Sugar in mainstream chocolate – now that’s scary!


Happy Halloween with green spider and cocoa bean ghoulWith Halloween fast approaching we thought we should talk a bit about chocolate and sugar. Don’t get us wrong, sugar can be part of the magic of chocolate. But, the amount of sugar in most chocolate products is really, really scary. 

Here comes the statistics folks!

On Halloween, the average child consumes around 3 cups of sugar. That’s approximately 144 teaspoons of sugar and around 3,000 extra calories. That’s equal to 6 Big Mac’s. 

Some of the most popular chocolates given out at Halloween in the UK are:

  • Snickers Bars
  • Milky way Bars
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • Toblerone

If you examine the packaging, and the very small print, you will find that literally half of each of these products is sugar! In comparison, our milk chocolate contains nearly 50% less sugar than each of these popular products. A very large sugary divide indeed!

Sugar is the cheapest ingredient in chocolate. And when it comes to sugar, we are in the ‘less is more’ camp. 

Not only does our ‘healthier’ chocolate contain far less sugar, it also contains up to 25% protein. Less bad stuff and more good stuff – simple, right? As we like to say, let’s “Minimise the bad, and Maximise the good”.

Chocolate is a great treat at Halloween. And now you know that there are less scary options to choose from. Choosing Rebel Chocolate this Halloween will minimise that sugar blow and leave your taste buds tingling. 

Here’s to a happier and healthier Halloween from the Rebel Chocolate team.

Neil Robson 2021-10-22T08:41:02+00:00 2021-10-22T08:41:02+00:00

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