Chocolate Made with Water Promises Great Taste, Fewer Calories

Chocolate made with mostly water claims to have the exact same taste as regular chocolate with fewer calories.

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! A team of scientists in the UK have come with a new chocolate that tastes delicious and has a fraction of the calories as regular chocolate.

It might sound too good to be true, but British scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new generation of chocolate bar that is nearly two thirds water, but tastes the same as regular chocolate.

How did they do it, you ask? The resourceful researchers were able to replace fat particles with calorie-free substances, like water, air or gel. The low-fat chocolate bar, which melts at 32 C – 34 C, is produced by bonding water particles with crystals of cocoa butter, and contains 60 percent water.

Lead researcher Dr. Phillip Cox insists the water-based chocolate has the same taste, smell and texture of a regular chocolate bar.

The same team of scientists is also hoping to create a porridge that keeps you full for up to six hours. It works by using a liquid that will change into a gel when it comes into contact with stomach acid.

The effects of this research could be far reaching, and pave the way for a new generation of low fat foods, experts say. If further efforts are successful, they could also be a major step forward in the fight against rising obesity rates – especially among children – and well as well as helping people meet their weight loss goals.

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