Calories in Dolphin Chocolates

250 fewer calories consumed per day adds up to a 50 pound weight loss over a year.

This is great news as 250 calories is usually not a “lot of food”. Some foods are more calorically dense than other foods and seem kind of innocent. They are innocent, once you know how much energy is in them so you can adjust how much you eat.

Last night, after a big meal in a vegan Chinese Restaurant I did some shopping and decided to have two of the Dolphin Brand chocolates pictured above as a nosh.

Today, my curiosity got the better of me so I googled on “Dolphin Chocolates”. I found this page on the company web site that lists the nutrition information and the ingredients ( not on the label ).

These chocolates which are about an inch in diameter and about a half inch thick are about 150 calories each.

That nosh last night added 300 calories into my system. Almost half a meal worth of energy for about 1 min of mild pleasure. For about the same calories I could have had about 3 grapefruits or three cups of frozen berries. I could have had a chochlate Luna Bar and only have gotten a little more than half the calories.

LOL! I’m feeling as about as shocked as I did when I discovered the ugly caloric truth about my beloved granola, orange juice, bananas, or bagels.

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5 thoughts on “Calories in Dolphin Chocolates

  1. That website lists calories per ounce, not per piece. There’s no way that a chocolate an inch in diameter and half an inch thick weighs a full ounce. Maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of an ounce. So maybe you could have had one grapefruit. :)

    (Two ounces of chocolate is a lot of chocolate. I don’t know if you are familiar with those large rectangular Green & Black’s bars, but they are about 3.5 ounces. Eating half of one of those in less than a minute right after having a full meal would be quite a feat – and an unfortunate waste of chocolate.)

  2. The web site for Dolphin chocolates also has this web page. Those thick chunky disks of chocolate are an ounce.

    Kindly move your shopping cart so as not to block my access to those ruby read organic grapefruits :).

  3. Still, color me skeptical, or at least surprised – both that the chocolates really are an ounce (a one-ounce disc of chocolate would be more like 1-1/2 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick, which seems really big) and that someone as mindful of what he eats as you are could put away two ounces of chocolate in an after-dinner nosh. But I’ve been wrong before.

    Grapefruits? You’re welcome to ‘em. I was just looking for the cameo apples.

  4. Hey Buzzard,
    I’m a helluva lot smaller than beforewisdom and I can tell you that putting away 2 ounces of chocolate is nothing! After dinner or before dinner, it doesn’t matter. I recently lost some weight too and managed to keep most of it off. I have a fierce sweet tooth and one of my tricks is to make desserts my breakfast. I can’t go very long without cake or cupcakes so instead of depriving myself, which doesn’t work, I just have the 300-500 calories for breakfast instead of dessert after dinner, the way “normal” (and overweight) people do. In fact I’ve been doing this for so long that it’s actually difficult for me to eat dessert after dinner anymore.

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