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Dec 4, 2006 09:32 PM

sugar free chocolates...

is there a chocolatier or supermarket that sells good sugar free chocolates? i'm not really looking for a chocolate bar, more like truffles.

not trader joe's. ;)


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  1. Varsano's 172 W. 4th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue).

    I've gotten various sugar free chocolate goodies there for someone who cannot have sugar and I was told they were pretty good.

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    1. re: DaveS

      Varsano's doesn't have sugar-free truffles, but they have a selection of some other maltitol-based treats. White chocolate almond bark had a good balance of nuts to chocolate and avoided being cloying. Peanut butter cups were great. Dark was especially full-tasting and all the confections had a great, smooth texture that fooled my palate.

      1. re: JungMann

        Thanks for letting us know. I planned to try some of Varsano's stuff this weekend, but the staff was busy stomping on something on the floor, so I thought it might be a bad time to visit.

        I went stopped by Teuscher's in Philadelphia today. Their only sugar-free product is fructose-based chocolate bars. The websites of the NY Teuscher's stores shows bars as well as non-bar fructose-based chocolates.

    2. I believe that Leonidas carries sugar-free chocolates.

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      1. re: MMRuth

        I've recently become interested in this topic, since several relatives have been diagnosed with diabetes.

        I stopped by Leonidas today (which, incidentally, is my favorite place for chocolates in the city). They do carry no-sugar-added chocolates, but only as chocolate bars, which are apparently purchased from another company (eg, Cavalier, a Belgian brand). The ones I tried were sweetened with sugar alcohols (maltitol and lactitol), which can have a laxative effect if consumed in large quantities.

        Anyone have an update on any other chocolatiers in the city that sell sugar-free truffles or other non-bar chocolates?

      2. Godiva has a sugar-free assortment

        There is decent sugar-free dark choc or milk choc candy at the "bin" places...
        my fav is at the TastiD'lite (spelled wrong I think) store on 2nd Ave at 62nd St.

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        1. re: pbjluver

          Thanks for the info. Didn't know about Godiva.

          I previously tried just searching the Manhattan board on this topic, since I'm looking for NYC chocolatiers - didn't turn up much. But a search of all of chowhound found Martine's and Teuscher's.

          Anybody have opinions on Martine's or Teuscher's sugar-free chocolates?

          1. re: pbjluver

            The TastiD'lite candies work if you're really craving something sweet, but they're not all that great. Vosges au Chocolat has sugar-free bars that are okay (a tad too bitter for my taste), but I am definitely headed to Varsano's this weekend to have a taste. Getting my candy-fix with sugar-free turron from DespaƱa is getting a little too expensive for me during this recession.

          2. Fairway posted on their blog that they are carrying Klingele sugar free chocolate from Belgium. I've never heard of it and am looking to get some for my mom. If I find it there, I'll post back about it. Has anyone else tried it?

            1. Lilac Chocolates carry various sugar free chocolates (like truffles). They don't make them themselves, so what they have and when they get them varies. They are very good, but you might want to call first to find out what they have in stock.