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95% chocolate at Lidl

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Resurgam, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find the higher up the % you go, the harder it is to go back down. Been on the 90% Lindt, one square a day for about 3 years. The local Tesco Express have it on offer every few weeks. However got a few bars of the 95% Lidl one and now find the 90% too sweet. Our taste buds can definitely alter. Shall stock up as it is a very good price.
     
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  2. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Interesting you should say that about Montezuma’s revenge. It’s only occurred to me this week that the occasional stomach cramps I’ve had, have been after I’ve over indulged in the Absolute Black. One or 2 squares are fine so I’m having to learn moderation!
     
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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Found my self out side the local lidl this morning so nipped in and got a couple of bars.
     
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  4. Norfolkmell

    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm finding out that all chocolate gives me montezuma's revenge so only tend to have it when laxio and biscodyl have stopped working, but I see a trip to Lidl in my future, thank you!
     
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  5. Lawrence73

    Lawrence73 · Newbie

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    Please could you recommend in the UK not online, where I can buy sugar free chocolate chips or similar for cooking (adding to biscuits/cookies) or is it easier just to buy a sugar free chocolate bar and chop into small chunks?
     
  6. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Resurgam I was going to get down there and buy a goose (I saw they were from Hungary last time I was there)
    I like the sound and price of the choc.
    Can I steal your thread for a mo and ask if anyone has tried this?
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  7. Norfolkmell

    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No is it any good? I have a brownie recipe that asks for unsweetened chocolate chips that I want to try so interested to know where to get them from. :smug:
     
  8. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No 95% left at Lidls ☹️
     
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  9. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope there are some in mine @becca59, going tomorrow
     
  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Maybe they will bring in more, and perhaps get the message that there is a market for the lower carb end of its ranges, bit by bit. They must have software which shows up popular purchases.
     
  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I tend not to buy the products marketed as ‘sugar-free’ as they’re often more carb laden than the alternatives. Of the options described on this thread, most are available from the larger supermarkets. If you’re already using sugar free chocolate bars then just chopping one up for baking would be a simple solution. Also check out the baking aisles in supermarkets for high % cocoa drops for cooking.

    Yes, I have. The 100% gold is pretty hardcore but good. Have also tried their Rio Caribe 72% Venezuelan bar (carried by Caffè Nero as well as in supermarkets).Thats good, but on the sweet side and a bit carby for me. On the other hand, the equivalent in drops were delicious in low carb chocolate chip cookies https://www.williescacao.com/produc...n-72-single-estate-couverture-dark-chocolate/
     
  12. Inchindown

    Inchindown Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there a genetic component as to whether you will like high cocoa chocolate?

    I just can't eat any of it. I find the taste of it so awful I wont buy it anymore.

    I know there are some foods where genetics determines how you perceive the taste, such as broccoli, so I was wondering if the same might explain why I can't eat high cocoa chocolate.
     
  13. Norfolkmell

    Norfolkmell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't know about genetics but I can't tolerate white or milk chocolate, never had. Mind you, something completely different, I'm highly allergic to all forms of pepper so that makes eating out fun. Tonight my beloved treated himself to Waitrose chilli con carne, then inadvertently had a taste of my water. Now he's had to get a clean glass for me and the other goes in the dishwasher two or three times before I use it. He's also now banned from coming near me all night and most of tomorrow, no goodnight kiss for me!
     
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  14. RJW_Lon_29

    RJW_Lon_29 Prediabetes · Member

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    Hi All,
    My mother who is a diabetic and lactose intolerant, found that Lindt 70% Cocoa dark chocolate to be the best for diabetics, as Lindt any higher percentage of cocoa too bitter or too strong. As matter of interest, does the LIDL. Chocolate have any flavour.? I like dark chocolate that has flavour. Otherwise it is too bitter for my liking.
    Thank you
    Regards, RJW_LON_29
     
  15. Metforman

    Metforman Type 2 · Member

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    On a slightly different note has anyone managed to get any of the Heavenly Chocolate range featured on Dragons Den in September? It has been developed specifically for the owners diabetic daughter, I have ordered but not yet received the chocolate as the company received 7 months orders in less than a week and the website crashed!
     
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    Bit of an update, the chocolate was developed as a low sugar alternative not specifically for diabetics, I mis remembered the information in the original programme!
     
  17. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Pretty high carb looking at the nutritional information.
     
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    juneHamp Type 1 · Newbie

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    I’ve found a fantastic low sugar chocolate - milk and dark - it doesn’t affect my blood sugars at all!! It’s from Pure Heavenly Chocolate - order it online.
     
  19. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s high-carb but it appears to be full of polyols, which probably explains the numbers. Personally I wouldn’t touch it.
     
  20. Damtov8

    Damtov8 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The co-op’s 85% black chocolate is actually quite nice. I try to limit myself to one or two squares and certainly not every day. But I do make a fat bomb that contains 85% chocolate, coconut oil, cacao nibs and nuts
     
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