Carbs in Dark Chocolate: Everything You Need to Know

June 12, 2023

Carbohydrates (also known as carbs) are a part of a healthy diet. Everyone needs to consume carbs to stay healthy, but it’s essential to make the right choices. If you love sweet treats and are curious about the carbs in dark chocolate, we can help. First, let our TCHO pros explain the benefits of eating chocolate. Then, you can choose the best TCHO products for your low-carb diet, including dark chocolate with a higher cacao percentage and lower sugar.  

What Are Carbs?

Carbs are an essential macronutrient providing energy and calories to the body. They also help to stabilize blood sugar. They’re in whole foods like fruits and vegetables but also in grains and dairy products. Complex carbohydrates such as beans or potatoes offer more sustained energy than simple ones like sugars or sugary desserts. 

Reasons to Be Carb-Conscious 

What are some reasons to be carb-conscious? You may be on a keto diet or monitoring your blood sugar. Some people watch their carb intake for overall wellness or fitness training. Whatever your reason, watching your carbs means you’ll cut back on baked goods and desserts.

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Are There Carbs in Chocolate?

A carb-conscious diet is full of healthy choices like eating plenty of whole grains and vegetables. Sometimes, you’ll want to have something sweet like chocolate. Chocolate does have carbohydrates, but you can still eat it if you’re watching your numbers. However, it’s important to choose the right kind of chocolate. 

Milk chocolate and white chocolate contain sugar and lactose from milk solids. These ingredients add to your carbohydrate intake, meaning they’re not part of a low-carb diet. If you love the rich and fudgy chocolate flavor, you can swap out milk chocolate or white chocolate for dark chocolate.

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Is Dark Chocolate Low-Carb?

Dark chocolate does contain some sugar, but it’s lower in carbohydrates than many other types of chocolate. It’s also better for those watching their carbs than most candy or sweet desserts. So, why is dark chocolate low-carb? A high cacao percentage means more cocoa beans than other ingredients like sugar or flavoring. High-quality dark chocolate contains more than 70% cacao.

How to Choose Chocolate on a Low-Carbohydrate Diet

A low carbohydrate or keto diet requires discipline, so sometimes you may want to treat yourself to a tasty snack. TCHO dark chocolate is a healthier alternative than milk chocolate, but it’ll still satisfy you. Browse our vegan chocolate for many options, including cacao truffle-filled chocolate bars and delicious baking chocolate. We even have our Hawt Chocolate drinking chocolate if you like to sip mochas or hot cocoa.

Dark Chocolate Bars

If you love the satisfying snap of a dark chocolate bar, you need to try Holy Fudge. This vegan chocolate bar from TCHO is a rich and decadent treat with the taste of crisp brownie edges. Holy Fudge features a 75% cacao shell with cacao from world-renowned farms in Ghana. With 10g of carbs and 7g of sugar per bar, you can snack on a few decadent squares and stay within your daily carb limit.

If you like fruit flavor, you don’t need to add simple carbs to your chocolate bar. Instead, indulge in fruity notes and a sweet, crisp finish with our Born Fruity dark chocolate bar. Dark Duo is the TCHO chocolate bar that combines intense dark chocolate flavor with a fruity cacao truffle. Experience the best of our origins in a single treat. 

Dark Baking Chocolate 

If you like to bake, check out our dark baking chocolate featuring more cacao and fewer carbohydrates. Our Dark and Bitter 100% pure cacao is unsweetened with no added sugars or flavors. Our Super Powder is unsweetened and non-alkalized, and you’ll like topping your baked goods with our roasted cacao. Browse our baking chocolate for the right baking discs for your needs, including 81% dark chocolate with deep cocoa notes and classic, fudgy 70% single-origin dark chocolate. 

Drinking Chocolate 

Go beyond your usual hot chocolate by drinking chocolate made with dark drinking chocolate crumbles. It has less sugar than hot cocoa powders and many of the hot mochas that you find in a café or coffee shop. Add unsweetened non-dairy milk or spices for a delicious low-carb flavor. 

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Enjoy Dark Chocolate While Eating Carb-Conscious 

While you may have to cut back on desserts and treats high in carbs and sugar, you can still enjoy dark chocolate and baked goods made with pure cacao. Here at TCHO, we have plenty of options for a low-carb diet, including extra dark chocolate and mini chocolate bars. Find your favorite way to savor without breaking your diet. With the right dark chocolate products, it’s simpler to enjoy cacao flavor and keep yourself on track.