WITH OR WITHOUT SUGAR? WHAT’S IN CHOCOLATE?
People with diabetes don’t need to eat low or reduced-sugar chocolates to avoid high BGLs provided they don’t eat too much. However, alternatively sweetened chocolates usually do provide fewer calories, an advantage if you are trying to lose weight. “Chocolate is a supremely pleasurable ‘sometimes food’ to be enjoyed in small amounts without guilt,” says dietitian Nicole Senior. “A good way to do this is to naturally limit the amount by eating the best quality chocolate, and ideally buying Fair Trade.”
We took a look at what you get with dark chocolate with or without added sugars for product review. We provide you with nutrition information for the serving size the manufacturer recommends as well as per 100 grams so you can compare the data on a level playing field. The nutrition data comes from the manufacturers’ websites.
LINDT EXCELLENCE DARK CHOCOLATE, 70% COCOA
Ingredients: Cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soy lecithin), vanilla.
WELL NATURALLY NO SUGAR ADDED RICH DARK CHOCOLATE (70%)
Ingredients: Cocoa mass & cocoa butter (70% cocoa solids), polydextrose, erythritol, soy lecithin, natural flavour, stevia.
CHOCOLOGIC NO ADDED SUGAR BELGIAN DARK CHOCOLATE
Ingredients: Cocoa Mass, Alimentary Fibres (Dextrin, Inulin, Oligofructose), Sweeteners (Erythritol, Steviol Glycosides), Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavouring (Vanilla), Plain Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 55% minimum