By Abbey Perreault // January 29, 2018
Whether you’re smooching someone special or rocking this Valentine’s Day solo, it’s important to give yourself a little TLC too. And yeah, sometimes TLC grows from the cacao plant.
But before you try to put a ring on that Ring Ding, know that not all chocolate is not what it claims to be. For example, the first ingredient in a Hershey's Bar is sugar. And take a look at a Reese's Pieces package—you won't even find chocolate listed in the ingredients. There's nothing sexy about something pretending to be chocolate that's just... not.
But don't lose heart! We put together a list of healthyish chocolate treats we think are worth swiping right for. Chocolate that's real and raw. Chocolate that will support you emotionally and treat you right physically. Because you deserve better than mediocre modified cornstarch this Valentine's Day.
6. Hail Merry Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Think Reese's cool aunt. Made with fresh almond butter and a deep dark chocolate ganache, these almond butter cups are naturally indulgent without even trying. You won't find any shady partially hydrogenated characters in here--Hail Merry uses organic virgin coconut oil and natural sources of sugar and fat to give rise to extreme (and clean) decadence in each bite.