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Going Dark


Chocolate: Dark vs Milk

Dark chocolate has an extra layer of goodness. You ask what could be good about chocolate candy, besides that it’s yummy. I’m about to tell you all about the great powers of chocolate.

Feeling a little sluggish? Try having 25g of dark chocolate 72%. Dark chocolate contains just enough caffeine for a little afternoon burst of energy.

Caffeine is a compound naturally found in commonly consumed items such as coffee, tea, and chocolate. An average cup of coffee (8 fl oz) contains about 95 mg and the same amount of tea contains about 26 mg. Compared to these two sources chocolate has very little caffeine. The caffeine content of chocolate is dependent on the amount of cacao in the product. Dark chocolate contains about 20 mg of caffeine per ounce, milk chocolate contains about 6 mg per ounce, and white chocolate contains no caffeine. However, caffeine content will vary and can be dependent on the cocoa bean type and origin.