Thursday, December 8, 2022

Stay Energized and Rested This Holiday Season with the Painfree Holiday Pack from The Functional Chocolate Company - Makes for Great Stocking Stuffers for Adults (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Even though this is considered the most wonderful time of the year, for many it can be very stressful and overwhelming, especially if you gather with family for the holidays, knowing there will be tension. While I love this time of year, it is also one of the busiest for me with my holiday gift guide, as I usually cover 100+ products, with reviews of each, all of which take upwards of an hour to write up. But, I love what I do and love sharing unique gift ideas to my readers, to help ease some of the stress that comes with finding the perfect gift for loved ones and friends.
With all my blogging lately, there have been a lot of working into the wee hours of the mornings, and then waking stiff from sitting for long periods of time. But, thanks to the Painfree Holiday Pack from The Functional Chocolate Company, I am able to ease some of the stress, pain and restless nights with chocolate. Yes, you read that right, chocolate -- my personal weakness -- is able to help melt away everyday aches, pains, stress and anxiety and even help you get to sleep -- well, that is if you reach for a bar of chocolate from Functional Chocolate Company.

I was recently sent their Painfree Holiday Pack of chocolate bars, which consists of 2x Painfree Chocolate, 2x Carefree Chocolate, 1x Sleepy Chocolate and 1x Energy Chocolate to try out. Being a chocoholic I couldn't say no when asked if I wanted to check out this specially formulated chocolate to help lessen the stress of the holidays. I will admit, I was a little skeptical at first that chocolate alone would help with aches and pain, helping to get to sleep, and boost my energy, but I was up for trying it out. Each of these chocolate bars vegan, cholesterol free, plant based, GMO free, gluten-free, ethically sourced, You only need to each 2 squares per serving size. And, the packaging says no more than two bars of the Functional Chocolate Company's chocolate in one day.

It's the sweetest way to stay energetic, rested, Painfree and Carefree through the physical and emotional bumps and bruises of the season. 
I have had a stiff neck and knot in the middle of shoulders for a couple weeks now. It doesn't help sitting at night arched over the computer typing. But, I was up to see if some chocolate would help ease some of the pain and discomfort I was feeling. So, I reached for the Painfree Chocolate bar that is formulated for everyday aches and pains. This chocolate bar comes in a classic Chai flavor. When I read the ingredients I saw that it also contains turmeric which helps with inflammation, as well magnesium, which for me always helps with muscle twitches I get in my eye from being overtired or too much screen time. The other ingredients also help with pain, as well as add a nice flavor to the chocolate. I tried the recommended 2 squares of chocolate, and relaxed on the couch after blogging for a couple hours. While it wasn't instant relief of my pain, I could feel the pain in my shoulder and neck less bothersome than it has been. And, the next morning when I woke up, I wasn't as stiff and sore. I tried another 2 pieces of chocolate the next day, and by the end of the day, I wasn't asking my husband or girls for a back rub, as my back wasn't hurting me anymore. Not only did the chocolate help with my pain and inflammation, it tasted good, too! It wasn't overly sweet and had the right amount of balance between the cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, ginger and dark chocolate.
Last night I tried the Sleepy Chocolate bar, which is supposed to help with sleep. It has a blueberry lavender flavor, and contains lavender extract oil, chamomile extract, Valerian Extract, and Lemon Balm Extract, all to help aid in a restful night's sleep. I couldn't believe how this chocolate actually helped me relax and wasn't keeping me up. After a few weeks of up all nights, I needed something to help me get back on a proper sleep schedule, or at least help me fall asleep easier. I woke this AM feeling well rested and not groggy or dragging, like I would have felt if I had taken an OTC sleep aid or melatonin. I love the smell of lavender and usually infuse sugar cookie dough with dried lavender from my garden. I never thought to get chocolate with lavender to help relax. Just like the Painfree chocolate bar, this chocolate bar was also tasty.
After talking to my husband about my experience with two of the four bars from the Painfree Holiday Pack from The Functional Chocolate Company, he wanted to give one a try and see if actually worked, or I was just pulling his leg and using it as an excuse to enjoy some chocolate throughout the day. So, this afternoon I gave my husband 2 pieces of the Energy Chocolate, to help him get up and go. This espresso crunch flavored chocolate bar really helped him get a little more pep to his step after along morning of meetings. By noon time he was dragging and even a cup of coffee wasn't helping him. He really liked the flavor of this chocolate and said he felt more energized after eating the two pieces of chocolate I gave him. He was quick to grab the other half of the chocolate bar, to keep by his desk when he needs a pick me up.
I haven't had a chance to try the carefree chocolate bar yet. This one is mellow mint truffle flavored, and is supposed to help stabilize your stress. I am guessing I will be reaching for this tomorrow and over the weekend as I work to churn out the last remaining holiday gift guide posts. My goal is have to everything by next Wednesday the latest to give my readers a chance to order anything that catches their eye, so it arrives in time for Christmas. Plus, it will be nice to take a little break to enjoy the holidays and baking with my girls, before I start on my Valentine's Day gift guide and posts for the new year.
If you love chocolate, or are looking for a fun stocking stuffer for adults, I highly recommend you pick up the Painfree Holiday Pack from The Functional Chocolate Company. This pack consists of the 6 bars I mentioned above, and is only $42.50. And, if you use promo code "HOLIDAY" at checkout you will score a FREE extra bar with any purchase. This pack would be great for splitting up amongst adults in your house, making sure you keep a bar or two for yourself. I really enjoyed sampling the different chocolate bars from this Painfree Holiday Pack and know you will love it, too!
To learn more about this holiday pack and see the other flavor chocolate bars available from The Functional Chocolate Company, head on over to They have chocolate bars for everything that may be affecting your daily life including PMS, menopause, libido, focus, and more. And, you can buy individual bars or 6-packs. So, what are you waiting for, head on over to the Functional Chocolate Company's website today and order some chocolate to help ease the stress of the holidays and beyond. I give you permission to indulge in some chocolate, even at night time. :-) You're welcome!

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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