For those who have enjoyed Black Gold 96 and all of the Elaine Collection, you’ll know that making sure everyone can enjoy what he does is very important to Pip. Those who are watching their sugar intake for whatever reason – diabetes, ketogenic diet, etc – think they need to stay away from hot chocolate.
A real chocolate using just cocoa as its sole ingredient was the perfect solution! But what about something that doesn’t need milk on the hob? Something powder based… Selling something that was just cocoa powder seemed a little cheeky, so after a little looking around (and a very helpful little bird), Erythritol came to light!
Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol – also known as a Polyol. It occurs naturally in various plant groups, is free of gluten, nuts, and any of the other Big 14 Allergens. Also, the stomach problems that often come with this type of sweetener (think Sorbitol, Xylitol, etc) are far reduced. But the biggest thing is that the GI (Glycaemic Index) score is zero. This is essential for a good sugar replacement because it means that your blood sugars don’t quickly spike after consuming it, which is important for some people.
Oh, and it tastes great with only 26 calories per serving! No weird aftertastes here.
This jar contains 12 servings of hot chocolate, and can be made with water or any kind of milk.
Ingredients: Cocoa Powder, Erythritol, Emulsifier (Xanthan Gum), Anti-Caking Agent (Magnesium Carbonate)
Allergen information: Ingredients contain no allergens. Even if there are no allergens in the ingredients, there may be minute traces of Milk due to shared equipment. Even though everything is cleaned thoroughly between batches to avoid cross-contamination, it is still possible.Nutrition Per 100g: kJ 853, kcal 200, Fat 6.0g (of which saturates 3.5g), Carbohydrates 77.4g (of which Sugar 0.9g, of which Polyhedric Alcohols 99.1g), Protein 9.8g, Fibre 16.7g, Salt 0.01mgNutrition Per 13g Serving: kJ 111, kcal 26, Fat 0.8g (of which Saturated 0.5g), Carbohydrates 10.1g (of which Sugar 0.1g, of which Polyhedric Alcohols 12.9g), Protein 1.3g, Fibre 2.2g, Salt 0.00mg