When you're craving a sweet treat but don't want to eat a full dessert, you might opt for a delicious Ferrero Rocher chocolate (or two). And that's OK because Ferrero Rocher nutrition shows that it can be a good portion-controlled snack that's enjoyed in moderation.
Ferrero Rocher Nutrition
Ferrero Rocher chocolate features a roasted hazelnut surrounded by a smooth hazelnut filling wrapped in a thin crisp wafer and fully encased in creamy milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. It's then wrapped in eye-catching gold foil for an even richer presentation.
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These chocolates are relatively small in size — equivalent to a classic gumball. In two Ferrero Rocher pieces, you'll get:
- 150 calories
- 10 g fat
- 4 g saturated fat
- 11 g carbs
- 10 g sugar
- 1 g fiber
- 2 g protein
Ferrero Rocher Health Facts
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, saturated fats should take up no more than 7 percent of your daily calories, which amounts to about 16 to 22 grams per day.
This low recommendation is due to the fact that saturated fat is linked to obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease and more.
Sugars in Ferrero Rocher chocolates are likely added sugars, instead of natural. According to the Mayo Clinic, added sugars are sugars and syrups that are often included in food processing. They're commonly found in candy, desserts, energy drinks, soda and more. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend dedicating no more than 10 percent of your daily calories to added sugars (which equates to 50 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet).
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As that's still rather high, the American Heart Association takes the recommendation a step further and says that adults assigned female at birth should consume no more than 100 calories of added sugar per day (or 25 grams of sugar) and adults assigned male at birth should eat no more than 150 calories from added sugar (or 38 grams).
This means that eating two small candies accounts for about a quarter to a fifth of your daily sugar recommendation.
The Bottom Line
In the end, while Ferrero Rocher chocolates are not a healthy choice, but it won't hurt to eat them every once in a while. The trick is to track your macronutrients and keep an eye on your daily intake.
This can help you stay within the healthy dietary limits of fats and sugars. In other words, enjoy everything in moderation.
- Ferrero: "Ferrero Rocher"
- MedLinePlus: "Facts about saturated fats"
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020: "Appendix 7. Nutritional Goals for Age-Sex Groups Based on Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines Recommendations"
- Mayo Clinic: "Nutrition and healthy eating"
- American Heart Association: "Added Sugars"