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Welcome back for our second product review of the week! Life has been really weird lately. While at home, I realized I have a TON of reviews I need to post, and if I wait to do only one a week, it’ll be FOREVER until we get through this list. And more importantly, some of these products are super hot now, so I know you need the details on whether they’re worth the investment before you buy (especially if there are sales). So we’re speeding up the timeline a little bit and I’m offering 2-3 product reviews per week so you’re in the know.
And what better way to end the week than with keto chocolate? ChocZero sent over this package of three of their newest and most popular products for me to try and share my thoughts on. Big thanks to ChocZero for today’s review! If you’ve been on the hunt for a keto chocolate, keto syrup, or white chocolate keto baking chips, you’ll need to pay close attention to this post, because I’m going deep on this review. I’m also giving you guys TWO recipe ideas using ChocZero products, so keep your eyes peeled for those links below.
Who is ChocZero?
From their website:
Before ChocZero, we worked as a small team to create health supplements for other companies. Eventually, we got tired of not making something we were proud of. Too often we had to use cheaper ingredients, sacrificing taste to meet a bottom-line to make it more marketing friendly.
Unsatisfied and craving a change as well as a premium chocolate, ChocZero was born.
So, what does this mean? ChocZero is an ETHICAL keto company that stands by its ingredients and quality. There are so many companies out there that claim to be “keto friendly” and then inject their products with the crappiest ingredients to meet low cost expectations. I’m a firm believer that the best investment you can make is in your health; put simply, if you don’t invest in your health now, you will pay for it later. While ChocZero won’t be as low-cost as some other alternatives with less-quality ingredients (looking at you, Russell Stover), they taste better and are much easier on your stomach. Let’s look at their nutritional information.
About the ingredients
From their website:
We’re a gluten free, soy free, and sugar alcohol free company. We use our exclusive monk fruit formula to make a line of products with absolutely no added sugar for the every day sugar free individual’s life.
Above all, however, we taste delicious! We stand behind our taste and ingredients foremost, never sacrificing quality for cost and using all natural ingredients at all times. Our ethically sourced cocoa beans are some of South America’s finest; we use real Madagascar vanilla beans; and we use only the most premium of GMO free soluble corn fiber.
Every ingredient in our products is chosen with your taste buds in mind. We believe the path to the future is paved with healthier foods that taste great as well.
The’re definitely using some good ingredients here, which means they not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. I appreciate all of it this, and it kind of makes me wonder what’s holding them back from B Corp status…? Maybe someone from ChocZero can fill me in here, but I think they’re really moving in the right direction for a certification there.
ChocZero product description
ChocZero is of course known for its chocolate, but they have a HUGE product catalog that you’ve really got to see for yourself. By category, they’ve got chocolates, syrups, keto bark, chocolate chips, and BRAND NEW peanut butter cups. That’s right, you no longer have to settle for the maltitol PB cups in the sugar-free candy section. These taste good and will sit well on your stomach. Oh, and they won’t spike your glucose.
ChocZero sent me three different products to try, so I’ll break them down individually here:
Milk Chocolate Squares
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, whole milk powder), Soluble Corn Fiber (GMO free), Sunflower Lecithin, Monk Fruit Extract, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans. Contains milk.
1g net carbs per square
Tried on: By itself, with peanut butter
Thoughts: While I usually opt for a Lily’s at the grocery store, I never eat those bars in one sitting (or at least, I try not to, because fiber). These come individually-wrapped, which is incredible for portion control. They held well at room temp in my pantry. All items were consistent in quality. I thought the texture was really, really smooth and not too sweet. I always like sea salt and chocolate, so I threw a few chunks on top when I ate most of these. The biggest stand-out with these is the madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. I can really taste them in here, which makes them so different from other keto chocolates. You may find other keto chocolate alternatives at the store, but when it comes to flavor, they don’t compare to ChocZero squares. These really remind me of Dove chocolates. I would definitely purchase these to use for meal prep and on-the-go situations. The individual wrappers are the biggest sell for me.
Ingredients: Liquid vegetable fiber, natural maple flavor, monk fruit extract, natural color.
1g net carbs per 1 TBSP serving
Tried on: Waffle board, dalgona coffee, chicken and waffles
Thoughts: Much better than every other sugar-free syrup I’ve tried so far AND they don’t use sugar alcohols. That means if you’re going for the clean stuff only, then this is the one for you! It’s really thick, which I liked a lot. I can tell (only a tiny bit) that it’s thick because of the fiber syrup and not because of sugar. It’s to be expected, though, because there’s no sugar in here. I didn’t have to use a huge amount to get the amount of sweetness I wanted in my foods like I’ve done with other brands. It was the perfect level of sweetness. Honestly. The only downside? You’re getting 15g fiber per serving, so TREAD LIGHTLY. I mean it. It’s best to eat this with low-fiber foods, otherwise your stomach may get a little upset. I would purchase this again, especially to use in baking and bartending. This was excellent to rim glasses with.
White Chocolate Baking Chips
Ingredients: Cocoa butter, soluble corn fiber, whole milk powder, sunflower lecithin, monk fruit extract, madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. Contains dairy.
1g net carbs per 14g serving
Tried on: Yogurt bowls, Macro Balls, Waffle Board, white chocolate macadamia keto cookies (recipe on package)
Thoughts: This stuff is pretty good! Compared to other keto-friendly white chocolate baking chips I’ve tried, these held up better in the oven. They get a little crunchy on the areas that touch the bottom of your cookie sheet. These are almost all fiber, though, so beware of that as you eat more than a serving of them. That 6g of fiber can add up FAST. As far as flavor on these goes, I really like them, even though they’re not exactly like non-keto white chocolate. I think the vanilla they use comes off a little stronger than non-keto white chocolate options, but it seems that the madagascar bourbon vanilla beans are a ChocZero trademark. Either way, I like these a lot, and I would purchase them.
Recipes With ChocZero
While they don’t offer a recipes page on their website, you can find tons on social media and their News section. Their White Chocolate Baking Chips have a recipe for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on the bag, and it’s AMAZING. I didn’t expect them to turn out great because I usually hate coconut flour recipes, but these were legit. If you want the recipe, you’re going to need to pick up a bag to try them! Don’t worry, you’ll need the chips in the recipe anyways.
I’ve put these ingredients directly into two of my own recipes, and you can sub the Bake Believe chips for these in the spoons recipe below:
RKF Product Score
All were very good, but I think there’s a little room for improvement on the texture of the syrup and the taste of the white chocolate chips. They’re very good, almost exactly like the real thing, but not quite.
These are available on their web shop, Amazon, and from tons of online retailers. I wish they were available in big-box stores and at convenience stores. Placing products in those locations would put this at a 10.
You don’t need any of these items to start keto or be successful, but they help SO MUCH with time-of-the-month cravings and for entertaining others.
They’re not cheap, but that’s because they use quality ingredients. They never claimed to be the lowest cost option out there. As I said, you need to invest in your health. I think the price point is fine, but could always be improved.
Great, top-notch ingredients. Super clean and easy to understand labels.
Great packaging, super easy to identify in-market. The website is good (but the About page could use an update). Would love to see outbound links to online retailers that sell the product.
Bottom line: 8.5/10 Highly Recommend
Ready to try for yourself?
Here’s another link to my Amazon shop! You can find these in the RKF Recommended Items section: www.amazon.com/shop/restingketoface
Here’s their website: www.choczero.com
I really hope you like these! Ready for another product review, but don’t see it listed on my blog? Drop a comment below and let me know what I should try next!
Until next time,