Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Coconut Secret - Classic Coconut Bar - Jan. 15, 2014

Chocolate of the Day:

Leslie's Organics
Coconut Secret - Classic Coconut Bar
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 290 calories in 1 bar
Purchased from: SweetE Organic, Mill Valley, CA

Today was Day #15 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Weeks.

The Mill Valley, CA-based makers behind Leslie's Organics organic, Coconut Secret - Classic Coconut Bar were inspired to create a line healthy, low-glycemic and gluten-free bars and other products. And, they've succeeded, at least for grateful customers such as myself who can't have gluten and don't want the blood sugar spike sometimes associated with other sugars and sweeteners.

The company uses coconut nectar instead, harvested sustainably from coconut palms in the Philippines.

This bar was marketed as low glycemic, and that has been my experience with coconut palm sugar thus far in other bars. According to the label, this bar contained 17 grams of carbohydrates - lower than other chocolate, or sweetened bars of similar size.

Today's organic dark chocolate-covered coconut bar was also dairy-free and non-GMO.

Note: Due to travel, photos will be delayed.

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