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Is it worth having diabetic chocolate?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SophSmiles, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. SophSmiles

    SophSmiles Type 1 · Member

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    I have been told that you can only have a small amount as most diabetic sweets are laxatives because of the sweeteners, if you can only have a little bit is it worth having diabetic chocolate? Or better just having a small bit of proper chocolate?
     
  2. bealily

    bealily Type 1 · Member

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    I hate diabetic chocolate and sweets... Also the side effects aren't great! So I would recommend just having a small amount of normal sweets or chocolate :)


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  3. Crimsonclient

    Crimsonclient LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't touch diabetic chocolate, and everyone is different but it's all about moderation most people can eat most things but in moderation


    Type 2 diagnosed 24/01/2013.
    Novomix 30, Victoza, metformin 2000mg sr (but not taking them as they play havoc with my insides,
     
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    andy williams Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat Green & Black's organic 85% cocoa
     
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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    i found out the hard way (excuse the pun) what diabetic chocolate does lol
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find that a square of dark choc is much better than. Diabetic choc I like it melted and coating sim almonds or strawberries
    CAROL
     
  7. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    Look in the pantry and see if your mum has cocoa powder, that makes a nice hot chocolate with a bit of vanilla concentrate and a drop or 2 of peppermint essence. make it with water and cream and it's so little carb, you don't need to count it

    if you get the block of chocolate like 80%, most of those are low carb/sugar
    you can also make a hot chocolate out of them too, melt a few squares of choc in some water in the microwave and add cream. It's about 6g of carbs

    has anyone noticed I like hot chocolate?
     
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    carraway Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    There is an Atkins bar that is just like Bounty. I keep mine in the freezer to make them last longer. You can get them at Boots and Asda etc with the diet foods. But I started by getting a whole box delivered by Amazon.
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    1 teaspoon of virgin Coconut Oil [I get mine from an indian grocer and I'd use a good tablespoon of it]

    1 cup of almonds or walnuts

    1 cup of dates

    3-4 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder

    Shredded/dessicated coconut

    Chop all ingredients in a food processor. Roll into small bite size balls and roll into shredded coconut. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
     
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  10. SophSmiles

    SophSmiles Type 1 · Member

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    My nana likes baking so I'm going to try a few different recipes with her, I'll definitely try them thanks :)
     
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    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tesco 85% coco bar 100g isn't to bad either,and only £1.00p :)
     
  12. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Keep well clear of the diabetic chocolate and just have a small amount of normal chocolate, as your a type 1 you can bolus for it anyway.
     
  13. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Avid lite do a box as well , taste really nice , had them as a treat for Christmas x
     
  14. julifriend

    julifriend Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The XPert course I went on said it was best to avoid all products marketed as 'diabetic' as the chemicals added to supposedly reduce the sugar content were well worth avoiding. A smaller quantity of the real thing is much more preferable.
     
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    SandyDee Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also most diabetic products are higher in fat, put that together with the laxative effect and bad taste and it's a no-brainer. Give me a little bit of normal choc every time. As everyone else said dark choc is better for sugars than milk.
     
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    Lindt 85% is delicious :) diabetic chocolate isn't as nice and expensive.


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    BunnyBabe Type 1 · Member

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    I was told to eat normal chocolate ( as part of a balanced diet) and account for it with insulin and eat it with meals instead of snacking on it x


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    mistyweather Type 2 · Active Member

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    I wish that diabetic choc had the laxative effect on me, I would eat bars of it lol !!!
     
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