Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts LC-Snack Pack by LC Foods
Remember Regular Chocolate Covered Peanuts?
How many of us grew up eating chocolate covered peanuts? I know I did. My dad was a big fan of them and we always had them in the house. We weren’t concerned about diabetes or counting calories or carbs back then and they were always available. My dad always bought them in bulk but we also bought them when we went to a movie theater.
Chocolate covered peanuts were introduced in the United States in 1925 as Goobers by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company which was acquired by Nestlé in 1984. A “goober” is a slang term for a peanut.
Of course, they were not good for me. First, they had real milk chocolate with real sugar. I don’t know where my dad bought them but I am sure they were cheap in price and cheap in quality. But what did we know back then? I’m sure over consumption of cheap sugar-filled chocolates and other foods contributed to my diabetes (now under control).
The Introduction of Sugar-Free Chocolate Covered Peanuts
When I became a low carber, I had to give up regular chocolate covered peanuts as well as everything else made with chocolate. I was happy to give them up but I still missed them. When the Atkins diet became popular, we started to see peanuts covered with sugar-free chocolate all the time. They were good but the sugar-free chocolate of years ago was made with maltitol as the sugar substitute and we all remember the gas and bloating they gave us. As my friend Dana Carpender likes to say, they made us “socially offensive.”
So as a low-carb dieter, we were able to have about 1 ounce of sugar-free milk chocolate covered peanuts a couple times per week. Eventually, food manufacturers developed sugar-free dark chocolate and started gearing it to the low-carb market.
According to Authority Nutrition, there are 7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate:
- it’s very nutritious (high in fiber and nutrients)
- is a source of antioxidants
- may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure
- raises hdl and protects ldl against oxidation
- may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
- may protect your skin against the sun
- may improve brain function
Read the full article here.
Introducing Erythritol Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts Snack Pack by LC Foods
LC-Foods makes their sugar-free chocolate blend with a little bit of inulin (chicory root) and a little bit of erythritol as a combined sweetener. Yes, erythritol is technically a sugar alcohol but it is known as natural and to usually not cause stomach distress in most people like maltitol does. LC-Foods only uses a small amount to mix with the inulin. Their blend of sugar-free chocolate tastes great and doesn’t hurt our stomachs and digestive systems.
LC Foods snack packs contain 2 servings of dark chocolate covered peanuts per package. They combine their sugar-free dark chocolate with BIG dry roasted peanuts for a satisfying snack. Each ¼ cup serving has 3g net carbs, 20g of fat and no trans fat. Each piece has a thick layer of sugar-free dark chocolate wrapped around a dry roasted peanut. I carry them in my backpack when I go to work but they’d be great in your purse or briefcase. All chocolate melts so try them now when it’s safe to ship.
And don’t forget that February 25 is National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day so stock up now!
SF Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts Nutrition Facts
- Serving Size ¼ cup (45.6g)
- Servings per Container 2
- Calories 272
- Calories from Fat 180
- Total Fat 20g
- Saturated Fat 9.5g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 3mg
- Total Carbohydrate 19g*
- Dietary Fiber 5g*
- Sugars 0g
- Sugar Alcohols 11g*
- Protein 4g
Ingredients: Dry roasted peanuts, unsweetened chocolate liquor, erythritol, cocoa butter, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla.
Net Carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 3g per serving.
Allergen Warning: Processed in a facility that uses gluten & nuts.
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