Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean you must avoid chocolate.
You just need to be a little more careful about the type and portion size you eat to soothe your sweet-tooth cravings.
With this in mind, our diabetic hampers team has taken great care to choose a selection of diabetic-friendly chocolates that taste delicious – and have none of those potential side effects.
Chocolate sweetened with natural Stevia contains no sugar
Since 2012, it has been possible to made chocolate using a natural sweetener called Stevia as a replacement to sugar. Stevia comes from the herb stevia rebaudiana and you can even grow it in in your own garden. It is widely used as a sweetener around the world and it is safe for diabetics, according to Diabetics UK and additional studies.
For instance, the effect of steviol glycosides, isolated from Stevia rebaudiana, in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics was evaluated in a study published in 2008 in the “Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology” journal. The results showed that post-treatment blood glucose levels were not significantly different from baseline measurements in the groups that were given stevia. Additionally, stevia was well tolerated by the subjects and had no side effects. (Taken from Can Diabetics Eat Stevia? By Amber Olson)
There are no effects on taste either. No sugar chocolate with natural Stevia tastes as smooth and delicious as traditional chocolate
We’ve sourced diabetic-friendly white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate since everyone has their favourite!
Diabetic-friendly chocolate gift hampers
Chocolate features in 8 of our diabetic hampers . Our top favourites are:
The sparkling white wine (non-alcoholic) in this hamper makes it perfect as a birthday gift or anniversary present. As well as no sugar chocolates, there’s also no sugar ginger biscuits, peppermints, ginger biscuits and citrus drops to savour.
Know someone with a sweet tooth who deserves a little pampering, or maybe a pick-me-up? This diabetic-friendly hamper features white chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate as well as many other sugar free sweet treats.
Looking for a hamper to send to family as a little treat at Christmas time? Our Christmas Delights Hamper includes delicious chocolates, sugar free sweets, smoked cheeses, salmon and much more. Always a hit.
At Diabetic Hampers, you also have the option to create your own hamper to really add a personalised feel to any gift.
Choose the size and style of the hamper and then fill it with goodies that your close friend or family member is sure to love; it is a great way to share this delicious no sugar chocolate.
To browse the entire diabetic hamper range and order online, please visit Diabetic Hampers or call 01360 440066.