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    Why do you consider real chocolate a cheat?

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    Just curious why 100% Cocoa bars are considered a cheat if there is nothing added to it? I mean, i know the beans are processed etc...

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    I don't consider it a cheat, but a treat. It's not something I allow myself every day, but it is considered on the OK list.

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    I rarely have more than one or two squares - generally 50 or so cals - so I don't think about it much at all. Even if it's less-than-optimal chocolate (I'm a fan of the Chocolove cherry almond bar, and I think it's 55%).

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    I don't consider it a cheat at all. I have a square every day with lunch.


    ETA: I'm talking about 82-90% chocolate
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    Sugar. Legume.

    I consider it part of the 20% of non-primal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    Sugar. Legume.

    I consider it part of the 20% of non-primal.
    100% cocoa bars shouldn't have any sugar in it.

    Cacao is a fruit, a pepolike berry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwearnosox View Post
    Cacao is a fruit, a pepolike berry.
    Chocolate is made from the seed inside of the fruit and not the actual fruit itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwearnosox View Post
    100% cocoa bars shouldn't have any sugar in it.

    Cacao is a fruit, a pepolike berry.
    When I answered the original post, it didn't say anything about 100%...It just said 'oops'.

    Totally my bad on the legume. I had no idea. The part we eat though isn't a fruit, it's a pit/seed.

    Anyhoo, what holds 100% cocoa into a bar shape? Seems like something would be needed to form it....


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    I thought the cocoa butter holds chocolate in a bar shape? I don't think the sugar does, even in a less than 100% cocoa bar.
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    I eat baking chocolate squares--100% chocolate and NO sugar--and it holds its shape just fine. I'll have a half square at a time as a 'special treat' (70 cal).

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