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229 of 230 found the following review helpful:
Tastes great!May 05, 2010
By Ronda J. Holtom
I was expecting this chocolate to not taste good because it's healthy and is made with stevia. I am on the maintenance phase of the hcg diet, so cannot have any sugar at all. I LOVE this chocolate and am getting ready to place another order for it. I had to request the nutrition information because none came with it. Here it is for anyone that wants it:
Serving size: 1 bar (45g)
Calories from fat: 210
Total fat: 24g
Saturated fat: 14g
Trans fat: 0g
Total carbohydrate: 12g
Dietary fiber: 7g
I eat about half a bar a day after lunch and it really hits the spot! Good for anyone on a sugar-free or low carb diet.
56 of 59 found the following review helpful:
A unique and great chocolateOct 08, 2011
I have looked for a long time for this chocolate type. I was interested in a sugar free dark chocolate bar sweetened with stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener, it has 0 calories and , most importantly, it has 0 effect on your blood sugar levels. So, if you are a diabetic or just having a low carb diet (paleo -diet), this is a chocolate you can indulge in without guilt. And is the only one I know of...
Unfortunately, very few manufacturers, if any, know or care to make a stevia sweetened chocolate bar. There is almost nothing out there. 99.99% of commercial sugar free chocolate bars are sweetened with maltitol - a sugar alcohol - which, in spite of being branded as "sugar free" still has a noticeable effect on your blood sugar. Still damages you in this way. So, not really a solution if your goal is to keep your blood sugar low and still enjoy a great chocolate.
And so, I am so glad to have found this bar. It is an artisanal chocolate, apparently made by Dante Confectioners in MA. It is a fresh, luscious and rich bar, with a nut flavor finish, and just the right amount of sweetness. It does not have a bitter aftertaste, which is the most common complaint one finds about Stevia. But, you have to love or have acquired a taste for really strong dark chocolate to enjoy this bar. So, all in all, this is a great discovery for me and a delight for the connoisseurs.
And, most of all, a welcomed and much awaited product for this market (health conscious chocolate lovers), and, in my knowledge, the only one of this high quality to really provide for all the pleasure and health benefits of chocolate with the lack of detrimental blood sugar side effects and 0 calories of the natural stevia sweetener. A great product!
62 of 66 found the following review helpful:
Great Dark Chocolate!Jan 09, 2011
By Annette M. Hughart
I love dark chocolate and I don't eat sugar, grains or starches (Paleo Diet). This is awesome dark chocolate. Two small squares will satisfy my craving. You need to be a dark chocolate lover for this chocolate; it is 98% dark chocolate. This may be pricier than a Hershey bar but it lasts a long, long time. I keep it in the freezer and break off two little squares when I want something to satisfy a craving. In the past, I have had very high percentages of dark chocolate that was sweetened with sugar and it wasn't near as good as this dark chocolate. If you are a funk food junkie, eat a lot of processed sugar and don't like dark chocolate, this would not be for you. If you are a real dark chocolate lover then this would be for you.
40 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Pretty darn good!Mar 11, 2012
I was looking for stevia sweetened chocolate while on my candida diet, and this did the trick. This is clearly good quality chocolate--it's smooth and rich in flavor and texture. It's definitely on the bitter/unsweetened-tasting side of the spectrum, so don't buy this with the expectation that it's going to taste like Lindt or Ghirardelli 70% chocolate--this is not that. But if you're dying for chocolate and need something to get you through, I find this works really well. One word of caution--if I eat a half a bar or more, I find it a bit hard to digest. It seems to cause me some gas. I usually don't have a problem with stevia, so I'm not sure why this is happening, but as long as I only eat a couple of squares a day, I seem to be doing just fine. Definitely worth the money! Oh, one slightly odd thing--it comes wrapped only in tissue paper.
I just bought the Lucienne's 83% dark chocolate sweetened with stevia. By comparison, I have to say that the Dante's chocolate is MUCH better quality. It's richer, with a smoother texture that melts in your mouth. The Lucienne's is comparatively waxy, doesn't melt in the mouth as well, and has a overall less rich flavor. Definitely choose Dante's!
17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Answer to my prayers!Apr 04, 2013
By S. G.
"Mom of Teens"
I am a dark chocolate LOVER, but have been striving to completely eliminate refined white sugar completely from diet due to the multiple health issues linked to it's consumption. After much searching, I found a sugar-free bar at Trader Joe's, but the chocolate was nothing to get excited about. I finally came to the sad conclusion that I was going to have to completely give up my dark chocolate in order to achieve eliminating sugar.
This product popped up when I was searching for another sugar-free product. I was excited by the high ratings and the use of the natural sweetener stevia (I had already eliminated most other chemical sugar substitutes from my diet also due to potential health implications). Despite the price and additional shipping charges, I had to give it a try.
My friends, this product is absolutely delightful high-quality delicious dark chocolate WITHOUT any sugar or chemical substitutes. I am ecstatic with this discovery! I over-indulged the first night because it had been so long since I enjoyed a piece of awesome dark chocolate melting on my tongue, but have since figured out how to control myself. ;-) I broke all 8 bars into the scored squares and put in the freezer. I now enjoy a wonderful square of yummy deliciousness when needed. (I have already placed another shipment into my cart to purchase later so I can quickly restock as soon I need to!) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for dark chocolate lovers!
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