This Chocolate Bar Contains The Highest Amount Of Sugar Per Serving

No one expects a chocolate bar to be healthy, but you do generally expect to bite into chocolate, and perhaps creamy nougat, some nuts, or coconut flakes, and not simply sugar. Unfortunately, when it comes to chocolate bars, some rank high on sugar content and low on the chocolatey, caramelly, nutty content we crave.

First off, what is an okay amount of sugar to consume daily? (Let's face it, it's pretty difficult to live without eating at least some.) According to the American Heart Association, the recommended maximum amount of daily sugar consumption differs by gender. Men should not exceed 9 teaspoons of added sugar daily, which is equivalent to 36 grams or 150 calories. For women, those numbers are much lower. The American Heart Association advises that women should eat no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which amounts to 25 grams or 100 calories. 

It's important to remember that milk chocolate, by definition, includes sugar, according to BBC Good Food.

No shortage of sugar

With the most sugar at 37 grams — exceeding the recommended daily amounts for both men and women — is 3 Musketeers. Eat This, Not That! evaluated 19 candy bars and put 3 Musketeers in the top spot for passing on while in the checkout lane due to its high sugar content. 

According to its nutritional label on the 3 Musketeers website, the ingredient order for the bar is milk chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, skim milk, lactose, milkfat, and soy lecithin), sugar, corn syrup, palm oil, and more. One 3 Musketeers candy bar contains 240 calories, which is lower than some of the other candy bars that made the Eat This, Not That! list of unhealthiest chocolate bars. It also has 7 grams of total fat and 95 milligrams of sodium. Spoon University also placed 3 Musketeers at the top of its list for containing the most sugar of the 17 chocolate bars it reviewed. The chocolate bar on its list with the least amount of sugar? Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream with 19 grams of sugar. 

Still wanting a chocolate bar, but something not so full of sugar? Eat This, Not That! placed 100 Grand as the best of the nineteen bars because, although it has 22 grams of sugar, it had the least amount of calories at 200 for one bar.