Alisa Fleming ~ A chocolate calcium supplement without dairy in the ingredient list … it’s about time, don’t you think? Adora Premium Dark Chocolate Calcium Supplements contain 500mg of calcium (in the form of calcium carbonate) per little chocolate disk. They are also fortified with 250 IU of Vitamin D and 40mg of Magnesium.
In my opinion, the Adora chocolate disks are perfectly sized, like a large after-dinner mint, with only 30 calories and 2g of fat and sugar each. You might be thinking, “Each, but who can stop at one?” Well, in this case, it would be best to hold yourself back. The body can’t readily absorb calcium intakes of more than 500mg at once, and too much calcium can cause other symptoms and issues. Yes, you can have too much of a good thing. Of course, that makes Adora a little more economical. Each bag of dark chocolate supplements comes with 30 disks, and they seem to be available online from various retailers.
As for the taste, they definitely kicked the pants off of any other chewable calcium supplements that I have sampled. The chocolate is a touch chalky rather than cocoa buttery smooth, but I expected this from the calcium carbonate. Even so, it has a nice semi-sweet flavor that should appeal to taste buds of all ages.
Please note that Adora Dark Chocolate Calcium Supplements are made without any milk ingredients. However, they are certified kosher OU-D (dairy) because they are made on the same line as their Milk Chocolate Calcium Supplements and therefore may contain traces of milk. Those who are severely allergic to milk or highly intolerant of dairy should heed caution with this product.
Also, these supplements do use Vitamin D3, which is said by many to be better absorbed than Vitamin D2, but D3 is not vegan. Here is the full list of ingredients: Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Cocoa Butter, Magnesium Oxide, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol, derived from lanolin).
For more information about this product, visit www.adoracalcium.com.
This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets.