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I've finally found sugar free chocolate in the UK!!!!!!!! The brand is Cavalier, I just saw some on Ocado. I won't be able to try just yet, as it has vanilla extract and I'm still in my first 2 months (Explorer), but I'm already soooo relieved to know it exists
I would check the ingredients first if i were you, as they say there is non such thing a sugar free lunch Erythritol, Steviol Glycosides i wonder if these will be the new aspartames of the future, not a pleasant thought.
There other chocolates are worse Ingredients are - sweetener(maltitol,lactitol),cocoa mass,vegetable fat,cocoa butter,full milk powder,hazelnuts,inulin(=alimentary fibre),skimmed milk powder,whey powder,almonds,skimmed yoghurt powder,coconut rasp,emulsifier:soy lecithin,rice crisp(rice flour,wheat malt,wheat gluten,salt),wheat flour,fat reduced cocoa,pistachios,flavourings,dehydrated strawberries,cointreau,natural colouring(E100,E163). Dark chocolate min 55% cocoa,milk chocolate min37%,white chocolate min 32%,milk chocolate min 24% milk solids,white chocolate min 25% milk solids. EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION CAN HAVE A LAXATIVE EFFECT.
The raw chocolate company does bars sweetened with coconut sugar. Coconut sugar has a lesser effect on blood than regularand it is non-refined so quite high in various minerals. The chocolate is not cheap, I can buy a 44g bar for £1.55 at a local vegan co-operative, think it's around £1.99 if you buy online, but their vanoffee bar is my favourite chocolate EVER! I've given them to lots of friends and family and everyone loves them.
Here's the list: Sweetener: Maltitol (from Corn and Wheat ) (37.5%), Cocoa Mass, Hazelnuts (10%), Cocoa Butter, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin and E476, Flavouring, Cocoa Solids, Contains: Hazelnuts, Gluten, Wheat, Soya, This product is manufactured in a facility that also handles various types of Nuts.
My question is: Any updates on sugar free choc in UK? Don't suppose coconut sugar is allowed for A nonnies either? (I'm basically trying to wean myself off of choc altogether, just use cacao nibs if I feel the need. Addictive personality!!! Been ill detoxing from it just now, so never again!!!!! No more choc once weaned myself off that is... but not easy! (Worse headaches or as bad as weaning off coffee! Which fortunately we're allowed phew, so can still have my coffeeeeee! yum ) Best wishes
Hi Averno & Others, thanks for your replies. Sorry if I misled you, it's the sugar I'm worried about, not the cocoa. I've no probs with cocoa except the addiction side, so I find I can't stay off the stuff/keep to a sensible amount, it creeps up and up over time, so end up eating too much sugar, plus as an Rh- A nonnie can't handle the fat/cocoabutter whatever that thick cloying stuff is, can't digest it, ends up on my lungs and sinuses every winter I eat choc, yuk!
Plus I'm in the UK, so they don't sell sugar-free baking choc here... I've looked at other threads to do with sugar free choc in UK and so many probs with other sweeteners they use here. I'm trying one with xylitol at the mo, which isn't too bad (cocoa mass, soy lecithin and xylitol). Not quite sure if it's okay yet (still finishing off other stuff). Don't like taste/consistency but just to wean myself off the delectable Green & Black's 85%+70% I've been eating, and the Lindt 90%+70% chocs. These are still too much sugar/fat for me - lethal combination for moi - autoimmune disease flareups, etc.
Don't think there's any stevia sweetened choc in UK. I don't get a lot of time for cooking, plus I dont want to order a load of expensive choc bars off the internet if I can help it. Would rather spend my money on things other than food sometimes. Or try to at least! New Year's resolutions afoot perhaps, altho I will probably remain rather obsessed with food and health! Maybe not such a bad thing, eh?
But it does have 25g sugar per 100g, and Green & Black's 70% is 28g sugar, altho diff type of sug. And yes, it's expensive, £1.99 for only 44g. Plus I expect I'd get same prob of addiction, eating too much of it, so I might be better off not even trying it. PS I happen to love Brighton! And they're based just outside there. Brighton does everything a person could want on the health food front. Wonderful place!
Mmmm, they do look good, but as you say, gosh, £5.00 for a 100g bar, and I'm A and we don't do coconut oil, which I imagine is similar to coconut butter they put in, but love the fact they put salt and cinammon (in the 85% one). Wonder why they use only cocoa powder. Maybe it's better quality than the usual cocoa mass that is normally first ingredient. Sure look good anyways. Thanks.
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Hi Debra, sorry I hadn't appreciated the coconut oil issue.
You could make your own. I've done this before and it was both great fun and with delicious results. You just put whatever flavourings, fruits or nuts in the mix and set in ice cube trays or similar. Here's a link for one at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raw-Chocolate-Ingredients-Kit-Vanilla/dp/B0097BBWY6. It's also really fun if you have little people around. We made some with the nieces and they loved them too.
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