Tuesday, January 29, 2008

ChocolateBet: January 29, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:

1 serving/bar
Original Chocolate Bars (box of 5 individually wrapped servings)
Very Good - dark chocolate
Weight: 0.78 oz. (22.1 g) per bar; 3.90 oz. (110.5 g) total for whole box/5 servings
Calories: 100 calories for 1 bar
Purchased from: Walgreens, Palo Alto, CA

The CocoaVia line is marketed as being heart healthy. Text on the box states that the company uses a process that helps retain flavanols. They also add extra calcium.

Both these claims seem to address recent health-related topics that have come up in the press in the last few months: 1) the claim by some that many manufacturers use processes that result in the loss of flavanols in many chocolates, and 2) the findings that too much chocolate may result in weaker bones, created in part by acidic compounds that are found in chocolate (and other foods) that can block/slow absorption of calcium.

Perhaps equally important to encouraging healthy chocolate eating, these tasted good.

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