Balance Belgian Chocolates
Stevia No Sugar Added
Easter Chocolate Mini Eggs 150g
Flavour: Milk Praline
No sugar added chocolate that is sweetened with Maltitol and Stevia, a natural plant extract which has no bitter after taste, no laxative effects and is kind to teeth
- 150g bag of no added sugar foil wrapped mini eggs
- Each egg is approximately 4cm high and weighs approx 13g
- Contains milk chocolate praline mini eggs
- Sweetened with Stevia, a natural sweetener and Maltitol
- Ideal as a small gift or indulgent treat
- May be suitable for diabetics or other special diets, but be treat wise
|No Sugar Added
||May contain traces
Ingredients: sweetener maltitol, cocoa butter, fibres inulin, whole milk powder, hazelnuts, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, vegetable fats palm, emulsifer soy lecithin, sweetener stevia glyocides, natural flavours. May contain traces of other nuts. Contains naturally occuring sugars.
||511 calories (2136 kj)
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What is Stevia?
Stevia is short for Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. It is a small green plant originating from the border area between Paraguay and Brazil. Its leaves contain stevioside, a strong sweetener that is up to 300 times sweeter tasting than ordinary sugar. The plant itself contains rebaudioside A, among other things, which is even sweeter than stevioside and has less of a bitter aftertaste.
Is Stevia safe?
Yes, research shows that Stevia is perfectly safe. Despite 10 years of research into potential downsides in quantities, no adverse effects are known of to date. On the contrary even, health benefits have been demonstrated with intake in higher quantities. The EFSA, the European Food Standards Agency, is also convinced of this and has officially approved the use of Stevia.
Why are we hearing about Stevia only now?
Stevia has actually been used for centuries as a natural sweetener in countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay. In Japan for instance Stevia is added to soft drinks as a healthy replacement for aspartame.
What are the most significant benefits of Stevia?
Due to the availability and the emergence of cheaper sugar and synthetic sweeteners, the effect of Stevia remained a well-kept secret in Europe.
In view of the socioeconomic importance of these sectors, over the past 10 years the politicians have reviewed the policy on sugar subsidies, resulting in refineries being closed. This has created a gap for Stevia.
- Completely natural
- Huge sweetening power (300 times sweeter than sugar)
- Only small quantities needed
- Frequently tested and found to be 100% safe
- Unlike some sweeteners, totally non-carcinogenic
- Stable when heated, hence suitable for frying and boiling
- Non-addictive, unlike ordinary sugar, for instance
- Results in less plaque on teeth and fewer fillings
- Contains zero calories and contributes to driving down obesity