Fiber, protein, anti-oxidants, healthy fats. I eat a LOT of chocolate. I read all these warnings about "chocolate is good, but don't eat too much." I ignore those warnings. One of the issues is weight gain due to the associated sugars and carbs, however, all the chocolate I eat is minimum 88% and all the way to 99%. I guess it would be different if I ate Hershey's milk chocolate, but when I want chocolate, I want chocolate and nothing else. I dump lots of organic high-fat cocoa -- non sweetened, of course -- into the protein smoothies I drink after going to the gym. I buy 5 lbs of quality cocoa powder at a time. I am hanging in OK with my weight, so I think I can tolerate the fat content.
Just stopped at a World Market yesterday and stocked up on 99% chocolate bars. I have a big bowl in the dining room with all different kinds of premium chocolate bars -- 88% up with no nuts, fruit, sea salt or any other adulterants, just plain chocolate minimally sweetened. Probably average 2-4 bars/week.
When I was a kid my mother tried everything -- bribes, punishment, hiding it, but could never keep me from eating the squares of unsweetened Baker's cooking chocolate she tried to keep in the pantry. More than once, she announced she had planned to make a chocolate cake, but somebody ate all the cooking chocolate.
When I quit smoking 5 packs/day 35+ years ago, I chewed on unsweetened Baker's chocolate as as diversion and it helped considerably.
As a reformed smoker and alcoholic I have to be strung out on something and I think chocolate is a benign choice!
Don in Austin