This blogging lark is really hard. The other week I had to eat three bars of Chocologic chocolate, just to make sure that all of them were as good as the first one. You can thank me later for all my hard research – right now I’m still trying to run off the effects.
The USP of the bars in question is that they have between 60-90 percent less sugar than normal, comparable, chocolate bars. Instead they are sweetened with Stevia.
For those not up on their sweeteners de jour, Stevia is a natural no-calorie, no-carbohydrate sweetener made from a plant commonly found in South America. It’s been traditionally used to sweeten foods for years, and a few years ago, it was launched in the UK market as an alternative to artificial sweeteners. Since then it’s been used to cut carb counts and calories in all sorts of products. It’s also suitable for diabetics.
Now, Chocologic are using it in their chocolate bars. And, I have to admit they are really good. If I hadn’t had a press release and labels proclaiming that this was no added sugar chocolate I wouldn’t have been able to tell – and The Boyfriend, who, for someone who says he’s not a fan of chocolate pulled his weight quite nicely during this particular testing, was also a big fan.
There’s three varieties – Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts – of the three the Hazelnut one was my favourite, then the Dark, Milk was nice but a bit bland compared to the other two. In terms of calories, carbs, fat etc here’s how the three flavours weigh up per 4 square serving – that’s a sixth of the bar
Milk – 64 cals, 4,8g fat, 4.5g carbs (2.5g sugars)
Dark – 58 cals, 4.6g fat, 2.5g carbs (0.4g sugars)
Milk with Hazelnuts – 67 cals, 5,2g fat, 4,2g carbs (sugars 2.6g)
Looks great doesn’t it – the only thing is I defy you eat just four squares. We ate the whole 80g bar between us in one go – so we could multiply each of the above counts by three. Even then though they are still fewer calories than a Mars Bar so it’s not soooo bad. I’ll just keep telling myself that shall I?
You’ll find Chocologic bars now in Tesco priced from £1-2.