Love chocolate? You're not alone. Plain or fancy, crunchy or creamy, chilled or molten; the possibilities are endless when it comes to chocolate treats. Use these easy tips to get your chocolate kicks, without blowing all your SmartPoints® Budget.
Not all chocolate is created equal
Splurge on good quality chocolate. Good quality dark chocolate contains less sugar than cheaper, more processed varieties and will give bakes a much richer, more chocolatey flavour. You’ll need less of it too. Look for chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids.
Is dark chocolate good for you?
We know it’s good for the soul, but eating chocolate may actually be good for the heart, too. A recent Danish study found women who eat a serve of chocolate—30g or about six small squares—were less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation or abnormal heart rhythm, which can cause palpitations, pains, and may trigger strokes or heart attacks. The optimal doses were one serving a week for women and between two to six for men.