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8 Things That Wouldn’t Exist Without Chocolate


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1. S’mores: Without the sweet addition of a hunk of chocolate covered in melted marshmallow and sandwiched between two graham crackers, the mosquito bites by the campfire just aren’t worth it.

2. Nutella: Made from a combination of “roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa” …oh we get the hint, the chocolate is what makes it so addictive.

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3. Cocoa Pebbles (or Puffs or Krispies): Without chocolate as an integral ingredient to these cereals, our breakfast experiences would have been drastically lacking as children (and college students).

4. Mocha Coffee: When our eyelids start to get heavy, we require this extra kick of sugar in our coffee to power us through late nights and early mornings.

5. “Chocolate” by The 1975: The most popular song of this up and coming alternative/indie rock band never would have been inspired, and the world could always use a new British boy band.

6. Hershey Park: The Hershey Factory and adjoining amusement park in Pennsylvania are renowned for their enticing treats showcased during tours at the factory (and for their equally sweet roller coasters and rides at the park).

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7. Willy Wonka: This series of books and film adaptations from our childhood gave Johnny Depp another leading role and allowed us to enter a world of pure imagination.

8. The Best Episode of SpongeBob Ever: “Chocolate?! Did he say chocolate?” A classic episode of SpongeBob that immediately transports us to a time of elementary school re-runs and familiar images of the Krusty Krab.

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10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon


10 Low-Carb Chocolates You Won’t Feel the Least Bit Guilty Eating

Cutting carbs out of your life is one of the hardest things you can do. Let me clarify: Cutting carbs out of your life &mdash when you love bread and chocolate so damn much &mdash is one of the hardest things you can do. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s possible and pretty painless.

We can’t speak to how to cut down (or cut out completely) your bread intake at this very moment, but we can give you the 411 on how to swap your go-to, decadent milk chocolate bar with a low-carb substitute that actually tastes good. (Yes, these exist and, yes, there’s more than one.)

You might be wondering, “Why wouldn’t you just tell me to ditch chocolate for good? If I’m looking to cut my carbs in half, one would think that’d be the first treat to go…?” Good question. The answer is simple: Chocolate is delicious, and why cut something out of your life when you can find healthier alternatives?

Believe it or not, dark chocolate specifically has plenty of health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with powerful antioxidants. According to a 2011 study published in the Chemistry Central Journal, it even has more antioxidant activity than blueberries and acai berries.

According to a 2012 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate can also improve your blood flow and lower your blood pressure. And it was shown in a 2011 study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal that eating dark chocolate five times a week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57 percent.

Now that you’re convinced of dark chocolate’s benefits, it’s time we discuss how to choose the right dark chocolate &mdash especially one that’s low in carbohydrates.

Aside from grabbing chocolate labeled low-carb (duh), look for the following:

  • Chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is!)
  • Chocolate free of artificial sweeteners
  • Chocolate produced organically and under fair conditions

Here are 10 low-carb chocolate products, so you can treat yourself &mdash guilt-free.

ChocZero Keto Bark

This milk chocolate-hazelnut bark has no added sugar, no sugar alcohols, no artificial sweeteners and only 3 grams of net carbs per serving.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate

At only 100 calories per serving, this dark chocolate has low net carbs: a measly 1 gram.

Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate, $28.97 (pack of 10) at Amazon

Taza Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond

This gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan chocolate bar is made with unrefined 80 percent dark stone-ground organic chocolate and has just 14 grams of total carbs per serving (which is half the package).

TZA Chocolate Amaze Bar in Sea Salt & Almond, $43.33 (for a pack of 10) at Amazon

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels

These keto-friendly soft caramels are 100 calories per serving and pack up to 50 percent less net carbs than typical caramels.

Tom & Jenny’s sugar-free soft caramels, $5.99 at Amazon

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar

You won’t find any net carbs in this dark chocolate bar &mdash zero. Plus, each bar is packed with 28 grams of fiber.

Innocent Chocolate dark chocolate bar, $23.99 (for six bars) at Amazon

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate

It’s organic, it’s made with 85 percent cacao, and it has just 15 grams of total carbs (including 6 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber).

Vivani 100% organic dark chocolate, $30 (for a pack of five) at Amazon

Lindt Excellence dark supreme

At 90 percent cacao, this gluten-free bar has 12 grams of total carbs, including 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber.

Lindt Excellence dark supreme, $32.16 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate

Boasting 88 percent cacao and 17 grams of total carbs, the cocoa beans used to make this dark chocolate bar were shade-grown and ethically traded.

Endangered Species Natural Dark Chocolate, $44 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate

According to the product description, the cacao for this sweet treat, which has 14 grams of total carbs, was “plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast.”

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, $9.18 at Amazon

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse

With 19 grams of total carbs, including 8 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber, this bar is 87 percent cacao.

Dagoba organic chocolate eclipse, $37.07 (for a pack of 12) at Amazon

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate

With 88 percent cacao, this dark chocolate bar from Chocolove is very low-carb: It has 10 grams of total carbs, with 4 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber.

Chocolove Extreme Dark Chocolate, $17.99 (for a pack of four) at Amazon