I’m a big fan of dark chocolate—the darker the better. The darker it is, the less sugar it contains and the less interference from other ingredients.
This means that you’re getting pure cocoa, which is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that really improve your health on many levels.
However, there’s no doubt that most people would rather enjoy their chocolate without sacrificing their waistline
Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy to do!
So when I heard about Hu Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bar being paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and containing 70% cocoa (which is ridiculously dark) I had to try them out for myself!
At first glance, it might seem like there isn’t much more here than meets the eye. This bar has all the key ingredients necessary for deliciousness but nothing more—no extra toppings or crumbs mixed in for texture.
No fancy finish coating that melts away when warm.
Not even any extra calories are added on top by way of extra cocoa butter (which some people find especially satisfying).
The only explanation I can think of is that those who made this Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bar really wanted something new, something simple yet memorable enough to stand out from all other products on shelves everywhere.
Let me tell you right now: these are amazing!
My first impressions: It’s really, really dark chocolate!
This is where the comparison to the other chocolate bars comes in. Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bar is 70% pure cocoa with almost no sugar added and it has a much bolder flavor than anything I’ve ever tried before.
It’s not for everyone (especially if you’re expecting something sweet), but it’s definitely a dark chocolate lover’s dream.
This is a really good dark chocolate bar for people who are looking for a more intense flavor, but if you’re new to dark chocolate and want something milder, this isn’t it.
It took me by surprise!
Simple, high-quality ingredients
This bar is made with 70% cocoa, which is higher than the typical amount in dark chocolate bars.
Most dark chocolate you’ll find hover around 60% cocoa.
The flavor of this bar is reminiscent of a dark candied peppermint—it’s not overly sweet or bitter, but it’s not spicy either.
If you love simple dark chocolate with an intense mint flavor, then this bar will be your new favorite.
The ingredients are also great for vegans and those who care about organic standards:
- Organic Fair Trade Cacao Nibs
- Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers)
- Unrefined Coconut Sugar (Fair Trade Certified)
Remarkably low in sugar!
The bar is also remarkably low in sugar, with just a total of 6 grams per serving (half the entire bar!).
It’s even lower than the dark chocolate bars we love from Trader Joe’s and Aldi!
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that won’t leave your blood glucose levels raised too high, this bar is an excellent choice.
With such a low sugar count, this makes it a great choice if you’re watching your waistline or trying to improve your heart health (or both).
Sneaking it into your diet is, without a doubt, easy and guilt-free!
It’s a treat that you simply can’t overindulge in
If you haven’t tried this bar and love dark chocolate, it’s a treat that you simply can’t overindulge in.
The crunchy mint center of the bar is fairly thick, which makes for a nice texture when paired with the smooth chocolate coating.
You’ll find yourself happily munching on these bars until they’re gone (or your stomach hurts), but don’t worry—you’ll feel just as satisfied eating half as much!
I would definitely recommend getting this product if you want to splurge on yourself every once in awhile while still being able to keep some self-control over your cravings.
I noticed an amazingly smooth blend of mint in every bite
If you enjoy dark chocolate and mint, this bar is for you.
The mint is present but not overpowering, and it’s a nice complement to dark chocolate.
In fact, I found myself enjoying every bite of this bar without needing to have another flavor profile.
Just the right amount of crunchy texture along with smooth creamy chocolaty goodness that melts in your mouth made me want more!
These are thick chocolate slabs!
As unwrapped and held this chocolate bar in my hand, I felt it was slightly above average when it comes to weight.
These bars are thick and rich. I’d say they are probably 1/3 an inch thick.
They’re also not too sweet, but they make up for that with their intense cocoa flavor. It’s just nothing but pure dark chocolate weight.
The mint-chocolate combination is nice and balanced—it’s strong but not overpowering, so even if you don’t like mint, this may still be right for you.
The crunchy consistency of the chocolate adds another level of texture that really gives the bar some extra character!
These are paleo, vegan, and organic
A quick glance at the ingredient list also reveals that they’re vegan and paleo-friendly.
You never have to worry about eating these bars—they’re just made of simple raw ingredients, and they taste great. They’re also certified organic by the USDA!
They contain no dairy, soy, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar, or sugar alcohols
You may have noticed that some of the ingredients in this bar are absent.
This is because they were omitted to create a bar that is free from dairy, soy, emulsifiers, erythritol, palm oil, soy lecithin, and gluten. It’s also free from refined sugar and cane sugar. There’s no added cane sugar or sugar alcohol either!
This means that while it may not be as sweet as your typical Hershey bar (which contains sucrose) or Snickers (which has maltitol), you’ll still be greeted with rich dark chocolate flavor. If you’re looking for a more bitter experience than your average chocolate bar provides, Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bars are ideal for you!
It should be noted that these aren’t cheap treats; each one costs about $4-5 depending on where you live in the world and what kind of currency exchange rates are going on at the moment—but we promise it’s worth every penny!
This is great news for those who have allergies to any of these ingredients!
It’s made with 70% cocoa which is really, really bitter
If you are a fan of really bitter dark chocolate, this is the one for you!
It’s made with 70% cocoa which is really, really bitter. I personally love that and think it’s a sign of quality—that means no fillers or other flavors have been added to dilute the flavor.
If you want something that tastes like pure chocolate with no added sugar or other ingredients (which makes for an even more intense experience), then this bar will be your jam.
It comes with a hefty price tag
As mentioned earlier, this bar is pretty expensive. It costs about $5 to $6 per bar, which is on the high side of a dark chocolate bar with relatively few ingredients.
However, this price is justified by the quality of the ingredients used and the high cocoa content (70%).
Even though it’s more than twice as expensive as your average supermarket brand chocolate bar, it’s actually priced in line with popular dark chocolate bars from brands like Green & Black and Dagoba (but not quite as high as the Vosges) which are touted as the extreme cacao concentrated dark chocolate kings.
Do I think these are worth it?
I think these are worth it, but that’s just me.
I love dark chocolate and mint together, and this bar has a really good balance of the two. You can’t overindulge in these because they’re so natural and pure in terms of the ingredients used.
But it still feels like you’re getting a treat without having to eat an entire bag or something (which would be delicious too).
I would recommend giving this bar a try if you like dark simple chocolates!
Who is Hu Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolates for?
Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s got some pretty awesome health benefits too. If you like mint and dark chocolate then this is definitely one to try!
Also if you’re trying to eat healthier, or if you want something sweet without all of the sugar in other kinds of candy, then this bar is perfect for anyone looking for an alternative.
The mint really helps curb hunger pangs, so even though it’s healthy it won’t leave your stomach feeling empty or unsatisfied after eating one!
I believe this would make a fantastic gift for a loved one or friend who absolutely loves dark chocolate.
Each serving acts as half a bar which is about 30g.
The list of nutritional facts is as followed:
- Calories: 190
- Total fat: 14g
- Saturated fat 8g
- Sodium 0mg
- Total carbohydrate: 14g
- Dietary fiber: 3g
- Total sugars 6g
- Includes added sugars: 6g
- Protein: 3g
- Vitamin D: 0.5mcg
- Iron: 3mg
- Calcium: 22mg
- Potassium: 270mg
The ingredients include:
- Organic cacao
- organic unrefined coconut sugar
- organic cocoa butter
- organic cacao nibs
- organic peppermint oil
As an allergy warning, this may also contain”
- Some form of dairy
This chocolate is also made using equipment that might have processed other ingredients such as:
- Tree nuts
I would highly recommend Hu Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate to anyone who loves dark chocolate and wants a healthier alternative.
They’re made with organic ingredients, have no refined sugar or cane sugar, and contain only organic extra virgin olive oil instead of butter fat.
Plus they have less than half the calories per serving than most other dark chocolate bars! If you’re looking for something that has less sugar content but still tastes amazing then this might be worth checking out.
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