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Godiva Signature Dark Chocolate

Friday Food Talk

The health, wellness and nutrition industry has witnessed a recent but marked shift in people’s chocolate consumption- from milk to dark chocolate. As chocolate lovers continue to debate the ‘authenticity’ of either chocolate type, especially their taste, let us find out the reason behind this shift. While milk chocolate is often marketed as gift material for various occasions, dark chocolate makes it mark as the ‘healthier’ chocolate. So, what makes it a healthy alternative? 

1. Rich in polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins, contributing to its antioxidant properties, making it good for protecting your cells from damage. 

2. High cocoa content improves blood flow, reduces blood pressure, and positively impacts cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease. 

3. Rich in flavonoids, associated with better cognitive performance, improved memory, and enhanced brain function. 


Health Rating and Therapeutic Health Benefits 

We at NutriPledge rate Godiva Signature Dark Chocolate as a Red Dot in our food rating system (Food Coach). Here is what that rating entails. 

  • The Good 

        • Moderate in Calories per Serving 
        • Good Source of Iron  
        • Good Source of Fiber 
        • No Added Sodium 
  • The Bad

        • Low in Protein for its Calorie Level 
        • Inadequate Calcium 
        • Inadequate Vitamin D 
        • Inadequate Potassium 
  • The Ugly- Why We Rate it 'Red' 

        • High in Total Fat  
        • High in Saturated Fat 
        • High in Added Sugars 


Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation:  

Dark chocolates can be enjoyed in moderation due to their antioxidant health benefits. properties. But be mindful of its small serving size. The more you eat, the more you indulge in empty calories from added sugars and fats, especially saturated fats. Chronic consumption of high sugar and high saturated fat diet may lead to health problems such as weight gain, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease. American Dietary guidelines recommend keeping your added sugars and saturated fats less than 10% of total calories for overall health and wellness. 

If you have a favorite packed food, like the Godiva Signature Dark Chocolate, with a nutritional fact label in front of you that you want us to analyze and rate for its healthy and unhealthy qualities, then check out our Food Coach and get to know if your food is healthy or not. 



We’d like to let you know that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your healthcare provider and register for our Wellness Workshop to help you eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence to improve your overall health and wellness.