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Reading Food Labels on CHOCOLATE is confusing


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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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Posted: Jul 24, 2013 15:43
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  • Reading Food Labels on CHOCOLATE is confusing

    I went down the "evil" isle today - while I was killing time (having new tires put on my little red zoom zoom car at Costco - what a BIG difference - no more vibrations on the wheel now due to chunks of tire flying off).  

    Anyway, I love dark chocolate (my fav is the one below).  As per "instructions" from many articles I've come across - a square of the darkest chocolate possible is supposed to be good for your heart.  I like that excuse, I love chocolate (what woman doesn't) - so the brand I usually buy (see below) is what I like best.


    Then I saw this other brand, same company, another dark chocolate with that has the latest and greatest phase...  quinoa.   I started to look at the label on the back and then decided - WAIT - I've got to take pictures of both nutrition labels - because what I was reading made it soooo confusing to decide on which to buy.  What do I mean by this - well - if you look at each label I've posted below - you will perhaps see what I mean.
                                           
          **** DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****



    If you look at the Dark Chocolate nutrition label shown above - it has MORE calories due to the fat/sodium/fibre/protein but LESS carbs.  What really surprised me the most was the fibre/protein being abit more - but it does not contain quinoa.   I found that abit odd - seeing as quinoa has more fibre and protein than regular types of sides dishes that I use - so figured when looking at the nutrition label for below for the Quinoa Dark Chocolate - there would be a change in the fibre/protein content - that it would be more. 

        **** QUINOA DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****


    Can you figure that one out?  Is there anyone who is a Nutritionist reading this?  So,  I left the store - without any chocolate (though I did buy some Chocolate Peanut M&M's for my DH - who will probably wisely share with me while we're on holidays sailing over the next few weeks).  

    I thought looking at food labels in American grocery stores was overwhelming - but to make me feel at such a loss when it comes to my love of a simple dark chocolate!!! Noooo,  I think I'm going to have to go lie down on a shrinks couch and figure out where to go from here :)

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  • By: FatCatAnna: Feb, 15, 2014 10:39 AM

    Hi Michelle!

    I apolgise deeply that I'm only seeing your post now.  How could I have missed it! 

    I have to admit - the cinnamon theory for helping out with diabetics blood glucose - I'm sort of on the fence post about it.  I've never taken the time to do research to see what tests have proven to show that it can help change a diabetics blood sugar control.

    Are you a diabetic yourself - do you have any links - besides your company website - that would make me jump at the chance to try out your chocolate (and self test it on myself - without gaining weight? ).

    Let me know - and in the meantime - will email you - with the link to this post - incase you miss it ... like I had.  

    Also, is your product available thru' healthfood stores (could not find any link on your website for the stores within Canada).

    Anna from Montreal


    By: : Aug, 29, 2013 12:27 PM
    Anna,

    Since you are a chocolate lover, like myself, I would like to bring to your attention this awesome new bar on the market.  It's called Heart Chocolate with CM-X, developed and geared towards individuals like yourself, chocolate loving diabetics!


    This bar is made from rich dark Belgium chocolate and has the clinically proven ability to help maintain/support your blood glucose levels (A Health Canada approved clinical trial was conducted on the CM-X extract by our company and given an NPN).....now you can have your chocolate and eat it too!

    Visit our website at www.cm-x.ca.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at [email protected].

     
    Let me know what you think!


    Michelle            


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