ERND is well-known for making fine Belgium chocolates. So when they asked if I’d like to try some low-carb, keto-friendly dark chocolates, I was all over it.
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They sent me a bag of dark chocolate assorted truffles to try. There are a handful of different dark chocolate truffle flavors inside. Plain dark chocolate, raspberry, mint, orange, sea salt, and coconut. Each individually wrapped truffle has a satisfying harder outside that gives way to a rich and smooth inside. You can see what I mean with this picture of the dark chocolate mint truffle below.
Fine Belgian chocolate
ERND chocolate is made out of fine Belgian chocolate, which is considered some of the best chocolate in the world. Belgian chocolate is known for its quality, and the higher cocoa content gives it a heartier taste. ERND’s Belgian chocolate is made mainly from West Africa cocoa beans, most of the Forastero variety.
All of ERND’s dark chocolate options are completely sugar-free. They are also keto-friendly and vegan. One serving of the dark chocolate truffles has only .5g net carbs and 75 calories.
The ingredients list for ERND chocolates is nice and short, just the way you want it. But the chocolates do contain maltitol. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that generally doesn’t impact blood sugar much (a small, slow rise, if anything). But sugar alcohols can cause gastrointestinal distress if you consume too much at one time. In other words, and as warned on the ERND nutrition label above, “individuals sensitive to sugar substitutes may experience a laxative effect.“ In my experience, just don’t eat too many at once and it’s generally not a problem.
ERND chocolates are so rich and rewarding. I’ve never eaten more than two at a time. With that amount, I don’t have any trouble. But I wanted to let you know, so you are aware.
The orange truffle was by far my favorite. There is something so satisfying about a touch of citrus in your chocolate treat. It balances out what can be a very rich flavor, adding just the perfect acidity. My second favorite was the sea salt. The others were also good except for the coconut. I am not a coconut guy, so I wasn’t too fond of those.
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