Diabetic Kitchen Gourmet Chocolate Brownie Mix

91an-nckzpl-_sy355_One of my favorite sweet treats are brownies.  And I don’t mean fluffy chocolate cake taking the form of a little square, I mean dense, chewy, fudgey brownies.  I have tried countless low-carb, diabetic, and sugar-free brownie mixes and have been sorely disappointed… until now.  They still are not quite the consistency of a real brownie made with sugar, however the Gourmet Chocolate Brownie Mix from Diabetic Kitchen produces the closest approximation that I’ve found by a pretty wide margin.

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SKINNYme Chocolate

j9fozn2After ChocZero changed their recipe (see updated post here), I decided to try and find some other sources of keto-friendly chocolate and came across SKINNYme.  They don’t have as many options as ChocZero and unfortunately no milk chocolate (my favorite) but I decided to give them a try anyway as they have a free trial.  They describe their chocolate as “Zero Sugar, Low Calorie, Low Net Carb Dark Chocolate”.

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Sparkling ICE

Are you addicted to sugary sweet soda but are trying to maintain a ketogenic diet?  If so then your options are slim.  Most major brands make diet and more recently zero calorie options, but BEWARE of these as nearly every one that I’ve investigated uses aspartame as its artificial sweetener.  The next best thing that I’ve found to satisfy a soda craving is flavored sparkling water, and thus far the best tasting of these that I’ve found is definitely Sparkling ICE.

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ChocZero

logo2xFor a very long time I was in search of a low-sugar or sugar-free chocolate that didn’t taste… off.  That wasn’t gritty in the mouth.  That actually tasted and felt like chocolate.  I tried various big candy brands’ sugar-free options but these mostly used sugar alcohols so I was unable to eat more than a piece or two at a time (see my article on sugar alcohols for why).  Then I found ChocZero and my ketogenic life changed forever. Continue reading “ChocZero”