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Dark Chocolate Recommendations

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by EdMac, Apr 11, 2016.

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  1. MarkyP123

    MarkyP123 Type 2 · Member

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    Went to Aldi today & they sell a range of Stevia chocolate bars. I've bought one & it's quite nice. Have to be careful with portion size though, as it can have a laxative affect.
     
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  2. Dicky1

    Dicky1 Type 2 · Member

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    Pound land do a nice big bar of dark chocolate which I find pretty good but then as a T2 for 35years I like any chocolate,
    Even cooking chocolate so I guess I'm a bit of a chocoholic.Even so the diabetes seems to be under control as my last
    Hba1c was 6.2. Keep smiling and remember every day above ground is a good day.
     
  3. Cap'n M

    Cap'n M Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member
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    I agree, Lindt 90%, 3 x squares = 2.1G sucrose - not a problem. I thought about the Tescos Chocologic but it contains a shed-load of ingredients and sugar substitutes are probably not at all healthy. Lindt 90% contains only cocoa solids, cocoa butter, vanilla and a small amount of sucrose.
     
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    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, another vote for Lindt here!
     
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    Not a fan of Moser Roth, I'm afraid, but Hotel Chocolat do wonderful Colombian 75% and Vietnamese 80%. They are ridiculously expensive, which is very effective in keeping consumption down, so wins all round really. Very nice with a glass of Rioja, which also keeps BGs lower. Not too bad really, this diabetes lark....
     
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    msmi1970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i really have to stop visiting this thread...:)...so much chocolate, so little time.
     
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    I'm on the Lindt 90% at the moment, 2 squares is definitely enough to quell any enthusiasm for chocolate.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Got some nice little choc bars from a new range in M&S last week - 5 little bars of dark choc espresso - really strong coffee taste apparently as much coffee as a 30ml espresso so you really have to like coffee - each little bar has 5.5g of carbs and although I don't eat much chocolate I really like these
     
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    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having avoid chocolate of 5 months.
    I've justice tried Some Diablo Sugar Free Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts its not bad, certainly I have tasted worse, but as it was only 3 for a £1 in Jack Fultons BBD of June 2016, I thought why not have a try.

    I wouldn't pay full price £1.85 Holland and Barret.
    It's a 85g bar had a quarter of a bar, it didn't effect my BGL at all.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Ooh.. Sugar free?? I Wouldn't touch that...Lidl or Lindt choc for me.

    Just had a thought tho!! As my stomach doesn't work properly perhaps I ought to eat the sugar free to give me the runs!!!
     
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    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @donnellysdogs lol for some reason sugar free chocolate has no effect on my digestive system.
     
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    msmi1970 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    that sounds delicious & yes..:) i do love my coffee.
    also your weight loss is fantastic!! hope to get there one day.
     
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    AtkinsMo Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Another vote here for Co-op Fairtrade 85% - it's absolutely gorgeous, somebody said earlier I think it's South American - it has a really unctuous fruity flavour and silky texture. Can't always find it though so regular (one square a day with a strong freshly brewed coffee with double cream) is Lindt 85%.
     
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    Lindt is the best and you can get as high as 95%. A gorgeous bitter taste to it .
     
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    Tried Hotel Chocolat fruit and nut 85% today - a nice surprise to find this. Really tasted and didn't affect my BG
     
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    I've ditched Lindt 90% as I've discovered UK manufactured Montezuma's Absolute Black,100% Cocoa. Unlike Lindt 99% which tastes disgusting, the Montezuma is great, with <0.5% sugar content. It's expensive, at £2.60/100g but there's no need to eat a lot of it as it provides an enormous Cocoa hit! Waitrose is the only store that I've seen it in. Has anyone else tried this?
     
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    Yes I have had this really nice! They sell it on Booths up north :)

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Lindt 90% or Lindt 99% for me :)
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What does "100% cocoa" mean, is it just a block of cocoa with no other ingredients?
     
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    hca Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not had chocolate since diagnosis, have always found dark chocolate too bitter. Perhaps time to try it again. We all deserve a treat now and again x
     
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