Remember the study that showed that chocolate can help protect against heart disease? Now Mars, Inc. has a line of chocolates that can reduce your cholesterol, too. CocoaVia dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and chocolate covered almonds all contain plant sterols, the natural cholesterol-reducing agent popularized by Benecol and Promise. It’s not exactly gourmet chocolate, but the taste isn’t half bad. (The first bite always seems to have an unusual flavor, but after the first bite it goes away.) And bonus—each bar has less than 100 calories.
If you’d like to try CocoaVia chocolates, you can download a printable coupon for $1.00 off (valid until December 31, 2008). Let us know what you think!