In The Glucoholic’s less diabetic days he used to fancy the Hershey’s chocolate miniatures. And why not? They’ve been around forever and you can get a metric ton of them at your local shopping club. They always seem to pop up in every office you work in, and passing them by can be a real challenge. The Milk Chocolate, the Special Dark Chocolate, the Mr. Goodbar, the Krackel – they all call out to you. What’s a person to do?
Well, we might have a solution for you. Hershey’s Sugar Free Dark Chocolates are roughly the same form factor and are a fair facsimile of the Special Dark Chocolate miniature. Hershey has not reproduced all the original miniatures in a sugar free form, but we’re happy to start with the dark chocolate. The taste is comparable, and those who usually shy away from dark chocolate might want to give the sugar free version a try because the sugar free version seems to us to be slightly sweeter than the original Special Dark Chocolate Miniature, ironically.
These candies are another example of liberal use of sugar alcohols, which should lead you to consuming less than the recommended serving size. Each candy is rich enough that it seems like a stretch to eat the five candies included in a recommended serving anyhow. For the real dark chocolate fanatics out there you probably would have been happy dropping a few grams of sugar alcohol, and this would have led to less than the roughly 11 grams of digestible carbohydrate in five candies. In addition to the sugar alcohols, Hershey’s Sugar Free Dark Chocolates are sweetened with sucralose. Each serving will also provide 190 calories, making moderation an important topic for those on a strict diet. The bad news is that each serving contains 9 grams of saturated fat, but we’re not really going to consume all five pieces in one sitting, right? If you do overindulge, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that you picked up 2 grams of protein for your efforts. Readers with peanut or tree nut allergies should avoid these candies.