Whether you like chips or candy more, you probably can’t seem to get enough chocolate. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have discovered a new way to make chocolate with less fat.
How, you ask? According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chocolate had 10 to 20 per cent less fat when researchers ran liquid chocolate through an electric field.
Chocolate’s made in a liquid state before becoming the chocolate bars you’re used to eating. And when it’s a liquid, different solid ingredients (like cocoa) are coated in liquid fat and oil–tastes a lot better than it sounds, right? It’s been virtually impossible to reduce the amount of fat in chocolate since the fat is what helps the liquid chocolate flow through the machines properly to be processed… until now.
After passing through the electric field, the cocoa particles combined together, which actually helped the chocolate flow better.The Mars chocolate company and Temple University share the secret to making this incredible, less fatty chocolate.
Oh, and did we mention it’s apparently still tasty? In fact, one of the researchers explained that while he couldn’t taste any difference between the normal and low-fat chocolate, some of his colleagues think the low-fat chocolate tastes even better.
When can we eat this chocolate and how much of it can we have?!
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