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Why so many sugar free mints

It's interesting to see which sugar free sweets are available on the High Street.  When I was in my local supermarket I looked at the sugar free sweets on offer.  In many ways the range was rather very disappointing.  Apart...

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Raw chocolate

While looking at an independent health food store I came across a product called Raw Chocolate (it was also no added sugar and sweetened with Xyitol).  I wondered what made chocolate raw.   Is it just part of the pattern...

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How about a Sugar free New Year?

I hope you had a really fun Christmas and New Year. At this time of year many of us think about making changes in our lives. One quite common resolution is to improve the diet.  Perhaps we just want to lose...

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Sugar Free Dandelion and Burdock

One of the sweets missing from our range  of sugar free sweets was Dandelion and Burdock. Recently this old flavour has come through a renaissance with artisan cordial makers adding it to their range.   The flavour is derived from...

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What's in the colour of a sugar free sweet

Back in the summer we looked at how you could use sweets to make a sugar free party bag to match your colour theme. Sometimes  when I add new sweets to my range, I am intrigued by their  colour.  Sometimes they don't...

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What is bean to bar chocolate ?

I have been looking at unsweetened chocolate.  I came across a term that was new to me.  What is a 'Bean to Bar' chocolate producer? Most of the small chocolate companies buy in readymade chocolate called couverture (just a fancy name...

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How to eat Unsweetened Chocolate

Most chocolate is sweetened with sugar or in our case Stevia or Xylitol. It is possible to make chocolate with no sweeteners in at all.  This is called 100% chocolate or pure chocolate.  Willie Cocoa popularised this style of chocolate in...

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My new respect for sugar free Sweet makers

The experiments with  sugar free baking have given me a new respect for the makers of sugar free confectionery. It seems clear that sugar replacements do not behave in the same way as sugar.  Some like stevia are so sweet they...

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