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Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:35am
I've gone to Heaven!!! http://www.lowcarbspecialties.com/choco_bars.html

Also anyone know if Chicory Root is ok for O's or Hunters?  I can't find where it's bad on my Swami... so neutral?
Posted by: Lloyd, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:43am; Reply: 1
Look under live foods.

The root and the green are separate listings.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 2:42am; Reply: 2
Rather than the chicory, I would be concerned with the Erythritol. That's (2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 3:38am; Reply: 3
Well i'm only eating 1/2 a day, if that.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 3:49am; Reply: 4
Quoted from BluesSinger
Well i'm only eating 1/2 a day, if that.


If consuming sugar alcohols was a problem for you, you would probably know. Generally it only takes me a few hours to note that I have eaten something containing a sugar alcohol.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 4:40pm; Reply: 5
I think the erithrytol might be corn-based. Email the company to verify. Sugar alcohols can also be very hard to digest- I've tried malitol sweetened chocolate in the past, and it had a very unpleasant laxative effect. I was better off eating dark chocolate with sugar than eating that stuff!

I now buy unsweetened baking chocolate. Sometimes I melt it, stir in molasses, and let it harden. Other times I eat it plain (which is definitely an acquired taste.)
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 7:25pm; Reply: 6
I enjoy shavings from baking chocolate as a topping.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 7:49pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I think the erithrytol might be corn-based. Email the company to verify. Sugar alcohols can also be very hard to digest- I've tried malitol sweetened chocolate in the past, and it had a very unpleasant laxative effect. I was better off eating dark chocolate with sugar than eating that stuff!

I now buy unsweetened baking chocolate. Sometimes I melt it, stir in molasses, and let it harden. Other times I eat it plain (which is definitely an acquired taste.)


well that's an interesting concept.  you mean baking choc rehardens after you melt it?  wow... i will need to use agave...  

i agree about the malitol.. but only if i ingest 2 or 3 large candy bars made with it.  1/2 of a bar doesn't do anything to me that I can feel or notice.  
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 7:56pm; Reply: 8
Yup, the chocolate re-hardens after melting. It needs to be quite warm to stay liquid. Once you mix in a liquid sweetener, it won't be quite as hard as it was before.
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