Decadent, rich and satisfying, chocolate hits the spot every time.
And you will be delighted to know that it can be enjoyed without seeing your calorie and fat intake soar sky high.
Plus, it's not as bad for you as originally thought. As well as putting a smile on our faces, chocolate is known for its high antioxidant content, blood thinning powers and anti-inflammatory qualities.
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Here is what to think about to enjoy chocolate the healthy way.
* Chocolate shouldn't contain E numbers, artificial flavours and hydrogenated fats.
* Reach for the darker varieties as they contain higher amounts of cocoa which is where all the goodness stems from.
* When using chocolate in cooking, seek out lighter recipes that combine fruit, use less sugar or are dairy or gluten-free. That way you can still get your chocolate fix whilst keeping your diet figure-friendly – and those with allergies or intolerances can join in too.
Try these guilt-free sensations:
The Sanderson's Chocolate Divintini Cocktail
Ian Marber's Divine Pots au Chocolat
Flourless Rich French Torte
Bitter Orange Soufflés Glacés
To buy Divine chocolate and to find out what they have planned for National Chocolate Week, October 8-14, visit www.divinechocolate.com