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Posted: 12:56 Thu 28-Oct-2004. Price: Was given to me by a friend. Location: He got it from Woolworths. Nutritional unusualness: Contains Malitol in place of sugar, "excessive consumption may produce laxative effects".
"Phillerena" reports: Compared to the low-carb offerings from Nestle, this is delicious. It tastes like actual chocolate and there is no nasty aftertaste. The Belgian chocolate taste is very distinct and moreish, and is really rich. There is a slight odd flavour which I presume is the Malitol that is used to sweeten it, but overall it is very chocolatey and delicious. It's actually better than some non low-carb chocolate bars. The texture is very solid and doesn't melt in the mouth like some, which is a shame, but I dont think anyone would care. It's made in Belgium and contains 34% cocoa solids. It actually has the same sorts of ingredients as a normal chocolate bar, apart from the Malitol. I urge you to ditch the Nestle Nasties and start looking for this, it is definitely worth buying if you follow Atkins, and even worth a try if you don't. However, I believe it is only available in Woolworths.

..."Laxative effects", eh, "Phillerena"? As the old joke goes, "With 'friends' like yours - who needs enemas?" Anyway, in slightly higher-carb hilarity: McVitie's have added an M and M's Double Chocolate Muffin to their "eat now" range of flapjacks and muffins (83p), and The Grocer magazine reveals that Cadbury Irresistibles ("individually wrapped slender cakes in multipacks, topped with either caramel, caramel and nuts, or fudge") are specifically targeted at women, while men must make do with Cadbury Chunky Cakes ("twice the size of standard cake bars"), available in either "Seriously Double Chocolate" or "Seriously Crunchie".


Posted: 19:45 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I can confirm that I did indeed gas out the entire house the day after eating this. This will probably be popular with Atkins dieters with poo problems, but everyone else beware.
Posted: 18:49 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "twinks" # permalink comment
Comment: I used to be able to get these bars in all the woolworths I visited. Now since Christmas they have stopped. Can someone please tell me why. Also, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury are no longer stocking any low carb food. DUR, what is that all about? Where can I get fairly cheap low carb from? It was only 60p for the choc, other places on the internet charge up to 2.00 now. What a con.
Posted: 19:16 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: low carb is no longer "cool", so everyone's getting rid. the only place that still stocks it much is boots (and only then in larger branches). the failure of all the rapidly rushed out 'low carb' highly processed foods having nothing to do with the fact that they don't really sit with the ethos of low carb eating, natch.
Posted: 20:28 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: They should just bring out low fat versions of Guylian, Kitkat and so on, would be much easier for all.
Posted: 20:48 Sun 26-Feb-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: haha maybe, but I reckon the manufacturers still like to confuse people over "low fat" vs "low carb" - I was looking at the nutritional info for Fruit Pastilles yesterday and, although there's tons of sugar in them, I was a bit disappointed that Nestle-Rowntree hadn't taken the opportunity to promote them as "almost totally fat-free!!" 93786 6
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