Choc Zero Almond Bars
[1] ChocZero chocolate bars are sold in six-packs (photos #1 to #3 courtesy ChocZero).

Choc Zero Squares
[2] Chocolate squares are perfect with a cup of coffee.

Sugar Free Maple Syrup
[3] While maple is the most popular, there are 11 additional sugar-free syrup flavors.

Lo Han Kuo
Monk fruit (lo han guo) on the tree (photo courtesy Clean Plates).


With Halloween and the holidays approaching, many people will be dipping into the chocolate.

But what if you can’t join them because you’re avoiding sugar? How can you get a great chocolate fix?

Get ChocZero—lots of it! Sweetened with a relatively new noncaloric sweetener, monk fruit (see below), it tastes like a premium-quality chocolate bar.

According to the company, it’s the #1 selling chocolate on Amazon and there’s a reason why. This chocolate may be sugar-free, but it tastes like the real deal.

ChocZero was created for people who follow a ketogenic “keto” diet: a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. But you don’t have to be on that food plan to enjoy this chocolate. Everyone who wants to eliminate sugar can jump in.

Monk fruit is a zero-calorie natural sweetener made from melon that’s relatively new on the American sugar-substitute scene.

There’s no aftertaste, no digestive upset as with maltitol, a sugar alcohol that creates delicious sugar-free chocolate, but can cause digestive upset.

The line uses ethically-sourced cacao beans from South America, and Madagascar vanilla beans. The line is gluten free, GMO-free, soy free, and sugar alcohol-free company.

The chocolate bars (photo #1) are stone-ground, meaning that the cacao beans are unrefined. This minimal processing lets the bold flavors of the chocolate shine through.

The bars are called bark—keto bark, to be precise—because they have inclusions.

The 1-ounce bars, 120 calories (a standard bar is 155 calories), are sold in boxes of six.

  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Bark
  • Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark
  • Milk Chocolate Almond Bark
  • Milk Chocolate Coconut Bark
  • Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
    Don’t want inclusions? There are individual squares of chocolate, just right for a guilt-free snack or with a cup of coffee, in:

  • 50% Dark Chocolate Squares
  • 70% Dark Chocolate Squares
  • 85% Dark Chocolate Squares
  • 92% Dark Chocolate Squares
  • Milk Chocolate Squares
    Currently sold out are Chocolate Dipping Cups. Think of them as single-serve portions that you microwave, and can then use as hot chocolate sauce, a fruit dip, or, mixed with milk, hot chocolate.

    Who knew there was so much demand for sugar-free syrup (photo #3)? ChocZero makes 12 flavors.

    You can use them with foods, beverages, and our latest favorite: sugar-free snow cones!

    The flavors:

  • Blueberry Sugar Free Syrup
  • Caramel Sugar Free Syrup
  • Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
  • Coconut Sugar Free Syrup
  • Maple Pecan Sugar Free Syrup
  • Maple Sugar Free Syrup
  • Maple Vanilla Sugar Free Syrup
  • Peppermint Sugar Free Syrup
  • Pumpkin Pie Sugar Free Syrup
  • Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup
  • Strawberry Sugar Free Syrup
  • Vanilla Sugar Free Syrup
    It’s all waiting for you at and on Amazon.

    Monk fruit is a natural sweetener made from the extract of a small Asian melon, lo han kuo (also spelled lo han guo and luo han kuo, botanical name Siraitia grosvenorii).

    The sweetener has been used in China and Southeast Asia for generations.

    A low glycemic index makes it appropriate for diabetics. Monk fruit is 200 to 250 times as sweet as table sugar, so a tiny amount is used. It is very stable under high temperature and thus suitable for cooking and baking. It is currently labeled a dietary supplement by the FDA.

    Check out our Sugar Substitutes Glossary, a guide to low-cal and no-cal sweeteners.


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