I have a secret love affair with chocolate. When I’m shopping alone, I have been known to impulsively buy a candy bar while waiting in line. Then I rush to the car, tear open the wrapper and inhale it—like a drug addict getting her fix.
Because I am clearly unable to rid my diet of chocolate, I have made it my recent mission to find some guilty pleasures that will not expand my waistline. Granted, too much sugar is no good for anybody. But I’m all about moderation, not deprivation.
With that said, let me start out with a list of some of the more fattening chocolate options:
These delicious evil-doers have 14 grams OR MORE of fat (for one regular serving):
- Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Twix
- SKOR Toffee Bars
- Almond Joys
Sucks, right? I know. I’m not gonna lie, I did shed a few tears over these findings. This girl loves her some Twix!
Now, the good news: here are the ones that are less fattening. These slightly less vicious evil-doers hover around 12 grams of fat (still not great, but better):
- Peanut M&Ms
- Kit Kats
- Nestlie Crunch
- Baby Ruth’s
Where’s the dark chocolate you ask? Here’s the deal with dark chocolate. It is healthier than most with its rich antioxidant content. It’s even been proven to help reduce blood pressure. If you’re trying to decide between a dark chocolate bar and a milk chocolate bar, go for the dark.
BUT, and it’s a big BUT (not to be confused with the big butt it will give you), both dark and milk chocolate are high in calories and fat. And since today I’m talking about low fat rather than health benefits, dark chocolate didn’t make my list.
Now, we all know that candy is not exactly a nutritious part of one’s diet. But if you’re gonna be bad sometimes (life is not fun if you can’t be bad sometimes), then you might as well go for something that will not severely offend your bathroom scale.
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