Apparently it’s got 48 calories per serve???? (of course, check the nutrition panel on the side, and it says 120 calories per serve, which is 250mL. LIARS). Ah that makes more sense given how sweet it tastes (48 calories is a meagre 100 mL serve)
Girl. Read the reading tlist they send you with these things. All the new boxes will have the proper serving sizes marked (250mL) for Aussie consumers. :)
How does it taste? Sweet. Like chocolate yogo (actually more like snakpak!!) Just like chocolate milk without the taste of dairy. Yes, I’d drink it, but probably needs to be really cold to be best (perhaps served with ice?)
I received my ticket to the Good Food and Wine Show from Chobani. It is, like, the most awesome Greek yoghurt out there. Seriously.
I was supposed to go with friends to the Good Food and Wine show. But they were sicked with the cold that’s been going around, and only let me know an hour before we were meant to meet *sadface* So, I was left to wander and sample on my own. Here are my thoughts…
Ahem…. Maybe I don’t share my thoughts on that pic ;)
Skinny Girl Cocktails were vamping it up, with skinny girls in mini skirts, and offering samples of their cocktails and also massages (not that I could be bothered waiting!). The Margarita was good. Ready to drink, with some rimming salt ;)
I dabbled in some Avocado oil. Hmmm… Think I’ll stick with Olive for the price…
There was a crapload of cider for sampling. Of which I tried none :(
I had a good chat to the people of Rowie’s Cakes about how great it was that they were supplying to the Qantas QFML and VGML range :) And their ANZAC bikkies were awesome.
Yes, I spend too much time browsing the aisles at my local Woolworths. Especially the ‘Health food’ aisle, which consists of various gluten, dairy and sugar-free goodies just waiting to be tried. Here’s a few that I picked up recently at my local store… [click to continue…]
We may have a little victory in the search for a cane sugar-free, dairy free chocolate that doesn’t have a laxative effect or taste like ew.
Loving Earth produce a range of raw chocolate bars that are dairy-free dark chocolate and sweetened with Agave syrup. They’re vegan and also gluten free. Oh and fair trade cocao, but made in Australia. Sweet.
I shared an almond bar with my workmates this afternoon, who all approved, and were also happy for me ;) I’ll try the others at some point (I have the lucoma and maca one to take to my eight hours of uni on Sunday. I think I’ll need it!) but even if there’s only one awesome flavour, it’s a great start!
(available online, or from various health food stores in Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Japan and Israel, apparently!)
On the quest to till be able to eat yummables without nasty things happening inside of me, I’ve been trawling the “health food” aisles… can’t do health food stores yet, aisles will be my starting point.
There is so much out there now for gluten free! A few years ago when I’d heard of such a thing as Coeliac’s Disease after having a friend and a relative diagnosed with it, and earning how to eat with them, it was all specialist stuff, now you’ll even find gluten free products alongside the ‘regular’ floured stuff…
My eyes were looking for anything that was dairy-free or vegan (because then i KNOW there’s nothing complicated hidden down the label).. and I managed to find a sugar-free chocolate bar :)
The Sweet William“I’m Sweet Enough” bar…
It does, however, have Maltitol in it which, according to Wikipedia is a “sugar alcohol”… which is large doses could unfortunately have a laxative effect. Not one side effect I need right now!
Anyway. I’ve eaten half the bar (25g) and so far so good on the stomach front… It also tasted reasonable. Not as yummy as anything from the Lindt Cafe but better than missing out on chockies altogether! :)
I know, I know, I’m not supposed to eat nearly this much chocolate, let alone in one sitting, and yes, my intestines were paying for it for the rest of the evening. But, oh, it was good to visit the Lindt Chocolate Cafe at Darling Harbour last week.
Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t be eating chocolate for awhile. *sulks* It seemed to be upsettling my stomach over the Easter weekend, and then when I had a mini mars bar yesterday, my tummy wasn’t happy at all for the rest of the afternoon.
It may not be the chocolate only, but I’ll start there and see if I feel better. So chocolate and I are on a break for term 2. Meh.
I also really should get aground to getting my flu shot next week. Because, as I always say “Kids are germ-bags”.