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Calorie Counts on Chocolate: Cool or Not?

The flip-flopping of whether NY eateries have to post calorie counts on their menu boards has got a lot of people thinking about where and when we want to see how many calories we're taking in.

A new concept has taken this idea literally by actually printing the calorie count right onto the chocolate bar, which means you'll see how many calories you're eating with each piece you break off. The idea is just that, an idea, and not yet available for purchase but it's still fascinating to think about. Me, I am not sure I'd want to know exactly how much each bite was costing me — seems to take the fun out of splurging on chocolate. Nonetheless, it's a cool idea. What do you guys think?


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nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
very clever! I Love It!!
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
love this idea!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
For someone counting calories this is amazing, for regular people it's just weird.
cynvirgo cynvirgo 9 years
I think it's super cute and makes it easy to track your calories. Perfect for people who need this sort of thing to keep them from eating the entire bar! I even linked to it from my blog today. Keep up the great work FitSugar!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
my crazy counting every single one of his calories co worker would love this but it would help him drive me even more crazy!!!
NatureMadeLisa NatureMadeLisa 9 years
I don't like this at all! When I want chocolate, I don't want to feel a double dose of guilt :-)
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
Cute and great idea~! I tend to overindulge in chocolate and it'll make me have second thoughts about finishing off an entire bar in one sitting...
dukegirl dukegirl 9 years
No! It takes all the fun out. I am obsessive as it is.
kitty17 kitty17 9 years
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 9 years
I think its awesome! I have a tendancy to keep going back to more chocolate, but if I saw the numbers on it I would feel more guily :P
ashleybrooke-87 ashleybrooke-87 9 years
i like it. and if i don't feel like knowing, just flip the bar over, and viola!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
That's so cool! That way, if you want just a little treat, you can have one and if you want more, you can have more. It's like customizable dessert. Awesome idea!
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 9 years
i'm not sure... it's convenient, but idk if i'd want 2 know exactly how many calories in each piece. it would be a little wierd. plus not everyone counts calories and it would be useless for them to see little numbers all over their bars.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I think there are better foods to do that with.
miss-ellie miss-ellie 9 years
i like it!
AMP AMP 9 years
That's awesome! I wish they did that on everything! I wonder if that chocolate is any good.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
no no no no no! That would totally destroy the whole idea of treating yourself to a piece of luxury - i.e. chocolate. I wouldn't mind it on milk/filled chocolate, but hands off the good quality high cocoa percentage chocolate.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
i dig it
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
honey693 honey693 9 years
Do people realise that the calorie info chocolate is already printed on the labels? If you only eat 1/4 divide the total by 1/4. People are just too lazy to take responsibility for tehir food choices.
Charlsie Charlsie 9 years
I love it. It's cute and helpful.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I hope this comes to pass. I th ink it is a cool concept. I wish they would do it with pizza!
GinaSnyder GinaSnyder 9 years
I love it!
theglossarie theglossarie 9 years
I love the in your face approach! However, chocolate is a true indulgence so maybe not on this specific treat :)
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