70% Sugar Free Chocolate
All ingredients are Organic, and Fair Trade
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol similar to xylitol or sorbitol. It is naturally found in many fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms. Commercially it is produced using yeast. The problem with most sugar alcohols is that they aren't absorbed by the body and can draw water into the bowels causing diarrhea. This is why they are usually only used to sweeten smaller foods like gum or candies. Erythritol seems to be different as it is absorbed by the body so doesn't cause the same issues. Erythritol also doesn't cause cavities and may even be beneficial for the teeth. It may also have some antioxidant properties and be beneficial for the body. It is a carb but isn't utilied by the body like a carb so you can always minus it in calculations for net carbs just like you would with fibre. The net carbs for the entire bar will be around 2g only, making this a good choice for keto diets.
Ingredients: Cacao Paste, Cacao Butter, Erythritol, Sunflower Lecithin