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Cocoa liquor, sugar, almonds, cocoa butter, sea salt, soy lecithin, vanilla.
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Why You’ll Love Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate - 55% Cocoa
As “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” once taught us, there are few things in the world that bring as much joy as a good chocolate bar. And though there are many options to choose from, some confectioners really have the golden ticket when it comes to taste and quality.
Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate is not your average bar. It’s made with semi-sweet Belgian dark chocolate that mingles with crunchy whole roasted almonds and a sprinkle of sea salt crystals for an incredible flavor boost that also packs in dietary fiber, protein, and iron.
So, although chocolate is often considered a guilty pleasure, only good feelings come from enjoying Chocolove’s premium bars.
More about Belgian chocolate
The cacao tree is native to Central and South America, and was an important commodity in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as early as 1400 B.C. Following the Spanish conquest of the region, chocolate was brought back to Europe and quickly became a sought-after luxury good.
Belgium began experimenting with chocolate in the 17th century and quickly established its reputation as one of Europe’s foremost chocolatiers. When raw cocoa was found abundantly growing on trees in its African colonies, the Belgian chocolate industry rapidly expanded and gained international recognition. The country’s long and rich history is still apparent in both mass-produced treats as well as goods from countless independent artisans.
Yes, chocolate can actually be good for you
Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate taps into rich, dark Belgian chocolate for the base of its bar. With 55 percent cocoa, it has the perfect balance of not too bitter, but not too sweet. And, the higher cocoa content means there is less amounts of unhealthy sugar and more nutritious cocoa solids. In recent years, numerous studies have supported dark chocolate’s reputation for being a healthy and nutritious food. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Dark chocolate is full of essential nutrients. It has a surprising amount of fiber, an essential nutrient which should make up a good part of a daily diet as it promotes digestive health and regularity. Chocolate is also a good source of many other essential nutrients including iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium.
- Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants. An antioxidant’s main job is to fight the formation of free radicals in the body caused by environmental and physical stressors. Free radicals are destructive molecules that can lead to cell and tissue damage, which can cause signs of early aging and even increase the risk for a number of diseases. Dark chocolate, however, is a rich source of antioxidants including polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins that work to neutralize free radicals before they do their dirty work.
- Dark chocolate may be good for your heart. Your blood contains two types of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. The “bad” LDL type tends to clump together, clogging arterial walls and leading to heart attacks and strokes. The “good” HDL type scavenges the body, looking to remove LDL from the bloodstream. Which makes it all the better that there have been studies linking the consumption of dark chocolate to an increase in HDL and decrease in LDL cholesterol.
- Dark chocolate may help you manage your weight. As mentioned, dark chocolate is rich in fiber and protein, both of which produce a feeling of satisfaction upon eating them. When you satisfy your cravings with a little dark chocolate, it’s actually a great way to prevent yourself from binging on other, more unhealthy snacks.
Whole roasted almonds provide nutrition, too
Whole roasted almonds add a delicious and nutty crunch to Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate. They not only taste good, though; they also happen to be extremely nutritious.
With an incredibly wide nutrient profile, almonds are almost a complete food. Just a small handful contains 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 9 grams of monounsaturated fat. Plus, 37 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E, 32 percent manganese, and 20 percent magnesium. Almonds are also relatively low in calories and carbohydrates.
Like the antioxidants in dark chocolate, vitamin E is also adept at protecting cell membranes from oxidative damage. Also like dark chocolate, the high protein and fiber content of almonds helps to provide a feeling of satiety: Eating the nuts on a daily basis significantly reduces hunger pangs and the desire to eat.
Because almonds are high in healthy fats, protein, and fiber (and low in carbohydrates), they are great for maintaining normal blood sugar levels. That’s because fats, proteins, and fiber help to slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. On the other hand, carbohydrates are easily converted into sugar, so low-carb foods also help to keep levels consistent.
A good dose of healthy fats
For many, the word “fat” conjures ideas of foods that are unhealthy for you. But, like anything else, there are good fats and bad fats, and moderation is always key.
Generally, what you want to avoid are saturated trans fats including vegetable oil, margarine, shortening, and most processed foods like potato chips and frozen dinners.
But, the combination of dark chocolate and almonds gives Chocolove’s bar a healthy profile: Each serving contains 7 grams of unsaturated fats, 5 grams of saturated fats, and zero grams of trans fats.
Numerous experts have indicated that dietary fats, even including the once-dreaded saturated fats, can provide a boost in heart health and also help people lose weight. So, the next time you feel the insatiable craving for chocolate, there’s no reason not to indulge in a little bit of Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate. It’s better for you than you thought.
Reviews For Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate - 55% Cocoa
Based on 51 Reviews
The best chocolate bar I've tasted.
This chocolate is YUMMY
This chocolate bar with the almonds and just the right amount of salt is amazing. Not to sweet either!
I love this chocolate bar. I've been buying it from WF for years at roughly the same price. Dangerous to buy it in bulk now!
- Denice Swinnen
Tastes GREAT - wish it was 70%+
I love dark chocolate and it's actually very healthy. The Almonds & Sea Salt was an excellent combination but wish it had a higher % of cocoa. At 70% or more I would make it my "go to" bar!
- David Montieth
This is heaven. Love the subtle taste of salt it's dark chic and crunchy almond. To die for
The perfect chocolate bar
I love these so much I order them a dozen at a time. They're the prefect balance of sweet and savory, low sugar all things considered and one bar makes for 3 days of a delightful treat!
Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bar
My favorite splurge. My daily crossword puzzle is impossible to do unless I have a square or two in my hand!
chocolate almonds & sea salt
This product did not wow me. Just did not have a distinct chocolate flavor. Just blah.
I hate to eat and tell, but they were pretty good.
I have purchased Chocolate xoxo for many years now at Whole Foods, consistently good product.
The two I ordered from "Thrive" we're melted upon Arrival to me here in Fl. I had to dispose od the bars. I still have paperwork . Sent from Batesville, IN.
Very dissappointed , I also ordered the free coconut oil that was offered at the time & still have not received it.
Thanks for checking,
BEST CHOCOLATE BAR EVER
Both my boyfriend and I agree, this was the best chocolate bar we have ever had!!
This was an amazing price for this chocolate bar!
Just the right amount of dark chocolate and almonds!
I discovered these bars at a local produce market at twice the price! They are by far the best chocolate I've ever had. So happy to have found them here!
- Thrive User
O M G so good
I love this brand, but this is my favorite flavor! The hint of salt makes it just that much better!
- Susan Barrons
This is top-of-the-notch dark chocolate with the perfect blend of sea salt and almonds. Yummy!
Best chocolate bar ever
Just the right amount of cocoa, hint of seas although and deliciousness!
- Mari Burri
I will buy a case of these
Didn't Mean To...
I usually have two squares of dark chocolate a day to satisfy my sweet tooth. I'm not a great moderator, more of an abstainer, but surprisingly this usually works. However, I had my two squares of this bar and *somehow* ended up eating the whole thing in one sitting. It was good! That said, I probably won't order often because I usually buy darker chocolate (closer to 70+%). I'll definitely make exceptions for this one.
Love this bar (hubs does too!) - perfect sized squares for when you need just a li'l somethin' sweet, and the teeny sea salts add the perfect tang to that sweetness along with the crunch from the almonds!
Almonds and Sea Salt Cocoa Bar
I love anything with sea salt and caramel so I have to limit myself or I would eat it all in one setting. I like the dark chocolate 55% I think it was but the darker the better because I eat less. I had a 90% dark chocolate with hot pepper in it. It was wonderful. Getting away from the subject, easily done talking chocolate. I give it a 5 star rating
That was really good chocolate!
a new favorite
this chocolate is delicious with lots of almonds and a hint of salt
Yummy & Dairy Free
Tasty dairy free option.
BEST CHOCOLATE EVER!
I recommend this to everyone, it was awesome!
Almonds & Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bar
Absolutely my favorite "candy." Couldn't get the daily crossword puzzle finished without it!
- Carolyn Weinheimer
I can honestly say this chocolate bar did not last longer than a day at my house! So yummy. My favorite that I have ordered yet!
Smooth & Sexy
Wow, this chocolate is so smooth and sexy as well, as you take one bite and close your eyes!!
Best dark chocolate ever!
I have never been a fan of dark chocolate but after one bite of this Chocolove, they have gained one more fan. All of my friends have turned to it as well! It contains the perfect amount of bitterness and sweetness with yummy almonds in every piece. Personally, the sugar content is too high and I have become addicted. I'm not sure how I will cut down on these.
- Jody Garcia
The absolute BEST
Such a great combination. I don't even really like almonds normally, but I got hooked on these. Everything just tastes so high-quality. The chocolate is smooth and rich and flavorful. And the almonds taste fresh and hearty and nutty, not stale. And there's just enough salt, almond, and chocolate in the bar for EVERY bite to be perfect and delicious. I've had a hard time finding them at the store (I always see the boxes, but there's never any left, no surprise!) so I started getting them online. A lot of sites offer them at a good rate if you buy a whole case, but I just about lost it when I saw the price here. Now I can get a few at a time instead of having to spend $30 at a time to save the most money. A huge plus for me is their commitment to sustainability and fair wages, and they were very transparent with who their suppliers are and where their ingredients come from. The love poems in the wrappers are also a nice touch. Great company, awesome chocolate, happy me!
Eat in a Group!
Sometimes after dinner or after a work day, I share a chocolate bar with my children. We break pieces off and talk. This bar is high quality and made in the USA!
My only objection is the sea salt. I wish there was slightly less salt. This is a fine line when eating dark chocolate- sometimes it just doesn't mix well. I would buy again, just not my favorite bar.
- Hugh Lane
Surprisingly love this bar
I got this for my husband because he likes dark chocolate and I wanted nothing to do with it. He was so impressed and forced me to try it, it's so delicious! The combination of almonds, sea salt, and chocolate is basically irresistible. A must try even if you don't like dark chocolate!
- L. Peters
These are perfect! Sweet-Salty-Crunchy, and they break apart easily so that I can eat just a little at a time. Yeah, you'll have to watch yourself with these, or share a bar with a friend, because they are so good you will eat the whole thing, and maybe another.
But what I thought was really cool, when I opened up the wrapper, there was a poem by John Clare written on the inside! How cute! I'm going to buy a bunch of these and give them out as valentines!
- Maria Garza
Not a dark chocolate fan but this is actually so good! It isn't bitter and the salt compliments the chocolate perfectly. Some bites are a little too salty but for the most part it's the perfect balance!
Not a big fan of dark-chocolate, but this is pretty good.
I will be the first to tell anyone that I'm not a big fan of dark chocolate, in spite of the the health benefits. However, this chocolate is 55% cocoa, thus tolerable and does not have that bitterness, that dark chocolate tends to have sometime. Also, the sea salt adds a nice touch. However, they could use a tad bit less salt. The whole almonds are an added treat! Overall, I like it.
I normally avoid anything with any type of nut
But this is something different. I can't even taste the almonds, which was a major concern of mine. Really great.
Best chocolate bars!
I have tried many organic and vegan chocolate bars and these are by far the best! Perfect mix of chocolate, almonds and sea salt. They are my go to bars for my chocolate cravings. Delicious!
This is a great chocolate bar with just the right amount of salt in it, great price too!
A Bit Too Much Salt for Me
I was excited to try this vegan chocolate bar. Vegan anything is often hard to find in my community. My neighbor has a membership to Thrive. He ordered me a sample to see if I would like it. He has been purchasing healthy foods from Thrive for a while now.
My neighbor invited me over for several meals and he used many ingredients he purchased on Thrive Market online. I found most of them very tasty. I signed up for my own membership today.
This particular chocolate bar is a bit too salty for my taste. But, I'm not discouraged yet. I will try more from Chocolove.
- S Ward
Cute and yummy
I love that Chocolove bars come with a cute love poem inside the wrapper. It's that little extra special something that brings a smile to your face. Another thing that brings a smile to my face is the taste of these. They are so delicious. There is just something about the way the sea salt compliments the dark chocolate. It's mouth watering.
- Alla Sheedy
Slightly too bitter
I like dark chocolate a lot, but you have to shop around to get the best taste.
Milk chocolate all tastes pretty much the same, but dark chocolate has a lot of variation in bitterness and texture. This bar is above average, but a little on the bitter side. I like my dark chocolate to have a little of an edge in bitterness, but this one lingered too much.
Incredible Thrive price
First off, Chocolove makes the best dark chocolate I've tried.
The pieces break off easily and they aren't chewy. The sea salt and almonds go so well with dark chocolate, and it has more than 50 percent cacao, which is good.
Second, price! Wow, if you check out Amazon, a single bar is going for $7.50. Unbelievable for a 3 ounces of chocolate. Thrive has them at $2.25. I'm not great in math, but I think you can buy three bars on Thrive for the price of one on Amazon.
I am loving my Thrive membership! Thank you for offering us a choice on the market.
- Wallace P.
Dark and wonderful chocolate
Obviously everyone knows that dark chocolate beats milk chocolate in terms of health.
But some dark chocolate is really hard to chew and overly bitter. Not Chocolove. It's got a rich flavor and the pieces melt in your mouth. Slight bitter taste which is fine, and the salt is a nice contrast to the sweetness.
- Whitney Porter
Much better than milk chocolate without the bitter taste of some of the intense dark chocolates either. My kids really love these, and honestly, they taste like a gourmet chocolate bar, so I'm more-than-happy to eat some myself. It has an interesting salty taste which is unique to a chocolate bar, but you'd be surprised how tasty and addicting it can be once you've gotten used to it. Love that it's vegan too!
- M. Ackly
I love dark chocolate
This is a pretty good bar. Sometimes I am not a fan of the chunks of almond, but other than that I can't complain. They have such an amazing flavor. Decadent even.
I love sea salt in dark chocolate and feel it enhances the flavor of the chocolate itself. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
- Ash Seltzer
I am still getting used to this idea of people putting sea salt into everything. Salted caramel? Salted chocolate? I get that sea salt is better for you, but do we need it in everything?
I did actually kind of like these chocolate bars though. The taste is interesting. I think maybe the sea salt helped bring out the almond flavor more too, or maybe it's just my imagination.
Bought this at Whole Foods one time when I was craving something sweet - absolutely fabulous and my boyfriend at the time said it's his favorite chocolate bar ever!
What a great combination of ingredients!
What a great combination of ingredients! I never thought having chocolate with sea salt was a good idea but, I've changed my mind. The packaging is so cute and the poem too. They definitely pass my chocolate quality taste. It’s Belgian! Love them. They are a luxury treat I can get and always put a smile on my face when I have them.
- Gail Pareja
My New Favorite Treat!
This chocolate bar is amazing. It gives a rich taste of milk chocolate without milk actually being into. Sea salt was an interesting ingredient to me but after I tasted it, I found the salt made the chocolate even better. Great taste enhanced with a crunchy texture, my new favorite treat!
- Gail Pareja
I love this chocolate!
This chocolate is so good and it's vegan! I don't think it's Fair Trade though, so that's the only drawback I can see and why I only gave 4 stars. It could be though. But it's so good. The touch of sea salt makes it!
- Naomi Dennis
Awesome chocolate bar!
Delicious, quality chocolate, with a good amount of salt to cut through the richness. This dark chocolate combines the best of dark and milk chocolates, but without the milk. The flavor is dark and intense without being bitter. It's sweet, but not overly so. It has great balance, and the almonds give it a bit of crunch and another layer of delicate flavor. It practically melts in your mouth and is absolutely, deliciously addicting - I could eat one of these every day! It's also a great vegan choice for chocolate lovers.
- A. Park
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