No Sugar, Low Carb Chocolate Bars by Well Naturally // Product Review
A few weeks ago I reviewed a sugar free white chocolate by VITAWERX which I really liked, but many of you guys wanted a regular dairy milk chocolate, so I went out supermarket hunting, tried a few different options and came across these No Sugar, Low Carb Chocolate Bars by Well Naturally. I picked these Low Carb Chocolate Bars by Well Naturally from Woolworths but I have seen them in other shops too. They've got a huge range of dairy milk chocolate, dark chocolate and flavoured favourites too. They have big blocks and these little bars. For the purpose of this review, I'm focusing on the plain dairy milk version, however my personal favourite is the dark chocolate and orange flavour – it's quite incredible!
So, how does this Low Carb Chocolate taste?As you may know, I have much more of a savoury tooth than a sweet tooth so it's been a while since I've tucked into a block of Cadbury, but given it was easter recently, I did indulge in a couple of regular chocolate eggs so I've got a good reference point. Context out of the way, I thought these were really really good. The texture is really creamy and smooth like you want from chocolate and the flavour was quite good. I MUCH prefer dark chocolate so it wasn't quite chocolatey enough for me, but as I said they do have a dark chocolate variety which is incredible. With this regular milk chocolate variety, I did find there was a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste which I think is a result of the natural sweeteners used (more on that below). Funnily enough, I didn't notice the bitterness in the dark chocolate variety but I'm not sure if that's just because you expect dark chocolate to be a bit bitter.
So, what is in this No Sugar, Low Carb Chocolate Bars by Well Naturally?The ingredients for the 45g Milk Chocolate variety is as follows, but they're all very similar:
Cocoa Mass & Cocoa Butter, Milk Solids (Milk Powder, Milk Fat), Soluble Dietary Fibre (Polydextrose), Erythritol, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Natural Flavour, Natural Sweetener (Stevia). Chocolate Contains 34% Cocoa Solids And 24% Milk Solids.Very standard stuff for a chocolate bar with the exception of the sugar being swapped out for the Polydextrose and Erythritol to act as the sweeteners. I've gone into detail on Polydextrose and Erythritol in previous blog posts so I won't recount here, if you're interested, check out my previous low carb product reviews.