Why we use only stevia in our chocolate

Stevia leavesYou might have noticed that ALL of our chocolate has only one ingredient as the sweetener. Stevia.

When you choose from any of the many flavors here on our website, you can feel confident that it has no added sugar and no trendy sweeteners (that often cause digestive problems or blood sugar spikes!).

This all began from a real need

Lydia started this chocolate business back in 2011 because all of the sugar-free options on the market at the time included Erythritol or some other undesirable sweetener in addition to stevia. It's curious that many chocolate bars today claim to be "sweetened with stevia" yet show Erythritol above stevia on the ingredient list!

It's true, the taste of stevia can be difficult to get right. It's one of those sweeteners that demands fine balance and moderation. It's not like sugar where you can just keep pouring it on and have it taste amazing. Stevia requires a special touch, and it's not for everyone. It's not going to taste exactly like the candy you're used to. Give it a chance, though, and you might find yourself with an amazing new treat you can actually feel good about eating regularly.

Getting Creative

Going sugar free is actually a wonderful creative constraint! It encourages more imagination in the kitchen and lets other flavors take center stage. In traditional desserts, sugar usually ends up grabbing the spotlight, sending you on quite a ride, but leaving you feeling like you need more (and more). In our experience, it's difficult to feel fully satisfied when you're eating something with sugar. Getting on The Sugar Train, we like to call it! Luckily, with our chocolate being so rich and nourising, it creates a sweet alternative to "junk food" style chocolate.

We receive a "paycheck for the soul" every time we talk with a customer who tells us that this chocolate is exactly what they've been looking for. The huge amounts of time and energy we put into this company come back multiplied in the reward of appreciation from others.

Thanks to all of our customers who keep encouraging us to do what we're doing!

–Sean & Lydia
Co-founders, Pure Love Chocolate

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