While I’m not personally on a reduced-sugar diet these days, I did have to greatly curtail my sugar intake for about six months at one point due to some dental problems.
It was a bad six months. It was almost four years ago, and I’m still in recovery from that unhappiness.
But I’m not bitter. I just wish somebody could have told me which sugar free chocolates were any good. So in case you are in the boat that I used to be in, I bring you part 2 of the sugar free chocolate review series: the Simply Lite Milk Chocolate Bar, featuring 36% cocoa solids.***
This bar has 120 calories and 9 grams of fat in a 25 gram serving; for reference, most milk chocolates have about 550-580 calories in 100 grams, so this bar will save you a whopping 15-20 calories in a 25 gram serving. However, if your goal is to improve your dental health, this could still possibly help, since the maltitol won’t attack your teeth as badly.
Although the “sugar free” aspect seems to not be a problem, as the bar is fairly sweet, the texture is grainy and there is a fake powdered milk taste that dominates the bar. The chocolate taste is minimal, and given the miniscule calorie savings, I’d bypass this bar, and for those who truly need to avoid sugar, I’d suggest sticking with the Simply Lite Dark bar, which is really not distinguishable from most mid-range dark chocolates.
Have you ever had dental issues that caused you to cut out sugar?
***NOTE: I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. If you are unsure of whether or not this product is appropriate for you, please consult with a medical professional.