National Hot Chocolate Day to be Celebrated by Connecticut-based Business on January 31

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Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31, with a mug of hot cocoa and deliciously creative recipes inspired by the Connecticut-based hot cocoa company, Bare Life, using their award-winning plant-based hot cocoa mix.

The distinctive and delicious hot cocoa mix is organic, paleo, vegan, plant-based and free from gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar and corn. Bare Life is made with five naturally simple, kosher and allergen-friendly ingredients - organic coconut milk powder, organic coconut sugar, organic unsweetened cacao, organic ground vanilla beans and Himalayan salt. The signature hot cocoa mix is made without any preservatives or fillers and is sustainably sourced from socially conscious producers.

Bare Life's story began in a doctor's office. Founder of Bare Life, Ali Lazowski, had been experiencing prolonged exhaustion, migraines, joint aches and pain after eating, and desperately searched for answers why. She discovered she lives with several chronic illnesses and found that eating allergen-friendly foods made a huge improvement in how she felt.

Lazowski grew frustrated with the lack of food and beverages available for people who live with allergen sensitives and dietary restrictions, which inspired her to take matters into her own hands. The original coconut hot cocoa recipe was made in her own kitchen, leading to the creation of Bare Life.

"Bare Life was created for the millions of people, like myself, with allergen sensitivities, who want to be able to enjoy tasty foods that fit their dietary needs and lifestyle. I hope by creating and sharing recipes made from our signature hot cocoa, we are inspiring hope for customers with allergen sensitivities, and bringing more joy back to their diet," says Lazowski.

Recipes Beyond the Mug - The coconut hot cocoa mix has powered innovative recipes which have also helped to earn Bare Life a growing following of enthusiastic customers. Recipes range from a French Toast Bake to Mug Cake, Brownie Bites to Protein Muffins, and Pancakes to Fudgesicles.

Each mouthwatering recipe is labeled on Bare Life's website to indicate which dietary restrictions and allergens it accommodates and provides simple ingredient swaps. All recipes include ingredients, necessary cooking equipment, instructions and helpful cooking tips.

Bare Life's Instagram shares new hot cocoa inspired recipes each month, which has encouraged customers to create recipes of their own. The crave-worthy recipes created by customers are re-shared on Bare Life's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to continue inspiring customers to get creative with their plant-based coconut hot cocoa.

All of Bare Life's delicious recipes made using their signature coconut hot cocoa are shared on the company's website, and can be found on Bare Life's Instagram via their "Recipes" story highlight.

Free Your Food Initiative - Helping customers free their food has been Bare Life's mission from the start, which involves leveraging the healing power of naturally simple allergen-friendly foods and ingredients. Bare Life has taken the time to source the highest quality organic and kosher ingredients, without any preservatives, to create a simple and delicious treat that supports a clean diet.

Finding that a naturally simple allergen-friendly diet is essential to health and well-being, Bare Life began using the #FreeYourFood hashtag on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to connect them to a larger audience of clean-food lovers, and to help customers discover easy to enjoy, allergen-friendly recipes inspired by Bare Life's signature plant-based and gluten free hot cocoa.

Award Winning Cocoa Mix - Bare Life was selected for two consecutive years as Lux Life Magazine's Favorite Hot Cocoa Award Winner, and was voted Best Regional Hot Cocoa, and Best Vegan Hot Cocoa Producer. Bare Life can be purchased online at Amazon, The Vegan Local, Faire, and Etsy.

On Amazon, Bare Life hot cocoa mix is a 4.7 Star Rated Product and was named Top New Hot Cocoa on Amazon at its launch on the site in January 2020. Additional information about Bare Life can be found at – and on social media @eatbarelife!

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