I know nothing about the claimed health benefits of brewed chocolate, and neither do I care. I tried it because I never really liked coffee, but I love chocolate, including dark chocolate. One taste, and I fell in love! It's the only brewed drink I've ever had that I enjoy drinking plain, with no sweetener of any kind, or creamer. I keep telling myself that I will try it with milk or cream one of these days, but every time I take that first sip, and can't imagine cream making it any better. My only regret is the grounds, which I feel are wasted by throwing them away after brewing. I do have a high-speed blender, and am considering attempting to blend the leftover grounds into cakes, cookies, or milk. The price is a bit steep, and I do hope that one day they will be able to bring down the cost, but I still love the drink. Love, love, love, and highly recommend - especially if you don't like coffee (if you love black coffee, you may not appreciate this product like I do).