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18.7 percent carbs CHOCOLATE!!

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Resurgam, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I was in Tesco and saw Chocologic brand dark chocolate with 18.7 percent carbs - no added sugar.
    I tried it out at once and it isn't bad - 55 percent cocoa solids. The 80 gm bar is 15 gm of carb, but I was cautious and have eaten a small amount - there must be some reason for the small serving size printed on the package.
    I remember eating a bar with sugar alcohols in it which was as good a laxative as Metformin, but with extra wind.
    Has anyone tried this and were there any side effects from the polyols/sugar alcohols?
    The high cocoa bars are rather sharp for my taste, and they are higher carbs than these bars so I am hoping that they don't cause disruptions.
     
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  2. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not the bars but the Christmas before last I had a box of the little chocolates- a bit like the Neapolitans you can get - there was dark milk and white - found them sweet so only ate one at a time - they were quite nice - can't remember the carbs - I used to melt one white one into my creme fraiche and raspberries made a nice mousse type thing
     
  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I have no problems and have had bars before both the milk and dark chocolate if I need a bit of a larger chovolate fix
    But I do the high % Lindt as well like 90%
    I don't count carbs so can't help with that :)
     
  4. ME_Valentijn

    ME_Valentijn · Guest

    Sounds like maltitol, a sugar-free sweetener. Even small amounts are unpleasant, and a normal serving of anything goes right to the laxative stage :p
     
  5. Brunneria

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    Yes, I have tried it. Milk, plain and nutty options. Last year sometime.

    Perfectly pleasant choc. But I soon learned to eat it in small quantities with meals. More than 4 squares at a time (and they are small squares!) resulted in gastric uneasiness and a lot of weird gurgling. Never got as far as Disaster Pants, I am delighted to say.
     
  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Malitol - yes that rings a bell - I thought that I was going to become geography, my gut flora and fauna had such a party, because even if I couldn't digest it they certainly could.
    No malitol in the chocolate - which is a good thing - note to self, do not sit at the computer with a half eaten chocolate bar on the desk - it will soon become an entirely eaten chocolate bar.
    I can resist anything but temptation.
     
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    We've tried and enjoyed Chocologic, with no nasty gastric or blood sugar side effects. It's nice to find milk chocolate that's low carb, as we'd previously been sticking to the 85% dark choc. I'll probably use the milk choc Chocologic to melt down and make an Easter egg for my daughter.
     
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