Small batches of carefully crafted carcoa bars - because dietary needs should never hinder your love of chocolate.
No Stimulants ~ Low Carb/Low GI ~ Xylitol Sweetened ~ Vegan ~ Keto/Paleo
People who are hypersensitive to caffeine and another substance in chocolate called theobromine often have to avoid chocolate altogether in order to avoid insomnia, anxiety, jitters, hyperactivity and such. Carob powder is often used as a chocolate substitute because it doesn't contain these stimulants. Carob is a necessary ingredient for the Ahh bar, but on it's own is not sufficient. Anyone who has tried a carob bar knows they fail to capture the chocolaty texture and flavour of the real thing.
That is where cocoa butter comes in. Cocoa butter has the wonderful texture and aroma of chocolate, but it only contains tiny trace amounts of caffeine or theobromine. This means it can safely be used for a bar with little likelihood of causing overreaction to the stimulants. Cocoa butter combined with a rich, toasted carob powder provides the flavour, aroma, and lovely smoothness of chocolate.
The last component in this mix to make an Ahh bar is Xylitol. For people with diabetes or hypoglycemia, sugar causes imbalances in blood sugar levels that are uncomfortable at best and life threatening at worst. Foods with low glycemic index (GI) values are considered best for these conditions. Xylitol, with a GI of 7, is considered safe and will have minimal to no impact on blood sugar levels. As an added bonus, Xylitol may also have dental health benefits. However, some people do have some digestive discomfort if they eat too much of it, so you may want to ease into your Ahh bar consumption. You will also want to keep it out of the reach of dogs.