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Top 10 Best Healthy Chocolates to Buy Online 2020

Chocolate is often thought of as a guilty pleasure, but in fact, some chocolates can be outright good for you! To help you feel a little better about your cocoa addiction, we decided to look for the best healthy chocolates.

In our research, we found that the best chocolates have less ingredients but more cocoa, are low in sugar, and fit your dietary restrictions. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite healthy chocolates available online.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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Top 10 Best Healthy Chocolates to Buy Online

Picking out the best healthy chocolate for you rests on a number of factors, so be sure to read reviews before making your decision, especially since chocolates that are better for you also tend to be more expensive.

1. Endangered Species Chocolate, Panther Bar (12 Pack, 3 oz Each)

$45.64

IngredientsBittersweet chocolate (chocolate liquor, cane sugar, soy lecithin, vanilla)
Percent Cocoa88%
Per ServingServing Size: 1 oz, Calories: 180, Carbs: 11g, Sugar: 3g, Fat: 13g, Protein: 3g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, gluten-free

2. Hu Chocolate Bars Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter Chocolate (4 Pack, 2.1 oz Each)

$25.00

IngredientsOrganic fair-trade cacao, cashew, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, vanilla bean, sea salt – contains less than 2% of hazelnut, almond and almond oil
Percent Cocoa
Per ServingServing Size: 1 oz, Calories: 170, Carbs: 14g, Sugar: 9g, Fat: 13g, Protein: 2g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, gluten-free

3. The Good Chocolate 54% Dark Milk Chocolate Bars (6 Pack, 2.5 oz Each)

$45.00

IngredientsCacao nibs, erythritol, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, nonfat milk powder, clarified butter, mesquite powder, stevia, vanilla
Percent Cocoa54%
Per ServingServing Size: 2.5 oz, Calories: 283, Carbs: 33g, Sugar: 6g, Fat: 25g, Protein: 8g
Official Certifications

4. Equal Exchange Chocolates Dark Chocolate Minis (150 Pieces, 23.8 oz Total)

$58.29

IngredientsOrganic chocolate liquor, organic raw cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic unrefined whole cane sugar, organic ground vanilla
Percent Cocoa55%
Per ServingServing Size: 9 minis, Calories: 230, Carbs: 22g, Sugar: 17g, Fat: 15g, Protein: 2g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, organic, kosher

5. Simply Lite Low-Carb Dark Chocolate (10 Pack, 3 oz Each)

$39.99

IngredientsMaltitol, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, inulin (natural vegetable fiber) soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract, whole milk powder, cinnamon
Percent Cocoa50%
Per ServingServing Size: 1 square, Calories: 100, Carbs: 15g, Sugar: 0g, Fat: 8g, Protein: 1g
Official CertificationsKosher

6. Elements Truffles Peppermint Bar with Lavender Infusion (4 Pack, 2 oz Each)

$32.99

IngredientsOrganic raw cacao butter, raw honey, organic raw cacao powder, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, organic lavender flowers, himalayan sea salt, vanilla
Percent Cocoa70%
Per ServingServing Size: 1 oz, Calories: 130, Carbs: 9g, Sugar: 5g, Fat: 10g, Protein: 1g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, organic, non-GMO

7. JOJO’s Guilt-Free Chocolate Dark Chocolate Bark (25 Count, 1.2 oz Each)

$48.99

IngredientsDark chocolate (superior cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter), casein protein, raw almonds, raw pistachios, dried cranberries(cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil)
Percent Cocoa70%
Per ServingServing Size: 1 bar, Calories: 160, Carbs: 12g, Sugar: 8g, Fat: 12g, Protein: 5g
Official CertificationsNon-GMO, gluten-free, kosher

8. Alter Eco Super Blackout Bar (12 Pack, 2.65 oz Each)

$51.93

IngredientsOrganic cacao beans, organic cocoa butter, organic raw cane sugar, organic vanilla beans
Percent Cocoa90%
Per ServingServing Size: 5 sections, Calories: 250, Carbs: 12g, Sugar: 3g, Fat: 22g, Protein: 3g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free

9. Lily’s Sweets Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar (4 Pack, 3 oz Each)

$19.99

IngredientsUnsweetened cocoa, cocoa butter, erythritol, inulin, dextrin, organic whole milk powder and milk fat (antibiotic-free), organic soy lecithin, stevia extract, vanilla extract
Percent Cocoa40%
Per ServingServing Size: 1.5 oz, Calories: 170, Carbs: 22g, Sugar: 1g, Fat: 14g, Protein: 3g
Official CertificationsFairtrade, gluten-free, kosher

10. Bouchard Belgian Chocolatier 72 % Cacao with Probiotics (100 Pieces, 17.6 oz Total)

$59.98

IngredientsUnsweetned chocolate, sugar, low fat cocoa, sunflower lecithin, bifidobacterium longum
Percent Cocoa72%
Per ServingServing Size: 6 pieces, Calories: 170, Carbs: 13g, Sugar: 8g, Fat: 12g, Protein: 3g
Official Certifications

How to Choose a Healthy Chocolate – Buying Guide

While finding a chocolate that you like is definitely a matter of preference and flavor, here are a few factors that can help you determine a bar’s healthiness.

Aim for Minimal Ingredients

Aim for Minimal Ingredients
As with most packaged foods, reading the ingredient label is the quickest way to tell how healthy something is. Look for shorter lists with simpler ingredients that you might be able to find on the shelves of your local grocery store.
The most common ingredients that you’ll want to avoid in chocolate include stabilizers, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors and dyes. These ingredients may cause adverse health effects such as weight gain and increased risk of diabetes and cancer.

The Higher the Cocoa Content, the Better for Your Health

The Higher the Cocoa Content, the Better for Your Health
Another thing to look for in a healthy chocolate bar is a high cocoa percentage. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and improve blood sugar. Plus, the more cocoa there is, the less space for junk and fillers. For a good milk chocolate, look for about 50% cocoa. If you can appreciate bitter dark chocolates, look for a minimum of 70%.

Watch Out for Too Much Sugar and Fat

Watch Out for Too Much Sugar and Fat
One of the worst culprits in making chocolate unhealthy is the high quantities of refined sugar. Many conventional chocolates include white sugar or high fructose corn syrup in amounts that just plain aren’t healthy. It’s recommended that you shouldn’t have more than about 24 grams of sugar per day, and many chocolates can have that much in one serving. Instead, look for chocolates lower in total sugars that use sweeteners like unrefined sugar, coconut palm sugar, or agave syrup.
You should also be careful about how much fat a chocolate has. Chocolate is a naturally fatty food thanks to cocoa butter, but many bars include other oils that can inflate your fat intake unnecessarily. To avoid this, look for bars that cocoa butter as the only source of oil.

Look for Official Certifications for Peace of Mind

Look for Official Certifications for Peace of Mind
When it comes to chocolate, there are a couple of different factors that go into certifications. Naturally, there are food certifications such as gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO that can affect how your body might process the chocolate. If you strictly follow a certain diet, looking for these stamps is the easiest way to tell if it’s okay for you to eat.
On the other hand, chocolate production can sometimes be exploitative or potentially harmful to the environment. So if you’re concerned about the ethics of your bar, read the packaging to see if it’s Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance certified.

Summary

So there you have it–permission to indulge without guilt and rest easy knowing that the chocolate that you’re eating doesn’t just taste good but is also good for you.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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