Dieters Pay Attention: Healthy Chocolate Fat Problem Solved

2013-04-08 10:30

It’s possibly the greatest invention since the discovery that chocolate and peanut butter go well together - fruit infused chocolate. Researchers report that fruit-infused chocolate is healthier, tastes great and contains up to 50% less fat than conventional chocolate snacks.

At the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society that continues through this Thursday, researchers report that they have solved a problem with chocolate that has been the bane of dieters for decades - fat content that is prohibitively high for weight conscious dieters.

According to a press release by the American Chemical Society, lead researcher Stefan A. F. Bon, Ph.D., from the University of Warwick presents data that shows that he and fellow researchers have found a way to infuse chocolate with such food products as fruit juice, Vitamin C water and diet colas.

“We have established the chemistry that’s a starting point for healthier chocolate confectionary,” Bon said. "This approach maintains the things that make chocolate 'chocolatey', but with fruit juice instead of fat. Now we're hoping the food industry will take the next steps and use the technology to make tasty, lower-fat chocolate bars and other candy.”