Are all calories the same? We say no! Our calories come from fat from our cocoa butter. We believe calories from sugar are far more of an issue. Fat makes you satiated quickly, feeds your brain and thus you do not ‘crave’ more, whereas sugar makes you want to eat more and more, which is why there is such a big push to reduce sugar intake. We use a specially chosen blend of sugar alternatives for their benefits (see below).
HOW MUCH SUGAR IS THERE IN NORMAL CHOCOLATE?
There is as much as 55g of sugar in some brands of chocolate. This equates to 11 teaspoons of sugar!! Shocking we know. The daily allowance of sugar is just 6 – 9 teaspoons, so one bar of chocolate can be nearly double your daily allowance. By comparison, there is 1.2g of sugar in our bars (less than 1 teaspoon of sugar in every bar of Pure Heavenly) except the Fruit & Nut which has just 2 teaspoons. The good news is that because our chocolate is low in sugar and high in fat you are satiated far more quickly and therefore only need a small amount to feel satisfied.
BUT AREN’T THE FATS IN COCOA BUTTER JUST AS BAD?
Cocoa butter and is made up of equal amounts of oleic acid (a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil), stearic and palmitic acids. Stearic and palmitic acids are forms of healthy saturated fat.
Research shows that stearic acid appears to have a neutral effect on cholesterol, neither raising nor lowering it. Although palmitic acid does affect cholesterol levels, it only makes up one-third of the fat calories in chocolate.
However – the obesity epidemic only started when low fat diets became all the rage. We recommend you watch the movie “Fat Fiction” on Amazon Prime – it will open you eyes to the complete disaster that thinking removing fat from diets is the healthy option. Fat is very filling so you don’t need much to satisfy a craving whereas sugar is totally addictive. Think about the last time you were able to eat just ONE biscuit!!
OUR SUGAR ALTERNATIVES
The most common misconception is that sugar is ‘natural’ and therefore better for you. It is not! it is highly processed and extremely damaging to health. Sugar has been associated with increased risks of cancer, obesity, tooth decay, depression, exhaustion, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, and that’s just to name just a few. Our recipe contains a mix of sugar alternatives from mostly natural sources: inulin (chicory root), and erythritol (from fruits and vegetables) and both make up the majority of our sweeteners. Inulin is a dietary fibre that was featured so positively on the BBC’s How To Stay Young, and BBC’s Trust Me – I am a Doctor. Erythritol has been featured in many positive dental studies that indicate that it could inhibit the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. It also does not raise blood sugar. We use a tiny amount of Sucralose in our bars to give them a sugar like taste but is only 0.2% of the recipe.
KETO / PALEO CARB INFO
For those following a keto / paleo diet – here is the carb breakdown per 100g. Research shows that the fibre in Inulin significantly offsets the response from the carbohydrates in the blood which is why our bars are proving so popular with those looking for a very low glycemic response in their blood sugars.
MIILK ALTERNATIVE PER 100g
40g Carbs including 19g Polyols. 12g dietary fibre in the inulin.
DARK PER 100g
23.6g Carbs including 11.5g Polyols. 11.5g dietary fibre in the inulin.
For each of our bar’s nutritional and calorific values
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, GMO-Free, and Palm Oil Free.
Produced in a facility where various nuts are used. Whilst we only use nuts in two of our recipes and wash all of our bowls after use, we advise that severe nut allergy sufferers should refrain from buying our bars to be on the safe side.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Per 30g Bar)
|SILK BAR||Per 30g serving|
|Of which saturates||9g|
|Of which sugars||0.4g|
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (Per 85g Bar)
|SILK BAR||Per 85g Bar|
|Of which saturates||28g|
|Of which sugars||1.2g|
Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, (Cocoa Solids 43%) Rice, Soluble Maize Fibre, Chicory Fibre, Sweeteners;Inulin (Oligofructose), Erythritol, Polydextrose, Isomalt, Sucralose, Sea Salt, Vanilla Flavouring, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin.
Tags: Dairy Free Chocolate, Low Sugar Chocolate, Egg Free Chocolate, Soy Free Chocolate, Gluten Free Chocolate.