Sunday, January 30, 2011
A Girl's Got To Eat...Chocolate
I like dark chocolate. Okay, I LOVE dark chocolate. If you read my post Chocolate Covered What? you remember that dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) is actually good for you. Please read Chocolate Covered What? to see health benefits. So when I passed the chocolate aisle at Central Market, I stopped. I just wanted to do my part to stay HEALTHY! I mean, this girl's gotta eat...chocolate. This girl is just working on remembering that she only needs to eat ONE ounce a day. Well I found a way to ENSURE I only eat one ounce.
Want to know the secret? Buy chocolate bars that are 87% cocoa. They exceed the "healthy" standard and I promise, over eating them won't be a problem! At all. Well, maybe if you like strong black coffee in candy bar form, it may be a problem. But for me, not so much.
My greedy little self thought it would be so much fun to taste test 3 of these 87% chocolate bars. I even wondered if I would over eat them. Ha. NOPE.
There was a clear winner. The best of the worst. Green and Black's Organic Dark Chocolate was the most tolerable.
I would not recommend these next two bars. Ewwwww. I spit one of them out. I can't believe I just said that I spit out chocolate. I did. Ran to the trash and spit it out. It tasted like dark chocolate yucky cough syrup. Again I have to say EWWWWWWW.
My sweet little people liked them though! All 3 of them ate their one ounce. They even asked for more. There was mention of a bit of an aftertaste though.
So if you must have chocolate for the health benefits, this 87% chocolate is the chocolate for you. It is impossible to overeat!