I ordered 4 12-packs of this at the end of 2007, and have slowly eaten them over the past 7 months or so. I can only eat a few pieces per day, or I get gas. But the taste is phenomenal. HOWEVER...there is something about these bars that makes me lose weight. A LOT. And it's not just because they're low in carbs. There is something that lowers my appetite and changes my cravings.
Just to be clear - this is a GOOD thing!
I know it's not the cocoa or erythritol, because I had consumed them for almost a year before with no effect on my (always high) appetite.
Oligofructose seems to be the key. I googled "oligofructose weight loss" and found a Belgian study on rats and then on humans that said that appetite lowered through some complex changes in intestinal peptides.
I lost a lot of weight (~30 lbs over a couple of months), wondering what the hell was going on. When I eased up on the chocolate, my weight stabilized and slowly crept up. I read elsewhere online that oligofructose increases bifidobacterium levels in the gut, and high levels of bifidobacterium are related to lower bodyfat.
I do think there is a connection that the science will vindicate soon. In the meantime, I just ordered more ChocoPerfection. Not a fan of raspberry myself, Jimmy - otherwise, I would've tried yours as well. :)
I absolutely love these bars. I've tried all 3, that is the dark chocolate, milk chocolate and my current personal favourite, the raspberry one, it just melts in your mouth. They satisfy my sugar/chocolate craving, just a couple of pieces is all I need. Thanks, Christine
I just received the chocoperfection bars from you and I am IN HEAVEN...they are totally awesome, even more amazing than I had hoped! I can tell you packaged them very carefully, with cool packs even, thank you so much for all your efforts and time. I was so excited to t repeat-y them....dark chocolate is my favorite so I tried that first and it was the most awesome experience, I truly, absolutely loved them! It is such a relief to have chocolate I can eat while doing low carb, it just changes everything, it changes the low-carb lifestyle to easy to do. I feel like I can really go forward now...during the holiday dinners with family, when everyone else is eating all the sweets my family bakes, I don't have to miss out because I have your chocolate! I tried the milk chocolate and they are delicious too, not quite as good as the rich dark chocolate, but that's just a preference and I will enjoy them all the same, they are decedent! I read awesome reviews about the rasberry bars (I love Jimmy's blog) so was expecting those to be amazing, but I think they are my least favorite, all though they are also good and I will enjoy them as well. I do plan to make a huge order of the dark bars in the future. On a last note, I just have to tell you that these bars are and will absolutely change my life...I've never had this, chocolate I could eat that doesn't make me ill, that is good for me, that is sugar and gluten free, and that tastes really, really, really good. Thank you so much for your product, it i a true life changing product. I am planning on buying some for every member of my family for Christmas gifts soon. Thanks for taking all that time to develop chocoperfection, they truly are chocolate-perfection!!!!!
Your ChocoPerfection bars are fabulous! My wife has brought them home twice. It is hard to believe they contain low carbs with 0 sugar. I can see why it was voted best tasting sugarfree chocolate. Thank you for the information.
I love the ChocoPerfection bars! I am not diabetic but they really help your blood sugar level!important I gave one to my supervisor and it really helped his (he is diabetic). I love the fact they don't cause gastric distress because of no malitol! Keep up the good work!
Hi. I recently purchased my first order of the 12 dark/12 milk chocolate bars. They were wonderful, thank you!! I am so excited about this product that I actually gave over half of my order away so all my friends could taste them and believe that something so good for you was also as good as regular chocolate. I know you will have many new and happy customers coming your way.
Thanks again for this WONDERFUL product!
The chocolates are unbelievably delicious. I fully expected them to be sweetened with maltitol and I was pleasantly surprised to find they aren't. The taste is superb. There is no after taste as one might expect in low carb, no sugar products.
You really nailed it and congratulations to you for a job well done. You have a customer for life as well as some of my friends who are equally impressed. My son, who does not use sugar, tried some and he was blown away by the taste, texture and overall quality of the chocolate. Thanks again.
I'm getting my replenishment box today, hurray! And I wanted to let you know that I've sent bars to friends (one diabetic and one with diabetic child). They both raved and asked for your website. One person said his blood sugars were way down (110) the morning after eating the whole bar.
I am still amazed that I have given up sugar for nearly 4 months now. It is still like saying that I am able to fly on my own. Beyond my previous beliefs. Thank you for this blessing of support.
With great gratitude, Rebecca