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More good news for dark chocolate lovers September 23, 2008

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Looking for an excuse to down that last, lonely square of dark chocolate? A recent study found that eating 6.7 grams of dark chocolate a day can help protect against heart disease. Apparently, the antioxidants in cocoa seeds reduce inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Now that’s my kind of medicine!

Sadly, 6.7 grams is just slightly more than the weight of a single Hershey’s kiss. And no, more is not better!

 

Lake Champlain Five Star Chocolate Bar—Hazelnut September 19, 2008

Five Star Chocolate Bar (Hazelnut)

Oh, dear. I’ve been trying to cut back on chocolate (sacrilege, I know) and now I discover these little chunks of heaven. Lake Champlain calls them “Hazelnut Five Star Chocolate Bars,” but really they’re more like pralinés from a Swiss chocolatier. Biting through the thin milk chocolate exterior, one discovers a heavenly gianduja that’s alternately melt-in-your-mouth smooth and tantalizingly crispy. The bars may seem pricey at $3.99 for 1.9oz (at Whole Foods), but as a treat they’re worth every penny. Plus, someone with greater restraint than I could easily make two servings out of a bar. Okay, maybe not easily, but it might be possible if you read the nutrition facts first!