30 Apr, 2010
Product review: Diabetic and low-sugar chocolates
Posted by: peter in: Product Reviews
Now, I don’t want to cause any offense to diabetics or those who are cutting out sugar from their diet. But we all have our unfounded food prejudices, whether that’s my (now corrected) ignorant belief that Mexican food is “samey” or that diabetic friendly chocolates and jellies are as delicious as a pile of concrete.
But a few weeks ago, before I began a prolonged choco-break, I sampled some Belgian chocolates while wandering around Fallon and Byrne pretending to have money and looking at food I couldn’t afford to buy. They’re produced by Phoenix Delite, a small artisan company that’s only been on its feet since before last Christmas. They were the best truffle chocolates I’d tried in ages. As I cheekily stuffed another in my gob, the owner of the company informed me that these were suitable for diabetics. I nearly choked.
But after the initial shock, I picked up a box to give away as an Easter present. I’d be very happy to eat these again: they’ve 40% less calories than other chocolates and are, surprisingly, nicer. A choco-fix without the guilt, and something for diabetics to enjoy without fear or misery.
Can you recommend any low-sugar or diabetic friendly products?