Top dark chocolate brands in Pakistan and their health benefits
08 Jan 20
Consumption of chocolate in Pakistan
In Pakistan, the consumption of chocolates (milk chocolates) and especially dark chocolate has been increased in recent years by the influence of exceptional products of the top brands. In Pakistan people usually prefer their traditional sweets but in the recent past, all attention is turning towards chocolates just because of its delicious taste.
If we talk about the consumption in our country then according to the survey:
- 92.5% of children consume chocolates
- there is 90% consumption in adults.
You can estimate the level of addiction to chocolate in Pakistan as it is ranked 26th in the world chocolate consuming market and there is an annual expenditure of almost 250,000 US dollars on it. Mostly the young generation is addicted to it.
Best dark chocolates in Pakistan
The consumption of dark chocolate has been increased by the time all over the world and expressly in Pakistan not only because of its special bittersweet taste but also its health benefits. People are very addicted to chocolates here. There are many top brands and imported chocolates in Pakistan with the best quality and the purest form.
Below here is the list of dark chocolates in Pakistan (the products are defined below by representing their company):
|Mars Inc.||Mars, Snickers, Twix, Galaxy, M&M, Bounty|
|Nestle S.A.||Kit Kat, After Eight|
|Ferrero Group||Ferrero Rocher|
|Cadbury PLC||Dairy Milk, Perk, Crunchie, Bourneville dark chocolate|
|Kraft Foods Inc.||Toblerone|
|The Hershey Co.||Chocolate bars, Kisses|
|Lindt & Sprungli AG||Lindt Excellence chocolate bar|
Mars is one of the most famous brands in the world. It is the 6th largest private company in America. There is a huge amount of its product imported in Pakistan due to its high quality and exceptional taste. Its best chocolates include:
These chocolates are well known all over the world and there is a huge consumption. People are just addicted to them due to their magical sweet taste.
Nestle is a Swiss health and wealthiness company. It has a separate worth in the world. Nestle’s products are used all over the world. One of its famous products is its chocolates cosseting Kit Kat and After Eight which are consumed in large quantities in Pakistan.
Kit Kat chocolate sealed crunchy bars are so tasty that it makes you used to it while After Eight mint chocolate taste is so different from other chocolates and it has huge demand all over the world.
In 1982, the Ferrero Group introduced a pack of deliciously tasting chocolate in golden packing which made them so unique in it. The taste of the chocolate is so delightful that it is used internationally as a warming gift on special occasions.
In Pakistan, there is a huge love for Ferrero Rocher chocolate and there is a huge selling ratio of it all over the country. Its sweet-bitter taste is so delightful that it would make you addicted to it.
Pakistan import several products from Cadbury; Dairy Milk, Perk, Velvet, Crunchie, Bourneville dark chocolate. Dairy milk chocolate is made up of pure cocoa and milk having a slippery texture and mouth-watering taste. Meanwhile, Perk and Crunchie are wafers coated with a pure delightful chocolate layer which makes them huge in consumption.
Bourneville dark chocolate
On the other hand, Bourneville's dark chocolate is one of the purest and famous items of Cadbury. Bourneville dark chocolate (in Pakistan) has always a huge demand. It contains a massive amount of Cocoa powder and tastes bitter as compared to other chocolates.
These chocolates are a great choice for a gift to a lover as they are usually used on Valentine.
Kraft Foods Inc.
Dark Toblerone chocolate is a delightful confectionery which has great demand in Pakistan. The consumption of this chocolate is in very large numbers by the people here. Its taste is so delectable that you’ll be addicted to it after tasting it for the first time. It is made in trigonal shape and it will just wake up your taste buds with its mixture of honey and almonds.
The Hershey Co
The two most famous products of Hershey Company; Hershey bar and Hershey’s kisses are imported in large quantities for the chocolate lovers in Pakistan.
Hershey’s chocolate has huge fanbase all over the world due to its unique luscious taste. Hershey bar made up of milk and rich cocoa powder and it is then shaped into a slim bar after the further process.
While Hershey’s kisses have its own value in the confectionery market. It is basically a chocolate candy with a flat bottom and knotted top shape which makes it different from others, its wrappers in a shrill aluminum foil with a small chit of its name.
Lindt & Sprungli AG
It is usually known as Lindt and famous for its delightful chocolates all over the world. The company was manufactured in 1845 and since then it has maintained its level of supremacy in the sweet market.
Its Lindt Excellence chocolate bar has a range of cocoa used in it. You can get the excellence bar for the amount of cocoa you need; you can get even 90% cocoa in it.
Dark chocolate health benefits
Dark chocolates contain nutritions that are very essential for good health. The amount of nutrition in dark chocolate is directly proportional to the amount of cocoa used in it. In fact, in the recent past, the main reason for the increment in consumption of dark chocolate is because of its health benefits. People usually don’t believe the fact that chocolate can be helpful for your health.
There are many health benefits of dark chocolates and the ones which can have a huge impact on your daily life are described below.
Rich with nutrition
A bar of quality dark chocolate is rich with nutrition and Pakistan import one of the best chocolates in the world so it is a positive thing for chocolate consumers. An average of 100 gm dark chocolate bar contains
- 70 to 85% of cocoa
- 11 gm of fiber
- 67% of iron
- magnesium is 58%.
- copper is 89%
- Manganese is in the highest ratio which is 98%.
Along with all this nutrition, there is still a large amount of potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium present in it. This all nutrition can help you with your health in different ways.
Dark chocolate benefits for skin
Dark chocolates are proved to benefit able after several research as it makes your skin smoother and shinier. It protects your skin from redness 25% more than a non-consumer. As you know that it is made up of cocoa solid which contains flavonoids, it helps you to reflect ultraviolet rays that damage your skin and it can be also helpful to protect you from skin cancer. It contains minerals that can increase the number of healing cells in your skin.
Dark chocolate benefits for brain
The consumption of dark chocolate can work as a cure for some brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to research, it has been shown that dark chocolate can help with the neuro system of the brain. Due to rich flavonoid cocoa, the flow of blood to the brain can be improved. It also considers caffeine that can improve brain function for a while.
Dark chocolate reduces heart disease risk
Different studies and surveys have proved that a decent amount of intake of dark chocolate can be helpful in the reduction of different heart diseases. It controls cholesterol.
Studies proved that dark chocolate reduces the death risk due to heart diseases up to 50% over a time period of 15 years. This is really impressive because people before thought that it would cause them diabetes or other diseases but we have to acknowledged one thing there is a lot of difference between dark chocolate and milk chocolate.
Dark chocolates lower blood pressure and improve blood flow
Dark chocolates are very benefited able for high blood pressure patients; flavonoids present in cocoa makes the blood arteries calm due to which the pressure of the blood gets low. Various surveys and research have shown that dark chocolates are also very helpful to improve the flow of blood throughout the body.
After all of the facts and benefits of dark chocolate presented above, we can conclude that dark chocolate is a healthy product. In fact, the studies show that we should consume 30 to 60 grams of dark chocolate per day.
It clearly shows that it is just not helpful so we can use it according to our need it should be a part of our daily routine food consumption or at least 5 days a week. After having all the facts about you are now acknowledged by the fact that it is the most important part of your daily edibles.
People usually worry to eat chocolate, especially patients. As they think it will cause harm to their health. People kill their desire of eating chocolates even after having a craving for it just because they think it would make them fat or increase diabetes.
Dark chocolate is a healthy product
While the above information proves that there are no side effects of dark chocolate on your health even it can play a role to make you healthy.
You just keep one thing in your mind that diabetes or fat occurs because of the huge amount of sugar and milk or other creams. These three items are used in large quantities to make usual milky chocolates which cannot be healthy for some people depending upon their health condition.
So, there is no reason for you to make yourself away from dark chocolates when it particularly healthy for you.
Increasing demand for dark chocolate in Pakistan
Even in Pakistan, the consumption of dark chocolate is increasing by the time as the people are being acknowledged by its benefits. After having all the details about the top dark chocolate brands in Pakistan you can easily get one of your desire through online stores.