From dark to milk to crushed pepper to lemon-coffee, we sampled, tasted, and tested dozens of keto chocolate to present you with our list of the best bars and squares to sink your teeth into.
All of the chocolates below passed our taste test and our glucose/ketone test with little or no effect on our ketone and glucose levels. (We test 20 minutes, 1 hour, and 2 hours after sampling 1 serving of each bar.) So, the next time you NEED chocolate, grab one of these tasty delights and satisfy that craving without compromising your ketosis.
Adapt Ketobar Chocolate Delight
Ignore the clinical packaging and unfamiliar website and brand. This slightly grainy, melt-in-your-mouth “mini bar” by Adapt is delicious, nutritious, and loaded with five grams of protein.
Whey protein powder, which can have adverse effects on blood glucose and ketones, is the first ingredient, but it didn’t cause trouble in this case; the Adapt Ketobar Chocolate Delight easily passed our glucose & ketone tests. Also-included protein powder gives the chocolate a sweet malted milk chocolate flavor without any vitamin-like protein taste.
Ingredients: Whey protein concentrate, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, MCT oil, butter, lecithin (sunflower), natural flavors, steviol glycosides
1 bar (20g) serving: Calories 100 / Fat 9g / Protein 5g / Carbs 2g / Fiber 1g / Net Carbs 1g
Brooklyn Born Keto Dark Chocolate Lemon Coffee Chocolate Bar
Huge thanks to the Brooklyn Born Chocolate company for thinking up a lemon coffee dark chocolate keto bar. It seriously blew us away! The flavor is hard to describe; think lemon poppy-seed mocha. But trust us, it’s seriously to die for.
Ingredients: Organic dark chocolate (organic cacao liquor, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao butter, organic monkfruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt), organic lemon oil, organic coffee beans, sea salt
1/2 bar (30g) serving: Calories 130 / Fat 13g / Protein 2g / Carbs 6g / Fiber 3g / Net Carbs 3g
CHOCOperfection Dark European Chocolate Bar
Beautiful foil wrapping makes you feel like you’re opening a Willy Wonka golden ticket bar when you unwrap a CHOCOperfection Dark European Chocolate Bar. You are indeed winning in a way, because this extra-thick chocolate bar is scrumptious. Expect quintessential dark-chocolate flavor only without the usual bitterness. We’re a little obsessed and bet you will be too.
Ingredients: dry cocoa solids 60%, chicory root fiber, erythritol, cocoa butter, calcium carbonate, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract
1 bar (50g) serving: Calories 197/ Fat 18g / Protein 1g / Carbs 24g / Fiber 14g / Erythritol 8g / Net Carbs 2g
ChocZero MILK Chocolate Squares
These decadent, bite-size milk chocolate squares are serious seducers! The texture is velvety and rich and the flavor is perfectly chocolaty and kissed with a luscious, lingering hint of Madagascar bourbon (It’s not boozy, just crazy-good!).
Ingredients: milk chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, whole milk powder), soluble corn fiber (GMO-free), sunflower lecithin, monk fruit extract, Madagascar bourbon, vanilla beans. Contains milk.
1 piece (10g) serving: Calories 50 / Fat 4.5g / Protein 0g / Carbs 4g / Fiber 3g / Net Carbs 1g
Edge Dark Chocolate Bar
These mini, single-serving, melt-in-your-mouth bars feature rich, dark chocolate with just enough sweetness to satisfy. Bonus: they have only 1.3 net carbs per serving.
Ingredients: roasted cocoa beans, cocoa butter, erythritol, vanilla bean, sunflower lecithin, stevia
1 bar (10g) serving: Calories 35 / Fat 4g / Protein 1g / Carbs 5.2g / Fiber 1.6g / Sugar Alcohol 2.3g / Net Carbs 1.3g
Lakanto Sugar-Free Chocolate Bar
This sugar-free chocolate bar is creamy and perfectly sweet thanks to the inclusion of Lakanto’s trademark zero-glycemic-index monkfruit sweetener. With flavor that’s not quite dark and not quite milk chocolate, this is the Goldilocks of chocolate, with milder sweetness than most milk chocolates and no dark-chocolate bitterness. Grab an extra bar or two; they work well for baking too!
Lakanto Sugar-Free Chocolate bar: Unsweetened chocolate, non-GMO Lakanto®, monk fruit sweetener (Erythritol, monk fruit extract), tapioca fiber, acacia gum, natural flavors, sea salt, sunflower lecithin
1/2 bar (43g) serving: Calories 180 / Fat 17g / Protein 2g / Carbs 22g / Fiber 7g / Sugar Alcohol 12g / Net Carbs 3g
Lily’s Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar
Lily’s is the go-to gourmet keto chocolate maker for baking chips, and their creamy milk chocolate bar is right up there with the best of the best. Impossibly sweet and creamy with zero alternate sweetener aftertaste. It is indeed, a true chocolate lover’s chocolate, minus the sugary carbs.
Ingredients: Unsweetened cocoa, inulin, dextrin, erythritol, cocoa butter, milk fat (rBST Free), organic soy lecithin, sunflower lecithin, stevia extract, vanilla extract
1/2 bar (40g) serving: Calories 170 / Fat 13g / Protein 2g / Carbs 22g / Fiber 12g / Erythritol 6g / Net Carbs 2g
Luv Crushed Red Pepper and Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
With toppings of crushed red pepper and sea salt, the Luv Crushed Red Pepper and Sea Salt chocolate bar is extra pretty and unique. It’s also wildly flavorful and palate-invigorating due to its smooth, silken chocolate layered with salty, sweet, and hot notes.
Ingredients: cacao liquor (cacao powder, cacao butter), Sweet LUV sweetener (plant polyols, chicory root inulin, organic stevia), organic sunflower lecithin, crushed red pepper, sea salt
2.5 servings per bar, 1 serving (28g) : Calories 150 / Fat 12g / Protein 3g / Carbs 8g / Fiber 3g / Net Carbs 5g
SYNCHRO KetoManna Chocolate Fudge
The texture of this chocolate is more like a soft fudge with an interactive twist: you have to knead the chocolate in the wrapper before you open it, then it slides up in a solid but soft and chewy form. If it seems weird, it is. But once you take your first bite, all is forgiven because KetoManna Chocolate offers a phenomenally delicious chocolate experience. (Heat it up and it’s a sipping chocolate!) The main ingredient is coconut, which you can taste along with dark chocolate, vanilla, and Himalayan salt. Regardless, it’s heavenly.
Ingredients: Organic coconut, organic cocoa paste, MCT oil, inulin, pink Himalayan salt, monk fruit extract, vanilla
1 packet (34g) serving: Calories-224 / Fat-22 / Protein-3 / Carbs-8 / Fiber-5 / Net Carbs-3
The Good Chocolate
The Good Chocolate’s Himalayan Salt bar won the “Best Chocolate Bar” gold medal at The International Chocolate Salon in New York in 2019 for one simple reason: The Good Chocolate makes good on its name, or more accurately, crafts delicious sugar-free gourmet keto chocolate. The bar is huge, and the texture is melt-in-your-mouth creamy with well-balanced sweetness and nary a hint of bitterness.
Ingredients: Cacao nibs, erythritol, cacao butter, mesquite powder, Himalayan salt, stevia, vanilla
1/2 bar (35g) serving: Calories 114 / Fat 11g / Protein 3g / Carbs 20g / Fiber 7g / Erythritol 12g / Net Carbs 1