Dark chocolate: a sweet, delicious treat rich in antioxidants and nutrients… but is it keto?
The short answer: yes, it can be!
When looking for keto-friendly dark chocolate, it’s important to take a look at a few different factors. If you want to know more, keep reading!
Not all dark chocolate is created equal. Depending on the brand, you may see a variance in the percentage of cocoa and sugar content. Typically speaking, dark chocolate is comprised of 70% cocoa with little to no milk solids. Sugar is usually added to dark chocolate to counterbalance the bitterness of the cocoa.
Let’s Talk Carbs in Dark Chocolate
If you’re a seasoned keto head, you already know that it’s important to limit candies and sweets due to high carbs and sugar. But did you know that high quality dark chocolate is actually reasonably lower in carbs?
Depending on the brand, you may find that dark chocolate contains fiber which can be used to find the total net carbs per serving.
So here’s the real question...
Can you eat dark chocolate on a keto diet?
Depending on your daily carb limit, you may be able to enjoy dark chocolate in moderation!
In order to enjoy dark chocolate while on a keto diet, consider restricting other high carb foods to ensure the dark chocolate doesn’t exceed your daily carb limit.
Choosing high quality dark chocolate with 70%+ cocoa solids and lower sugar and portion control is key when it comes to indulging.
Heka Good uses the highest quality dark chocolate in our products. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, try our Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough or Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk bars. At only 1G Net Carb, you can enjoy dark chocolate in every bite - without the metabolic disaster. Our products have all been certified by Ketogenic.com, meaning they’ve undergone rigorous testing to ensure that they do not spike blood glucose levels. Now that’s #HekaGood news!
And we promise, (chocolate) chunky they are! 😉
More of a cookie person? Take a look at our cookie selection, featuring dark chocolate chunks in every flavor!
Written by Taylor Ridge for Heka Good Foods.