It’s Valentine’s Day and for many of us that means chocolate. If you’re looking to stay low carb and still enjoy an occasional treat I consider dark chocolate that is 85% or higher to be the best choice. Avoid milk chocolate and choose organic whenever possible.
These higher quality bars are more expensive than the chocolate bars many of us are familiar with from our childhoods but a little goes a long way typically. Luckily, high quality chocolate has become quite popular and most grocery stores carry at least a couple healthy dark chocolate bars. And, as an added bonus chocolate has health benefits! Dark chocolate is high in iron, magnesium and zinc as well as antioxidants. For a low carb paleo/keto holiday treat take a look at the list below.
About Alter Eco
All of our products have been certified organic from the start, because farming in this way ensures that no harm is done to soil or ecosystems. But we believe the world can do even better. That’s why we launched the Alter Eco Foundation to transition cacao farmers from monoculture to regenerative agroforestry – a holistic, systemic approach to farming that gives back more than it takes.
Endangered Species Chocolate
About Endangered Species Chocolate
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ESC was founded in 1993 by an Oregon entrepreneur who had two passions – crafting premium chocolate, and conservation. Nearly three decades later ESC remains passionate about bringing authentic chocolate to the marketplace with real, responsibly sourced, health-conscious ingredients and no mysterious sweeteners or additives. Since 2016, ESC has donated over $2.6 million to its Give Back Partners who focus on wildlife conservation.
Green & Black’s
About Green & Black’s
Our signature GREEN & BLACK’s line includes Pure Dark and Pure Milk chocolates in an assortment of delicious flavors made with cocoa beans ethically sourced from Cocoa Life, our global program that invests in sustainable cocoa farming. This line of Pure Dark and Pure Milk chocolates contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Our GREEN & BLACK’s Organic line has dark and milk chocolate bars available in ten flavors, including Maya Gold –the first product to be awarded the Fair Trade Mark by the Fairtrade Foundation UK.
From Their Site:
In 2012, Rick and I created ‘Evolved Chocolate’ while living in New York City. We were following a paleo lifestyle, which we continue to do today, however we struggled to find paleo-friendly chocolates and desserts. So at that moment we decided, lets make our own!
What started in a New York City apartment is now a full chocolate-manufacturing facility on Long Island, where Rick and I grew up and met. And what started with date-based chocolate truffles is now an expansive line of over 30 products that are both paleo and vegan friendly, including an entire keto-friendly collection.
Fresh out of school, Cynthia Tice knew she needed a job and that she had a passion for helping people eat better. So in 1978, she opened Center Foods in Philadelphia. Way before the rest of us were sipping green juice, Cynthia was raising awareness of better-for-you foods.
In 2003, Cynthia hit a milestone birthday (don’t ask which one) and decided to kick sugar for good. The only problem was chocolate, she just couldn’t give it up. So in 2010, she made her own no sugar added chocolate and launched Lily’s Sweets with her longtime friend Chuck Genuardi.
From the cocoa farmer in the Congo, to the truck driver in Seattle, and the chocolate lover in Philadelphia, we believe there is a thread that runs through us all. The choices we make here in Seattle touch lives across the planet in real and lasting ways. That knowledge, and that responsibility, drives us to do things in ways that contribute towards a more compassionate and enduring world.
It’s why we make our own chocolate, to ensure that everyone is treated in a way that we can be proud of and that only the highest quality ingredients and processes are used.