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Chocolate Taste Test continued...

These products came from chain drugstores, Whole Foods markets, and Godiva chocolate stores. All were rated on a system of 0-5 stars, with 5 being the highest possible score.


Milk Chocolate

  1. Galler Belgian Royal, made in Belgium (available at Whole Foods Markets)
    Chocolate fix rating: 4 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Taste and texture is great! This brand fooled me into thinking it was regular chocolate. I would definitely buy this chocolate again and again. Love its creamy and smooth consistency; it has that Swiss chocolate taste and texture.
    Cost: $5.99 for a 100-gram bar
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol
    First four ingredients: Maltitol, cocoa butter, full cream milk powder, cocoa paste
    Nutrition information: Not available (European nutrition label).

  2. Dove Sugar Free Rich Dark Chocolates with Chocolate Crème
    Chocolate fix rating: 3 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Nice smooth texture and rich, dark chocolate taste.
    Cost: $3.29 for a 96-gram bag
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol
    First four ingredients: maltitol, chocolate processed with alkali, chocolate, cocoa butter
    Nutrition information: 5 pieces (40 grams) contain 190 calories, 15 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 17 grams sugar alcohol, 3 grams fiber

  3. Dove Sugar Free Rich Dark Chocolates with Raspberry Crème
    Chocolate fix rating: 3 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Very nice flavor and texture.
    Cost: $3.29 for a 96-gram bar
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol
    First four ingredients: maltitol, chocolate processed with alkali, chocolate, cocoa butter
    Nutrition information: 5 pieces (40 grams) contain 190 calories, 15 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 16 grams sugar alcohol, 3 grams fiber

  4. Yamate Chocolatier Sugar Free Milk Chocolate available at Whole Foods Markets)
    Chocolate fix rating: 3 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Nice creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor.
    Cost: $3.39 for an 85-gram bar
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol (a sugar alcohol)
    First four ingredients: Chocolate liquor, maltitol, cocoa butter, milk fat
    Nutrition information: Half of the bar (42 grams) contains 200 calories, 17 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 15 grams maltitol, 4 grams fiber

  5. Godiva Sugar Free Chocolate Bar with almonds (available at Godiva stores)
    Chocolate fix rating: 2 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Can’t taste the chocolate very well; the almonds dominate the flavor of the bar. Consistency great but would prefer it without the nuts.
    Cost: $3 for a 42-gram bar
    Sugar replace: Maltitol
    First four ingredients: maltitol, chocolate processed with alkali, chocolate, cocoa butter
    Nutrition information: 5 pieces (40 grams) contain 190 calories, 15 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 17 grams sugar alcohol, 3 grams fiber

  6. Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Candy (miniature chocolate bars)
    Chocolate fix rating: 1 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Has a slightly strange flavor, chalky texture.
    Cost: About $2.19 for an 85-gram bag
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol
    First four ingredients: Maltitol, chocolate, cocoa butter, cream (milk)
    Nutrition Information: 5 pieces (40 grams) contain 170 calories, 13 grams fat, 8 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 21 grams sugar alcohols, 2 grams fiber

  7. Sugar Free Russell Stover Chocolate Candy Miniatures
    Chocolate fix rating: 1 1/2 stars
    Taste comments: Not as smooth a texture and not as much flavor as some of the other choices.
    Cost: $3.19 for a 170-gram box
    Sugar replacer: Maltitol and Isomalt
    First four ingredients: Maltitol, cocoa butter, chocolate, isomalt
    Nutrition information: 5 pieces (40 grams) contain 190 calories, 14 grams fat, 9 grams saturated fat, 0 grams sugar, 20 grams sugar alcohol, 2 grams fiber

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