Love It, Like It, Hate It: Dark Chocolate!

Valentine’s Day is Friday, which of course means chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!  But as long as it’s dark chocolate, it’s good for you, right?  Not necessarily – in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on which types of dark chocolate are packed with nutrients, and which ones are just dark chocolate in disguise!

LOVE IT!

Nicobella Pure Cocoa Bliss Truffles

  • 70% cocoa, organic, vegan, created by Registered Dietitian Nichole Dandrea
  • Ingredients: 70% organic chocolate, organic coconut milk, organic agave nectar…
  • Nutrition info per truffle:  45 cals, 2.5 grams carbs, 1.5 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar
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Sucre 8 Piece Dark Lovers Collection

  • 64% cocoa, local NOLA-owned company
  • Ingredients: 64% dark chocolate, heavy cream, butter

Blue Frog 73% Dark Chocolate Bar

  • 73% cocoa, local NOLA-owned company
  • Nutrition info per serving (1/3 bar; 33 grams): 180 cals, 15 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar
  • Ingredients: chocolate liquor, sugar, soya lecithin

Chocolove Extra Strong Dark Chocolate Bar:

  • 77% cocoa
  • Nutrition info per serving (1/3 bar; 30 grams): 170 cals, 11 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar
  • Ingredients:cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter…

LIKE IT!

Lily’s Dark Chocolate:

  • 55% cocoa, Stevia sweetened – no added sugar.
  • Nutrition info per serving (1/2 bar; 40 grams): 170 cals, 22 grams carbs, 13 grams fiber, <1 gram sugar
  • Ingredients include: unsweetened chocolate, inulin, erythritol, stevia…

Dove Dark Chocolate Miniatures:

  • 60% cocoa
  • Nutrition info per piece:  41 cals, 4.5 grams carbs, 0.5 grams fiber, 3.5 grams sugar,
  • Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, milkfat, soy

 

HATE IT!

Dark Chocolate M&M’s:

  • 40 % cocoa
  • Nutrition information, per one-bag serving: 240 cals, 33 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 27 grams sugar

Ingredients: semisweet chocolate, sugar, cornstarch