Is ChocZero Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in ChocZero chocolate.

A while back I ordered a ChocZero variety pack on Amazon without looking too carefully at the ingredients and nutrition facts. Unfortunately, after they arrived I noticed they weren’t as keto friendly as I had hoped, but how does it stack up against other low carb chocolate? In this post, I’ll evaluate ChocZero chocolate and give it a ketogenic compatibility grade.

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Ketogenic Compatibility Grade: C-

Savage Fuel Ketogenic Compatibility Grades:

  • A: Completely compatible, positive or no impact on ketosis.
  • B: Highly compatible, but don't go too crazy.
  • C: Moderately compatible, be mindful and limit intelligently.
  • D: Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.
  • F: Not compatible, avoid or kiss your ketosis goodbye.

Grade Factors:

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ChocZero Macro Nutrient Ratio:

Label Net Carbs:
1g of labeled net carbs (per 10g piece).

Estimated Net Carbs: (My estimation based on the caloric values and glycemic index of ingredients)
3g of estimated net carbohydrates per 10g piece. 1g regular label carbs + 2g from soluble corn fiber (corn syrup solids).

Tiny Serving Size:
Because one serving is a little 10g bar, the carbs add up deceptively quick. Having five of these racks up to 15g of estimated net carbs, compared 2g from a 50g bar of Chocoperfection.

Overeating:
Difficult not to overeat due to the sweetness triggering cravings, good taste, and elevated blood sugar from the net carbs causing hunger.

ChocZero Chocolate Keto Conclusion:

ChocZero is a couple of ingredients away from being a great keto chocolate option. If they replaced the soluble corn fiber with erythritol and or chicory root fiber I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It has some great ingredients like monk fruit extract, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, and sunflower lecithin instead of soy, which is why the soluble corn fiber feels so out of place.

You could have a few pieces of ChocZero and be fine, but I like to make sure my desserts are binge-proof. Knowing if I go a bit overboard I’ll still be in ketosis the next day is important to me, especially with desserts which are so easy to over-eat. Luckily there is very keto friendly chocolate out there so we can get our fix without risking our sacred ketones!

My Favorite Ketogenic Friendly Dessert

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ChocoPerfection blew me away the first time I tried it, the taste and texture were so much better than any other low carb chocolate I’d tried before. I thought it might be too good to be true so I tested my blood ketones one day then ate four bars of it, at the same time the next day my blood ketone reading was even higher than the previous day, I was sold.

I give ChocoPerfection a A ketogenic compatibility grade because of it’s low net carbs (2g per 50g bar), high fat, low protein, zero glycemic index sweeteners, and no mystery “fiber”. The only two downsides of ChocoPerfection are that it is expensive and if you really pig out you’ll most likely become the eye of a fart storm (a side effect of Erythritol and Inulin), both are prices I’m usually willing to pay.

They have a lot of great flavors too, dark and dark mint are my favorites and Raspberry is the only flavor I don’t like. The dark mint with a handful of macadamia nuts tastes just like thin mint cookies. You get the classic mint chocolate flavor with the salty and crunchy macadamia nuts, it’s my favorite ultra low carb dessert.

If you’re interested in trying some I’d recommend getting the variety pack and a pack of the dark chocolate so you can try all their flavors and still have more of the dark which you’re going to like anyways. They also have chocolate chips if you’re into baking and free shipping in the United States.

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