If you have diabetes, you need to be selective about how often you treat yourself to sweets and how much you eat when you do indulge. If you love chocolate, living with diabetes may have you wondering if you can still enjoy this favorite food. Chocolate is not necessarily off-limits if you’re a diabetic, but you do need to be careful about what kind of chocolate you eat, how much you have, and how often you have it. 

Chocolate can be enjoyed in moderation. 

For diabetics, chocolate isn’t an ideal daily treat due to its fat and sugar content. However, chocolate is still a food you can enjoy as long as you don’t overindulge. Eating too much chocolate in one sitting can cause your blood sugar to spike, so pay close attention to portion sizes. Additionally, you might consider avoiding chocolate as an everyday food, limiting your enjoyment to special occasions or just once per week. 

Dark chocolate is the best choice for managing your blood sugar. 

There are some varieties of chocolate marketed as diabetic chocolate, which are made with sugar substitutes, so they have less sugar but may still be high in fat. They might also be made from lower quality chocolate. Instead, choose high-quality dark chocolate from a bean to bar chocolate producer like Zotter Chocolate. Dark chocolate naturally contains less sugar and offers a variety of beneficial nutrients, including antioxidants. Additionally, dark chocolate bars contain no milk, so they have less fat than varieties like milk and white chocolate. Steer clear of chocolates with added ingredients like caramel, nougat, and candied nuts, as these pack in more sugar, fat, and calories per serving. 

If you need to satisfy your chocolate cravings without compromising your health, Zotter Chocolate offers a wide selection of bars with no added sugar or sugar alternatives, so you can continue to enjoy the food you love. Browse our selection on our website and have your favorite chocolates shipped right to your door with our no-melt guarantee.