Every girl I know loves (and eats) chocolate, but often hates to admit it because either a) if they mention it they want it more, or b) they feel guilty about it.
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Well Naturally have tried to solve this problem by bringing out a better-for-you chocolate range, that is with no added sugar and sweetened with Stevia. Well Naturally sent me some to try, so I cracked them open with a group of friends to see if they could make the cut for girls-night-in.
All the dark chocolate was quite bitter and you wouldn’t want more than a couple of pieces as it is 70% cocoa. Despite that we thought it was less cocoa flavoured than than Lindt version – perhaps that is because there is stevia for sweetness?
Dark Chocolate Acai
We preferred the dark choc with the acai berries, it just broke that bitter cocoa up a bit more.
Fruit and Nut
This one was my FAVOURITE. I could eat a whole block. I almost wished I hadn’t shared, selfish sometimes aren’t I? But I did enjoy seeing others like it too.
Creamy Milk Chocolate
We all agreed this one was too creamy and tasted almost like toffee. Something wasn’t quite balanced in it, but it was still enjoyable in small amounts. If you’re a sweet tooth I would pick this one, however the milk chocolate does have more natural sugar in them.
Mint Crisp Dark Chocolate
Mint was fresh! I would have love this one with a milk chocolate but it was still really nice with the dark chocolate. It would go really well with a cup of tea after dinner!
I thought this infographic from Well Naturally’s website was quite informative and a good summary of recommended sugar intakes and which sugar substitutes are recommended. As their name suggests, they sweeten their chocolate with stevia a natural sweetener, rather than an artificial one.
If you cook with stevia (like I have in these yummy banana bread muffins) then make sure you reduce the quantity if using as a sugar substitute because it is 300 times sweeter than sugar.