Your Hot Chocolate Might Be As Salty As Seawater! Your Hot Chocolate Might Be As Salty As Seawater! NDTV Food | Updated: March 21, 2017 11:23 IST Hot chocolate may contain 16 times more salt than recommended Researchers analysed 28 food items to find out the amount of salt The safe limit set by WHO is about 5 grams of salt per day What can be more comforting than a cup of delicious hot chocolate on a breezy day? The sweet and soothing flavour can instantly lift your mood. True, but there’s something more going into your hot chocolate that you might not be aware of. A new study from the United Kingdom warns that certain brands of hot chocolate may contain as much salt as a glass of seawater or a packet of chips would have!Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London analysed about 28 food items including hot chocolate, chips, burgers and French dressing and found that certain brands of hot chocolate were as salty as seawater. Shockingly, some brands contained 16 times more salt than the daily recommended limit suggested by Public Health England. It is believed that most of this sodium comes from the various ingredients that are used to enhance the chocolaty flavour.