Love It, Like It, Hate It: “Healthy” Chocolate Candy

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If chocolate is your weakness, you’ll want to tune in for Molly’s rundown of her favorite chocolate ‘candy’ options on shelves, and which ones may seem better, but still best to avoid!

 

Note: Dark chocolate is always a good bet, just keep portions in check. Look for at least 70 percent cocoa for maximum antioxidants + fiber that’s naturally low in sugar.

 

LOVE IT!

 

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • Per two cups: 130 calories, 11 grams fat, 14 grams carbs, 0 sugar, 4 grams protein
  • Ingredients include cocoa, erythritol (main ingredient in Swerve), peanut flour, cocoa butter, stevia

 

LIKE IT!

 

Keto Cups by Eating Evolved

  • Per cup: 120 calories, 12 grams fat, 5 grams carbs, <1 gram sugar, 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include coconut butter, cacao, cacao butter, ground coffee, MCT oil, monkfruit
  • Nutritionally, Keto Cups are good, but the taste + texture isn’t nearly as good as the Eat Fit Keto Cups by Swerve

 

Dark Chocolate Almonds

  • Per ounce: 160 calories, 13 grams fat, 12 grams carbs, 7 grams sugar, 4 grams protein
  • Dark chocolate + almonds are the two main ingredients

 

Justin’s Cashew Butter Covered Cashews (better alternative to white chocolate-covered peanuts)

  • Per ounce: 180 calories, 14 grams fat, 11 grams carbs, 4 grams sugar (4 grams added sugar), 2 grams protein
  • Organic cashews, organic cashews, sweetened with cane sugar

 

HATE IT!

 

Justin’s Nut Butter Cups

  • Per two cups: 230 calories, 15 grams fat, 21 grams carbs, 12 grams sugar (12 grams added sugar), 3 grams protein
  • Sweetened with two types of cane sugar

UnReal Dark Chocolate Crispy Gems (natural alternative to M&Ms)

  • Per ounce: 140 calories, 8 grams fat, 19 grams carbs, 15 grams sugar (15 grams added sugar), 2 grams protein
  • Sweetened with sugar, organic cane sugar and tapioca starch

 

 

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