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Reasons Chocolate ROCKS (Other Than the Taste!)

- Believe the hype! Super-dark chocolate has been known to lower high blood pressure, reduce the risk of clogged arteries and blood clots, and prevent heart disease and other ailments. The higher the cocoa content, the more disease-fighting flavonoids.

- Cocoa is packed with antioxidants, which, in addition to being great for your heart, also happen to be terrific for your skin. Bath & Body Works has a 100% Pure Chocolate Mocha Body Scrub chock full of dark Belgian chocolate and cocoa butter for smooth skin... Deliciously smooth skin.

- There's a scientific reason why chocolate makes you feel better when you're grumpy. (It's not just in your head!) The fat, sugar, and tryptophan work together to raise serotonin and endorphin levels in your brain, which makes you feel happy. WOOHOO!

HG's TOP ATE Classic Chocolate Products

1. Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops

PER SERVING (1 VitaTop): 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 150mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5g fiber, 10g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Everyone knows the best part of the muffin is the TOP. And this VitaTop is, hands down, the BEST chocolate fix... ever.

2. Jell-O Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Snacks

PER SERVING (1 container): 60 calories, 1.5g fat, 180mg sodium, 13g carbs, <1g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

Three cheers for portion-controlled creamy chocolate treats. If plain old Chocolate is too boring for you, check out the decadent Double Chocolate and the classic Chocolate Vanilla Swirl. We're hooked!

3. Fudgsicle 100 Calorie Bars

PER SERVING (1 bar): 100 calories, 2g fat, 80mg sodium, 17g carbs, <1g fiber, 14g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

These are LARGE frozen bars that'll sit on your chocolate craving 'til it melts!

4. Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Hot Cocoa Mix

PER SERVING (1 packet): 25 calories, 0g fat, 160mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 1*

The HG HQ would probably shut down if we didn't have at least three boxes of this around at all times. We use it in hot drinks, cold cocktails, smoothies and more.

5. Sweetriot Peaces

PER SERVING (1 tin): 140 calories, 11 - 12g fat, 0mg sodium, 12 - 14g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 6 - 10g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4 - 5*

A tin of these intense and teeny-tiny "peaces" -- tasty nibs of cacao dunked in dark chocolate -- will last you a loooong time. (BTW, that's no misspelling; the Sweetriot people are hippies.) YUM!

6. Emerald 100 Calorie Packs Cocoa Roast Almonds, Dark Chocolate Flavor

PER SERVING (1 pack): 100 calories, 8g fat, 15mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

We love almonds, but we love almonds roasted in cocoa powder EVEN MORE. These also come in canisters, but we're partial to portion control!

7. Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites Fudge Shoppe Mini Fudge Stripes

PER SERVING (1 pouch): 100 calories, 3.5g fat, 65mg sodium, 16g carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugars, <1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Just like the ring-shaped cookies you chewed as a kid, only little and portion-controlled.

8. Figamajigs All Natural Chocolate Covered Fig Candy, Original Bites

PER SERVING (1 bag): 150 calories, 4g fat, 15mg sodium, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 21g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

The tastiest, most unique chocolate snack out there, made with natural figgy goodness.

Chocolicious Recipe Round-Up!

Best of My Lava Chocolate Cake - Just think about it... Chocolate cake that oozes MORE chocolate. You're drooling now, aren't you?

Oatrageous Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Who says chocolate isn't a breakfast food? (Please don't tell our moms we said that!)

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - The classic. You CANNOT go wrong with these cupcakes!

Mounds Bar Martinis - For those of us (of the drinking age) who like to sip our chocolate, along with a little something extra...

Mini Microwave Triple Chocolate Cake - Go from zero to CAKE in just minutes!

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