Chocolate and Peppermint – A Yummy and Healthy Combo!

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Two of my most favorite ingredients — chocolate and peppermint – are great together during the holidays or any time of year. We are so lucky that Hill & Valley have put this beautiful combination together in their Sugar Free Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. While you enjoy these yummy cookies – and yes they taste as good as they sound — your body will love these health benefits:

  • Chocolate may be able to join the fight against diabetes. A small Italian study from 2005 found that consuming chocolate regularly increases insulin sensitivity, which reduces diabetes risk.
  • Peppermint and chocolate seem to help boost your mood and make you less stressed. And, some even report increased alertness and enhance your memory. We all need this during the busy holiday season and beyond.
  • The most touted health benefit from chocolate is being heart healthy. It helps lower the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, which decreases your risk of heart disease.

About the Author:

Jane Reinhardt-Martin, RDNJane Reinhardt-Martin, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for more than 25 years and author of two books: Flax Your Way to Better Health and The Amazing Flax Cookbook. She maintains a thriving practice in Moline, Illinois.


  • Dorothy Saller

    Hi, I love your products. I have an intolerance to refined sugar and by finding your products I’ve been able to have products that I haven’t had for over 28 years. My intolerance started when I was pregnant with my oldest son. When I lived in Branson, MO I found sugar-free coffee cake and I believe it was from your company but I don’t see it on your list. Maybe I was wrong but if not please tell me if they are available and where in the greater Kansas City, MO.

    • Anna Renkosiak
      Anna Renkosiak

      Dorothy–Hill & Valley use to make two flavors of coffee cake but stopped producing that in December, 2012. So sorry, but it is no longer available. Be sure to check out our products page and discover a new favorite!

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