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Chocolate health bars: 15 Healthiest Chocolate Bars You Can Eat

15 Healthiest Chocolate Bars You Can Eat

As if the thought of savoring a square (or a whole bar) of dark chocolate wasn’t enticing enough, dark chocolate’s health claims are pretty appealing too. We’ve heard everything: It lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, improves cognitive function, protects your skin, and more. Check out what experts had to say about how healthy this treat actually is.

The health benefits of dark chocolate

There’s been lots of research on dark chocolate, but the hype has outpaced the science. Translation: Eating dark chocolate won’t instantly or directly accomplish any of the above. What is certain is that cocoa is rich in three types of flavonoids—phytochemicals in nearly all plant-based foods that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers. This is important because chronic inflammation is linked to conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic syndrome, asthma, heart disease, and cancer.

“These compounds also benefit cardiovascular health by improving blood flow, reducing the risk of clotting, and improving blood pressure levels,” says Whitney Linsenmeyer, Ph.D., R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Cocoa is also rich in iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium, all critical minerals needed for healthy blood, immunity, and cell growth.

How to choose the healthiest chocolate

  • Dig dark chocolate. Grab a bar with 70% cocoa or higher (more cocoa equals more flavonoids). If dark chocolate tastes too bitter for you, dark milk chocolate is a pretty sweet compromise—it has less sugar and more cocoa than traditional milk chocolate, which may have as little as 10%. If it says “milk chocolate” but has a cocoa percentage of 38% or higher, you’ll know it’s dark milk.
  • Read the ingredients. Chocolate, cocoa, or cacao should appear first in the ingredient list, meaning there’s more of it by weight. If sugar is firs on the list or you see unfamiliar ingredients, steer clear, says Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D.N., an adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University and the author of Finally Full, Finally Slim.
  • Know your source. Dutch-processed cocoa tends to have a reduced flavonoid content because of how the chocolate is processed, while one recent study found that cocoa beans from Colombia had the highest flavonoid content, likely because of things like plant variety and geography.

What about serving size?

There’s no magic quantity of dark chocolate you need to eat to get those flavonoids; the dosage used in studies varies. But experts agree that you should treat it like you would any other piece of candy and consume it in moderation.

“It’s best reserved as a treat,” says Young. “Yes, it does contain antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals, but let’s not call it a health food—it still contains plenty of sugar and fat. ” In other words, aim for 1/4 of a full-size bar. With all of this in mind, here are the best healthy chocolate bar options to consider:

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Taza Sea Salt and Almond Organic 80% Dark Chocolate

This indulgent dark chocolate bar is made with roasted almonds and 80% cacao. “If you can get 70% or more cocoa and get some almonds thrown in, I can’t argue with that,” says Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., a New York-based nutrition consultant and author of The Small Change Diet. Taza chocolate is stone-ground, so it will have a slightly grainy texture, which some people prefer, instead of milky smooth.

Nutrition per serving:  210 cal, 4 g pro, 14 g carb, 3 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 16 g fat (9 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 154 mg sodium


Best Value Chocolate Bar

Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

Scott Keatley, R. D., of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy, recommends trying Lindt’s 70% cocoa, which is a full-bodied chocolate bar that tastes balanced so it’s not too bitter. Bonus: This dark chocolate comes in a case, so you enjoy some now and have plenty left over for later (or to share!). Even better, they’re under $3 a pop!

Nutrition per serving:  190 cal, 2 g pro, 13 g carb, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugars (9 g added sugars), 14 g fat (9 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 5 mg sodium


Pascha 85% Dark Chocolate Bar, 10-Pack

If you have food allergies, Pascha’s organic dark chocolate will give you peace of mind: It’s completely free of nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, and most common allergens. Made with only four ingredients and 85% cacao, these sustainably sourced chocolate bars give you rich flavor without all of those unhealthy additives, earning a stamp of approval from Keatley.

Nutrition per serving: 160 cal, 3 g pro, 10 g carb, 3 g fiber, 4 g sugars (4 g added sugars), 12 g fat (8 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


Lily’s Sweets Extra Dark Chocolate Bar

Looking for a chocolate bar that steers completely clear of sugar? This option from Lily’s uses stevia to sweeten its 70% cocoa formula, meaning there’s no added sugar at all. And did we mention that this bar is keto-friendly?

Nutrition per serving: 130 cal, 3 g pro, 15 g carb, 8 g fiber, 0 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 12 g fat (7 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium 


Raaka Pink Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar, 3-Pack

As if the packaging wasn’t enticing enough, this craft chocolate bar from Brooklyn is 71% cacao, so you can enjoy its delicious sea salt flavor while appreciating the healthy antioxidants. (These also come in other fun flavors, like ginger snap, green tea crunch, and bananas foster.)

Nutrition per serving: 133 cal, 2 g pro, 12 g carb, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars (7 g added sugars), 9 g fat (5 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 73 mg sodium


Hu Salty 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

If you’re newly committed to a healthy diet but secretly worried about missing out on treats like chocolate, don’t fret. This 70% cacao vegan chocolate bar with French sea salt is a savory twist on the classic, minus unhealthy additives. Let the ingredients list speak for itself: organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, and sea salt.

Nutrition per serving: 180 cal, 2 g pro, 13 g carb, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars (8 g added sugars), 13 g fat (8 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 105 mg sodium


Endangered Species 88% Dark Chocolate Bar

Endangered Species


Give back to your body and the environment when you eat one of these healthy chocolate bars. The brand, Endangered Species, donates 10% of its annual net profits to conservation efforts for endangered wildlife. And at 88% cocoa, you can be sure that you’re receiving a hefty dose of antioxidants.

Nutrition per serving: 180 cal, 3 g pro, 11 g carb, 4 g fiber, 3 g sugars (3 g added sugars), 13 g fat (8 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


JOJO’s Dark Chocolate Bars

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Made with a blend of 70% dark chocolate, hemp plant-based protein, almonds, pistachios, and dried cranberries, this chocolate bar brings all the texture and flavor you love from a chocolate bar but slashes the sugar. It’s perfect for vegan, paleo, keto, and low-sugar diets.

Nutrition per serving: 180 cal, 5 g pro, 11 g carb, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugars (8 g added sugars), 13 g fat (6 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


K’ul Organic 70% Dark Chocolate Bar, Wild Ginger & Cayenne

These organic, hand-crafted chocolate bars have a rich, velvety texture with a unique flavor profile. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re contributing to the livelihood of the women’s cooperatives and cacao farmers in the Dominican Republic and Peru, who produce this company’s organic chocolate.

Nutrition per serving: 190 cal, 3 g pro, 21 g carb, 8 g fiber, 12 g sugars (11 g added sugars), 14 g fat (8 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


Tony’s Chocolonely 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

Tony’s Chocolonely
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With six servings per bar, this seriously big sweet from Dutch chocolatier Tony’s Chocolonely should satisfy your cravings for weeks (or just days) to come. And unlike other brands, Tony’s works directly with farmers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, producing chocolate that’s certified slave-free.

Nutrition per serving: 170 cal, 2 g pro, 12 g carb, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugars (8 g added sugars), 13 g fat (8 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


Lavender and Red Salt Chocolate



It’s called Antidote for a reason. Instead of loading up on energy drinks, try this healthy, sustainably sourced chocolate. Containing 84% cacao, the chocolate bar is low-sugar and delivers an energizing boost to power you through the workday. It’s seasoned with alaea salt (a Hawaiian red salt) for a mellow, earthy flavor and lavender flowers for a hint of floral.

Nutrition per serving: 200 cal, 4 g pro, 12 g carb, 4 g fiber, 5 g sugars (5 g added sugars), 15 g fat (9 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


Chocolove Almonds & Sea Salt in Strong Dark Chocolate



For a dark chocolate bar with extra crunch, seek out Chocolove’s almonds and sea salt-studded option. It’s both ethically sourced and certified non-GMO, so you can feel good about indulging.

Nutrition per serving: 211 cal, 3 g pro, 19 g carb, 3 g fiber, 14 g sugars, 14 g fat (7 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 97 mg sodium


Theo 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate Orange Bar

Bitter dark chocolate pairs perfectly with the sweetness of fruit, especially with orange’s bright citrus flavor. Theo sources its fair-trade beans from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Peru. Plus, this bar is entirely vegan.

Nutrition per serving: 170 cal, 2 g pro, 14 g carb, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars (9 g added sugars), 11 g fat (6 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 0 mg sodium


Green & Black’s 85% Dark Chocolate Bar

Green & Black’s


Green and Black’s dark chocolate bars are 85% cacao and have a bold, savory flavor with a hint of organic vanilla. Plus, all of their chocolate is sourced through Cocoa Life, a third-party cocoa sustainability company that empowers local cocoa farmers around the world.

Nutrition per serving: 250 cal, 4 g pro, 15 g carb, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugars, 20 g fat (12 g sat fat),  0 mg chol, 10 mg sodium


Beyond Good 80% Dark Chocolate Bars, 3-Pack

Just like coffee beans, cocoa beans can be single-origin, too. Beyond Good’s heirloom chocolate comes directly from Madagascar, supporting local farmers. On top of that, each bar is also vegan, organic, and non-GMO.

Nutrition per serving: 150 cal, 3 g pro, 10 g carb, 3 g fiber, 5 g sugars (5 g added sugars), 11 g fat (7 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 10 mg sodium

Additional reporting by Alexis Jones, Korin Miller, and Jake Smith

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8 Best Dark Chocolate Bars, According to Dietitians

If you’re not already a dark chocolate consumer, it may take a bit of time for your taste buds to adjust. But the effort is worth it. In the case of dark chocolate, the treat offers a wealth of health benefits, says Kelly Kennedy, RD, the staff nutritionist at Everyday Health.

More research is needed, but a review published in December 2019 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health notes that dark chocolate is linked to cardiovascular health, glucose control, and even improved sexual function with its role as an aphrodisiac. (Dark chocolate-covered strawberries exist for a reason!)

Dark chocolate’s cacao packs disease-fighting antioxidants, while its flavonoids (a compound found in fruit and veggies, too) may help boost heart health by lowering blood pressure, Kennedy explains. There may be benefits for the heart beyond blood pressure. A randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in December 2017 suggests that eating the classic pairing of dark chocolate and almonds may play a role in lowering unhealthy lipid levels in people who are overweight or obese.

And while you know you get a shot of happiness while eating it, researchers are hard at work investigating whether dark chocolate is linked to better mental health. Some research looks promising: People who report consuming dark chocolate have lower odds of having “clinically relevant” symptoms of depression (those that psychologists would consider “moderate depression”), per an October 2019 study in Depression and Anxiety.

RELATED: Eating Dark Chocolate May Improve Your Vision, Research Suggests

In addition to disease-fighting flavonoids, dark chocolate offers minerals like iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese, according to the USDA.

An important thing to keep in mind is that not all dark chocolate is created equal. Kennedy suggests looking for chocolate “with at least 60 percent cacao,” she says. This will not only help guarantee that you are getting a rich source of antioxidants, but also ensure you get fewer additives, such as cream and sugar, which can have the opposite desired effect on your health and waistline. That said, this recommendation differs among experts. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for instance, suggests choosing a bar with at least 70 percent cacao. If you’re new to dark chocolate, you might want to start with 60 percent cacao and work your way up to higher amounts as your taste buds adjust.

Here are some of our favorites.

1. Endorfin Foods Turkish Coffee 60 Percent Cacao Chocolate Bar

This bar is for coffee lovers and chocolate lovers alike. Fresh cardamom and whole coffee beans (roasted from Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco) are milled directly into the chocolate to capture the essence of both flavors. With its limited contents, you can bet you’re getting nothing but natural ingredients: cacao, coconut sugar, caramelized coconut, coffee butter, cardamom, and coffee. If you’re making the change from milk to dark chocolate, this is for you. “It would not be as bitter as something with a higher percentage of cocoa, and you get other flavors that complement the chocolate well, like coffee and cardamom,” says Maggie Michalczyk, RDN, at Once Upon a Pumpkin in Chicago.

Endorfin Foods Turkish Coffee Chocolate Bar$4.79, Thrivemarket.com

2. Theo Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate 85 Percent

Since 2006, Theo Chocolate has been producing sustainable, fair trade, organic chocolate. Its original dark chocolate bar keeps it simple with just three ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, and vanilla beans. The higher the cocoa content, the more flavonoids (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) the bar contains, Michalczyk points out. Its minimalist and organic approach is what makes this bar so reliably healthful but also deliciously rich and satisfying.

Theo Chocolate Organic Pure Dark Chocolate, $4.09, Vitacost.com

RELATED: 10 Delicious Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

3. Hu Salty Dark Chocolate Bar

This chocolate can work with a range of diets. “This is a great option for those looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, non-GMO, vegan, or paleo option,” says Michalczyk. She likes this bar because it contains 70 percent cocoa and leaves out artificial flavors and sweeteners. It also boasts a really smooth flavor with a bit of salt that enhances the chocolate. Plus, you’ll also get 3 grams of fiber per serving, which is a good source of the digestion-friendly nutrient.

Hu Salty Dark Chocolate Bar, $5.49, Thrivemarket.com

4. Alter Eco Dark Salted Brown Butter Organic Chocolate Bar 70 Percent

This smooth dark chocolate brings an extra buttery and salty indulgence to the table. Ecuadorian cacao beans, cocoa butter, and cream from heritage Swiss cows raise Alter Eco’s artisan (and organic) chocolate up a notch. The company’s chocolatiers complete the treat with a touch of fleur de sel de Guérande for a salty-sweet finish.

Also important: This chocolate is soy- and gluten-free, which is great if you have an allergy or intolerance you need to be mindful of. “Many bars contain soy lecithin to emulsify the fat, which keeps it mixed into the chocolate for a smooth final product,” Binder-McAsey says. Even without it, the texture and taste of this bar is on point.

Alter Eco Dark Salted Brown Butter Organic Chocolate Bar, $2.79, Thrivemarket.com

RELATED: 7 Heart-Healthy Perks of Dark Chocolate

5. Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72 Percent Cacao Chocolate Squares

One of the great things about chocolate squares (think of them as mini chocolate bars) is that they can promote mindful eating, helping you slow down and truly enjoy the treat, says Binder-McAsey. This 72 percent cacao chocolate is dark, rich, and flavorful, as well as smooth. This is the type of chocolate that you want to break off just a little bit and let it melt in your mouth before moving onto the next piece.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72 Percent Cacao Chocolate Squares, $4.79, Target.com

6. Divine Chocolate 85 Percent Dark Chocolate Bar

This bar lives up to its name with a beautifully elegant wrapper and an exquisitely rich flavor. Divine Chocolate is co-owned by 85,000 cacao farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each Divine bar. As owners, these family farmers get a share of the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.

Divine Chocolate Dark Chocolate Bar, $3.99, Divinechocolateusa.com

7. Beyond Good Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate 70 Percent Cocoa

Beyond Good (formerly called Madécasse) chocolate was started in 2008 by a pair of Peace Corps volunteers teaching English in Madagascar. Upon realizing that more than 70 percent of the world’s cacao comes from Africa but less than 1 percent of the world’s chocolate is actually made there, Beyond Good’s founders resolved to change that. If that fact isn’t enough to get you to bite, the flavor might: In pairing fruit and chocolate, the company’s goal is to transport you to the beaches of Madagascar.

Beyond Good Madagascar Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate, $4. 50, Beyondgood.com

8. Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt in Strong 70 Percent Dark Chocolate

This chocolate bar combines all your taste buds’ favorite flavors into one miraculous package of salty, nutty, and sweet goodness. Chocolove’s chocolate is made with the classic techniques of Europe’s finest chocolatiers in America’s own Boulder, Colorado. Made “with love” from natural ingredients, each Chocolove bar has a romantic poem inside its wrapper.

Don’t forget that almonds add more than just yummy nuttiness. “The small number of almonds would add just a touch of fiber and a bit of the healthy fats and protein that almonds are known for,” says Binder-McAsey. With 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber in one-third of the bar, this snack may satisfy you longer than other brands, she says.

Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, $2.49, Thrivemarket.com

Healthy Chocolate Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Hello friends! How was your weekend? Awesome, I hope.

John and I did some relaxing, brunching, pizza-ing, and working on a new food photography product. I also bought and returned a pair of overpriced yoga pants out of sheer buyer’s remorse. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes, we just have to make mistakes like that in life.

It’s been a week since I’ve eaten ALL of these granola bars, but I’m still dreaming about them and peeking in the freezer to make sure I didn’t overlook one last piece. They’re that good.

These brownie granola bars kind of started out as a failure. The idea was to make date-sweetened brownies and I resorted to adapting my go-to Vegan GF Black Bean Brownies. Problems ensued. I ate one and had to throw the rest away. Not good. Not good at all.

Back to the drawing board.

In life do you ever find yourself trying to fit a square peg in a round hole? That’s what I was doing with these brownies. I wanted date-sweetened brownies but the blog universe was telling me something different.

When I’m trying to fit my square recipe into a round hole, I rethink it. The result was a simple, naturally-sweetened, healthy granola bar that was a little on the decadent side – just the way I like it.

These bars DO indeed taste like a raw brownie.
They require just 7 ingredients.
They’re no bake, aside from toasting your oats and nuts (an optional step).
They’re loaded with antioxidants, fiber, protein and healthy fats.
They’re incredibly satisfying.
They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack.
They’re freezer-friendly.
They’re uber chocolaty.
They’re really just kind of perfect.

So what do they taste like? Supreme awesomeness. They’re

SUPER chocolaty
Slightly crunchy
Perfectly sweet
& Mega filling

I did have one for breakfast and found it quite filling. But for the most part I ate these as a healthy dessert. I’d go to the freezer, break off 1/3 and snack. Then repeat for the next 30 minutes until it was gone. Self control comes in waves, people, especially with these bars.

You MUST try these bars and let me know what you think! Tag a photo (#minimalistbaker) on Instagram or @minimalistbaker on Twitter so I can see how lovely yours turn out. Happy brownie making!

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 12 (bars)

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? 7 Days

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (GF for gluten-free eaters)
  • 1 cup raw nuts (roughly chopped // I used half almonds, half pecans)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 cups pitted dates (soaked for 10 minutes in warm water then drained)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup natural salted almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • Optional step: Toast your oats and pecans in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven for 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw – I prefer the toasted flavor.

  • Process walnuts in a food processor until a loose meal is reached. Remove from bowl and set aside.
  • Add dates and process until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a “dough” like consistency. (Mine rolled into a ball).

  • Add walnut meal and cocoa or cacao powder back in with the dates and process to combine.

  • Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and add the (toasted) oats and nuts and stir to combine. You may have to use your hands to really incorporate the mixture well.

  • Next, warm honey and almond butter in a small skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until combined and pourable. Pour over brownie mixture and then thoroughly stir using a wooden spoon. (I opted to put plastic bags on my hands and mix that way to better incorporate the mixture.)

  • Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to a 9×13 dish (or similar size pan // adjust if altering batch size) lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily.

  • If using a 9×13, ONLY USE 3/4 of the pan so they have the proper thickness. Otherwise they’ll be too thin. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap and press down firmly to even out the top. Freeze for 15-20 minutes to harden.

  • Lift bars from pan and chop into 12 even bars (or more if you prefer). Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge to keep them extra fresh. They will get a little sticky when left out at room temp.

Serving: 1 bars Calories: 352 Carbohydrates: 41 g Protein: 8.2 g Fat: 20 g Saturated Fat: 2.2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 3 mg Fiber: 7.4 g Sugar: 25 g

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Bars

The classic melt-in-your-mouth chocolate oatmeal no bake bars are popular for a very good reason – they’re impossible to stop eating!

At first glance, traditional chocolate no bake recipes—made with wholesome oatmeal instead of flour—might seem like a healthy choice.

But with half a cup of butter and two full cups of refined sugar packed into traditional no bake bar recipes, they’re really not even close.

These homemade chocolate oatmeal no bake bars offer the perfect healthy alternative:

You get all of the wholesome ingredients, without all the extra butter and sugar.

I swapped out the sugar here for pure maple syrup and have also cut way back on the sweetener in general, and I substituted peanut butter for the butter, for an added protein boost you won’t even realize is in there.

Also Try These Buffalo Cauliflower Wings – Just 6 Ingredients

The recipe first came about during the Snowpocalypse 2016, when my then-boyfriend and I were trapped in my apartment while the snow relentlessly slammed down outside.

After watching about seven Daredevil episodes in a row, he looked at me and said, “So where are all the famous Chocolate Covered Katie baked goods?”

With no grocery stores open, I took stock of my pantry and pulled out every one of my favorite ingredients that I always have on hand:


Peanut Butter.


Combining so many delicious ingredients into one easy-to-make and heart-healthy dessert was pretty much a guaranteed success right from the start.

I formed them into no bake cookie balls and put them on a plate.

The boy proceeded to eat eight of them… So I took that as a good sign!

Then we watched even more Daredevil, and ate pasta with jarred Ragu from 7/11 for dinner.

And swore we’d never tell.

Also try the recipe in cookie form –> Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate No Bake Bar Instructions

Step One: Prepare an 8-inch pan by lining it with parchment or wax paper.

Stir together the liquid ingredients, then combine with the oats and stir until evenly mixed.

Step Two: Smooth into the prepared pan, and press down with a spoon as hard as you can.

Really press down as hard as you can.

Transfer the pan to the freezer until the bars are firm enough to cut.

Step Three: Slice into bars, and enjoy!

Leftovers can be left out at room temperature for a few hours, but for optimum freshness I like to keep them in the fridge or freezer, where they last a few weeks…

If you don’t eat them all first!

Above, watch the video of how to make chocolate oatmeal no bake bars.

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick oats (Here’s a keto version)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment or wax. Set aside. Stir together the first three ingredients. Gently heat until the oil is melted and peanut butter is easily stir-able. Whisk in the vanilla extract and salt, stirring until completely smooth. Stir in the quick oats and cocoa powder until evenly coated. Smooth into the prepared pan, and press down with a spoon as hard as you can. Really pack it in. Freeze until firm enough to cut. Leftovers can stay out a few hours, but I like to keep them in the freezer for optimum freshness, where they last a few weeks.View Nutrition Facts

More Healthy No Bake Recipes

Protein Bars

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Or this Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Truffles

Avocado Smoothie

The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

Chef John’s Chocolate Energy Bars

Followed recipe exactly as directed. Super easy and super delicious! Used a 9×14 pan spread out on the thinner side but that’s the way we like it. Very fudgey consistency. My hubby spreads a thin layer of peanut butter on it yummy!!

These were delicious! I have a very picky family and these were a hit. This recipe was so easy and I highly recommend using the exact coco powder he used. Made them even better! I did add just a slight touch of Raw honey for a bit more sweetness.

A little disappointed because it did not stick together to form a bar instead crumbled and fell apart. I guess I should have played around with the water/coffee a bit more. The recipe is pretty good but is bitter as others mentioned. I ended up putting a layer of chocolate on top because adding agave did not help. Should taste good as granola/crumbles on yogurt but overall was a bit disappointed in this recipe.

Fantastic and Whole30 approved bar. I rolled mine into balls and coated them with the extra shredded coconut. Ended up looking like truffles and tasting like an almond joy! Subbed 1/2 cup of roasted hazelnuts for 1/2 cup of the raw cashews. Takes longer than you think in the food processor. I though it wouldnt come together but I just kept going (and added another tbs of coffee) and it formed a mass eventually. Super tasty, cant recommend these enough.

Wow! These are really good! I’ve tried lots of energy bars and these are by far the best. The taste a lot like RX Bars but they have more texture, which I really liked. I think if I had sprinkled some flaky salt on the top the would taste like salted caramel bars. I did add a tablespoon of honey since they seemed a bit dry. My only problem was my food processor is not big enough to make the whole recipe. I used half the ingredients and made it twice. I will absolutely make these again and again. Thanks so much Chef John

These bars are incredible! I will never buy pre-packaged again! I did not have the dates so I used raisins and still just as moist and chewy. The natural sweet from the raisin, balanced with the bitter cocoa = fantastic!!! I also added peanut butter, pecans and chia seeds. Very happy with results. Thanks for the great recipe, Chef John!!!

My husband was watching Chef John’s YouTube channel and saw this one. He knew I would love them. He asked me to get the ingredients. I did and he made me a batch. Just wow. I can even say it backwards — wow. Love these. My guy even ordered up the expensive brand of chocolate Chef John recommends for future batches.

Amazing. I didn t add the shredded coconut for my children don t enjoy it. They thought it tasted like brownies!!

Very versatile. Will try kneading in dried fruit of mini chocolate chips next time. Also made cutting the nuts in half and they turned out great! Thank you.

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars Recipe

Hallo thare friends.

No, sorry, I was talking to the healthy sea salt dark chocolate bars. Because a chocolate bar that is made with healthy ingredients (everybody say hiii to the friendly oats, coconut, nuts, and seeds) and wrapped up in peanut butter and deep, fudgy, dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt to perk up your mouth with a bang – that’s the kind of chocolate bar that I want to be friends with now and forever more till death do us part. That’s normal, right?

These no-bake, extremely low-maintenance sea salt dark chocolate bars of wonder *pause to really think about that and now let’s go for a fist bump* are ready super fast, require very few ingredients, have significantly less refined sugar than your average chocolate treatster, and are stored in the freezer or fridge for easy access during Chocolate Emergencies. I’m having a flashback to the Inner Goddess Chocolate Truffles and remembering how much we love healthier, more wholesome chocolate bliss together.

If I had a real freezer right now, it would be filled to the max with ALL THE CHOCOLATE THANGS. But instead, this:

Kitchen Update:

The reality is that our fridge is officially sitting out in the driveway right now waiting to be hauled off the refrigerator graveyard, looking sadder, crustier, and more 1950s than ever before. And our new base of cooking operations is DRUMROLLLLLLLLLL the basement!

This is both good and bad news because 1) it means that I have to get really creative and force myself to not just drive to the closest bakery for a large cinnamon roll every morning, and 2) it means that the kitchen remodel is finally, for real, almost a year later, actually happening. Like, today.

Oh hey I just said KITCHEN. REMODEL. Also – when did I become a person who does adult things? This is so fun and weird.

I am totally the kind of person who would use a kitchen remodel as a very good excuse for eating out three times a day, seven days a week. But I am giving myself a challenge to just be okay with the chaos (HA HA says my real life self) and try to keep things at least 1% normal by having our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at home on most of these kitchen remodel days.

So we packed up the kitchen and currently (like, literally, right at this moment that I’m writing to you) we are existing out of the basement, which is made up of four brick walls, cement walls, and exposed ceiling beams <– totally sounds cool, so I’ll let you think what you want. I am trying so hard to be resourceful and not fall into the eating out all the time trap which means we’re going to live off of a microwave, mini-fridge, slow cooker, blender, panini press, toaster, and rice cooker for the next 6 weeks.

Everything is happening so super speedy fast and I feel like I’m on some sort of wild ride to nice, normal kitchen functionality. Since the recording of that video less than 48 hours ago, demo has started in the most amazing, knocking-walls-down way possible annnd it sounds like our house might come falling down at any moment. Like literally right now as I sit here (in the basement, duh) and type this. WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING UP THERE.

Yesterday I put a ceremonious picture of me majorly smashing the wall (okay fine, majorly smashing, barely denting, whatev) on Facebook and Insta, but you guys know the real truth about us.

We are computer and food people and that’s where the skills reach a sharp decline. So we have a phenom team of guys that are doing the demo and installation of the new kitchen for us and I’m pretty sure that is the best decision we’ve ever made. I’m also pretty sure that they think we are the most bizarre, food-bloggy, work-from-home-dwellers. I mean, nothing screams weirdos like people who just wander around during a remodel, filming them actually doing work, filming ourselves pretending to do work, and still wearing the work from home attire of sweats and hoodies and slippers when they leave at the end of the day.

Dear Team, thank you for dealing with everything about us.

Sea salt dark chocolate bar, anyone?

Flaky sea salt, why you be so nummy?

I fully intent to exist off of sea salt dark chocolate bars loaded with oats and nuts and dried fruit and peeeeannnnuuuuut butttterrrrr for the remainder of the remodel. And/or life. It took me a couple tries to get them just right, because the first few rounds involved so many rolled oats that my mouth was like WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING ME. Not chewable. Stop with the large rolled oats.

So the trick for these is to pulse most of your “filling” — all the healthy nums including the oats — in the food processor to get a really nice, small, easy-to-eat texture that feels less like eating some grains you foraged in a field and more like yum yum yum yum yum yum yum perfectly textured peanut buttery sea salt sprinkled chocolaaaaate.

Thanks for reading and following along with our kitchen remodel and not judging me for being awake or showered for 20+ hours when we filmed episode one (always a really good idea) and making + devouring yummy desserts together.

You make me happy in my heart.

But no, I was talking to the chocolate.

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Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars! Made with healthy ingredients including oats, coconut, nuts, and seeds. Wrapped up in peanut butter! YUM!

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (coconut oil is a good alternative)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts, coconut, or seeds (I used 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup coconut)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (I used figs)
  • coarse sea salt to taste

Keywords: dark chocolate bars, sea salt chocolate bars, healthy chocolate bars

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14 Healthy Chocolate Bars & Snacks To Celebrate International Chocolate Day

In case you’ve been looking for another excuse to indulge in your favorite dessert, then be glad because International Chocolate Day is just around the corner! On September 13, chocolate lovers around the world can happily enjoy their favorite chocolate-based treats from cakes to truffles and chocolate bars.

Is Chocolate Healthy?

Aside from being a delight to eat, there are a lot of chocolate health benefits that are good reasons for you to keep it in your diet. However, there are also two important things to watch out for — added ingredients and quantity.  Avoid chocolate products that are high in sugar and calories saturated fat as these can lead to acne, high blood pressure and diabetes. Thankfully, companies have become more creative in developing their chocolate treats to provide healthy alternatives that also taste great. Celebrate International Chocolate Day, the healthy way, here’s our list of the best chocolate brands that offer yummy options that are also good for you.

Best Healthy Chocolate Bars & Snacks

1. Astor Belgian Blueberry Dark Chocolate

Astor Belgian Blueberry Dark Chocolate astorchocolate.com

This blueberry dark chocolate from Astor’s Gourmet Collection has no artificial colors, sweeteners, preservatives or flavoring. It makes use of a natural blueberry flavor and contains only 100 calories per bar, making it a very healthy choice.

2. Astor Belgian Orange-Flavored Dark Chocolate

Astor Belgian Orange-Flavored Dark Chocolate astorchocolate. com

Enjoy a refreshing zing with your dark chocolate through this orange-flavored dark chocolate from Astor! This unique combination is a must-try, especially if you find dark chocolate too bitter. It only has 100 calories per bar so you won’t go over your daily calorie limit.

3. Astor Belgian Dark Chocolate with Real Ground Espresso Beans

Astor Belgian Dark Chocolate with Real Ground Espresso Beans astorchocolate.com

Coffee lovers, this chocolate’s for you! The Astor Belgian Dark Chocolate is a low-calorie chocolate bar that has real ground espresso beans for a yummy perk me up. You’re assured that it’s a healthy option as it doesn’t contain any artificial coloring or flavors.

4. Astor Belgian Dark Sea Salt Chocolate

Astor Belgian Dark Sea Salt Chocolate astorchocolate.com

Indulge in your dark chocolate cravings with the Astor Belgian Dark Sea Salt chocolate. Enjoy rich Belgian chocolate with sea salt to balance off the taste. It is one of Astor’s gourmet options and is a definite must-try!

5. Astor Belgian Creamy Milk Chocolate Toffee Pecan

Astor Belgian Creamy Milk Chocolate Toffee Pecan astorchocolate.com

Counting your calories? Then Astor’s Belgian Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee Pecan is perfect for you! Made with 33% cocoa and free from any preservatives or artificial flavor, this 100-calorie chocolate bar is the perfect dessert for those who are into calorie counting.

6. Vosges Vegan Truffle Collection

Vosges Vegan Truffle Collection vosgeschocolate.com

Who said going vegan means boring desserts? Treat yourself to Vosges Vegan Truffle Collection, and enjoy a luxurious package featuring early harvest olive oil blended with 72% dark chocolate for a unique, healthy treat. Low in sugar, rich in flavor and minus the dairy, do try it if you’ve been looking for delicious vegan dessert options.

7. Vosges Pure Plant 6 Bar Library

Vosges Pure Plant 6 Bar Library vosgeschocolate. com

Made in collaboration with Dr. William Li, the Vosges Pure Plant 6 Bar Library is a healthy new way to enjoy chocolate. Free from refined sugars and rich in flavonols, each chocolate bar in this collection helps activate your body’s natural defenses while you enjoy your favorite chocolatey treats.

8. Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection

Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffle Collection vosgeschocolate.com

It’s a well-known fact that dark chocolate is significantly healthier than milk chocolate, so why not give it a try this International Chocolate Day? This collection contains 16 pieces of pure dark chocolate to give you a wonderful sampling of delicious truffles from all over the world.

9. Vosges Blackberry Vegan Truffles

Vosges Blackberry Vegan Truffles vosgeschocolate.com

Featuring a perfect mix of dark chocolate, early-harvest olive oil and Tennessee blackberry gelee, this Blackberry Vegan Truffles box will give you a truly indulgent chocolate experience. Feel free to enjoy more than one piece as each truffle contains less sugar and no dairy making it a healthier choice.

10. Vosges Raw Honey Cacao Chocolate Bar

Vosges Raw Honey Cacao Chocolate Bar vosgeschocolate.com

Proudly vegan and soy-free, the Vosges Raw Honey Cacao Chocolate Bar is a great alternative to your sugary chocolate bars. Continue enjoying sweets without worrying about being unhealthy. The rich dark chocolate is made from pure cacao and sweetened with raw Midwestern honey.

11. Vosges Turmeric Ginger Chocolate Bar

Vosges Turmeric Ginger Chocolate Bar vosgeschocolate.com

An absolute treat to the senses, the Vosges Turmeric Ginger Chocolate Bar is their version of healthy milk chocolate mixed with natural ingredients like turmeric, ginger root, crispy coconut and golden milk botanicals. This results in a sweet treat that is also good for your body.

12. Astor Chocolate Moodi Tub of Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Squares

Astor Chocolate Moodi Tub of Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Squares astorchocolate. com

Instantly lift your mood with this tub of Moodibar Belgian Chocolate Squares from Astor. It features unique flavors in portion- and calorie-controlled sizes. Each chocolate square is a tasty and healthy treat.

13. Simply Chocolate Knipschildt Caramel & Sea Salt Collection

Simply Chocolate Knipschildt Caramel & Sea Salt Collection simplychocolate.com

The Simply Chocolate Knipschildt Caramel & Sea Salt Collection offers a decadent selection of healthy dark chocolate bonbons filled with burnt caramel and Hawaiian sea salt.

14. Simply Chocolate Knipschildt Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Bonbons

Simply Chocolate Knipschildt Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Bonbons simplychocolate.com

Enjoy this award-winning selection of Knipschildt Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Bonbons from Simply Chocolate now! Made with pure, creamy dark chocolate and topped with cream, sugar and butter, these bonbons also make for premium gifts that you can share with your loved ones who also have a sweet tooth.  

Chocolate bars

Chocolate bar with milk and cream filling.

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Chocolate bar with chocolate-nut filling.

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Chocolate bar with curd mousse flavor and white brownie pieces.

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12 monthsChocolate bar with chocolate-nut filling.

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12 monthsChocolate bar with curd mousse flavor and white brownie pieces.

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1.08kg / 2.16kg / 4.32kg / 5.4kg

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12 months90,000 Mars or Snickers? Russians named their favorite chocolate bars

Which brands of chocolate bars Russians choose, as well as how often and in what situations they are usually eaten – in a fragment of a new study of consumer preferences.

Overall, 53% of Russians surveyed have purchased chocolate bars in the past month. Among them, the majority (68%) usually purchase goods of familiar brands, 18% – of any particular brand, and only 14%, in principle, do not pay attention to the manufacturer.

Snickers brand chocolate bars are in the highest demand among respondents – 41% said they have bought them at least once in the last three months. During this period, 39% also took KitKat bars, 38% – Bounty, 36% – Twix, 32% – Kinder, 31% – Mars. In addition, the top ten popular brands include Babaevsky (30%), Picnic (28%), Milky Way (27%) and Alenka (25%).

We also found out which brands of chocolate bars were most popular with the respondents. Thus, the largest share of respondents (15%) named Snickers bars, 13% – Babaevsky, 12% – Bounty, 7% each – Twix and KitKat, another 6% – Kinder and Picnic.

Most often, consumers love these bars because of the original taste – 52% of the respondents answered this way. Also, 39% like that they can be purchased at any store, 35% take them because of the popularity of the brand, 27% – because they satisfy hunger well. In addition, the choice of 23% is influenced by the naturalness of the composition, and 19% – by the convenient packaging format.

The most delicious – with nuts

According to the survey, the absolute majority of consumers (65%) love milk chocolate bars. However, 41% also like dark chocolate, 12% like white, and 10% doesn’t care what kind of chocolate the product is made of. Among the fillings for chocolate bars, Russians most of all prefer crushed and whole nuts – 57 and 55% of consumers, respectively, answered so.At the same time, 47% love nougat in bars, caramel – 45%, waffle and chocolate-nut spread – 36% each, and cookies – 31%.

Note that the majority of consumers (30%) buy chocolate bars 2-3 times a month. A slightly smaller proportion of respondents (29%) take them once a week, 22% – 2-3 times a week, 15% – only once a month, 4% – almost every day.

Moreover, more than half of the respondents (55% each) usually eat chocolate bars at work and while drinking tea at home or away. In addition, 43% can eat a bar while doing household chores, 39% on the road, 34% during a walk, and a quarter (26%) most often eat it on holidays.

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Study sample

From 25 to 26 April, using the online panel “Questionnaire”, 1,800 Russians over 18 years old, living in cities with a population of more than 100 thousand, were interviewed. human. The sample reflected the socio-demographic parameters of the population of the Russian Federation. The error at 95% confidence level does not exceed 2.5%.

Buy full results of a survey of consumer preferences in the chocolate bars market in Russia

Chocolate bars TN VED codes (2020): 1806

0, 1806905009, 1806


confectionery products – chocolate candies (bars): 1806905009
Bars in chocolate glaze, from cereal flakes, including without glaze, packed in cardboard boxes, net weight from 20 grams, 1806
White chocolate products: bar chocolate company crispy white bar (35% white chocolate bar with raisins and hazelnuts), white chocolate Rabbit small with praline filling, white rabbit chocolate with strawberries 1704
Sugar confectionery products made of white chocolate – chocolate bars, including with fillings: with chocolate cream, with hazelnuts and crunchy biscuit, filled with chocolate-butter cream; Chocolate bars with w 1704


Milk-coated chocolate bars: SNICKERS® with roasted peanuts, caramel and nougat; SNICKERS® SUPER with roasted peanuts, caramel and nougat; SNICKERS® minis with roasted peanuts, caramel and nougat; SNICKERS® x3 1806310000
chocolate bars covered with milk chocolate: MILKY WAY® with soufflé, MILKY WAY® minis with soufflé, MILKY WAY® with soufflé with “Strawberry cocktail” flavor; TU 9125-026-11489576 1806310000
chocolate bars covered with milk chocolate: MARS® with nougat and caramel, MARS® MAX tm with nougat and caramel, MARS® minis with nougat and caramel; TU 9125-024-11489576 1806310000
Sugar confectionery products: chocolate bars made of dark, milk chocolate with fruit, nut, caramel, cream fillings and fillers and without them, including with salt, in foil-clad paper units 1806329000
Marzipan chocolate coated marzipan bars, Zentis trademark 1806310000
Bars in chocolate glaze, from cereal flakes without glaze, packed in cardboard boxes, net weight from 20 grams, 1806
Confectionery flour products: “Biscuits bar with crispy cereals, creamy milk filling and milk chocolate coating”, “Crispy cookies with creamy caramel filling, milk chocolate and sweets with filling 1905311900
Chocolate bar muesli BIO, in packaging made of tin, polymer, combined, paper materials, cardboard, foil, glass, net weight from 10 grams to 10 kilograms 1806321000
Bungee Puffed Rice Chocolate Bar (20, 50, 120 grams), 1806321000
Chocolate products, including in sets: bars, discs, bars, bars, candies, dragees with and without additives, fillings and without fillings, 1806310000
MARS® chocolate bars with nougat and caramel, covered with milk chocolate; MARS® MAX ™ chocolate bars with nougat and caramel, covered with milk chocolate; MARS® minis chocolate bars with nougat and caramel, coated 1806310000
Confectionery: Hero Bars Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, Vanilla Caramel, 1704
Sugar confectionery: Chocolate bars, 1806310000
Sugar confectionery: chocolate bars Forever Fast Break, 1806
Cocoa chocolate bar with mango. Packing: plastic bags, cardboard boxes, metallized individual packages, net weight from 0.05 kilograms to 6 kilograms. 1806321000
Confectionery gift sets, including: sweets, chocolate bars, caramel, waffles, chocolate and jelly sweets, chocolate, desserts, cookies 1806
Grain bar “Calorie balance” glazed with chocolate glaze / not glazed: with candied fruit; with fruits; with exploded rice; with nuts.Grain bar “Longevity balance” with a vitamin and mineral complex of glazes 11000
: Chocolate bars 1806321000
Dry products of extrusion technology: crispy bread; glazed crispy bars (crispy bars with filling); crispy pads (bars); crispy snacks glazed with sugar, honey, chocolate syrup; snack 19000
Sugar confectionery, chocolate and chocolate figurines: “Marzipan bar”, “Ded Moroz nut”, “Ded Moroz” mix, “Truffle”, “Ded Moroz”, “Ded Moroz marzipan”, “Angel with a candle” , Milk chocolate (filling 1806
Assorted set: SNICKERS® MINIS chocolate bars, MARS® minis, MILKY WAY® minis and TWIX® minis cookies. 1806310000

Chocolate Bars | Chocolate | Confectionery factory named after N.K. Krupskaya | Product catalog | Chocolate, sweets, cakes, pastries

A chocolate bar is the best way to satisfy your hunger quickly and tasty. After all, under a layer of excellent chocolate in the bar there is an excellent nutritious filling, the types of which are many, so you will surely find a bar according to your taste. The size of the chocolate bar is so convenient that you can put it in your pocket.A small bar, and the pleasure is in full!

Milk chocolate with praline filling and puffed wheat

Made from cocoa butter, grated cocoa, sugar, milk powder, grated cashew and puffed wheat.

packing: 45 g

shelf life: 8 months

Milk chocolate with praline filling with puffed rice

Made from cocoa butter, grated cocoa, sugar, milk powder, grated hazelnuts and puffed rice.

packing: 45 g

shelf life: 8 months

Dark chocolate with milk-nut filling

Made from grated cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar, grated almonds, condensed milk, butter and brandy.

packing: 50 g

shelf life: 8 months

Dark chocolate with fondant-cream filling

Made from cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar, butter and condensed milk.

packing: 50 g

shelf life: 8 months

Dark chocolate with rum filling

Made from cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar, condensed milk, cocoa powder, grated almonds and butter.

packing: 50 g

shelf life: 8 months

Dark chocolate with chocolate filling

Made from cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar, grated almonds, milk powder and butter.

packing: 50 g

shelf life: 8 months

Chocolate bars (Krupskaya factory, Ulyanovsk)

I cannot explain to myself the reason why I ignore the chocolate bars. During the existence of this blog, I managed to describe chocolate bars only once (here). They were produced by the Sormovskaya confectionery factory (Nizhny Novgorod). For some reason I didn’t buy any more bars.Now I understand that in vain, because after the bars of the Krupskaya factory that came to my eyes purely by chance, I have to admit that I was wrong – this product is worthy of attention.

Chocolate bars are produced by order of the Krupskaya factory on the basis of the Volzhanka confectionery in Ulyanovsk, a structure related to the Slavyanka holding. True, there is not a word about the fact that the Krupskaya factory has something to do with Slavyanka on the wrapper of the bars produced on 05/29/2015, although, as you know, the brand of the Krupskaya factory became the property of Slavyanka back in February 2015 …

Chocolate bars from the Krupskaya factory do not have their own name (unlike the same bars from the Sormovskaya factory, the name of which, although it is extremely simple – “Sormovo”, is still present). This fact somewhat complicates the description of the product, since the word “bars” also means “Rot Front” bars, and this association works faster. And in general, a product without a name, like a person without a name, is somehow indecent to exist.

Bars are produced with two types of fillings: chocolate and fondant-cream.Accordingly, the color solutions of the wrappers are also different. The bar with chocolate filling has a dark background under the logo and the name of the product, and the bar with fondant cream has a milky background. There is really nothing more to say about the design of the packaging of the bars, just as there is nothing to catch the eye. Some kind of super-versatile, super-neutral and almost “blending with the asphalt” design. There is no zest, no brightness, no memorable details in it. Boring to yawn.

Although I cannot fail to note the information content of the packaging.The logo, composition, weight (50 g) and place of production are very clear on it. In this sense, it is impossible to find fault.

The surface of the bars is divided into 12 blocks, which makes it convenient to divide them into portions.

Chocolate icing of the bars surprised me. So many times I have been pricked with chocolate icing coming from the pen of the brand of the Krupskaya factory, regardless of the place of production, that I have already ceased to expect any miracles from it (the brand), or at least more or less high-quality composition and performance.And what is there to hide, I was skeptical. However, I was in for a pleasant disappointment – the chocolate in these bars turned out to be surprisingly not bad. It has a rich and concentrated taste, buttery structure. When it is absorbed, no additional inclusions are felt in the mouth. It melts slowly and viscously.

Chocolate Filled Bars

A slice of a bar with a chocolate filling shows us how intense the color the filling is. The consistency of the chocolate filling in all the bars has always been thicker, which, in fact, makes this filling more attractive to me.Having poked around in the composition, I can assume that this thick consistency is provided by applesauce (I really did not expect to find it here) – a thickener, known thanks to pectin. It is, apparently, and gives the filling a light fruity sourness. Alcohol, although it is stated in the composition, does not taste well, so it should not become an obstacle for children and those who do not like alcoholic flavors in confectionery.

Ingredients : sugar, cocoa mass, whole condensed milk with sugar (whole milk, skim milk, sugar (sucrose, lactose)), cocoa butter, butter, starch syrup, rectified ethyl alcohol, emulsifiers: soy lecithin E322, E476, apple puree (apples, preservative E220), flavors: Vanilla, Orange, preservative – potassium sorbate E202, acidity regulator – citric acid E330.
Nutritional value of per 100 g: proteins – 5.0 g, fats – 28.0 g, carbohydrates – 57.0 g.
Energy value of per 100 g: 470 kcal.

Bars with fondant-cream filling

I like this filling less, although I understand that this is a matter of taste. For some, it is the light version that is prettier and more attractive. I am not satisfied with the more fluid consistency and flat sweet taste in the fondant-creamy filling.

Ingredients : sugar, cocoa mass, whole condensed milk with sugar (whole milk, skim milk, sugar (sucrose, lactose)), cocoa butter, butter, starch syrup, rectified ethyl alcohol, emulsifiers: soy lecithin E322, E476, flavors: “Vanilla”, “Vanilla”, preservative – potassium sorbate E202.
Nutritional value of per 100 g: proteins – 5.0 g, fats – 24.0 g, carbohydrates – 62.0 g.
Energy value of per 100 g: 460 kcal.

The compositions of both types of bars are excellent, so I can safely recommend them for purchase. I never expected that I would ever be able to praise any product of the Krupskaya factory. But it happened, and I am glad that this brand has not yet had time to completely discredit itself.

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90,000 Mars recalls chocolate bars in 55 countries

Photo author, Reuters

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A piece of plastic part of the production line may have gotten into the chocolate

American manufacturer of chocolate bars, Mars Inc.decided to recall its products in 55 countries due to the discovery of plastic in them.

However, as it became known, Mars Inc. is not going to withdraw products from the Russian market.

This was announced by Elizaveta Aleksandrova, director for corporate relations of the company’s representative office in Russia.

“There will be no recall of products in Russia, since we have localized production that is not related to foreign ones,” Alexandrova told RIA Novosti.

According to her, chocolate bars for Russia are produced at three factories, including in the Stupino near Moscow and in the Ulyanovsk region.

A piece of red plastic

According to the company, a piece of red plastic was found in a Snickers bar purchased on January 8 in Germany.

The consumer contacted Mars, after which the company’s specialists tracked the path of the defective bar and came to the conclusion that it was produced at a plant in the Dutch city of Fehel.

According to preliminary data, one of the plastic parts used in production got into the chocolate.

The product recall has been posted on the website of the Food and Consumer Product Safety Department of the Netherlands Government.

“We are currently trying to figure out exactly what happened, but we cannot be sure that this piece of red plastic is not present in another product from the same production line,” a spokesman for the Dutch division of the company told AFP.

Losses were not disclosed

The Dutch branch of Mars announced that it is working closely with the country’s authorities to resolve this issue.

“We would like to ensure that customers who have purchased one of these products do not eat it,” the company said on its website in Germany.

The company does not disclose the total volume of the recalled products and what losses this will result in.

Earlier it was reported that the recall will affect all Mars, Snickers, Milky Way Minis and Milky Way Miniatures products, as well as Celebrations candy sets with an expiration date from June 2016 to January 2017.

Products from the Mars plant in the Netherlands are shipped all over the world. This is the first such case at a company that has been operating since 1963.

In December 2015, Mars already recalled batches of candy that were sold at Christmas in one of the American retail chains.