Sew is Life is written by E. It is a little space of blogging bliss inspired by art, design, craft, fashion, beauty and wellness. Based in Perth, Western Australia. Read about the daily ramblings of me being a mother of three and wife to an amazing creative man. The second me makes fresh skincare at SELF Organics. These are my stories sewn together with love.
I write this post at 9:30pm at night, as the kids have just been put to bed. This is also the time when I indulge in a little chocolate session and a cuppa. It is my daily ritual…it is one of the things I must do before I retire for the night other wise I’m out of rhythm for the next day. Being a regular chocolate eater, I admit to having an addiction because of its calming effects that give me a good night’s sleep!
Though, I have been looking to cut down the sugar intake in my diet lately and trying to make the rest of the family do the same. We love our treats, such as- chocolate, lollies, cakes and other sweets. But with all this news about sugar being a labelled as a ‘poison’ is scaring the bejeezus out of me! I don’t want see myself having a heart attack, or cancer or growing old fast, because it sounds to me like sugar is the root of all these evils. I am going to do what ever it takes for me and my family to live a longer and healthier lifestyle!
I was so glad when Well Naturally sent me a couple of chocolate bars to try. It meant I didn’t have to give up my favourite vice after all. The bars are labelled ‘No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate’, it comes in two flavours - creamy milk and fruit & nut.
The chocolate bar is wrapped in colourful foil packaging and my first immediate reaction was ‘this belongs in a health food store’. It must be the beige colouring and ‘Stevia’ stamp that gave it away. As a regular chocolate eater, I wouldn’t be drawn to the package because it may be seen as ‘too healthy for me’.
However, the first taste of the chocolate bar changed my thoughts, it was deliciously creamy and smooth! I had completely forgotten about my first impressions of a ‘healthy chocolate’ being bland and resembling cardboard.
I noticed there was no sugar hit but the lovely taste of chocolate. The Well Naturally ‘No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate’ bar is replaced with Stevia a natural, plant-based sweetener that has no calories. It has 80% less sugar than those other regular milk chocolate bars that you buy at the supermarket. The velvety-ness of the chocolate was such decadence! That won me over!
They come in 45g bars and is divided into 6 portions or pips (as described on the back) which helps those overindulgent times, you can just snap two off and leave the rest for later. My 5 year old loves it, she doesn’t notice the difference and keeps coming back for more of the creamy milk. However, I have yet to train the 2 year old as he is too familiar with sweetness and chocolate going hand-in-hand.
Well Naturally ‘No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate’ bars can be bought online at Vitality Brands.com or at your local pharmacy.
This is another small step to help me achieve my ‘summer body challenge’ (you can follow my updates on Twitter)! And this slight change in the diet doesn’t seem like I’m giving up anything at all. It is great that I can still have my nightly treat without added ‘guilt’ :)
Have you tried healthy chocolates before? What did you think of them?
*This product was supplied to me for review. This review has been written in accordance to Sewislife’s disclosure policy.