ever heard of tru chocolate?

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  1. Joey Sangfroid Purple Belt

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    so i see my doctor once a month; he's a nutrition's buff and he recommended me this type of chocolate with organic cacao that's supposed to help you lose weight and regulate your blood sugar. the good thing about it is that it contains 0 sugar. i've read some reviews and have heard very positive things about them, except the price. a small bag which is supposed to last about a week and half cost me about $30. the taste is great especially when you drink water afterwards which makes the water taste, well, unlike water, sweet and leaves this refreshed taste in your mouth ten minutes after you've consumed the chocolate. anyone ever heard of this?

    here's the website:TRU Chocolate
     
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    Most dark chocolate is pretty damn good for you when eaten in moderation on a regular basis. I think most people here eat some every day.

    I imagine tru chocolate has artificial sweetener. I like Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate, mostly due to the nutrient profile. Lowest sugar chocolate I've seen that doesn't have artificial sweetener and is easy to find..
     
  3. Joey Sangfroid Purple Belt

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    you should check this site out: Healthy Dark Chocolate Reviews: Home

    it compares lindt to tru chocolate.
     
  4. ThePitBull32 Green Belt

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    I bought 100% cocoa once. Gotta say it is way too bitter. I think 85% is as high as I would enjoy.
     
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    It looks like the main reasoning for him chosing tru chocolate over lindt is the fact that lindt uses sugar, and sugar is bad.

    I could never justify paying more than like $8/lb for chocolate, even $8 would be hard to justify.
     
  6. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I use it in coffee
     
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    That's a good idea...just checked my fridge and the 100% cocoa bar was still in there. Now it's in my coffee. Thanks for the idea!
     
  8. MikeMartial Black Belt

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    Just bought two bars yesterday. Damn good stuff.

    I know cacao is renowned for it's antioxidant profile, but I have no idea why it would be toted for weight loss.
     
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    I don't if anyone here has tried Chad Waterbury's 10-10 Transformation program (12 week program, 2 3 week cutting phases, 2 3 week bulking phases), he recommends eating at least 85% dark chocolate as a bedtime snack as part of the diet.

    I'm planning on starting the program next week, so I ordered "Plantations
     
  10. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I sometimes put maple syrup in there as well with some cinnamon with a splash of milk.

    Don't use coffee granuales though


    *vomits*
     
  11. How much Lindt 85% do you guys incorporate into your diet? How much/how often?
     
  12. MikeMartial Black Belt

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    1 square a day, with a meal.
     
  13. stevemcc White Belt

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm the fella who put together the Healthy Dark Chocolate Reviews website that compares Lindt, TRU Chocolate, and several others. Thought I'd give you some more info.

    First, TRU Chocolate does NOT use an artificial sweetener. I'm a health consultant, and I wouldn't touch the stuff. It's sweetened with xylitol, which actually offers health benefits. Having said that, it does have a slightly different taste from sugar, so it flavors things a little differently. Most people would describe TRU Chocolate as a sweet chocolate; some, however, prefer the sugar taste over xylitol.

    TRU Chocolate is also organic, which Lindt is not.

    And the reason it's recommended for weight loss is that it is specially designed for that. So it's not like the doc's just saying, "Eat dark chocolate to lose weight." It's got an herbal blend designed to help stimulate the ****bolism. Plus, he mentioned the water phenomenon -- it purposely keeps the xylitol on the tongue for a while to sweeten the water you drink. So it encourages people to drink more water, which is healthy in general and very good when losing weight.

    Lindt is a very nice chocolate, and I recommend the 85% cocoa content (extra dark) over most chocolate bars if you don't mind the sugar, the non-organic ingredients, etc. Of course it is much cheaper, BUT ...

    TRU Chocolate only costs $30/bag when you buy it retail. It is sold through network marketing (and it's the only MLM chocolate that I think worth the extra price), and when bought as a distributor, it's only $21 per bag (free shipping); which makes it $1.40 per serving. The servings are quite small (8 grams), but this gives you your daily supply of antioxidants, 10% of your daily magnesium, and the other benefits of dark chocolate without the downside of sugar, etc.

    If I sound like a commercial, I can speak equally nicely about some retail chocolates, but they're just as expensive, ounce for ounce. In fact, on the review site, you'll see that I rank Gnosis Chocolate even higher. But it's $8.95 per bar. These are chocolates that you eat in small quantities for health benefits, rather than candy bars that you just chow down.

    Hope that's helpful.

    Steve Mc.
     
  14. ^Hah that's pretty funny that he responded to the topic - I wonder how he found it lol. Thanks for the info, Steve - real interesting. But mannn, expensive stuff. I'll check out how much that Lindt stuff costs.
     
  15. Thanks!
     
  16. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    So I bought some 100% Cocoa....

    This shit is fucking horrible.
     
  17. If it's just one square you're supposed to be having then who cares lol. If I recall correctly, you down shots of vinegar, don't you? Just go 85% next time :p
     
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    I just received my order today, and had a square tonight. Yeah, it doesn't good at all, but I'm only concerned about the health benefits. :icon_chee

    Hell, I'm going to be eating a lot of this stuff the next 3 months, so I may grow to appreciate the taste. :D
     
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    I literally couldn't fucking breathe due to the taste of that shit. There is 0 way I can down any of that, period.
     
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    I got some 70% lindt today, I'll be sure to get the 85% next time. I have a couple of questions. Is there any reason why people don't buy cocoa powder and mix it in some water or something? Also, is cocoa extraced from the cocoa plant leaves? If so, how does cocoa differ so much from cocaine? Sorry if that's a stupid question, I'm just curious. :icon_chee

    Why don't you chop it up into small pieces and swallow the chunks with some water? I've thought about doing that when I buy the 85% lindt as I don't anticipate myself enjoying it.
     

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