How to buy dark chocolate (part 7)

What Are Dark Chocolates Not Very Healthy?

  • Brookside Dark Chocolate. This brand of Hershey is milk chocolate. Initially advertised as including fruit, but they have now changed the wording to sort of like fruit ‘flavors’. 
  • Choceur. This brand is selective to Aldi stores. Anyway, the ‘dark’ is just 45% cocoa and is milk chocolate. Aldi was likewise compelled to recall the chocolates in 2017 because of almond pieces wound up in individual bars. 

Instructions to Choose the Best Chocolate 

You know, dark chocolate can be a delicious treat when following macros, and there are many boutique chocolate brands today. If all else fails, utilize the guide below.

A bar of good dark chocolate will never have sugar as the first in the list of ingredients. It ought to consistently be underneath the ingredients of cocoa. 

It ought to likewise tick the below points: 

  • Fair Trade 
  • 100% Organic 

Note that “natural” doesn’t mean 100% natural.

  • > 80% cocoa 
  • Not handled with alkali

Additionally, note that a few producers use GMO (genetically adjusted) ingredients (this is normally the soy lecithin). Soy Lecithin is processed soybeans’ byproduct and is utilized as an emulsifier (keeps water and fat from isolating). 

Does Dark Chocolate get undeclared allergens? 

Shouldn’t something be said about peanuts? Fortunately, all bars marked as nut-free did not contain nuts. Nonetheless, 17% of chocolates that did not have labeling about nuts sure contained hints of peanuts. 

Shouldn’t something be said about heavy metals? As of late, there has been press about Lead and Cadmium levels in chocolate. It is related to the metal presence in soils where cacao is developed. Indeed, exposure to dietary cadmium can emerge out of a wide range of nourishments – grains, vegetables, nuts, and so forth. Given the little volumes of the chocolate that we eat, cadmium in chocolate ought not to be seen as a significant concern.