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Favourite Keto treat?

Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by pdmjoker, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Keto for 5 1/2 months and fancy a treat so just ordered some Cadbury Bournville cocoa powder and double cream to make Keto Cocoa.

    Noticed Lindt Excellence dark noir 99% cocoa:

    https://www.lindt.co.uk/shop/our-brands/excellence/99-excellence-50g

    which is only 8g Carbs (of which sugars 1g) per 100g, although not cheap at £2.39 for 50g.

    What is your favourite Keto treat? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Jim Lahey

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

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    99% is a poor effort. Must try harder :D

    100% cocoa solids on the ingredients list and £2.50 per 100g bar at Sainsbury’s...

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Cool! :)
     
  4. Jim Lahey

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

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    Also only 8% carbohydrate but less “sugar” (<0.5g which means zero?). Not that it matters at those levels, but it’s cheaper, and LUSH. Highly recommended. Although I limit it to weekends, as it’s so nice it could easily promote snacking, which isn’t compatible with my lifestyle :)
     
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  5. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    MANY thanks! Also available with almonds (on Amazon)!
     
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  6. Jim Lahey

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

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    Sometimes I coarse blend a few squares into a spinach, double cream, coconut milk and freshly squeezed lemon juice smoothie. Scrumptious, satiating and full of nutrition. Adjust the double cream ratio depending on hunger :D
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    M&S do a 100% cocoa choc but its quite high carb at 13g per 100 and tastes disgusting so maybe avoid that one... let me take that one for the team..
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, bb!

    Sounds, .... interesting! :)
     
  9. Jim Lahey

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

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    Incidentally, cocoa is incredibly nutritious. I also sprinkle organic cocoa powder and cinnamon powder on my creamed coffee. Love keto and would never go back to dirty carbs! Every day is full of treats. In fact everything is a treat :hungry:
     
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  10. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As an aside, I recently learned that there's a difference between
    Cacao and Cocoa powder.
    I had always assumed the difference was merely language.
    According to https://www.foodmatters.com/article/raw-cacao-vs-cocoa-whats-the-difference
    apparently not.

    Edited to add;
    The carb values in cocoa powder is all over the place. No two brands have identical carb values.
    I s'pose it may have to do with how each manufacturer processes their product, and how that in of itself impacts the carb values of the final product.
    It irritates me just the sameo_O
    One of these days I will ditch the cocoa powders and stick to the 100% Chocolate bars...just that fussing with them prior to making my hot drinks with them, is a step I would rather not have to take.
    Ironically defatting the cocoa powders result in their fat content being lower, but their carb content being much higher than the 100% cocoa chocolates.
     
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  11. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    If only I lost weight on keto. I would have been sorted.
    Once I'm my ideal weight I'm hoping it will keep me sorted.
    I'll be monitoring heavily.
    On a veg and seasoned meal and 200cal shakes for dietician as low carbing only doesn't help me lose weight. I have loads to lose.
    I too love keto eating.
     
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  12. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Pork scratchings..... Nuff said.
     
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  13. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's what I have also. The downside is that other chocolate now tastes sweet.
     
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