We have not forgotten about those looking to reduce their sugar intake this Easter at TAOS Gifts, and this year we have a range of Stevia No Added Sugar Easter chocolate by Cavalier that is kinder to teeth and does not have any side effect (unlike some traditional no added sugar chocolate sweetened with maltitol). Stevia No Added Sugar chocolate is suitable for diabetics as part of a controlled diet, and a tasty chocolate alternative to the boring dark chocolate they are normally advised to eat. Remember to be treat wise though!
These cute little Easter Figures from Cavalier are made from smooth and creamy Belgian Chocolate, each bag contains 100g of little Easter Rabbit and Chick shapes, suitable for all ages they have no sugar added and may be suitable for diabetics and others who need to avoid sugar.
As it contains Stevia, not sugar or artificial sweeteners it has no bitter after taste, no laxative effects and is kind to teeth!
Stevia has many significant benefits, for instance it does not have a laxative effect, it is completely natural with a
huge sweetening power (300 times sweeter than sugar).
Only small quantities are needed, it has been frequently tested and found to be 100% safe. Unlike some sweeteners, Stevia is totally non-carcinogenic, it is also stable when heated, hence suitable for frying and boiling.
Stevia is non-addictive, unlike ordinary sugar, for instance, replacing sugar with Stevia results in less plaque on teeth and fewer fillings.
Stevia contains zero calories and contributes to driving down obesity.
If you are looking for a healthier option, are on a strict diet Cavalier Belgian Chocolate containing Stevia could be just the treat you have been looking for!
Is Stevia (Full name Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni) safe?
Yes, research shows that Stevia is perfectly safe. Despite 10 years of research into potential downsides in quantities, no adverse effects are known of to date. On the contrary even, health benefits have been demonstrated with intake in higher quantities.
The EFSA, the European Food Standards Agency, is also convinced of this and has officially approved the use of Stevia.
Why are we hearing about Stevia only now?
Stevia has actually been used for centuries as a natural sweetener in countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay. In Japan for instance Stevia is added to soft drinks as a healthy replacement for aspartame.
Due to the availability and the emergence of cheaper sugar and synthetic sweeteners, the effect of Stevia remained a well-kept secret in Europe.
In view of the socioeconomic importance of these sectors, over the past 10 years the politicians have reviewed the policy on sugar subsidies, resulting in refineries being closed.
Oat Crunch Cookies are sugar-free cookies in a gift tube, delicious traditional English biscuits made by farmhouse biscuits Ltd.
Perfect to serve while entertaining guests, to give as gifts or to treat yourself during your tea break, they contain sweeteners, but no sugar so they may be suitable for diabetics and those watching their carbohydrate intake.
Farmhouse Biscuits also cater for those that need to follow a Gluten free diet, people who suffer from Coeliac disease, Wheat allergies or are Gluten intolerant will still be able to enjoy our delicious traditionally made English Chocolate Chip Cookies.
At TAOS Gifts we have a constantly growing range of snacks and confectionary suitable for specialised diets, although we do recommend you check the ingredients as some may contain naturally occurring sugars.
Perlege (ACAO) Luxury Belgian Chocolate Milk & Cinnamon is a creamy Belgian milk chocolate with just the right amount of cinnamon added to give it that little extra kick, with no sugar added and gluten-free it is suitable for some specialised diets, but as tasty as it is don’t eat too many bars as it can have a laxative effect.
If you prefer your chocolate dark, then try the luxurious Perlege Belgian No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate with crunchy cocoa nibs, a divine blend of dark Belgian Chocolate with crunchy cocoa an essential treat for any serious chocoholic!
Enjoy the taste of Summer with A small fruity bar of Cavalier Belgian Chocolate with Strawberry , this is a moreish dark chocolate with no sugar added and a sweet strawberry and raspberry flavour creamy fondant centre, these small bars are a perfect self-indulgent treat, or gifts, if you can bear to part with them!
The exotic Banana Milk Cavalier Belgian milk Chocolate Bar has a sweet banana creamy fondant centre, lose yourself for a few moments with the tropical flavours and smooth creamy chocolate melting in your mouth, with no added sugar it’s a perfect treat size snack to pop in your hand bag or lunch box.
From now until 31st October 2011 (subject to stock availability) you can buy any 3 Perlege no added sugar chocolate bars (42 and 45g) and just pay for 2. Buy 2 get one free!
Perlege no added sugar chocolate is very creamy and not how you would expect a no added sugar chocolate to be, it is great for Diabetics or anyone looking at following a special diet such as low GI. The chocolate is made with malitol though, so dont consume them all at once, as excessive consumption can cause laxative effects. Remember though to treat the no added sugar chocolate as a treat, and be treatwise.
TAOS Gifts also have a large range of other No Added Sugar chocolates including Guylian and Cavalier, if you fancy trying some of our others. They make great stocking fillers for Christmas, buy early to avoid disappointment though as they are all selling fast.