Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lindt vs. Ghirardelli

I found out that Lindt owns Ghirardelli, so it makes me wonder if there is any real difference between their recipes?

Quick answer: yes, Lindt 70% dark compares most closely to Ghirardelli 72% dark, so there's a bit of a discrepancy there before we look deeper.

Unfortunately Ghirardelli doesn't put nutrition facts on their website, so we turn to caloriecount.about.com.  Lindt data from product page.

Unfortunately I don't trust CalorieCount info, somehow that bar manages to have 17 g of fat in a 3 g serving?  but assuming the rest of the info is correct:

ProductServingsFat grams per servingProtein grams per servingCarb grams per servingFiber grams per servingFat gramsProtein gramsDigestible Carb gramsCalories% fat caloriesKetogenic Ratio
Ghirardelli 72% dark1.017217417213.00213.0071.83%102.27%
Lindt 70% dark1.019317319.003.0014.00239.0071.55%104.76%

It's about a tie there, depending on if you're going with %fat calories or ketogenic ratio it could fall either way.