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Dark Chocolate’s Healthy Qualities

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

Dark chocolate has several health benefits!

Dark chocolate is a type of chocolate that is popular for its distinct taste and versatility. Many people prefer it to milk or white chocolate, and find many unique ways to incorporate it into their diets. There are many different desserts and sweets that have dark chocolate in them. Here at Wockenfuss Candies, we offer several delicious treats that include dark chocolate, such as our dark chocolate mint wafers and our dark chocolate peppermint crunch. However, dark chocolate is not only tasty, but it has several health benefits as well. Here are some of dark chocolate’s healthiest qualities.

Provides Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Dark chocolate is packed with vital minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium. These minerals are essential for nerve and muscle health, blood production, and muscle contraction respectively. Because of this, dark chocolate is an excellent food to eat in moderation.

Improves Blood Flow and Heart Health

Dark chocolate can help your heart and your body’s circulation in general. These advantages can result in a decreased risk of potentially deadly blood clots. Consuming it can result in a reduction to your risk for heart disease as well. The boost to blood flow can also help your brain, improving  brain function and even decreasing your risk of stroke.

Dark Chocolate has Antioxidants

In addition to being full of vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate also contains a good amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are agents in the body that can help prevent damage to your cells.  Having a diet that contains a healthy amount of antioxidants can even improve your heart health, making the decision to eat dark chocolate a health-conscious one. Two of the antioxidants found in higher quantities in dark chocolate are polyphenols and flavonoids. These two work together to provide those who eat dark chocolate with a host of health benefits.


With gourmet chocolates and candies this good, you will find the best candies for every guest at all of your holiday get-togethers! Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come and visit us to see our selection of chocolate favorites such as our gourmet truffles & chocolate specialties.

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one. If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too!

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