Chocolate With Health Benefits Bucks Downward Sweets Trend

June 4, 2013

Reports of the health benefits found in cocoa as well as new chocolate products lower in fat and calories are growing a new market segment in the U.S. called “healthier” chocolate, according to Reuters. Nestle USA said its lower calorie chocolate line released two years ago was the best debut ever. International chocolate maker Barry Callebaut reports products with health benefits now make up 5 percent of its sales. Full article.


Kiss Your Way Get the benefits without the weight by eating a couple ounces per day. Invest in chocolate sold in squares, or kisses, that allow easy, small servings. Overindulging in chocolate can lead to more calories, and possibly weight, overshadowing the health benefits. Also look for brands with added cacao, such as Mars CocoaVia or Hershey’s Cacao Reserve.

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