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When changing your eating habits and lifestyle, are you sure you have to give up your favourite sweets? Are chocolates without added sugar surely the same in terms of both taste and sweetness? In this post, we will answer these questions and also focus on the characteristics of different sucrose substitutes.

Sweet without an ounce of white sugar

Our taste buds are used to a particular taste of chocolate. This is why many people are not convinced by those labelled 'no added sugar'. This is a pity, because popular sugar substitutes such as maltitol, xylitol, erythritol or steviol glycosides do not have to taste bad. However, each is characterised by a different level of sweetness.

Maltitol and xylitol are the best in this respect, as they are almost no different from sucrose. Stevia, on the other hand, is much sweeter (which is a desirable characteristic for sugar-free chocolates). Erythritol, on the other hand, has a much lower sweetness - by around 30-40% compared to sucrose.

Also suitable for baked goods

For many people, working with chocolate without added sugar is also an important aspect, especially for confectioners and baking enthusiasts. Maltitol, xylitol and stevia also top the list in this category. They do not adversely affect, for example, the stability of creams or their consistency. Erythritol, on the other hand, crystallises when dissolved and cooled, so this is worth taking into account when preparing desserts.

Same sweetness, lower calories

All the sucrose substitutes we have mentioned have a very big advantage - their energy value is much lower. Here the winners are erythritol and stevia, whose glycaemic index and calorific value are almost zero. The values of xylitol and maltitol, on the other hand, are half that. This is therefore a great option for people who are wary of products containing sucrose.

And if this post has whetted your appetite even a little, there are several PURE&GOOD sugar-free chocolates in our range, such as milk chocolate with mango, dark chocolate with kiwi and white chocolate with orange, which you can enjoy as much as you like.