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

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by Georgina Terry |
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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.


Low calorie chocolate bars

Kit Kat1 of 14

Kit Kat

Chocolate is one of life's greater joys – so why ruin it with guilt? Sit back, relax and munch away with only 53 calories per finger.

Milky Way2 of 14

Milky Way

A lower calorie option than its cousins Mars and Snickers, a Milky Way sits at 117kcals. For all that deliciousness? We were shocked, too.

Bounty3 of 14


Made with real coconut, a Bounty bar is basically one of our five a day, right? Well, with only 158kcals per portion, it might as well be.

Skinny Chocaholic Drops4 of 14

Skinny Chocaholic Drops

These have to be some of the best low-cal treats we've tasted - crunchy, delicious, and totally guilt-free. Plus, just 86 calories per tube.

Fudge5 of 14


For just a little taste of the sweet stuff, a finger of Fudge will definitely hit the spot with just 110 calories per bar.

Flake bar6 of 14


The delicate goodness of a Flake is unlike anything else, and with all that flavour, we were more than shocked to find out that this bar is only 170 calories.

M&M's7 of 14


Can't stop popping M&M's in your mouth? We can relate. Once you start, it's difficult to stop. But with only 150 calories per serving – why stop?

Creme Egg8 of 14

Creme Egg

Only on sale between Christmas and Easter (boo!) Cadbury Creme Eggs are a classic fave with 174 calories.

Aero bar9 of 14


Aeros are super satisfying to eat, and thanks to the plentiful 'bubbles', there are just 164 calories per bar.

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Curly Wurly

Gooey, caramel goodness, Curly Wurlys are something else. Let the caramel melt in your mouth and indulge all you want, because, with 117 calories, we won't be stopping anytime soon.

Maltesers share bag11 of 14


Maltesers were the OG light chocolate treat, be it cinema night, a quiet evening at home or an afternoon snack. And at 11 calories per ball - please, enjoy the whole bag.

Skinny Chocaholic Chocolate Hazelnut Milky Snack Pot12 of 14

Skinny Chocaholic Chocolate Hazelnut Milky Snack Pot

For a quick chocolate hit when you're on the go, these snack packs are ideal. At 90 calories per pot, it's a dead ringer for Nutella, and with zero palm oil.

Aero bubbles13 of 14

Aero Bubbles

Much like its big brother the Aero Bar, Aero's minty fresh Peppermint Bubbles are 128 calories per serving.

Chocolate Buttons14 of 14

Chocolate Buttons

Make your 128-calorie portion of Cadbury Buttons last by letting the chocolate melt onto your tongue. Mmmm. Or enjoy them all in one sitting, whatever feels good.


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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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