I could almost, just about, make the decision to go sugar-free. I know it would be good for my health. But there’s one major hurdle.
Chocolate. Luscious, creamy, addictive chocolate that is also, sadly, nearly always sweetened with sugar. Like many of you, I’m sure, I’d rather eat chocolate sweetened with sugar than choose an artificially-sweetened product.
But there is a third choice. Well, Naturally has a sugar-free chocolate range sweetened with stevia, a plant-based ingredient which has zero calories and no impact on blood sugar levels. It sounds like a win-win to me.
When I was given the opportunity to review Well, Naturally No Sugar Added family block chocolate, I was pretty excited. I mean, seriously, chocolate has to be about the best thing in the world to review.
I was a little skeptical that a sugar-free product could taste as good as conventional chocolate, but I was willing to give it a try (who wouldn’t be?) My family’s enthusiasm to help me taste-test chocolate was the real clincher.
I asked the whole family to help me review the chocolate, largely to stop them secretly devouring the whole lot before I had a chance to try any — chocolate has a mysterious habit of disappearing around here. Our panel included three adults, two teenagers and an 11 year old.
Our unanimous favourite was Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp, which has slivers of crisp peppermint candy in 70% cocoa dark chocolate. The 70% cocoa Rich Dark Chocolate and Acai Dark Chocolate also appealed to the adults with their strong, complex chocolate flavour. We noticed that the Creamy Milk Chocolate and Fruit & Nut Chocolate were less sweet than conventional milk chocolate, but our 11 year old gave the Milk Chocolate the thumbs-up as his second favourite.
Well Naturally products are available in Woolworths, Coles, independent grocers, health food stores and good pharmacies nationwide.
For more information, please visit www.wellnaturally.com.au.
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