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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Product Review: Sweet Little Chocolates

Altoids Dark Chocolate Dipped Mints, Peppermint, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)I love to find fun and yummy snacks that are low in sugar and can carry in my purse, but it seems they are so hard to come by! My latest find is Dark Chocolate Dipped Altoids and Sweetroit nibs.

The Dark Chocolate Dipped Altoids are basically a smaller version of regular Altoids covered in a layer of dark chocolate. A really nice combination I think. The little mints are 1gram of sugar each with an S/C Value of 1/0, so they are perfect for little sweet something and to share with a friend. That is pretty much the same S/C Value that other Altoid flavors have, with the added bonus of CHOCOLATE) I found mine at Trader Joes, I apologize if they are hard to find! Even Amazon has them backordered. Unfortunately my first tin melted together when I had my kids at the park and my purse was in the sun!

SweetRiot was suggested to me over on twitter by Anthony. They are dark cocoa nibs covered in chocolate (do you detect a theme here?) I found mine at Whole Foods near the registers, but they are also available at Cost Plus World Market and REI. Flavor 70 means 70% cocoa, which is the highest they make. They come in a really cute tiny tins and have an S/C Value of 6/1 for the entire tin. So of course, don't eat the whole thing! Just a few nibbles at a time is perfect. These were about $4 per tin.

Do you have a favorite sweet low sugar snack you carry in your bag?



  1. Hmmmm... I'll have to look for those. I also like the little tins of Epic mints that I ordered online with the Epic gum.

  2. Amber what does your info say about this product because I went to the Alive and Well Store and picked up my first chocolate bar. The nutritionist suggested Doctor's CarbRite Diet (tm), SugarFree Bar Dark Chocolate with no Artifical Sweeteners. The 3oz. "bar" has 0g of Net Impact carbs. = Net Impact Carbs include only those carbohydrates that cause a noted impact on blood sugar and exclude fiber (.5g) and maltitol(3.5g). Carb Facts are Total Carbs 4.0g. She did go on to say our bodies don't process maltitol? It taste great! What is Maltitol?????

  3. Hi Amber...this is a totally different question i have for you. I couldn't find an answer anywhere. What is the ingredient cellulose fiber? Is this a safe ingredient? I've been eating these Buena Vida low carb whole wheat tortillas, they have 0 sugar, 7 carbs and 3 fiber. Thanks!

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  5. Kasey - the carbrite bars are good on the BFC, Jorge even mentions them in the back of the book I think. My sister loves them too! Maltitol is a sugar alcohol, can upset your stomach and too much can interfere with weight loss.

    Lisa - Here is a good explanation of Cellulose Fiber. I think I might avoid it? But I dont really know! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose

  6. Thanks Amber....I think you're right!