Wittamer Sugar Free Milk Chocolate

Wittamer Sugar Free Milk Chocolate

At the same time as buying the Wittamer Classic Carré I thought I’d try some sugar free milk chocolate as I’m interested to see how chocolatiers cope without sugar when trying to make luxurious chocolate. Here Wittamer use Maltitol which is a sugar alcohol that has somewhere between 75% and 90% of the sweetness as normal sugar but has fewer calories, doesn’t cause tooth decay and has a reduced impact on blood glucose levels – so they say.

Wittamer Sugar Free Milk Chocolate

In the past I’ve not had a great experience with sugar free chocolate as it always seems to have a strange flavour, and so does this bar. The aroma gives away that this bar isn’t any ordinary. There’s a very buttery nose and an artificial backdrop that just seems too unnatural to taste pleasant.

Wittamer Sugar Free Milk Chocolate

But this is where I hate myself. I actually do like it. It’s got that milk chocolate addictiveness that milk chocolate should have. It’s too creamy to be something you could polish off without feeling you’ve eaten a tub of clotted cream, but there is a strange quality about it. It’s sort of like a Big Mac, you know you shouldn’t enjoy it as its not prime beef, but you do find yourself craving some. With this bar I know its missing sugar, I know its missing depth and great flavour but it works on some sort of serotonin level where you just have go back for more.

I wish I didn’t like it as the absence of sugar is like having a seaside with no sea, sun loungers, towels or ice cream – it’s just sand at the end of the day. And this is just chocolate, nothing great, but you can’t help snapping another piece off.

Excuse me whilst I go to confession.

Where To Buy The Tablette Wittamer n° 10 – Sugar free

 

Rating:
  • Taste: 65% – you notice the absence of sugar, but it’s still addictive
  • Texture: 65% – it’s perfectly acceptable but feels forced rather than natural..
  • Appearance: 50% – it didn’t look as nice as the website shows it to be, basically it came in some stiff plastic with a label on.
  • Nutritional Information: 50% –
  • Price: 50% – very brief information
  • Overall: 56% – a huge disappointment. But I shouldn’t really try and compare it to chocolate with sugar in.

 

Nutritional Information:
  • Milk powder, sweetener, maltitol, cocoa butter, emulsifier, soy lecithin, skim milk powder, whey powder, skimmed cocoa powder.
  • May contain traces of nuts
  • 9.5% milk powder

 

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