View Full Version : Where do you get your chocolate from?..

08-12-2004, 02:28 PM
I was just reading about chocolate, and an article said that it is a vegetable and full of nutrients and minerals. So I checked nutritiondata.com for dry unsweetened cocoa powder, and it proved the article to be right. It had barely any sugar, and mainly fiber, as it is a bean.

But then I looked at Hershey's unsweetened chocolate, and saw that the composition was different, had less fiber and was completely depleted of minerals. Here are the two sites:

Unsweetened cocoa powder


Hershey's European unsweetened cocoa powder


As you can see, the first one is MUCH more nutritious. But the only cocoa powder we have at home is Hershey's, it's not European, but i doubt that changes anything. It has the same nutritional label as the European, so they must be the same. I am planning on using cocoa powder for bread or bagels.

So the question I pose, is where can you find some nutrient dense unsweetened cocoa powder? Or can you show me proof that Hershey's cocoa has some nutrients? Thanks for your time.

08-12-2004, 02:37 PM
Are you making the mistake of comparing 86g of cocoa powder with 5g of Hershey's?

08-12-2004, 03:56 PM
Either way the Hershey's shows no nutrients. I looked at 100 grams, and still only iron showed up as a nutrient. Is Hershey's powder just empty calories, an imitation chocolate, or is this site wrong?