You've seen the commercials: Happy, slim women indulging in delicious chocolate without a shred of guilt. But does aerated chocolate (chocolate with more air mixed in) live up to the hype? And is it even worth it?
Does it work? "While aerated chocolate has a lower overall calorie content in each bite due to the up to 50-percent reduction in actual chocolate content, it represents a more processed chocolate option that in the end nearly doubles the profit margin for manufactures," Calton says. Plus, all major brands still contain loads of added sugars.
Is it safe? It's perfectly safe to try, but traditional dark chocolate can give you the same satisfying experience with more antioxidants and minerals. "One-hundred percent natural, organic chocolate doesn't contain any added sugars and can be combined with a little stevia and nuts for a delicious, antioxidant-rich bark," Calton suggests.