not usually one to plug products. But every once in a while, something
comes along that is too fabulous to keep to yourself. This time, Kathy
Moskal, president of Vere Goods, wrote to me about her product after reading of
my diabetes/gluten-related chocolate
laments. She was kind enough to send me some samples, and I must say, I
feel like I've found Healthy Dark Chocolate Nirvana.
is a chocolate product that's a natural alternative to sugar free -- containing
absolutely no chemicals -- but sweetened with just a pinch of crystalline
fructose, which is low glycemic and doesn't spike your blood sugar! They also
add inulin, a pro-biotic derived from chicory to support the immune
system. And they use organic nuts and hormone-free dairy. Kathy likes to
say their chocolate is "as different from other chocolate as an Heirloom
Tomato is from Ketchup."
damn good. And it is, too. I am happy to report that I have finally found
a truly good goodie that I can enjoy without guilt, and without (too much)
dosing stress. Here's my scorecard:
Coconut, walnut, and peanut butter brownies - small and OMG scrumptious!
75% chocolate squares - rich and dark, but a little bit tasteless (they give
you the sensation of eating very rich chocolate, but without the kick...)
Cacao nib wafers - ditto to above
Spicy pepito wafers and espresso wafers - OMG good, as in "get your hands
off my special chocolate!"
Chocolate almond clusters - crunchy and scrumptious. That little bit of dark
choc coating is all you need here.
amazing thing is that Vere's goodies have more than
twice the anti-oxidants of the standard dark chocolate. And they've also developed a
"super-chocolate bar" to be released this coming summer that actually
lowers your overall cholesterol by 10%. That one I've got to see!
Kathy writes: "I've worked and researched this for 2 ½ years ....and my hope is to not only offer something wonderful for diabetics...but to change how people think of sweets altogether...to look for flavor over sugar...and quality and satisfaction over quantity."
say: This stuff is worth a try. See