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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie -- 4.12 oz


Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie
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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie -- 4.12 oz

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Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Squares 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie Description

  • All Natural
  • Moments of Timeless Pleasure

The luxuriously deep and velvety all natural 86% cacao dark chocolate in Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie delivers the ultimate chocolate intensity. Experience a moment of timeless pleasure as the intense chocolate lingers and time stands still

 

Tasting Notes: The deep, full bodied flavor is noticeable upfront and evenly throughout with hints of dark cherries, dried plums and roasted flavor from the high cacao content. The supremely smooth texture has a fine, crisp snap with overall round, warm chocolate notes that linger for a lasting, enchanting finish.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 4 Pieces
Servings per Container: About 3
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories240
  Calories from Fat210
  Total Fat23 g36%
  Saturated Fat14 g70%
  Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate14 g5%
  Dietary Fiber5 g19%
  Sugars5 g*
Protein3 g*
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium2%
Iron25%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, sugar, milk fat, soy lecithin - an emulsifier), vanilla and natural flavor
Manufactured on the same equipment that also makes products contianing peanuts, tree nuts and milk.
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12 Ways to Sneak More (Healthy!) Chocolate into Your Diet

In the past, chocolate mostly was regarded as an energy-dense food, providing plenty of calories with very few, if any, health benefits. Today, it’s not just instant chocolate milk powders, sugar-rich syrups and candy bars that can satisfy your chocolate cravings. A huge variety of healthy chocolate options exist -- and they're just as delicious!

Row of Three Healthy Chocolate Pudding Desserts with Pineapple and Mint Topping on White Wood Table | Vitacost.com/blog

Chocolate is one of many foods in the "superfoods" category. This decadent treat is not only tasty, but it's loaded with beneficial nutrients. Chocolate is a great source of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion, regularity and a healthy weight. In addition, it provides magnesium (important for bone health, heart health and more), iron (supports metabolism and blood health) and and copper (plays a role in immune health). 

For those who are not caffeine sensitive, chocolate can also provide a decent boost of energy. A well-timed chocolate snack can power you over that dreaded afternoon slump, energizing you through the end of your work day.

As if those benefits weren’t enough, chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants. While satisfying your sweet tooth, chocolate also helps protect your cells! 

Keep in mind, though, that not all chocolate is created equal. Below is a breakdown of different types of healthy chocolate, along with some creative ways to enjoy them: 

Dark chocolate

Chocolate that contains between 70 and 99 percent cacao/cocoa solids typically is considered dark chocolate. It’s interesting to note that there isn’t actually a legal standard; however, this is the generally accepted guideline. Be sure to check labels for added sugar, but usually, the higher the percentage, the less sugar the product will contain.

Here are just a few ways to enjoy more dark chocolate:

  • Dip your favorite fruits into melted chocolate for a healthy dessert (try this fondue recipe!)
  • Combine a couple squares with nuts and dried fruit for a DIY trail mix
  • Break a square into pieces and use as a garnish for your breakfast cereal
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over air-popped popcorn for a fiber-rich snack

Cacao/cocoa powder

The least processed of the chocolate powders, cacao powder is not subjected to high heat. This allows the cacao to retain all of its antioxidants and nutrients. Cocoa powder tends to be processed using high-heat methods. As a result, it can lose its original nutrient and phytonutrient content. 

Get creative with cacao powder by: 

Cacao nibs

Cacao nibs might just be the most bitter option when it comes to chocolate. These fermented little bits of the cacao beans are full of nutrition and antioxidants but they can pack quite a sharp bite.

Try adding cacao nibs to your diet with these ideas: 

  • Use as a garnish for your shakes, like with in this matcha smoothie recipe
  • Enjoy them as a sprinkle replacement for baked goods
  • Add them to homemade granola bars and bites, like these granola bites with almond butter
  • Top your favorite plant-based yogurts

What is your favorite way to enjoy this healthy food? Is there a particular form that you like more than the others? Be sure to share in the comments below!

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