For people who want to continue enjoying the delicious taste of chocolate without the sugar and the calories that come from eating too much of it, the sugar-free chocolate route is the one to take. This is a path that we, at Dallmann Confections, have decided to bring to our chocolate lovers. The sugarless solution without taking away the yum: Supremo 62% dark couverture bar that has maltitol, which is one of the sweetest sugar-free sweeteners on the market.
What is maltitol?
We use maltitol in our sugar-free chocolate, which is a sugar alcohol that is also referred to as a polyol. Science Direct identifies polyols in the simplest terms by describing them as sugar-free sweeteners that are low in calories and can have up to 100% sweetness levels that match sucrose (regular sugar). Its safety has been confirmed by multiple global health authorities, such as the National Institutes of Health and the FDA.
A significant benefit of maltitol is that it doesn’t have any unpleasant aftertaste that some other sugar substitutes have. In fact, it generally tastes very similar to sugar. Additionally, it doesn’t cause cavities or tooth decay, which sugar and even other types of sweeteners have been known to do.
Maltitol is the sweetener in Supremo 62% dark couverture bars. Wondering what couverture is? Couverture is just a fancy word for chocolate that has a higher percentage of cocoa butter and is ground into a finer texture during the production process. When there is more cocoa butter, the melted chocolate becomes even more fluid, which results in the chocolate having a beautiful luster for truffles and other fine candies.
Here’s a little secret: couverture is a higher quality chocolate. What could be better than high quality, sugar-free chocolate? And don’t forget that the American Heart Association has described the numerous health benefits of chocolate, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, decreasing blood pressure, and relaxing blood vessels.
Listed below are some great other insights into sugar-free chocolate, some of its main health properties, as well as the taste and ingredients that are involved in the making of our chocolate.
Is there a sugar-free chocolate?
Yes. Sugar-free chocolate came on the market back in the 1980s, and over the decades, it has become more elevated in taste. Over the past few years, sugar-free chocolate has been skyrocketing in popularity. Did you know that Fortune Business Insights has estimated the sugar-free chocolate market to grow from $270.7 million to $391.8 million dollars within the next 6 years? As demand continues to increase, more manufacturers are getting a piece of the action by creating their own sugar-free chocolate products. With every new year, there is likely to be even more a growth and development, and sugar-free chocolate is going to continue to be a strong competitor against sugar-filled chocolate.
Is sugar-free chocolate sweet?
One of the biggest concerns that people have about sugar-free chocolate is that it is simply not going to be sweet enough. However, maltitol is used in the vast majority of sugar-free chocolates and is known to be around 90% as sweet as sugar. However, because maltitol is a polyol, the sweetness could even be closer to 100% likeness to sugar. So, for those who have a sweet tooth, sugar-free chocolate will prove to be a welcome relief that the sweetness factor is going to equal any other chocolate.
Which chocolate has no sugar?
There are plenty of chocolate options that contain no sugar or have a reduced amount inside their chocolate and bars. Of course, this does not mean that they are entirely fat-free or calorie-free. Ultimately, it is worth checking the label of the chocolate to get the full nutritional information of what you are buying.
Inside our Sugar-Free Chocolates
The flavor inside our sugar-free chocolate is an intense dark chocolate ganache. All of which is made for special dietary requirements without compromising the flavor.
Ingredients: Cacao Kernel, Sweetener (E965: Maltitol), Sorbitol, Cacao Butter, Vanilla* Madagascar, Emulsifier (E322.: Sun Flower Lecithin). Cacao minimum 62%.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Is sugar-free chocolate healthy?
Many of the health benefits of sugar-free chocolate are the same as regular chocolate because of its antioxidant flavanols. It is worth bearing in mind that dark chocolate has more flavonoids than milk chocolate. There are fewer calories found within sugar-free chocolate, which is another advantage. However, the differences are not so significant that you can throw all portion control considerations out the window. For people who are looking to reduce their overall sugar intake or those who have diabetes who are particularly concerned about their blood sugar levels, there is no doubt that sugar-free chocolate can prove to be a healthier choice. But moderation is always key.
What is the healthiest chocolate?
Dark chocolate is the healthier kind of chocolate, which is why here at Dallmann’s we use Supremo 62% dark couverture chocolate. In general, there is a rule that the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is. Of course, when it comes to sugar-free chocolate, there are the natural advantages involved, including fewer calorie consumption and a reduction in the amount of sugar consumed.
Sugar-free chocolate is proving to be a highly popular addition to the chocolate family, which is why here at Dallmann Confections, we are so proud and happy to add it to our collection. So, for those who are still wanting to enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate but either need or want to reduce their sugar intake but yet not compromise on flavor, then our sugar-free chocolate is the perfect option, whether it's for yourself or as a gift.