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    eeek Dark Chocolate & nasty side effects

    Last night I treated myself to about 75g of Green & Blacks 85% dark chocolate.. oh boy... this was not good. I quickly took on a nauseous stomach and a really bad head ache.

    -apparently too much dark chocolate can have some pretty upsetting side effects

    -Who else has had similar experiences?
    -Does any one have suggestions how to get over this? (just have to give it time?)
    -Why does this happen?

    very interesting but not how I wanted to find out!

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    Dark chocolate still has refined sugar in it, i wouldnt eat it personally.

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    Some people are more sensitive to sugar than others.
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    That exact chocolate is my preferred one. The sugar is negligible really, at least when you eat it in reasonable quantities. I have a bar in my desk drawer here and will have a couple of squares as a "dessert" from my lunch, or as a snack now and then. Six squares (20g) = 4g of sugar total. But you ate 75g? We're talking ~500 calories worth of chocolate... I think you just OD'd a little . Those bars are not like a snickers bar where you're meant to open it and eat the whole thing
    -Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by impala454 View Post
    That exact chocolate is my preferred one. The sugar is negligible really, at least when you eat it in reasonable quantities. I have a bar in my desk drawer here and will have a couple of squares as a "dessert" from my lunch, or as a snack now and then. Six squares (20g) = 4g of sugar total. But you ate 75g? We're talking ~500 calories worth of chocolate... I think you just OD'd a little . Those bars are not like a snickers bar where you're meant to open it and eat the whole thing
    +1

    I find a square or two (or three on bad days) is just perfect. Especially, if you really savor it, letting it sit in your mouth as it melts. Mmmmmmmmm My favorite chocolate bar of late Dolfin (Belgium chocolate) at 88%. It's really rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lissee View Post
    +1

    My favorite chocolate bar of late Dolfin (Belgium chocolate) at 88%. It's really rich.
    The 88% Dolfin is amazing indeed - I discovered it just a couple of weeks ago. Dolfin in general are really nice although I try to keep away from "commercial" chocolate, choosing organic/raw, if I can.

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    try 90% chocolate. It's like, the very essence of cocoa, which is to say, bitter. You'll never be able to OD on it and it's very healthy. Definitely solves a chocolate craving!

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    Too much of anything is bad.

    I eat 85% Vivanni dark chocolate every single day. I eat 1-2 squares. It's amazing and just enough to make me never crave anything sweet. (Right now I'm on a Whole 30 and so I'm not eating it and it hasn't been tough, though I plan on adding it back in since I consider it a "superfood")

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    one of those brands added milk back into their "dark" recipe...could that be the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice View Post
    one of those brands added milk back into their "dark" recipe...could that be the problem?
    Here's the ingredients list off the one in my drawer (Green & Black's 85%): organic chocolate, organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa, organic raw cane sugar, organic vanilla extract.
    -Chuck

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