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Aug142012

Chocolate is Good for You – At Least This Chocolate Is

Scientists at the University of Warwick have been hard at work solving one of humanity’s greatest problems: creating a healthier chocolate.  Lead author of the study Dr. Stefan Bon explains the dilemma, “Everyone loves chocolate – but unfortunately we all know that many chocolate bars are high in fat.”

Their solution?  Swapping out some of that fat (50%) with fruit juice.  The chemists were able to infuse the chocolate trio (milk, dark, and white) with orange and cranberry juice and still keep that chocolately feel – the “silky smooth texture and the way it melts in the mouth.”

The trade off, of course, is the taste. Anything with orange juice is going to taste at least a little like an orange.  But Dr. Bon and his team have an answer for that as well – water and ascorbic acid should have the same effect as the fruit juice without changing the taste.

(Via Gizmodo; Image via Sashawolff/Flickr)

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