My favorite part of the Belly Fat Cure is that chocolate is included in the plan! I love chocolate, but have never been into Dark Chocolate. I know now that my taste buds were trained to like the super sweet sugars in everything and I could never appreciate the complexities of Dark Chocolate until now! So Im going to review for you some of the Dark Chocolates allowed on Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure that I have sampled.
Be forewarned though, if you are just now eliminating Sugar from your diet, you may not like the taste of Dark Chocolates that do not contain a Sugar substitute. If it tastes bitter, then leave it for awhile and come back to it after another week. Dark Chocolates are meant to be savored and nibbled, not scoffed down like a Snickers Bar. Enjoy!
Green & Black Organic Dark Chocolate 85%:
Where: Whole Foods
Taste: I really like this chocolate. It is not too sweet, but is rich and smooth. Jorge and team mention this bar in one of the first videos and I love that it is organic. It says "12 Pieces per Serving", but those pieces are very small. It is one of my favorites!
S/C: 12 very small pieces are 6/1
The Dark Chocolate Lovers Chocolate Bar:
Where: Trader Joes
Taste: It is very smooth and has a fruity taste. It has three half bars inside. I found this when I got a clerk to help search the store Dark Chocolate low in sugar. She got a Jorge lesson as she helped me look and found this fabulous bar!This is my favorite so far!
S/C: 2/3s of 1 bar is 6/1
Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa:
Where: Target, Safeway and other stores
Taste: A little bit bitter, but much lower in Sugar and Carbs than the other bars. I think it has about half the Carb, even though the S/C for one Serving is the same. It is widely available, so its easier to find. Don't be discouraged if don't like this bar and think all Dark Chocolate is exactly like this. Also, come back and give it a try after you've been off sugar for a longer time. Your taste buds will adjust and you might find you like it more then! I find it the least indulgent.
S/C: 4 squares are 5/1
Ghiradelli Intense Dark Midnight Reverie 86% Cocao:
Where: Target and other stores
Taste: I did not find this bar bitter, like I expected. It has a complex dark taste and needs a moment to "warm up" in your mouth. It claims to have fruity undertones, but I haven't noticed that. I have only had one square of this bar so far. My husband, who does not need to diet, prefers this one.
Simply Lite Dark Chocolate:
Where: Trader Joes
Taste: This bar is made with Maltitol sweetener and helps give it a much sweeter taste than other Dark Chocolates. Because of that, there is no Sugar to count on the BFC. It tastes more like a lighter Chocolate Bar, or like someone who has never enjoyed Dark Chocolate hopes it would taste! Maltitol can upset your stomach, so if you haven't had it yet, try just a small piece the first time. I hear that Dove also makes a similar SF Dark Chocolate that may be more readily available to those of you without a TJ's near by.
I also noticed that pretty much every one of these had 5Grams of Fiber per serving, which is an added bonus! Enjoy a few squares of Dark Chocolate next time you have a craving!
For Part 2 of my Chocolate Review and EVEN MORE dark chocolates allowed on a low sugar diet plan click HERE!