With countless types of diets buzzing around these days, women are eliminating some of their favorite treats from their diet, including chocolate. But as a result, this actually makes them desire those guilty pleasures even more. A lot of diets, such as the re-feed diet, suggest a cheat or reward meal in order to keep on track with your diet plan. And now, there’s another option for guilt-free indulgence.
Have you ever stood in front of your fridge and stared down that bottle of Hersey’s chocolate syrup thinking ”Just a little bit won’t hurt,” but deep down you knew you’d indulge in way more than you said you were going to? Ladies, it’s time to take the word “guilty” out of the phrase “guilty pleasure.”
Walden Farms has created a gluten free chocolate syrup with zero calories, zero carbs, zero fats and zero sugars. Sound too good to be true? I promise it’s true. The sauce is great for countless uses, like guilt-free chocolate covered strawberries, an ice cream topping (try Artic Zero ice cream for a low-calorie treat), and even an addition to your healthy protein shakes.
I’ve tried the too-good-to-be true treat myself and it’s now become my go-to when I can’t stop thinking about my irresistible chocolate craving. When I tried it for the first time, there seemed to be a bit of an odd aftertaste. However, that didn’t take long at all to get over knowing I was now able to enjoy my favorite dessert again without being upset with myself afterwards. I’ve even made my own calorie-free Reese’s cups by freezing the chocolate syrup in a small glass and then adding Walden Farm’s peanut butter in the middle.
You’re probably wondering what in the world is in the chocolate sauce if it truly does contain zero calories. Some of the main ingredients include real fruit extracts, concentrated natural flavors, rich cocoa, and other natural flavors. The products are also sweetened with the artificial sweetener, Splenda.
But wait! There’s more. Chocolate syrup is far from the only zero-calorie treat Walden Farms supplies. A few of their other healthy options include:
If sweets aren’t your thing, don’t fret, because Walden Farms also specializes in pasta sauces, BBQ sauces, veggie dips, mayo, salad dressings, ketchup, seafood sauces, coleslaw dressing and chip dips. Their savory products are made with freshly ground herbs and spices, concentrated natural flavors, and the finest aged, imported and domestic vinegars.
According to Walden Farms, by using their products you can save yourself from taking in 10,000 calories a month. That’s saving yourself a weight gain of nearly a three pounds a month, and 34 pounds a year!
Walden Farms products can be found in Kroger stores and other food markets. Find out what stores near you contain their products by visiting the Walden Farms website and using their store locator.
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July 31st, 2012