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  • May 17
    100% Cacao (No Added Sugar) Gifts | Cocoa Runners

    Dark Milk Chocolate – a low-sugar alternative

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The Science of Chocolate

    “Everything in moderation”.  Epicurus had it right.  A little sugar in chocolate is to be welcomed.  And a little milk can add creaminess and the impression of sweetness too. In craft chocolate, sugar is added to bring out the flavour of the bean. In the words of the esteemed Mrs Beeton (she of Victorian cooking […]

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  • May 10
    Chocolate and low sugar

    How much sugar is in your chocolate?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The Science of Chocolate

    Sugar is a sticky topic.  There’s a large swathe of people who lump all chocolate into the catch-all “if it has sugar, it has to be bad”.  We beg to differ. Let’s start with a couple of questions.  Which has less sugar? A typical breakfast cereal or a dark craft chocolate bar? A low fat […]

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  • Jan 19

    Cutting down on sugar?

    By James  ·  The Science of Chocolate

    One easy way to eliminate sugar and still enjoy great chocolate is to try 100% bars. 100% bars contain nothing but cocoa beans. Through careful selection of beans, long grinds, heavy conches, and extra cocoa butter, our makers create amazingly flavourful 100% bars.  These 100% bars will always be a little astringent (they’ll make your […]

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