♥ Refined Sugar Free

♥ Refined Sugar Free

In creating our range of raw chocolate, we researched various natural alternative sweeteners to ensure our chocolate had the same indulgent sweetness of traditional chocolate but without the same health concerns. We chose organic coconut sugar and organic lucuma powder as our two preferred natural sweeteners due to their GI scores yet sweet and subtle caramel taste. In addition, we ensure our bars always contain less than 25% natural sweetener compared to traditional chocolate bars which often contain over 60% refined sugars.

Coconut sugar is naturally sweet and contains 17 amino acids. This sweetener is only 16% sucrose and has a GI score of just 35.

Our second natural sweetener, lucuma, is an exotic fruit which originates from the Andean coastal valleys of Peru. It is a good source of beta-carotene, and contains many other vitamins and minerals such as niacin, iron, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins and fibre.

Whilst these two natural sweeteners contain many vitamins and minerals, it is important to note that they do still contain some fructose and should therefore be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle.