to know and reveal why we should all, occasionally, indulge in a sweet treat…
Chocolate makes you live longer. Researchers at Harvard University in the U.S. studied 8,000 men for 65 years and found that those who ate modest amounts of chocolate up to three times a month, lived almost a year longer than those who didn’t eat any.
They concluded that this is likely to be due to the fact that cocoa contains antioxidants called polyphenols, also found in red wine, which prevent the oxidation of harmful cholesterol.
Antioxidants are also known to protect against cancer.
Chocolate is good for stress. This is thought to be because it contains valeric acid, which is a relaxant and tranquilliser. Also, the sugar in chocolate may reduce stress – sugar has been shown to have a calming and pain-relieving effect on babies and animals because sweet tastes activate the opiate-like substances in our brain.
We all know that chocolate makes us feel better. There are a number of scientific reasons for this. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves, making us feel calm. Most of the time our brains are dominated by beta waves – normal waking frequency. When our brain activity slows to alpha waves, we experience a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation. Also, because most of us find eating chocolate so pleasurable, we release endorphins (also released during sex) in the brain. These have similar pharmacological actions as morphine, acting as pain-relievers and giving us a sense of wellbeing.
Chocolate could boost concentration. This can occur, for example, if you eat it mid-afternoon, when blood sugar levels get a bit low. Chocolate has a reasonably low glycaemic index (GI), which means it gives long-lasting energy because it doesn’t raise blood sugar too quickly.
For example, a typical bar of chocolate has a GI of 70 compared with 73 for a bowl of cornflakes. This means a chocolate bar will keep you going for longer. Also, chocolate is a good source of chromium, which helps control blood sugar because it is involved in making glucose available in the body.
Keep clam and eat chocolate at BASTILLE FESTIVAL 2018, 12,13,14 and 15 July in Customs House Village.