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500mg chocolate

Ingredients: raw organic cacao, organic cacao butter, organic agave syrup, organic vanilla, organic cinnamon, organic nutmeg. Recommended dosage: twice daily with food.

Re-packaging a product that is commonly associated with obesity and excess as a medicine highlights our current obsession with our diet and health. The familiar colour, smell and name of the product on one hand seem to contradict its physical form as a medicine promising improved health, yet there are also complimentry associations of addiction and side effects.

On closer inspection the product has a twist. This is raw chocolate, the purest, least processed form of chocolate which in fact offers health benefits.

Working prototype designed and built by Becky Miller.
Materials: hand-made raw chocolate, glass pill bottle, adhesive paper label.
Year: 2007