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Once Upon a Diet Dreary
An Original Diet Bites Poem

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

This article also includes Nutrition Values for Dark Chocolate & Calories in Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Diet Dreary, an Original Poem About Dieting

Once Upon a Diet Dreary, While I pondered so Diet Weak, so Diet Weary,

About eating less, about eating much more,Came a rapping, tapping at my pantry door.

I opened it up and what was there, Sitting on the shelf, it gave me a stare.

T'was a long-forgotten bar of chocolate, Expiration date said two weeks till "eat it not".

Chocolate, I shall crave for it on this Diet sore, For I shall not have it again, even nevermore.

But wait - what is this I see? Dark chocolate this candy bar be?

Rapture, joy, chocolate lust restored, Dark chocolate I can enjoy evermore.

Dark chocolate filled with healthy benefits, Will kill my Diet Dreary, by using my wits.

For it's good to be good, and it's noble to be true, But a diet without chocolate is a diet that is blue.

NUTRITION NOTE: Recent good news to chocolate lovers: Enjoying a bit of DARK chocolate in your diet can render healthy benefits.

NUTRITION NOTE: Recent good news to chocolate lovers: Enjoying a bit of DARK chocolate in your diet can rewarding in the way of heart-healthy benefits.

Keep in mind that just a bit will do. Anymore equals Diet Death by Chocolate. Let's review the nutrition data for dark chocolate based on the percentage of cacao solids.

As we can quickly see, the higher the percentage of cacao solids, the fewer the calories contained therein whereas the lipid values tend to remain steady, particularly for the 60% to 85% cacao solid content.

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Calories, Nutrition Facts for Dark Chocolate

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

45-59% Cacao Solids

60-69% Cacao Solids

70 - 85% Cacao Solids

100 g

1 oz

1 bar, 162 g

100 g

1 oz

1 bar, 112 g

100 g

1 oz

1 bar, 101 g

Energy

kcal

546

155

885

579

164

648

598

170

604

Protein

g

4.88

1.38

7.91

6.12

1.74

6.85

7.79

2.21

7.87

Total lipid (fat)

g

31.28

8.87

50.67

38.31

10.86

42.91

42.63

12.09

43.06

Carbohydrate

g

61.17

17.34

99.10

52.42

14.86

58.71

45.90

13.01

46.36

Fiber, total dietary

g

7.0

2.0

11.3

8.0

2.3

9.0

10.9

3.1

11.0

Sugars, total

g

47.90

13.58

77.60

36.71

10.41

41.12

23.99

6.80

24.23

Minerals
Calcium, Ca

mg

56

16

91

62

18

69

73

21

74

Iron, Fe

mg

8.02

2.27

12.99

6.32

1.79

7.08

11.90

3.37

12.02

Magnesium, Mg

mg

146

41

237

176

50

197

228

65

230

Phosphorus, P

mg

206

58

334

260

74

291

308

87

311

Potassium, K

mg

559

158

906

567

161

635

715

203

722

Sodium, Na

mg

24

7

39

10

3

11

20

6

20

Zinc, Zn

mg

2.01

0.57

3.26

2.65

0.75

2.97

3.31

0.94

3.34

Vitamins
Vitamin B-12

mg

0.23

0.07

0.37

0.18

0.05

0.20

0.28

0.08

0.28

Vitamin A, RAE

g

2

1

3

3

1

3

2

1

2

Vitamin A, IU

g

50

14

81

50

14

56

39

11

39

Vitamin E

g

0.54

0.15

0.87

0.59

0.17

0.66

0.59

0.17

0.60

Vitamin K

g

8.1

2.3

13.1

7.2

2.0

8.1

7.3

2.1

7.4

Total Lipids, Fatty Acids
Saturated

g

19

5

30

22

6

25

24

7

25

Monounsaturated

g

10

2.7

15

12

3

13

13

4

13

Polyunsaturated

g

1

0.3

1.8

1

0.3

1.4

1.3

0.4

1

Cholesterol

mg

8

2

13

6

2

7

3

1

3

Caffeine

mg

43

12

70

86

24

96

80

23

81

Calories, Nutrition Facts for Coffee Beans Coated in Dark & Milk Chocolate

Now let's review the data for coffee beans coated in chocolate - yum!

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

DARK CHOCOLATE

MILK CHOCOLATE

100 g

1 oz

100 g

1 oz

Energy kcal

540

216

549

156

Protein g

7.50

3.00

7.41

2.10

Total lipid (fat) g

30.00

12.00

33.18

9.41

Carbohydrate g

59.95

23.98

55.25

15.66

Fiber, total dietary g

7.5

3.0

5.7

1.6

Sugars, total g

42.50

17.00

50.75

14.39

Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg

100

40

169

48

Iron, Fe mg

2.70

1.08

2.29

0.65

Magnesium, Mg mg

107

43

64

18

Phosphorus, P mg

135

54

188

53

Potassium, K mg

342

137

413

117

Sodium, Na mg

25

10

70

20

Zinc, Zn mg

1.32

0.53

2.02

0.57

Vitamins
Thiamin mg

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Riboflavin mg

0.018

0.007

0.098

0.028

Niacin mg

0.266

0.106

0.315

0.089

Vitamin B-6 mg

0.578

0.231

0.332

0.094

Vitamin B-12 mg

0.038

0.015

0.031

0.009

Vitamin A, RAE g

3

1

10

3

Vitamin A, IU g

0.00

0.00

0.65

0.18

Vitamin E g

0

0

51

14

Vitamin K g

5.9

2.4

5.4

1.5

Total Lipids, Fatty Acids
Saturated g

15.000

6.000

18.138

5.142

Monounsaturated g

0.000

0.000

13.735

3.894

Polyunsaturated g

0.000

0.000

1.310

0.371

Cholesterol mg

13

5

20

6

Caffeine mg

839

336

800

227

 

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