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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Product Review: Dark Chocolates

 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.
S/C: 6/1

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.
S/C: 0/1

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!



  1. Hmmm, I thought I left this already so if I dual post, sorry.

    Just wanted to say that I love the Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie chocolate. It is my favorite. Don't care for the Lindt, it is too bitter for me, but my husband likes it.
    I'm going to try the Trader Joes one next time!

  2. I like the Simply Lite and I have tried the Dove Dark Chocolate (got it at Target) and it is really good and the squares are large.

  3. Sounds good, thanks for the review!


  4. I was jonesing for a sweet treat today and looked around local area Trader Joe's for the Simply Lite Dark Chocolate. Seeing none, I just grabbed some of the Low-Carb Milk Chocolate (I actually prefer Dark Chocolate) and had a few squares. It wasn't bad at all. Now this is making me really want to locate some of the Dark Chocolate. Thanks for the review because I didn't care for the Lindt's Dark Chocolate at all.

  5. I think that the dark chocolate is an acquired taste. I never preferred it, but now I just love it and find a small amount is so satisfying. When your taste buds are used to the higher level of sweetness of milk chocolate, this is a different taste at first. I haven't tried all these brands, but I do like the Ghiradelli Midnight Reverie and it is great when you can get it in the individually wrapped squares.

  6. i picked up some endanged species chocolate and am loving it! i only need a few pieces to feel satisfied. i just began the belly fat cure last tuesday and started my own blog. i thought it would help keep me motivated and able to share things i've learned and learn from others. i love resourceful sites where people can share and i'm loving your site. mine is

    hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think!

  7. Costco was doing a demo of Amberlyn Chocolates in CA and I picked some up. Yummy!


    Hopefully this will become a regular item!