Maine Cottage Chocolate De-LITES!


I had to put that out there right away. This is a crunch bar, like the kind you have when you are a kid but the grown up version by Maine Cottage Foods. They have a ton of sweet items including low carb brownies, chocolate- fruit mixes, cupcakes, candy bars and barks. Their chocolate is amazing. I must have checked the labels 10 times to make sure I was reading right. They use erythritol as their sweetner and while it costs more but it is so low on the glycemic index. I have linked the Glycemic Index site but here is some benefits taken from the website specifically related to lower GI diets:
What are the Benefits of the Glycemic Index?

Eating a lot of high GI foods can be detrimental to your health because it pushes your body to extremes. This is especially true if you are overweight and sedentary. Switching to eating mainly low GI carbs that slowly trickle glucose into your blood stream keeps your energy levels balanced and means you will feel fuller for longer between meals.
Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight
Low GI diets increase the body's sensitivity to insulin
Low GI carbs improve diabetes management
Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease
Low GI carbs improve blood cholesterol levels
Low GI carbs can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS
Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer
Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance
High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after exercise

Now why would you not want to have all these benefits and your cake too? I also had the milk chocolate penaut bark (yes, I will admit in the same sitting)-- check it out: