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Started this discussion. Last reply by Allie R. Feb 28, 2013. 8 Replies

I have been researching and testing various recipes for sugar free chocolates.  A friend recently stumbled upon a sugar free version during her family vacation to Williamsburg, VA.  The chocolate is…Continue

 

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Allie R. replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"We just received the bag of Angelic "Sugar Free" Chocolates on Tuesday.  I distributed the 20 pieces to family and friends, a couple local chefs, and the last few to co-workers.  While I have not heard back from…"
Feb 28, 2013
David Smith replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"I suspect she's referring to "aspartame" which is the artificial sweetener in Nutrasweet, Equal (as name brand sweeteners) and in pretty much every diet soda out there."
Feb 27, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"Salt is noted for its ability to reduce bitterness in some contexts. Try adding tiny (!) amounts of salt to a cup of espresso, mix, and take a small sip. Do this a couple of times and pay attention to the sensation of bitterness as it changes."
Feb 20, 2013
Sebastian replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"Then it's basically just liquor.  As Clay notes, it's not going to be a chocolate bar as most people have come to expect.   Nutritional values can either be generated using what's called the 'red book' of food…"
Feb 20, 2013
Allie R. replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"I contacted the store this evening and the proclaim the ingredients are as stated previously: 4 cocoa beans from 4 different countries + Himalayan salt blended together. How is the nutritional value established; i.e. who establishes this?  Is…"
Feb 19, 2013
Sebastian replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"Details are everything.  It's a new operation run by an individual named Stephanie Mayes.   Get her to send an ingredient list (she's required to have one). Either this is almost pure liquor, or it's simply untrue.…"
Feb 19, 2013
Allie R. replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"I have ordered a bag of Angelic Chocolates for my family and friends to sample.  However my friend and daughter who is diabetic proclaim the chocolates to be anything but bitter and without a salty after taste. I shall update everyone on the…"
Feb 19, 2013
Allie R. left a comment for Karen Edwards
"I am very impressed with your research and greatly appreciate your immediate response.  I have ordered a bag of the chocolates to sample, as my friend and her daughter (who is diabetic) proclaimed they tasted sweet and without an after taste of…"
Feb 19, 2013
Karen Edwards left a comment for Allie R.
"Allie,                 Since I make my own sugar-free chocolate using the natural (and low-carb) sweeteners xylitol, erythritol, and stevia, I was interested in finding…"
Feb 19, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Allie R.'s discussion Sugar Free
"Allie: Apart from the fact that I have not idea what "appertains" are and I don't see a reference to them on the web site, there's nothing in the company's claims that is not possible. (And strictly speaking, it would be…"
Feb 18, 2013
Allie R. left a comment for Karen Edwards
"Hi Karen, I am also looking for sugar free chocolates.  My friend recently vacationed in Williamsburg, VA and found a shop that offers sugar free chocolates in various flavors all using a base recipe of 4 cocoa beans from 4 different countries…"
Feb 18, 2013
Allie R. replied to LaTonja's discussion Where Do I Buy High-Quality Sugar-Free Truffles?
"A friend recently visited Williamsburg, VA and found sugar free heart healthy chocolates from Angelic Chocolates.  The company claims they only use 4 cocoa beans from 4 different countries and Himalayan Salt blended together.  Nothing…"
Feb 18, 2013
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Sugar Free

I have been researching and testing various recipes for sugar free chocolates.  A friend recently stumbled upon a sugar free version during her family vacation to Williamsburg, VA.  The chocolate is claimed to be dairy free and sugar free and comprised of cocoa beans from 4 different countries + himalayan salt blended together.  That is it.  The company Angelic Chocolates claims there is no sugar, sugar substitutes, sorbitals, fructose, corn syrups or appertains in their product.  Has anyone…See More
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At 1:29pm on February 19, 2013, Karen Edwards said…

Allie,

                Since I make my own sugar-free chocolate using the natural (and low-carb) sweeteners xylitol, erythritol, and stevia, I was interested in finding others who also make sugar-free chocolate.  I went to the Angelic Chocolate website and couldn’t find the nutritional values for their chocolates, so I called them to obtain additional information.  The woman I spoke with told me that a pound of their Healthy Chocolates is approximately 20 pieces, and the total calories for this amount is 100.  She also said there are 9 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of fat in one pound of these chocolates.  The woman went on to say that their Healthy Chocolates are 98.5% cacao, and that they grind their own beans.    

                I decided to research the nutritional values for cacao beans, and found that they contain approximately 50% fat.  According to nuts.com, one pound of their organic, raw cacao beans contains approximately 2,880 calories, 240 grams of fat, and 112 grams of carbohydrates. If their chocolates are 98.5% cacao, the nutritional information they provided me is obviously incorrect; however, their claim that their chocolates are sugar-free is substantiated.  My opinion, based on the nutritional analysis, is that this chocolate is almost as bitter as unsweetened chocolate.

                The chocolate that I make using the natural sweeteners listed above looks, tastes, and has the same mouth feel as chocolates sweetened with sugar.  There is no aftertaste with these sweeteners and the xylitol actually brightens the flavor.  If you have any questions about my chocolate or the sweeteners I use, please feel free to contact me karen@karenshealthykitchen.com. 

 
 
 

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