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How to Choose Healthier Halloween Candy
Kadey recommends a bar like Alter Eco’s Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, which is 85 percent cacao and contains cocoa beans, cocoa butter, raw cane sugar, and vanilla beans. One serving size (40 grams or half the bar) has 230 calories, most of which come from fat: 22 grams, 13 of which are saturated fat. But before you freak out about those numbers, remember that the fats in dark chocolate come from cocoa butter and are mostly healthy, made up of oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil), stearic acid (a saturated fat that has a neutral effect on cholesterol), and palmitic acid (a saturated fat that can affect cholesterol; however, it only accounts for a third of the fats).