Unless... you possess Push Chocolate's superpower, reducing sugar in chocolate while maintaining the same sweet taste is not an easy task! But, we were able to create the best, low sugar vegan chocolate buttons available on the UK market, and they taste great!
We hope you're not too hungry because all of this low sugar vegan chocolate talk will pique your appetite! But first, let's take a step back and learn how much sugar is present in regular chocolate before we move on to the exciting part.
How much sugar is there in regular chocolate?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the percentage of sugars in our diets should not exceed 10%.
- Adults should have no more than 30g of free sugars a day, (roughly equivalent to 7 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 24g of free sugars a day (6 sugar cubes).
- Children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 19g of free sugars a day (5 sugar cubes).
Source: NHS, Sugar: the facts - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
For years, chocolate producers have kept us craving sweets. Literally. Anything to make the chocolate more sweet and durable, including added sugar, flour, and fats.
Chocolate is a high-energy and high-calorie treat, and eating too much of them can lead to obesity, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. On average, a bar of regular chocolate contains 50g of sugar per 100g.
Let’s take a look at how much sugar is present in different brands of regular chocolates:*
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate (56g)
- Mars Chocolate Bar (59.9g)
- Caramac Caramel Bar (57.8g)
- Snickers Bar (45g)
- Milky Way Bar (61.8g)
- Twix Bar (49g)
- Milk Chocolate M&M’s (66g)
*Sugar per hundred grams of chocolate. Based on UK products.
I don’t know about you but all those sugars are making my teeth hurt.
Is low sugar chocolate good for you?
Definitely! While sugar takes longer to metabolise and can be converted into fat by your body, eating less sugar chocolate will not only help you lose weight but will also fight inflammation and improve your circulation.
When chocolate isn't laden with sugar and saturated fats, it can be a heart-healthy chocolate treat. Low sugar chocolate has a lot of antioxidants, which lower blood pressure and cut the risk of heart disease.
Which Chocolate has the least amount of sugar?
If you have a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to say no to desserts. If you have been told to limit your sugar intake, it may be challenging to resist the temptation to indulge in sweet chocolate. And, when most people think about sugar-free or low sugar chocolate, the only image that comes to mind is the chalky, tasteless kind.
But rest assured that we have created a whole new range of delectable low-sugar chocolate bliss that tastes better than traditional chocolate and is always ready to melt in your mouth.
The solution: Our brand new low sugar chocolate buttons
Push Chocolate’s original line contains over 50% less sugar than mainstream dairy chocolate and our new low sugar line has only 4.1g of sugar per 100g.
For those wondering whether the low sugar vegan chocolate is healthy or not – the answer is a resounding YES!
Our brand new low-sugar chocolate buttons: What do they do best?
We cannot imagine a world without chocolate. So, whether you have to reduce your sugar intake or opt for a healthier lifestyle, we’ve got you covered at Push Chocolate.
Zero sugar alcohols such as erythritol, maltitol, and xylitol. Sugar alcohols, also known as polyol, are a carbohydrate used to sweeten food. Excessive consumption may cause laxative effects.
- No artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavours.
Use of inulin (chicory root fibre) to naturally sweeten the chocolate buttons which improves digestive health.
Free from the 14 major allergens such as nuts, dairy and gluten.
A higher protein vegan chocolate with 5 times more protein than any other vegan chocolate brand in the UK.
Has 40% of high-quality cocoa sourced directly from Peru.
- Suitable for those who have diabetes.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes, cutting down on chocolates might be difficult to do. Regular chocolate often has a high sugar content, making it less suitable for people with diabetes. But, what if you could enjoy chocolates safely and make them part of your healthy diet?
We are happy to announce that Diabetes UK has confirmed that our Push low sugar chocolate buttons are suitable for diabetics:
“We can confirm that this amount of sugar per 100g is fine for people with Diabetes. However, we would not advise people with Diabetes to overindulge when consuming this chocolate and to eat it occasionally. We do not advise people with Diabetes to cut out sugar from their diet completely. This is because healthy foods which contain sugar, such as vegetables and fruit, can help with people's Diabetes management.”
Keto-Friendly Low Sugar Chocolate
We understand that with a Keto diet – you need to cut down a lot on your favourite treats. However, there are some delicacies that you don’t have to nix from your diet. Our low sugar chocolate is one of them and do you know what this means?
It means that even if you are following a ketogenic diet, you can still savour chocolate and enjoy the moment.
With only 4.1 grams of sugar and 19 grams of carbs per 100-gram pouch, our low sugar chocolate buttons are great for Keto dieters who wish to have an occasional chocolate treat.
A heavenly indulgence rather than a sugar obsession
With our low sugar vegan chocolate buttons, you'll be rewarded with a delicious, smooth, and irresistible taste that is indistinguishable from the "real" thing - and possibly even better!
You are less likely to binge on regular chocolate as a few squares will feel like a real treat with no sugar rush. No need to worry about the calories!
Of course - low sugar chocolate is perfect for those who wish to avoid blood sugar spikes but if you have never tasted low sugar vegan chocolate before thinking that they won’t taste the same way - this is your sign.
We promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
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