{"id":557009436745,"title":"Feastables Review: Is Mr. Beast's Chocolate Healthy?","created_at":"2022-09-29T21:44:00-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Feastables Review: Is Mr. Beast's Chocolate Healthy?\",\n \"keywords\": \"feastables, feastables reviews, feastables review, feastables chocolate, feastables mr beast, mr beast feastables, feastables mrbeast, mr beast chocolate bar, mr beast chocolate, mr beast chocolate bars, mr beast chocolate bar walmart\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Feastables to give our take on whether Mr. Beast's chocolate bars are healthy. 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It’s run by Mr. Beast, the most popular YouTube in the world. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand claims to have a “simple and delicious” formula with only five ingredients. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll focus on the ingredients used, and share our thoughts on whether Feastables is more or less healthy than a commercial chocolate bar like Hershey’s. We’ll also share a real user review of the bar that focuses more on taste.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Feastables_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1664502270\" alt=\"Feastables ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFeastables does have a simple and clean formula. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eCane sugar\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is unsurprisingly the first ingredient, and there is 22 grams (g) of added sugar per bar. The rest of the ingredients are healthy whole foods ingredients like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eorganic milk\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eorganic vanilla powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTheir website notes that the milk used in the bars is sourced from grass-fed animals, which is a healthier option than milk from conventionally-raised animals. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6723057\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that grass-fed milk was higher in nutrients like omega-3 fats that benefit human health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s great in our opinion that Feastables is free of questionable additives like preservatives or artificial flavoring. To provide a comparative example on why we consider Feastables healthier than most commercial chocolate bars, let’s analyze the ingredients for Snickers below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Snickers_Bar_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1664502347\" alt=\"Snickers ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe first thing to note is that Snickers contains 26 g added sugar, or 5 g more than Feastables. We recommend minimizing added sugar intake as much as possible, so this is a point for Feastables.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no mention of whether the milk used in Snickers is sourced from grass-fed animals, so we’ll assume it’s sourced from conventionally-raised animals. Another point for Feastables.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSnickers contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecorn syrup\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is a processed sweetener that we recommend avoiding. It also contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eartificial flavor\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28832835\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e suggests some toxicity concerns with artificial flavoring ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Feastables to be a healthier option than most commercial chocolates that we reviewed while writing this article. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOur only complaint is that the brand doesn’t publish the cocoa content, because this is a good measure of the healthiness of a chocolate bar. Most dark chocolates have a listed cocoa percentage (“dark chocolate 70%” means that 70% of the bar is made from cocoa). The higher the cocoa content, generally the healthier the chocolate bar, because this means there is less added sugar.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeastables Real User Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular reviews of Feastables comes from a YouTube channel called “PhilPro.” The creator tries Mr. Beast’s chocolate bar and compares its taste to other popular chocolate bars like Hershey’s and Crunch:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/p8dyha16VlU\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Healthy Chocolate Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Dark_Chocolate_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664502323\" alt=\"\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3E06xp8\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLindt Excellence Dark Chocolate\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e as our top healthy chocolate pick because it’s a dark chocolate (70%) with only 12 grams of sugar per serving, or around half of the amount in Feastables.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLike Feastables, this product is free of questionable additives and is flavored with natural ingredients like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ebourbon vanilla beans\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. We consider dark chocolate to be healthier than milk chocolate due to the lower sugar content, so we hope that Feastables launches a dark chocolate option soon. If they do, we'll consider switching our recommendation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check our Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3E06xp8\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor chocolate lovers who are focused entirely on health and care less about taste, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3fsZ87t\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBaker’s Unsweetened Chocolate\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the healthiest option because it contains no added sugar at all. The only ingredient is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e100% cacao beans\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. This makes it quite bitter but it pairs well with fruit.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Mr. Beast’s chocolate to be one of the healthier milk chocolate options on the market, but we don’t recommend it from a health perspective because we only recommend dark chocolate.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s great that Feastables chocolate bars have no additives like artificial flavor and high fructose corn syrup that so many commercial chocolate bars have, and if the brand launches a dark chocolate option we’ll likely recommend it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are unsweetened chocolate products that we would consider the healthiest option on the market, but they’re relatively bitter and may be unappealing to some consumers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-09-29T21:57:03-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:32:19-04:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Feastables to give our take on whether Mr. Beast's chocolate bars are healthy. We compare them to Snickers and share a real user review on whether or not they taste good.","template_suffix":"","handle":"feastables-review","tags":"_related:nutrition"}

Feastables Review: Is Mr. Beast's Chocolate Healthy?

Feastables Review: Is Mr. Beast's Chocolate Healthy?


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Feastables is a new chocolate bar brand that’s available both at Walmart and online. It’s run by Mr. Beast, the most popular YouTube in the world. 

The brand claims to have a “simple and delicious” formula with only five ingredients. 

In this article we’ll focus on the ingredients used, and share our thoughts on whether Feastables is more or less healthy than a commercial chocolate bar like Hershey’s. We’ll also share a real user review of the bar that focuses more on taste.

Ingredient Review

Feastables ingredients

Feastables does have a simple and clean formula. Cane sugar is unsurprisingly the first ingredient, and there is 22 grams (g) of added sugar per bar. The rest of the ingredients are healthy whole foods ingredients like organic milk and organic vanilla powder.

Their website notes that the milk used in the bars is sourced from grass-fed animals, which is a healthier option than milk from conventionally-raised animals. A medical review found that grass-fed milk was higher in nutrients like omega-3 fats that benefit human health.

It’s great in our opinion that Feastables is free of questionable additives like preservatives or artificial flavoring. To provide a comparative example on why we consider Feastables healthier than most commercial chocolate bars, let’s analyze the ingredients for Snickers below:

Snickers ingredients

The first thing to note is that Snickers contains 26 g added sugar, or 5 g more than Feastables. We recommend minimizing added sugar intake as much as possible, so this is a point for Feastables.

There is no mention of whether the milk used in Snickers is sourced from grass-fed animals, so we’ll assume it’s sourced from conventionally-raised animals. Another point for Feastables.

Snickers contains corn syrup which is a processed sweetener that we recommend avoiding. It also contains artificial flavor, and medical research suggests some toxicity concerns with artificial flavoring ingredients.

Overall we consider Feastables to be a healthier option than most commercial chocolates that we reviewed while writing this article. 

Our only complaint is that the brand doesn’t publish the cocoa content, because this is a good measure of the healthiness of a chocolate bar. Most dark chocolates have a listed cocoa percentage (“dark chocolate 70%” means that 70% of the bar is made from cocoa). The higher the cocoa content, generally the healthier the chocolate bar, because this means there is less added sugar.

Feastables Real User Review

One of the most popular reviews of Feastables comes from a YouTube channel called “PhilPro.” The creator tries Mr. Beast’s chocolate bar and compares its taste to other popular chocolate bars like Hershey’s and Crunch:

Our Healthy Chocolate Recommendation

We recommend Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate as our top healthy chocolate pick because it’s a dark chocolate (70%) with only 12 grams of sugar per serving, or around half of the amount in Feastables.

Like Feastables, this product is free of questionable additives and is flavored with natural ingredients like bourbon vanilla beans. We consider dark chocolate to be healthier than milk chocolate due to the lower sugar content, so we hope that Feastables launches a dark chocolate option soon. If they do, we'll consider switching our recommendation.

Interested consumers can check our Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate at this link.

For chocolate lovers who are focused entirely on health and care less about taste, Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate is the healthiest option because it contains no added sugar at all. The only ingredient is 100% cacao beans. This makes it quite bitter but it pairs well with fruit.

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Conclusion

We consider Mr. Beast’s chocolate to be one of the healthier milk chocolate options on the market, but we don’t recommend it from a health perspective because we only recommend dark chocolate.

It’s great that Feastables chocolate bars have no additives like artificial flavor and high fructose corn syrup that so many commercial chocolate bars have, and if the brand launches a dark chocolate option we’ll likely recommend it.

There are unsweetened chocolate products that we would consider the healthiest option on the market, but they’re relatively bitter and may be unappealing to some consumers.




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