October 23, 2017

Lily’s Chocolate with Stevia

I have a major jones for chocolate but the sweeteners contained in bars and chips send my blood sugar to the moon. (How’s that for a mixed metaphor.) Finally, I found a chocolate that doesn’t cause that familiar sugar spike and ensuing dip. Lily’s Chocolate Bars and Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips fill the bill. Sweetness is provided by stevia, a supposedly safer ingredient than aspartame or saccharin, but which frequently leaves a bitter after taste. *

Not so in the Lily’s chocolate with no appreciable taste difference between other premium chocolates sweetened with cane sugar. Lily’s uses non-GMO ingredients, uses only Fair Trade certified cocoa and is gluten-free to boot.

Now, the chocolate still has fat and caffeine, so this is not something you can eat like popcorn, but 60 little mini chips are 55 calories with 4 grams of fat and 5 carb grams.
Not bad for the occasional splurge. Add a handful of toasted almonds for a protein boost.

I have purchased Lily’s products at Whole Foods ($6.99 for a bag of chocolate chips) and have also ordered them on-line through Amazon. ($4.59 for a chocolate bar.)

*A word about Stevia, a botanical sweetener from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. Virtually calorie-free and low on the glycemic index, diabetics and those wanting to limit their sugar intake have been using it for decades.

Comments

  1. Tim Pelton says:

    Thanks for the tip. Love my chocolate but not the carbs. We’ll check to see if Whole Foods out here carries it. We usually buy Simply Lite Dark Chocolate bars at Trader Joe’s.
    Guilty Pleasure – I like to take a couple of pieces of chocolate into the shower with me and let it slowly melt in my mouth while I soap up.

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