I am not sure what is happening, but surely CocoaVia has read the research that engendered my
post about why chocolate is good for you. To reiterate succinctly--chocolate processed with alkali (Dutch Chocolate or Dutched) does not have the abundance of flavanols as chocolate processed other ways.
Is this just a glitch? Do you think the CocoaVia manufacturers just have not heard about alkali-processed chocolate? NO and NO
Since I don't know the standards, I don't know if 250 mg is high or low.
And, what is with this ingredient list and warning:
Other Ingredients: Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali),
Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Carrageenan, Salt, Soy Lecithin.
Contains Soy. May contain Peanut. Made in a facility that processes Wheat,
Egg, and Dairy. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. Consult a physician prior
to use if you have a condition or are taking any medications. Not for use by
My Hershey's box of cocoa ingredient list:
Chocolate is near and dear to my heart, so I get annoyed when I see ads that seem to deceive.
UPDATE From Sue:
This comment deserves a special place:
Hi, Linda. Having never heard of CocoaVia I found an article about it on the Harvard Medical site. Here's an excerpt from the article.
"Eating plant sterols can lower cholesterol, and flavanols may keep healthy arteries flexible. But you must eat two portions of CocoaVia every day to get the amounts necessary to do this. That means a daily dose of sterols and flavanols comes with an extra 200 calories and 36% of the daily recommended limit for saturated fat. If you don’t cut back 200 calories somewhere else — or walk an extra 45 minutes — that would translate into a 20- pound weight gain over the course of a year. That’s more than enough to counteract any benefits from sterols and flavanols."
Food for thought.
Now for the sign