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"I made the switch to sugar-free chocolate. In all seriousness, I prefer it."

Well Naturally
Thanks to our brand partner, Well Naturally

For as long as I can remember, I've had a serious sweet tooth. 

Most nights after dinner, I get excited by the thought of something sweet to nibble on while sitting in front of whatever show I’m currently watching.

Annoyingly, my boyfriend works in the fitness space so he works out all the time and has no issues in buying a chocolate bar most nights. Me on the other hand, sits behind a computer all day. So chocolate bars everyday… probably isn't the best option.

This year is also the first time that I’ve joined a gym and seriously got into training. I’ve taught myself how to cook and started to think about what food I’m actually putting into my body. (Too much time on my hands, you know?).

But my number one rule is and always will be not to sacrifice the things I like to eat (aka yummy food). So I started searching for options that taste just as good but don’t have as much sugar. 

That's when I started trying all the guilt-free, sugar-free, #keto options at the supermarket.

When it comes to the healthier, sugar-free stuff, I can confidently say that there are now many options. The problem is a lot of them are a bit pricey or not as great as you'd hope. So usually, I'd find myself waiting for the weekend to come and treating myself to the real sugar that I love and enjoy.

Then, about six months ago I came across the Well Naturally sugar-free chocolate bars at Woolies and haven't looked back.

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Let me explain.

Well Naturally uses stevia instead of real sugar. 

But what's stevia? Good question, I thought the same thing at first.

Stevia is a no calorie sweetener that comes from the stevia plant. So you get the same sweet taste as sugar-filled chocolate, but without the added guilt. It's also way better for the environment as it uses far less water than your usual sugar cane. 

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Well Naturally also use real chocolate. So the texture and the taste is near identical (I promise). They're also all gluten-free and include no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Now, let me explain the flavours.

Personally, I'm a sucker for some good dark chocolate. So once I began eating these, I got hooked on the Mint Crisp (it tastes exactly like it sounds: deliciously minty and crispy) and the Almond Crisp. And my gosh, they are heaven.

But when I'm wanting something on the sweeter side, I'll opt for the milk chocolate instead. Give the Fruit & Nut a try, it's DELICIOUS.

And if my recommendations aren't up your alley, don't worry. Well Naturally have been extending their flavour options and there is seriously something for everyone.

The milk chocolate flavours are:

  • Creamy Milk
  • Fruit & Nut 
  • Peppermint Chip
  • Coconut Delight
  • Sweet Raspberry
  • Salted Caramel
  • Honeycomb
  • Roasted Hazelnut

The dark chocolate flavours are: 

  • Rich Dark
  • Mint Crisp 
  • Raspberry Crush
  • Almond Crisp 
  • Valencia Orange
  • Coconut Rough

And they're introducing a few other options that you might spot in the photo below.

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I can assure you (from someone who has tried plenty of options) that these taste so bloody close to the real thing (my boyfriend and the Mamamia editorial team agree) and they’re very often on sale.

Also, they're stocked in the health food aisle of Coles, Woolworths and most independent supermarkets so you'll find them basically everywhere. Winning.

So tonight, you'll find me on my couch, watching The Bachelor and eating my sugar-free chocolate (Mint Crisp, of course).

And frankly, I’m not one bit jealous of my boyfriend's sugar-loaded option.

Have you tried Well Naturally chocolate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Feature image: Supplied.

Well Naturally
Chocolate lovers rejoice! You can now enjoy great tasting chocolate with no sugar added. Well Naturally® No Sugar Added Chocolate is made with premium ingredients and sweetened naturally with stevia - it makes your healthier choices feel so natural, it’s hardly a choice at all. Available in the health food aisle of Coles, Woolworths and Independent Supermarkets.
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