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Old 03-08-2011, 07:53 AM   #31
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I also buy either Russel Stover or sugar free Reese's PB cups. I think you can have 5 for a net carb of 1 or 2. I usually only have 1, maybe 2, and have only had that many since I started this 3 weeks ago. Trying to keep it as a very occasional treat for now.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:13 AM   #32
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Are these really good? I buy the others (natural and dry roasted) every week, but just can't bring myself to be disappointed!

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We are on our 4th or 5th 38oz container since they came out. I think we think they are good (as do our friends when we put them out as appetizers)…


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Old 03-08-2011, 08:18 AM   #33
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Dove dark chocolate sugar free chocolate cremes! OMG they're good!!! One serving is 5 pieces but I'm easily satisfied with 2 or 3 pieces at a time. I only buy these things in small bags so I'm not tempted to eat them all week - mostly a treat on the weekend. The Reese's sugar free peanut butter cups also taste exactly like the regular kind.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:18 AM   #34
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I love dark chocolate and this weekend made some of my own using the following recipe:

Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Chips in Chunks

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I used Ghiradelli unsweetened 4oz bar)
1 ounce cocoa butter ( I ordered some from Ebay that's in chunks instead of a jar)
3 tablespoons powdered erythritol
⅛ teaspoon stevia extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Drizzle a little water in a jellyroll pan then line with plastic wrap. Or, just line the pan with parchment paper. (I just used the parchment and it work fine)

Combine chocolate and cocoa butter in a double boiler or chocolate melter. Heat until all the chocolate and cocoa butter is melted. Add the stevia. Slowly sift in the erythritol. Stir until all the erythritol has dissolved and mixture is smooth. It will take a while to dissolve all the erythritol. Mix in vanilla extract after removing from heat. Pour melted chocolate into prepared pan.

Let cool at room temperature. Once set, if using plastic wrap, carefully lift plastic and place over a towel to remove any water. If parchment paper was used, just lift off pan. Drop chocolate onto a cutting board and cut into chunks using a sharp knife. Store in covered container. Can also be stored in refrigerator or freezer, if desired.

Makes a little over 1 cup
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #35
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I love dark chocolate and this weekend made some of my own using the following recipe:

Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Chips in Chunks

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I used Ghiradelli unsweetened 4oz bar)
1 ounce cocoa butter ( I ordered some from Ebay that's in chunks instead of a jar)
3 tablespoons powdered erythritol
⅛ teaspoon stevia extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Drizzle a little water in a jellyroll pan then line with plastic wrap. Or, just line the pan with parchment paper. (I just used the parchment and it work fine)

Combine chocolate and cocoa butter in a double boiler or chocolate melter. Heat until all the chocolate and cocoa butter is melted. Add the stevia. Slowly sift in the erythritol. Stir until all the erythritol has dissolved and mixture is smooth. It will take a while to dissolve all the erythritol. Mix in vanilla extract after removing from heat. Pour melted chocolate into prepared pan.

Let cool at room temperature. Once set, if using plastic wrap, carefully lift plastic and place over a towel to remove any water. If parchment paper was used, just lift off pan. Drop chocolate onto a cutting board and cut into chunks using a sharp knife. Store in covered container. Can also be stored in refrigerator or freezer, if desired.

Makes a little over 1 cup
I am going to try this, looks good and has no artificial sweetners.

I have been using baker's chocolate, Swerve (erythritol), and ground almonds to make chocolate almond bark.

Also i am going to try adding peppermint extract to see if i can replicate mint chocolates!
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #36
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I love the cocoa roast almonds. I ate them almost every day until I discovered the sugar free reese's cups. I really thank my dr for introducing me to them.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #37
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Blue Diamond also makes Cocoa Roast Almonds:

Emerlads': 3 Net Carbs p Oz. Sucralose and Acefulame Potassium used.
Blue Diamonds': 6 Net Carbs p Oz. Sugar and Stevia used.

Both taste the same to me, so trade off is 3 extra net carbs v. artificial sweetners. Pick you poison.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #38
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I buy a couple of the extra dark Lindt truffle bars. Their divided into little truffle squares, and I'll eat 3-4 to curve my sweet tooth. Or I just buy the bag of extra dark Lindt truffles in the black bag and I'll eat 1-2 of thoughs. YUM!!

I don't do the sugar free stuff-they always stall me for some reason =/
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #39
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I've been making coconut bark with stevia and I love it.

A friend who is lc gave me a RS sugar free coconut chocolate the other day I did eat it but I normally do not consume splenda...I will admit it tasted good but its not something I will add to my eating.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:06 AM   #40
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I'm not a big sweet eater as a general rule, but every so often I buy the 70% Lindt's dark chocolate which is slightly less than 4gm per square. I'm going to try the 85% next time. For some reason, since low carbing, that intense dark chocolate just hits the right spot. Previously, I hated dark chocolate. I don't eat more than a square 2-3x per week as an evening treat and when the bar is gone (I split it with my husband), I wait a couple weeks before I buy another. Interestingly, these carbs don't set off the cravings like the OMMs do.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #41
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I bought the 90% Lindt dark chocolate last night. 4 squares is 7 net carbs, I only had 1 square and it was plenty.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:49 AM   #42
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Lindt Dark with Sea Salt. One square is plenty and fanfriggin'tastic with coffee.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #43
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There's a brand of sugar free cookies my stores are carrying now - can't think of the name, white with blue writing - but I like them and they're self-regulating. If you eat 1-2 servings (4-8 cookies) and I think it's about 8 carbs (kinda high, but satisfies the cookie monster in us!).

If you can't control yourself *ahem* and eat the whole dang bag - you'll be in the bathroom ALL night! (Don't ask me how I know this. LOL!)
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #44
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If you include chocolate as part of your plan, what do you eat? Brand and amount and how often? Thanks!
My doctor recommended Biogenesis Nutraceuticals bars - they have low carb/ultra low carb/ultra lean nutrition bars in many flavors. Only 4 net carbs per bar. There are several chocolate flavors, my favorite being the mocha (it's chocolate covered!). A non-chocolate flavor, coconut macadamia, is also very good. These have become my afternoon chocolate "treat." I don't think they are sold in stores, but are online if you google them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:31 AM   #45
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a couple of comments.

those "sugar free" chocolates with the sugar alcohols not counted affect me EXACTLY like real sugar when I test my blood sugar... I understand that some people don't metabolize them, but I read that if you have the sort of metabolism that got fat, you do. I don't recommend them at all.

the Lindt 85 has bogus nutrition info on the label. this has been discussed here many times. compare it to the rest of their product line and its obvious. it is much higher than what's reported on the label.

the only really good chocolate options are "do it yourself" things with either unsweetened baking chocolate or unsweetened cocoa. there are a zillion variations you can make with erythritol, splenda, cream, butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter, etc. Just be sure to add a little vanilla. what we think of as chocolate flavor is about half vanilla!
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:08 AM   #46
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I don't have a preferred brand when it comes to chocolate as long as it's dark and bitter chocolate. I eat a small piece once or twice a week.
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Has anyone lost weight eating 2_3 choco perfection bars in a day?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #48
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No chocolate here. I've chosen to give it up along with sushi, frozen yogurt, and chinese food.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #49
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I've been losing just fine eating SF chocolates from RS, Hershey, and Dove. I try to limit it to a weekend splurge, but sometimes I have it nightly. When I want to see a bigger loss on weigh in day, these are the foods I ditch first.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #50
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Trader Joes has dark chocolate covered nibs in little containers at the check out counters. 15 equal one carb. I nibble a few or add them to stuff like almond butter for fake "cookie dough".

I also like the 72% chocolate from TJ's. I only eat one square (4 carbs) but its enough.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #51
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Lindt sell a 99% chocolate bar that claims to have only 4 total carbs per 100g with 2g fibre for net 2g. When I tried it, I thought it was too good to be true.

Cocoa powder seems to be the best bet as it can be mixed with a number of things to make a chocolate little bit of heaven.

Off topic, for a second there, I thought Larry was back.....old thread...
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #52
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Green & Black please! It's more worth having the occasional small bar, than to go the SF route. I just can't stand the malitol...no thank you.

For a chocolate treat at home, I use Walden Farms Chocolate syrup & dip (no malitol). I stir either one in with FAGE yogurt (but only the classic & 2%...low in carbs). Yummy pudding like treat...packed with protein. I also make hot Hershey's cocoa with soy or almond milk & Splenda. I wanna try the Special Dark Hershey's cocoa next!
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Lindt 85%. I like a square or two on its own, but I've also been known to melt it down with CO and a few drops of peppermint oil, freeze it into sort of a mint candy. Or melt it and add HWC, water, and a splenda pkt. Best hot cocoa on the planet.
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I occasionally will have the Russell Stovers. The peanut butter cups are good. I love the cocoa almonds and the cinnamon almonds as well. The almonds curb my afternoon chocolate craving.
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I deleted this post. The reply to this poster feature doesn't seem to work for me and my post made no sense here. Sorry.

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Herseys and Russell Stovers. Also I use cocoa powder to make a chocolate coffee drink:
1 cup almond breeze almond milk
1tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee
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JUST BLEND. TASTE JUST LIKE MCDONALDS MOCCHA FRAPPE WITH CHERRY!
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Christine, I'm visiting from Juddd but I still watch my carbs a bit. I am in love with Simply Lite LC SF chocolate bars. You can get them online or at Trader Joes. Half a bar is 240 calories and I think a couple of carbs. I buy 48 at a time. Half milk, half dark. Trust me yum! Every Up Day!

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Lindt 85%. I like a square or two on its own, but I've also been known to melt it down with CO and a few drops of peppermint oil, freeze it into sort of a mint candy. Or melt it and add HWC, water, and a splenda pkt. Best hot cocoa on the planet.
The peppermint sounds scrumptious, with the added benefit of no sweetener. I'm one of those who react to sweeteners the same as sugar, except for saccharine, which does not heat well at all. But I can imagine making a faux peppermint patty this way. Thanks!

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I am a chocoholic. I have A Milk Chocolate Delight Atkins shake almost every morning for breakfast. I usually have a low carb sweet most nights and most of the time it is something chocolatey. My chocolate of choice is usually a low carb baked good such as a brownie, chocolate chip cookie, or chocolate cake. I also like Chocorite Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts. They are sweetened with Erthyritol. Occasionally I will have an Atkins Peanut Butter Cup or Atkins Brownie. I try not to have too many of these, because I don't like to consume too much malitol, but they do satisfy my occasional chocolate candy craving. Man I wish chocolate was 0 carbs.
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I LOVE the Simply Lite bars! Awesome taste and texture. I order them too as they are near to impossible to find locally. I can nurse one of those babies a square or two at a time over a couple of weeks and still feel indulged.
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