6 Paleo and Keto-Friendly Chocolates You’ll Love

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It’s Valentine’s Day and for many of us, that means chocolate. If you’re looking to stay low carb or keto 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.

Alter eco raspberry blackout chocolate bar

Alter Eco

About Alter Eco Chocolates:

Alter Eco offers indulgent options that are organic, low-carb, AND taste great. They have a few lines of chocolates that are specifically marketed as keto-friendly, and they also have very dark chocolates (85%+) that will easily fit into your low carb macros.

From Their Site:

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.

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Endangered Species Strong + velvety dark chocolate bar

Endangered Species Chocolate

About Endangered Species Chocolate:

Endangered Species offers one of the darkest chocolates on the list, clocking in at 88% cocoa. Their dark chocolate bar has only 3g of sugar per serving, making it a great option for those who are following a keto or low carb diet. The company has a worthy mission of conservation, and have contributed over $2.6 million dollars to conservation efforts.

From Their Site:

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.

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Green & Black's organic dark 85% cocoa chocolate bar

Green & Black’s

About Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate:

Green & Black’s is a brand that you should be able to find on your grocery store shelf. We recommend their 85% dark cocoa bar if you are looking for a keto or low carb option. Green & Black focuses on ethically sourced cocoa, and have built an undeniably luxurious (and delicious!) line of chocolate bars.

From Their Site:

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.

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Evolved keto nut butter filled dark chocolate bar

Evolved Chocolate

About Evolved Chocolate:

We love Evolved Chocolate because they go beyond just the standard dark chocolate bar. Evolved creates other delicious and hard-to-find low carb treats like chocolate cups (peanut butter cups, hazelnut, coffee, you name it), hot chocolate, and trail mix.

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.

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Lily's almond dark chocolate bar


About Lily’s Chocolate:

Lily’s is one of the most popular and accessible brands of keto and paleo-friendly chocolates on the market. You’ll commonly find Lily’s in Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other natural grocers around the country. Lily’s achieves their low carb and no-added-sugar recipe by using Stevia as their primary sweetener — which makes it taste great too!

From Their Site:

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.

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Theo fair trade extra dark chocolate bar


About Theo Fair Trade Chocolate:

Theo is a brand focused on the ethical production and manufacturing of high-quality chocolate. They use regular added sugar recipes, so you will want to opt for their darkest chocolate if you are looking for a low sugar, low carb chocolate bar.

From Their Site:

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.

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