Thursday, August 02, 2007

Non-farty sugar-free chocolate!

As I've previously described, diabetic plain choc with maltitol isn't bad in terms of taste and texture, but can have rather unfortunate effects should one over-indulge! So, I was delighted to see dairy-free, sugar-free plain chocolate in my (new) local health food shop (I've recently moved). Made by Plamil, it's sweetened with Xylitol instead and while too much will have a laxative effect, you would need to eat several bars a day. Which, given that the chocolate is quite cocoa rich (60%) and bitter, would take quite an effort. I've been slowly eating a 100g bar over the last couple of days and so far, I'm pleased to report, I have avoided an outbreak of acne, which is the other side-effect of maltitol I've experienced.

So, to summarise, it's not as chocolaty or 'sweet' as the previous 'Belgian' versions of dark chocolate I've tried before (with maltitol), but it does satisfy that ever-present craving for chocolate!


Katie said...

What a fantastic find! Thanks for sharing that with us! Can I ask - is it stocked in a chain of health shops? We have a Holland and Barrett here so I'll call in and ask about it. I really like your blog by the way!

Djinn said...

Thanks Katie! I bought the choc from my local independent health food shop, and I haven't seen it anywhere else, but I think you can order direct from the Plamil website. If you email them, they might also be able to let you have a list of stockists in your area. Best of luck in your quest to eradicate the yeasty-beasties!