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9.21.2010

Food Therapy: Simply Lite's Dark Chocolate Bar

I am an unabashed chocolate lover (addict?) and I LIVE for dark chocolate!  For me, it's all about the taste and not about the sugar, carb or calorie content. This means that if there's a dark chocolate bar in the house, I eat first and ask questions later.

Usually, the chocolate in the house belongs to me but a few weeks ago, I found this dark chocolate bar lying around:


I didn't really look at the label except for the part that reads, "Dark Chocolate" and immediately, I started eating away.  It was actually pretty good and I took a second look at the label.  I was surprised to find that its was low carb, sugar free and gluten free.

Simply Lite's Dark Chocolate bar is sold at Trader Joe's and I'm pretty sure that I've bypassed it many times due to the "Sugar Free" labeling.  (Have I mentioned that I'm a sugar addict too?)  This is a good option if you're trying to be healthy but still need a chocolate fix.

Would I buy this myself?  Maybe...I do feel significantly less guilty when eating a Simply Lite Dark Chocolate bar than when eating a Vosges Dark Chocolate bar.  But it feels a bit too healthy for me.  Dark chocolate should be a luxury and an indulgence.  However, if I find another bar lying around the house, I will most definitely eat it again.

Note:  People have stated that they've had some issues with the maltitol, a sugar substitute, in Simply Lite's Dark Chocolate bar (think Olestra), but I haven't had any problems.  Maybe I have a stomach of steel?

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