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 :)
By: FatCatAnna: Feb, 15, 2014 10:39 AM
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
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!
Dark chocolate (1)
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Protein in my urine
A birthday treat gone evil ...
BOOK REVIEW: Eat To Beat Diabetes - a great low carb cookbook for diabetics
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Are you meeting your blood glucose target 2 hours after breakfast?
How much sugar do you think you consume each day?
Labour Day weekend of good sailing / good weather (finally)