Blog: Can chocolate be healthy?

Catherine Sleep | 1 February 2007

Sometimes you just want a pick-me-up, and sometimes only chocolate will do. I’m sure I’m not alone in that, particularly at this time of year. Nevertheless, a girl has to watch her calorific intake, so it’s with great interest that I’ve been tracking the rise and rise of ‘healthier chocolates’.

Belgian company NewTree has been at the forefront and has just launched two new products for those who need a quick hit. If you want a shot of ‘wellbeing chocolate’, less is definitely more, so NewTree has packaged its new range in 30g bars. Playing to the health-conscious, one bar contains apricot as well as soy germ extract, while the other includes mint and green tea extract.

However, the company may be overplaying its hand by naming one of the bars “Bikini”– however healthy chocolate is, it’s never going to be a key part of any diet aimed at getting us back on the beach in our bikinis, right? If only!

NewTree Bikini and Freezing


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