Lily’s Chocolate Review
So this is my first Lily’s chocolate review. For those of you that do not already know, Lily’s is a company that makes erythritol sweetened chocolates. Therefore, the chocolates are deliciously low carb and do not cause gastrointestinal upset. As you have already learned, there are many dark chocolate health benefits. So, if you find the idea of eating dark chocolate exciting, you will enjoy eating this candy bar and reading this Lily’s Chocolate review.
As a low carb foodie, I have developed a taste for dark chocolate. However, before switching to a low carb diet lifestyle, I preferred a delicious and sweet milk chocolate. Therefore, if you are new to being on a low carb diet, I am not going to fool you with this Lily’s chocolate review. Unsweetened dark chocolate is bitter – almost as bitter as a cup of black coffee.
However, the darker the chocolate, the healthier it will likely be for you. So, the dark unsweetened chocolate is lowest carb. However, with the right sugar substitutes, you can definitely start enjoying keto low carb chocolates.
70% Dark Chocolate – Salted Almond Bar
First, I have to admit that I ate this entire bar (over a few days) before doing my usual blog review photo-session. Therefore, you are staring at an empty package of the Lily’s 70% Dark Chocolate – Salted Almond Bar. It tastes nothing like a milk chocolate bar, but there is something intriguing and seemingly healthy about this low carb chocolate bar.
Second, it made me feel really good when I ate it. However, I cannot give all the credit to the brand itself because this is one of the known health benefits of chocolate. But, I can give them credit for excellent packaging and the combination of flavors, tastes, and textures.
Lily’s chocolate packages are very artfully designed. Therefore, before you even indulge in the chocolate, you feel like you are in for a real treat. Her wrappings remind me of little mini-Van Gogh like designs. As a graphic designer, I am impressed with her artful branding.
So, I opened the package and the smell of dark chocolate becomes much more apparent. Again, dark chocolate is similar to a cup of coffee before adding lots of creamer. Therefore, it is a bittersweet aroma that tempts you to taste the low carb chocolate bar.
Fortunately, the aroma does not misguide you. It mentally prepares you for the flavor. And as a result, I was not shocked by the delicious bittersweet low carb chocolate. Just think cocoa flavored semi-sweetened black coffee and you will be in for a real treat. If you are already a huge dark chocolate fan, this will not disappoint.
The Taste & Texture
Besides the bittersweet, cocoa-flavored coffee taste, the bar I am reviewing had sea salt and almonds. The large sea salt pieces were an unexpected, but welcomed surprise. I thought the taste and texture combinations came together well with the dark chocolate and delicious chunks of almonds.