I am not going to lie to you, when I am in need of a quick chocolate treat, I pick up some malt balls or chocolate peanut butter malt balls at the bulk section of the grocery store. It is the same story every time…I eat too many and end up regretting it, but for some reason I can’t give them up. Recently, I was introduced to a similar product that is much healthier than the traditional malt balls and I couldn’t wait to tell you about the product.
I Heart Keenwah, makers of healthy quinoa snacks, recently debuted dark chocolate covered quinoa puffs and are a healthier version of my favorite Malt Ball candies. Their two options are gluten-free, Non-GMO Verified, vegan, and have more protein and less sugar than other chocolate treats! If that wasn’t enough, the entire 2.5oz bag, available in Himalayan Pink Salt or Peanut Butter, is only 140 calories.
While they do not taste exactly like the malt balls, they taste similar enough to have me reaching for these next time instead! And, as an added bonus, they won’t leave you feeling guilty.
Here is a comparison between 1oz serving (10-12 pieces) of I Heart Keenwah vs a 1oz serving (approximately 9 pieces) of Whoppers.
I Heart Keenwah:
3-4 g protein
Less than 1g protein
I Heart Keenwah Ingredients:
Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Dark Chocolate (Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Chocolate Liquor, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Dried Cane Sugar, Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Organic Non-GMO Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Organic Vanilla Extract), Quinoa Puff (Organic Quinoa Flour, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Pea Protein Concentrate, Baking Powder), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Coconut Oil, Himalayan Pink Salt, Zein (Vegetable Protein Glaze).
Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil Fractionated Partially Hydrogenated, Whey Reduced Protein, Milk, Corn Syrup Solids, Whey from Milk, Corn Syrup, Milk Malted, Barley Malt, Wheat, Milk, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salt, Cocoa, Contains 2% or less of the Following: (, Carob, Sorbitan Tristearate, Soy Lecithin, Resinous Glaze, Flavors Natural, Flavors Artificial, Tapioca Dextrin, Calcium Carbonate, Salt
To find out more about I Heart Keenwah products and recipes visit http://www.iheartkeenwah.com/