It's got nuts! It's got plant phenols that can lower blood pressure (well, the dark variety does)! And yet chocolate bark has the dubious distinction of making cookies look like a smarter choice. That's because it's possible to count how many gingersnaps you've had, but the irregular, broken shapes of bark make it hard to realize how much you're eating. Gensler says that just one small piece of bark would probably be comparable to a half of a candy bar. And keep in mind that winter-white chocolate bark isn't even made from cocoa—it's a faux-chocolate combo of hydrogenated oils, sugar, vanilla and milk products.
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