4 Ways To Enjoy Chocolate And Cut Down On Sugar - Original Beans

4 Ways To Enjoy Chocolate And Cut Down On Sugar

From elevating your mood, to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatic cancer, it seems like there are more and more benefits to eating chocolate. It’s no secret however that plenty of chocolate (mainstream milk chocolate in particular) contains huge amounts of processed sugar. Although sugar has never been in the running for health food of the year, thanks to huge media attention and a number of high profile campaigns such as Jamie Oliver’s ‘war on sugar’ the sweet stuff seems to have become food enemy number one.

Less sugar doesn’t have to mean less chocolate. The list of chocolate’s health benefits keeps on growing and there are plenty of ways to get your chocolate fix and cut down on sugar.

Whether you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake this New Year or just looking for some healthier options we’ve put together our recommendation of chocolate that is full of flavour and goodness but low on sugar.

Less sugar doesn’t have to mean less chocolate. The list of chocolate’s health benefits keeps on growing and there are plenty of ways to get your chocolate fix and cut down on sugar.

1 Go Dark

As a general rule, the higher the cocoa percentage the less sugar a chocolate bar contains. Not only do you get less sugar, the higher cocoa percentage also means more of the good stuff. Try to choose bars with at least 85% cocoa mass, we recommend:

Original Beans – Mexico Zoque 88% – The Mexican beans give the bar a delicate coconut base and expressive hints of tropical lychee.

About one of the biggest trends in craft chocolate – dark milk bars. The high cocoa content and plus the milk means that these bars are surprisingly low sugar and often contain less of the sweet stuff than many dark chocolates. Perfect for the milk chocolate addict.

2 Try Dark Milk

The high cocoa content plus the milk means that this bar is surprisingly low sugar and contains less of the sweet stuff than many dark chocolates. Perfect for the milk chocolate addict. We recommend: 

Original Beans - Femmes de Virunga 55% - Essence of roasted nuts and cappuccino inspire and empower as the Femmes de Virunga takes hold of you. 

– One of the highest percentage milk chocolates we have in stock for you.

Original Beans – Mexico Zoque 88% – The Mexican beans give the bar a delicate coconut base and expressive hints of tropical lychee.

3 Go Sugar Free With 100%

100% cacao chocolate is made from a single ingredient, cacao beans and has no added sugar whatsoever. Don’t be afraid, when made well by artisan makers, 100% chocolate has no unpleasant bitterness and is full of flavour. Cacao is a fruit just like an apple and an orange, so it also contains some natural sugar.

Original Beans – Cusco 100% – this intense dark Swiss chocolate has a perfectly smooth melt and a delicate floral sweetness, revealing a lightly perfumed profile of rose petals with a cut-grass sweetness.

4 Savour Don’t Scoff

If you ever try to eat a whole one of our chocolate bars in one sitting, thanks to the high level of flavanols you might find yourself struggling to get even half way through. We think, therefore the best way to cut down on sugar is to break off a little piece of your favourite bar and as it melts to savour the gorgeous flavours that are released...

Enjoy!

 

>>> This blogpost was written by Cocoa Runners

Original Beans - Femme de Virunga 55% - Essence of roasted nuts and cappuccino inspire and empower as the Femmes de Virunga takes hold of you. 

 

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To celebrate Veganuary , we’ve created these three chocolatey & vegan sets for you. It doesn't matter whether you’re vegan, flexitarian or freegan, because either way, you'll love every single set. Most of our products at Original Beans are naturally vegan - cacao is supposed to be pure and is most powerful on its own.

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