Being diabetics, we went searching for a sugar free chocolate flavored drink that would fit within a diabetic’s diet. We spent quite a bit of time looking at labels in local grocery stores. We’re trying to live by the principal that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, you probably should not be eating or drinking that product. We thought that this would be fairly easy to do. We were wrong. Even the number 1 brand states in the ingredient list that it has cocoa processed with alkali.
We were looking for a cocoa drink because of the antioxidants found naturally in cocoa. While it’s true that chocolate is made from cocoa, almost every chocolate product is has more sugar than cocoa. We also wanted a drink low in calories and low in carbohydrates.
The other problem is that every cocoa drink found on the grocery shelves requires sugar, honey or some other sweetener before you can drink it.
Happily, there is an internet. We must have looked at 50 web sites and tried looking at…