HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Bar

Make snack time sweet with HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Dark Chocolate Bars. Indulge dark chocolate cravings anytime with this pack of sugar free, snack size bars. Enjoy the taste of HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildy Sweet Dark Chocolate without the sugar. The individually wrapped bars are perfect for lunch boxes, the office stash, or on-the-go snacking. HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Dark Chocolate Bar is OU Certified as a Kosher dairy product and is manufactured on equipment that also processes milk, tree nuts, and peanuts. Each 5-piece serving is 170 calories. This product ships as 3-ounce bags in a pack of 12.

Quick facts

  • Indulge dark chocolate cravings anytime with this pack of sugar free, snack size bars.
  • Enjoy the taste of HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildy Sweet Dark Chocolate without the sugar.
  • The individually wrapped bars are perfect for lunch boxes, the office stash, or on-the-go snacking.
  • HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Dark Chocolate Bar is OU Certified as a Kosher dairy product and is manufactured on equipment that also processes milk, tree nuts, and peanuts. Each 5-piece serving is 170 calories.
  • This product ships as 3-ounce bags in a pack of 12.

Top reviews

Very Close to the “Real” Thing – Recommended

Hershey’s Sugar Free Dark Chocolate candy bars tastes very close to the full sugar version. Dark Chocolate was always one of my favorite treats before coming a Type 2 diabetic, so it is great being able to have it again in a sugar free version. There is a little bit of an after taste with these but dark chocolate is usually bitter so it isn’t really an issue for me (but my wife says she notices more than I do).

I should mention that eating too many of these (more than 3 or 4) does cause me some “gastric distress”, so you might want to try them at home before eating a bunch while out in public.

Recommended

IndiaPoulan, GA

Love these!

We eat mass quantities of chocolate when the stress rises in our office. Often, I’m confronted with a conference table full of delicious chocolate miniatures. I don’t feel deprived when I know that I can have a couple of these and get that real Hershey taste, with out the corresponding rise in blood sugar. Beware that they are full fat and calories, but aren’t going to spike your blood sugar, so to a degree they don’t reinforce that stress/eat candy response that seems to go around in my office.

I was not particulary a dark chocolate fan, but was hoping that the slight bitterness would keep me from eating so many that I would get the stomach issues that almost invariably go with sugar alcohols. They are really delicious, and even my artificial sweetener-phobic boss ate a couple, but wouldn’t really admit she liked them, just that they would “do”.

Sometimes, I can stop after two of them, and sometimes I go ahead and eat four; much more than that and you will need to be alone in your office with some Febreze, or possibly spend some time in the “facilities”. As the reviewer above noted, try some at home (alone) first:)

ElizabethHarrisville, MI

well, It’s chocolate

I was really looking forward to this chocolate since I had another brand that is now off of the market. Even without directly comparing this to the other, I can say that the bags i’ve had so far have had a lingering taste of nuttiness after an initial impression of milk chocolate. I can also recommend that you try one bag from a more local source.
DonnetteMadison, AL

great sugar free

everything tasted fresh was shipped fast and it was something I could not find in the store. I would buy this product again
OkDiamond, MO

Hershey sugar free miniatures

This a very tasty sugar free chocolate that I would buy again and again. Price varies a lot so shop it.
ChristieDardanelle, CA

More chocolate delights!

I am repeating here what I wrote in another review! Since I am a diabetic I wanted to order some sugar-free candies by bulk and found these on Amazon’s website. They are so delicious it is almost a sin to eat them. I have to be careful though because of the “sugar alcohol” content which can be high. All in all though it was a good buy other than my initial thoughts that all the purchases (4 or 5) would meet the free shipping criteria. They did not, so I had to pay shipping for each. Other than that, it was a very good buy. Note: check with your doctor as far as how much you should consume because of the sugar alcohol. Also note: that this is not a low-calorie food. It is my understanding that too much sugar alcohol consumption is not good. Love the candies!
KeliDelphos, OH

Not the best but a good compomise.

As I diabetic, I have to be careful of my sugar intake but love dark chocolate. I did a comparison shop at Wally World and picked up the Hershey’s and Dove dark sugar free and the high (86%) but sugar-included Ghirardelli’s.

I eat chocolate by letting it slowly melt in my mouth to make it last longer and get maximum taste. Never chew on it. My conclusions:

The Dove is noticeably smoother than the Hershey’s and has smaller pieces but is more expensive and melts far too fast. I had to repeatedly check that it was dark chocolate, though because it lacks the required somewhat bitter dark taste.

The Hershey’s is very good and melts nice and slowly. It does not have as nice a taste as its sugary counterpart but comes VERY close and is worth getting.

The Ghirardelli is true dark chocolate with the typical real dark bitter taste as it should have. However, the pieces are bigger so you have to break it up but it does melt nice and slowly.

At a little under $2 at Wally World, the Hershey’s is the best buy for the amount and taste. Amazon, your price needs to come down a bit. I’d rather buy from you but even 12 packs are higher than Wally’s single bag on a per bag basis. Too bad Hershey doesn’t want to provide bigger bags of this product.

One nice thing – the sugar alcohol has a laxative effect so you tend to not overdo it or you get punished later! Good way to limit your falling off the wagon.

MerrileeSedalia, MO

Dark chocolate & sugar free

Ladies love the sugar free dark chocolate, a source of pleasure, nutrition and good conversation.
Suggested for ladies and for lady-friendly folks.
TeodoraAllred, TN