Looking to satisfy a dark chocolate craving? Look no further than Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder. Sure, I'm a huge (HUGE) fan of Ghirardelli Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, but it doesn't quite satisfy my craving for the rich, antioxidant-packed dark chocolate taste. I have tried loading up my foods with the Ghirardelli variety, but I still can't quite get the same richness that comes with dark chocolate. That's why I was so excited when I found Hershey's Special Dark.
I added some to my oatmeal and found that it was transformed into the richest, fudgiest chocolate dessert ever. Yum! Delicious, rich, dark, and everything cocoa powder should be. What I like about using cocoa is I can scale up the chocolate factor while keeping calories in check by using Splenda or another sweetener; I can also adjust the level of sweetness to my liking.
Each tablespoon of Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder provides just 10 calories, 0.5 grams of total fat, no sugars, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and 10% of the daily value for iron. I did not expect to see any fiber in the nutrition facts (but I'm sure glad it's there). The ingredients are, Cocoa and Cocoa Processed With Alkali.
I had seen Hershey Sticks for sometime now, but even though I love chocolate I had never really been interested to try these, as I was thinking that they just wouldn't be able to satisfy me. But the last time I was at Wal-mart they were 2-for-1 so I decided to give the Mint Milk Chocolate type a try.
One stick weighs 11 grams and is about 4 1/2 inches long. The box comes with 9 sticks which are individually wrapped. I thought overall the taste was really good. They are sweet but not too sweet, rich and with a subtle minty flavor. Personally, I want my mint chocolates to have a more strong, tingly, minty flavor to them though. The attempt at portion control is commended, but eating just 1 is not enough to satisfy a serious choc-o-holic's cravings.
I have been eying Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Sticks ever since their debut, but I just didn't get around to trying them until recently. According to Hershey's website, "Hershey's Sticks are a convenient, guilt-free way to indulge in chocolate ... each Stick is perfectly sized, containing only 60 calories." A 60 calorie chocolate stick - count me in!
Each stick is a compact confection offering a smooth and creamy sweetness. The texture provides a smooth and pleasant mouth feel. If you enjoy Hershey's Dark Chocolate (or if you have yet to try it), these are a great way to fulfill your chocolate craving without expanding your waistline. The richness of the chocolate leads to a satisfying ending. Furthermore, the long skinny stick allows for the treat to last longer than a small compact "brick" of chocolate. I think that the shape and size of the bar is perfect, but for someone with serious chocolate cravings - then you're probably going to tear through the entire box on 1 sitting. The sticks are about 4.5 inches long and they are really thin.