The best lower calorie chocolates so you can snack guilt-free

Because who doesn’t love a good chocolate button?

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by Georgina Terry and Marina Avraam |

As much as we'd love to be obsessed with organic, Gwyneth-Paltrow-level health chocolate, it’s not that easy. Fancy chocolate bars are usually expensive, less accessible and if we're honest, rather underwhelming.

Sometimes, all we want is a good old-fashioned bar of chocolate from the corner shop. Yeah, you know the kind. Staring at the counter for ages, choosing your favourite. Takes you back, doesn't it? There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence every now and then, even if we’re on a health kick. But what if we told you that you could enjoy some of your favourite goodies without overthinking the calorie content?

Standing in the chocolate aisle for 30 minutes, analysing each wrapper to see which one has more green and less red is boring AF, and doesn't make the experience a fun one. To make life easier, we’ve done the work for you, and come up with our top naughty but not-so-naughty treats.

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Health benefits of chocolate: no really

Did you know, that apart from being delicious, chocolate also provides us with some pretty sweet health benefits?

One study found that chocolate reduces oxidative stress and inflammation, while also lowering blood pressure. Another cool study reported that those who ate more milk chocolate over an 11-year period were at lower risk of both heart disease and stroke. You heard it here first, eating chocolate is a life or death matter.

Now before you get too excited, it's important to remember that eating a high amount of chocolate can lead to obesity and diabetes. So, while treating yourself to some choc is absolutely fine – everything in moderation.

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