Thursday, 31 May 2007
5:08 pm
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Posted by: Fluteboy
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Sin-free chocolate?

While in Sainsbury's in Camden, I was in the confectionery aisle for a big bar of chocolate. Let's face it - I like my chocolate! So much that if I am not careful, I could end up looking like a Space-hopper.

Anyhow, I happened upon a bar of Canderel sugar-free choc - Canderel being the artificial sweetener company. Why not! The first ingredient is a sugar substitute called maltitol, which in large doses can cause a laxative effect. When observing the nutritional info, I noticed, with some surprise, the rather large fibre content - 13g per 100g. They take the health bit further by adding inulin (dietary fibre) to the ingredients.

And not a bad bar of choc, either. Considering the ingredients, I was expecting to be parping a bit. And parp, I sure did! In fact, parp is an understatement. Let's just say they should consider changing the name of this chocolate to Ex-Lax!

Lesson? Don't eat a whole 100g bar to yourself!

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