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I've developed a thing for Lindt 99% chocolate which contains no sweeteners and is very low carb...
per 50g bar:
Fat 25g (Saturated 15g)
Carbohydrates 4g (Fibre 3g, Sugars 1g)
Only problem is that I've never been able to find it in the UK. Some people do booze-cruises to Calais, I do choc-cruises. Last time I went I picked up 50 bars!
It's only 1.80 euros a bar so it's economical.
I'm still looking for some good 99%/100% options in the UK that are affordable.
Willie's Venezuelan Black is 100% so contains no sweeteners but it comes in a big block and is very hard to just eat from the block. It's good for grating in recipes though.
You can get 100% at Hotel Chocolat but at £4.50 it's not cheap (for the amount I like to eat!!) plus it's more bitter than Lindt 99%
This site's got quite a good forum that has a lot of reviews of different dark chocolate....
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OH for the days when my hubby and i used to polish off a HUGE bar of galaxy in the evening. corrr, am dribbling just thinking about it!!! Oh well better get back to me oatcake. lol!!
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I miss chocolate too but won't buy a bar because I know I will devour it all - I'm not a 'one square' type of gal - I would want the lot!
However, I have compensated by making a lovely creamy chocolate 'mousse' which is so easy and quick to make - here's the recipe if anyone else wants to have a go. (It's only 4 carbs per portion)
Chocolate Mousse with toasted hazelnuts (serves one)
2 tsps unsweetened cocoa
2 tsps boiling water
2 tsps your choice of sweetener
3 tablespoons double cream (whipped)
1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts (toasted, if poss)
Blend the cocoa with the boiling water to make a smooth paste. Stir in the cheese and sweetener, then fold in the whipped cream and half the hazelnuts. Spoon the mixture into a small dish and top with the remaining hazelnuts. Chill for at least an hour or until ready to serve.
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I am a chocoholic and my treat when I really need it - is half of a snack size snickers bar, I think the nuts slow down the sugar!!
I used to be able to buy fun size snickers but lately they are hard to come by hence having half of a snack size - dare not eat the whole bar!!
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I second Aldi's 85% chocolate. It comes in a pack of five individually-wrapped bars (so fewer problems for those like me who CANNOT just do one square) and costs 99p - wish it was more expensive then I'd be forced to buy less of it. Each bar is 3 and a bit carbs and can be broken into about six little pieces to make it last longer ('longer' being a relative term here). The hubby HATES dark bitter chocolate and he's sharing half a bar after tea so it can't be too bad. I've eaten a 'bar' all by itself as a test and it didn't raise my bg any more than a normal low carb meal.
The excuse I'm sticking to is the 'healthy antioxidants' one BTW
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I'm a chocoholic
I have gone 5 whole days with no bar of chocolate and no choccie biccies
Just had a small
bar of Galaxy
yum, yum. I don't like dark chocolate.
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Feb 2010 - Hb1Ac 7.6
March 2010 - Hb1Ac 6.5
September 2010 Hb1Ac 6.0
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lindt 90%. i can have 4 squares of this with no change in bg readings 1 2 and 3 hours after probably to the high fat content. makes me a bit windy though lol
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Nothing beats Aldi's 85% dark chocolate!
Very few carbs, and beats any other more known brand of dark chocolate hands down.
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I quite agree, Lidl's dark chocolates, anything over 70% is lovely. Being a bit of a chocoholic myself having T2 makes life a bit difficult, however, I allow myself one square every two to three days of their black chocolate and have had no adverse affects. There is also another chocolate called Doctor Indulgence, available from Rode near Bath. www.chocolateonchocolate.co.uk I think one can buy it online, I get it from the factory there.
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I can also recommend the Aldi dark chocolate. Recently though, I've been getting Tesco's 74% Ivory Coast dark chocolate. 2 squares every night as a treat - 6.6carbs & 5.4 sugar.
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