I am an absolute chocoholic, as I am sure many of you are, but I can't just eat one twix mini and stop.... it's just too good and too small! So I was wondering if anyone knows any chocolates that is both good(or at least decent, I'm not too picky) tasting, low in calories, but also not super tiny! I don't like dark or white chocolate though :p
i'm not 100% sure on this one, but i know they make sugar-free or "diabetic" chocolate, and i'd image that would be less in calories.
just the other day i saw sugar-free reeses peanut butter cups in the store, 5 minis for only 170 calories. i would have bought them, but i knew the bag wouldn't last longer than an hour. :S
I like dark chocolate myself! I don't know if you are aware of this little trick already but its a good way to cut some calories. For any baking mix, substitute unsweetened applesauce in exact amounts of what the recipe calls for vegetable oil and egg whites whenever the recipe calls for whole eggs. It makes the baked goods more moist and, I think, much better AND you can't really taste a difference!
Hope this helps!
totally know the feeling. i am or was a major chocoholic!!! i just can't get enough. i'll say that my cravings have subsided since i've cut out as much sugar as i possibly can. i love dark chocolate best. it is much more potent and doesn't have extra sugars and milk. i can eat one square of 60% dark cocoa chocolate and it's only 50 calories.
or if you absolutely hate dark, i found these hershey's 100 cal snacks. it's a little baggie, with lots of little pieces of "chocolatey" things. it helps and it's more than one bite! :)
just know you are not the only addict out there....
I'm a hot cocoa fiend and you can usually find packets of sugar free hot cocoa that are 40-50 cals. Also, one of my new obsessions is CocoaVia Chocolate Covered Almonds. Each packet is 140 cals and is made with dark chocolate that's been processed to save as many of the antioxidants as possible. They can be hard to find, but they're very satisfying. I get my fix with sugar cereals, too. I really like Count Chocula and Cocoa Pebbles. They're not great for you, but they have fewer calories than a Hershey bar! Remember- chocolate milk is great for protein and calcium, too! Oh, and sometimes I have a chocolate protein bar for breakfast- if you find the right variety, they're pretty tasty. When I'm not having it for breakfast, I'll take my favorite kind and cut it up into 6-10 pieces and then snack on it all day when I need a little chocolate fix.
Here are mine:
Fun sized Hershey Bars: 67 Calories each
Hershey Creamy Bells: 40 Calories each
Deep Chocolate Vitamuffin: 100 Calories each
Piece of chocolate cake made with black beans: 124 calories (bigger than a brownie)
No Pudge Brownie: 120 calories each (2" x 4" square)
100 Calorie Oreo Snack Packs: 100 Calories per pack (but honestly....I'd rather just have a fun sized hershey bar)
Hot Chocolate - made with 1 Tbsp of Hershey unsweetened cocoa & one splenda Packet: 25 Calories
Edited to add:
Sugar Free Pudding made with Almond Breeze instead of milk: 80 Calories for 1/2 Cup Serving
Lately I've been making stovetop cocoa using 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (doesn't make much difference which brand), 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch and a dash of salt. 90-100 calories total. You bring it to a boil, stirring constantly, and the whole mess dissolves together and thickens. Stir in a drop of vanilla right at the end.
Swiss Miss Sugar Free hot chocolate (25 calories)
Worldwide Protein Shakes, Chocolate, (100 calories)
Sugar Free jello pudding, Chocolate (60 calories)
Walden-Farms Zero-Calorie Chocolate syrup (0 calories for 2 TBS)
Cocoa Via bars (80 calories)
Wow, thanks everyone for all the amazing chocolate ideas!! There seems to be a lot of Cocoa lovers here! I really like that Vitalicious Muffins idea, but too bad there's not a store close by... maybe I'll order it online...
Thanks for everyone's input! I'm sure this post will be helpful to others too!
Not most, but Quaker Chocolate Crunch rice cakes have sixty calories each.
I just had one for breakfast with a cinnamon omelet.
I love chocolate and find making hot coco with unsweetened baking cocoa (instead of a mix) and sweetening it just enough with sugar (artificial sweeteners creep me out) really hits the spot. It is warm and relaxing and you get your fix plus calcium!
Original Post by annemariew:
I am currently addicted to Scharffenberger Cocoa powder. I have been adding it to my protein shakes, and coffee. Can bake with it, add it to cooking for extra richness and depth of flavor. Mmm-mmm-mole! For 25 calories and 1 gram of fat per tablespoon you can get a lot of deep chocolate flavor. It is more expensive than Hershey's, but aren't we worth it?
How do you at cocoa to coffee? After it's made or in the grounds to brew it??