Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate - Nutrition and Ingredients


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Nutrition & Ingredients Summary

One piece of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate (3 grams) contains 19 calories and 0.3 grams of protein. It consists of 37% carbohydrates, 10% protein, 50% fat, and less than 1% of water. Jump to Nutrition Analysis

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate contains only 5 ingredients, which is 11.6 fewer than the average chocolate bar. The recommended serving size is 10 pieces, or 30 grams, which is a smaller portion compared to the serving size of the average chocolate bar. Jump to Ingredient Analysis

In one piece of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate:

  • Calories: 19
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.4 g
  • Fat: 1.5 g, (Saturated: 0.9 g)
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg

Source: USDA

Nutrition Details

Calories

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate has 19 calories per piece or 633 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and carbohydrates.

71% of calories in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate are from fat, 23% of calories are from carbohydrates and 6% of calories are from protein.

Carbohydrates

About 23% the calories in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate are from carbohydrates. The carbs are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (50% and 50%).

Sugar

A single piece of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate contains 0.4 grams of sugar.

Fat

The majority, or 71% of the calories in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate are from fat. It is high in total fat, with 1.5 grams per piece. Most of the fat in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate are saturated.

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

Protein

A single piece of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate contains 0.3 grams of protein.

Sodium

A single piece of Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate contains 1.5 milligrams of sodium.

Nutrition Facts

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

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Nutrition Comparison to Other Chocolate Bars


Here is a table of nutritional differences between Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate and the average chocolate bar. Comparing by equal weight (one serving or 30 grams):
Nutrition comparison between Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate and the average chocolate bar, 1 serving (30g).
Nutrient Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate Difference Average/Median
Chocolate Bar
Calories 190kcal +24% 152kcal / 154kcal
Carbohydrates 11g -36% 17g / 17g
Sugar 4g -72% 13g / 14g
Dietary Fiber 4g +269% 2g / 1g
Total Fat 15g +65% 9g / 9g
Saturated Fat 9g +69% 5g / 5g
Trans Fat ~ ~ <0.1g / ~
Cholesterol ~ -100% 4mg / 4mg
Sodium 15mg -50% 109mg / 30mg
Protein 3g +45% 2g / 2g
Calcium 20mg -22% 29mg / 26mg
Iron 4mg +376% 1mg / 1mg
Potassium 230mg +115% 126mg / 107mg

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Ingredients

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate contains only 5 ingredients, which is 11.6 fewer than the average chocolate bar (16.6 ingredients). Its top ingredient is organic bittersweet chocolate, unlike most chocolate bars, where the top ingredient tends to be chocolate.

Full Ingredients List

organic bittersweet chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic cane sugar, organic vanilla extract).
Source: USDA

This chocolate bar contains cocoa butter and sugar, which are also common ingredients in many other chocolate bars.

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate does not contain palm oil or palm derivatives, which appears in more than 25% of chocolate bars.



Ingredients Compared to Other Chocolate Bars

The ingredients in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate versus how frequently they appear in other chocolate bars:
How common the ingredients in Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate are compared to other chocolate bars
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1 Organic Bittersweet Chocolate
2 Organic Chocolate Liquor
3 Organic Cocoa Butter
4 Organic Cane Sugar
5 Organic Vanilla Extract

Quick Facts

How healthy is Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate?

On the positive side, Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate has 72% less sugar, 269% more dietary fiber, 100% less cholesterol, 50% less sodium, 45% more protein, 376% more iron and 115% more potassium than the average chocolate bar. Unfortunately, it also has 65% more total fat, 69% more saturated fat and 22% less calcium than the average chocolate bar.

Is Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate vegan?

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate is likely vegan in terms of its ingredients.

Is Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate organic?

Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate is certified organic by the manufacturer.