Food critics weight in on Adora Calcium Supplement in Premium Milk and Dark Chocolate.
Adora Calcium Supplement in Premium Milk and Dark Chocolate
Bag of 30 discs, about $8 to $10 online
Jennifer Mastroianni: Spatula up
I’ve never been good at taking calcium supplements because I don’t enjoy bulky pills and chalky chews. Now there is a supplement in the form of a chocolate disc that looks and tastes like a gourmet confection.
Thanks to these delicious morsels, I can pretty much guarantee I will not be getting osteoporosis.
Each Adora disc contains 500 milligrams of calcium, plus Vitamin D-3 and magnesium. It’s all natural, has just 30 calories and no gluten, artificial sweeteners or corn syrup.
The bummer is, I could not find it locally. CVS and GNC are listed as local carriers, but I had no luck. You easily can find it online. One word of advice. Skip the milk chocolate and go for the dark, it’s much better.
Jim Hillibish: Spatula up
We’ll have to give this one a half thumbs up. I adored the Adora dark chocolate, but the milk chocolate left a not-so-wonderful aftertaste.
This is not candy, by the way. It’s sold in drugstores as a calcium supplement. One piece equals 50 percent of your calcium RDA and 62 percent of your Vitamin D.
It’s important to be aware of this. If you’re into chocolate bingeing, five of these disks reach the calcium danger level. It can be toxic above that.
I know this is hard, but treat your Adora as you would medicine. Keep it out of the hands of children.
Adora, made by Thompson Brands, gets its calcium from Vitamin D-3 and calcium carbonate, derived from lanolin. It lacks the Tums-type graininess of other calcium supplements.
Check the package for advice on how much is suitable. The older you get, the more calcium you need. This is a pleasant way to get it at 30 calories per disk.
The chocolate liquor and cocoa butter do a commendable job of disguising the medicinal in the dark chocolate. In the milk chocolate, perhaps it’s the additives causing the aftertaste.