Food For Thought — March 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Chocolate Snacks to Curb Your Cravings


Sometimes, you just have to have it. Chocolate is one of those things that few people dislike (they must be aliens) and many people can’t get enough of. It can be difficult to curb your chocolate cravings without devouring an entire cake. Trust us, we know the struggle. But if you are looking for a little something to nosh on on occasion without gaining the lbs, we have a few treats that can satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t overdo it, though!


If you are guilty of Instrgramming your food before you eat it, then we’ve got something you won’t want to miss out on. The Lost Sense is a Brooklyn-based chocolate company that creates not only lusciously delicious truffles, but ones that excite the eyes as much as the taste buds. Created by master chocolatier Vincent Caradonna and designer Sevan Darakjian, these hand-crafted chocolates are like individual works of art. They even come in both traditional and inventive flavors, including peanut butter, guava passionfruit caramel, and Japanese wasabi. Score a 4 piece box for $7 or 20 piece box for $35.


You’ve likely seen these babies at your local grocery store, and for good reason. Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cookies are incredibly delicious and dangerously addictive. The cookies, which are comprised of a layer of European chocolate, made from 51% cocoa and a layer of their all-butter biscuit. The cookies are free of GMOs, preservatives and artificial colors and come in both milk and dark chocolate options. A pack of two retails for $7.59.



Next on our list is something that can be added to a variety of your favorite snacks, including fruit, toast, or even cupcakes! Nocciolata is a certified organic chocolate hazelnut spread that will have you salivating. Using ingredients like dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts and Bourbon vanilla extract, this treat can be snacked on during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you use it as a frosting, in baked goods, or as a topping, this brand gives all others a run for their money with its natural, creamy taste. One jar retails for $5.89.


For the perfect combination of salty and sweet, Godiva‘s Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Nuts hit the spot. The nuts come in three variations — milk chocolate whole cashews, dark chocolate almonds, and milk chocolate praline pecans. Each bag retails for $15, or they can be purchased as a 3-pack for $45. Whether you are at home lounging or out on the go, this chocolatey snack is just what you need to put a little extra pep in your step.


Whether you’re Jewish or not, Stone’s Chocolate-Covered Matzoh is one treat you won’t want to miss out on. The homemade treats have been cooked and perfected over the past 12 years by Allyson Stone, whose family convinced her to finally package and sell her delectable version of Passover’s favorite dessert. Available all year long, this snack is one that will keep you coming back for more. The matzoh can be ordered in either small or large sizes ($12 and $20, respectively) and can be ordered by sending an email to
You can’t talk about chocolate without talking about brownies and San Francisco-based bakery Sugar Bowl Bakery has some great ones. Their Petite Brownie Bites are just the right size to pop in your mouth for a quick snack and contain no preservatives, cholesterol and have 0 grams of trans fat.  The family-owned company sells these mouthwatering snacks at nationwide retailers, such as Costco and Safeway. Whether you eat them straight out of the box, or heat them up before serving, these bites will leave you satisfied. A box of 48 bites retails for $7.89.
A list of chocolatey snacks is never complete without the classic chocolate chip cookie. Fatty Cakes NY, a Brooklyn-based bakery aims to come up with the coolest, most unique spins on your favorite cookie. Not only do they have tasty options like Bacon Chip (Chocolate chip cookies with bourbon bacon brittle and sea salt), The Original FattyCake (Packed with chocolate chips, oats, pretzels, potato chips and chocolate sandwich cookies) and Build Me Up, Buttercup! (peanut butter chocolate brownie cookie, made with peanut butter cups), but they also create sandwich cookies, as well. We can’t get enough of The Chipwich, made with salted chocolate chip cookies with beer caramel and filled with vanilla cream. Fatty Cakes cookies retail for $13-$15.
Twisted Talk: How do you usually get your chocolate fix during the day? Have you tried any of these snacks before? Discuss below!

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