I may not eat sugar or sweets but one occasional indulgence I allow myself is chocolate. While there have been ongoing debates about whether chocolate is actually good for your health, chocolate just tastes good and feels like a decadent treat. The flavonoids in chocolate have been shown to lower blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels and vascular functions. Dark chocolate contains a higher proportion of flavanoids than milk chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate anyway but the problem is that most of them still contain sugar which has zero benefits so I consume them sparingly. Of course my interest was piqued when ChocZero reached out and asked if I want to try their chocolate.
ChocZero is a natural, premium, artisan-style, zero sugar chocolate. They use natural, soluble vegetable fiber and monk fruit extract rather than replacing the sugar with sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, or additives. This results in a guilt-free, fiber fortified, chocolate confection that tastes just as good as the next artisan chocolate.
ChocZero comes in three flavors: Milk Chocolate, 50% Dark Chocolate, and 70% Dark Chocolate. They are packaged in individual boxes of six or bags of ten.The all natural ingredient list is both brief and understandable which is always a good bet.
ChocZero Dark Chocolate ingredients: Dark Chocolate (Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter), Soluble Corn Fiber, Sunflower Lecithin, Monk Fruit Extract, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and Natural Flavor.
ChocZero Milk Chocolate ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate), Soluble Corn Fiber, Sunflower Lecithin, Monk Fruit Extract, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and Natural Flavor.
So none of this matters if it doesn't taste good. I'm happy to report that ChocZero exceeded my expectations. It's no Royce Chocolate but ChocZero has a rich, smooth texture that you would expect from a quality chocolate. You definitely wouldn't know that they're sugar-free from the taste. I gave some out to friends and no one could tell the difference. In my opinion, the lack of sugar actually elevates the flavor of the cocoa. My favorite of the three was the 70% Dark. It was balanced with that subtle hint of bitterness that good dark chocolate has which lingers in your mouth afterwards.
ChocZero is FDA approved, GMO-free with only one net carb and five grams of fiber per 10 gram piece. The chocolates pictured in the above photo are pretty close to actual size. The Milk Chocolate is 50 calories, the 50% Dark Chocolate is 40 calories and the 70% Dark Chocolate is 45 calories. ChocZero is safe for diabetics and perfect for those who have special dietary needs or those who just want to enjoy chocolate without the sugar or guilt.
ChocZero can be purchased through the brand's website or on Amazon. It's not on Prime but they do offer free shipping. Just for reference, they package it with dry ice for transport so the chocolate won't melt. I've already ordered 3 bags for myself so that tells you how much I like it.
Do you like chocolate? What is your favorite kind?