Truly Chocolates No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate

19 May

Truly Chocolates kindly sent me over a sample of their own blend of milk chocolate to review this week. Now normally, I’m not the kind of guy who gets ‘turned on’ by plain old chocolate. When I’m looking at chocolate bars in a shop, I tend to very rarely choose regular Dairy Milk/Galaxy/Yorkie bars; instead plumping for the more adventurous stuff on offer.

The thing which interested me about Truly Chocolates’ product though, was that it contains no added sugar. I’ve never tried milk chocolate (or any chocolate for that matter) which had no added sugar, so I was very intrigued to see how the flavour and texture was changed and affected.
As you’ll see below, the sample chocolate came in well portioned and attractive pieces. I liked the shape of the chocolate too- for whatever reason, I’ve always thought that chocolate has a more pleasing melt when the top surface is curved. Flat chocolate just doesn’t melt in the same way. Answers on a postcard for whether there is science behind that or whether it’s just me…
After opening up the foil covering, the immediate scent was of deep chocolate. More mainstream (and with added sugar bars) tend to have more of a sweet and milky scent, so already this was a change. Make no mistake; this bar smells like cocoa-ey (yeah, I’m making up words I think) chocolate. The colour was undoubtedly of milk chocolate though, so I didn’t have any fears about this being overly bitter for a milk bar.
So, thoughts on my first taste of a no added sugar bar.  Well, the melt was slow and smooth which was a good start. It is fair to say that Truly Chocolates have got the melt and texture nailed in my opinion.
The flavour itself was nice too. The first taste was very much of a deep and strong chocolate. Then that initial cocoa hit slowly fades away and is replaced by a delicious creamy after- taste. I had two fears before trying the chocolate- firstly that it might taste artificial in some way. Secondly, I had wondered if, in the absence of added sugar, the bar might be just too bitter to be a decent milk chocolate.  
Both of these concerns were put to bed after a couple of pieces. The bar is extremely creamy. It is a little ‘darker’ than most milk chocolates, and must have a relatively high cocoa percentage. However it never becomes too bitter or harsh and maintains that lovely milky flavour after the initial cocoa hit.
All in all, this bar really impressed me. As I admitted earlier, I’ve never strayed into the no added sugar genre of chocolate until now (I’m not diabetic so I’ve never needed to) and I didn’t quite know what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect the product to be as satisfying and tasty was it was.
For those needing to watch their sugar intake, this bar is definitely something for you to look at. But even if you’re just a regular chocolate eater, this bar carries my recommendation- it is of high quality; good flavour and probably a little healthier (or less bad for you I should say!) than alternative options in the milk chocolate category. I eat a lot of products with added sugar and was therefore a tad sceptical, but this chocolate has killed that uncertainly dead.
Score- 8.4/10.

11 responses to “Truly Chocolates No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate

  1. victor shepherd

    May 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    having sampled this amazing chocolate, i urge you all to try it!! if you blindfolded me i wouldnt be able to differ, it has none of the waxy type feelings of "trulys" competitors and no after taste.i dont know how they have done it but they have certainly achieved taste, bite and melt in the mouth subtleness that others fail miserably on.victor shepherd,

  2. Anonymous

    December 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Bought some dairy free and diabetic choc at the rettendon school fete it was gorgeous couldn,t tell the difference. Have told a friend who is delighted to have found you so close to home.
    Margaret Tinton

  3. Rebecca holden

    April 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I love this truly chocolates site it well worth the money makes lovely products ive order a few times and ive been pleased with everything I have brought very friendly service and fast delivery I would recomend this page to family and friends I would give this site top marks best page ever

  4. Catherine Thurston

    April 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I ordered some lovely chocolates and when they arrived i was so happy.
    They were delicious and my 20 month old daughter agreed too 🙂
    Will definately be buying some again.
    Will make a lovely gift for my partners birthday x

  5. Anonymous

    April 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    My son loved the Lego set and Lollys!
    Also got the Choc Box, Choc berry and iPhone,they all look fantastic and Come in a great box!
    Great for all ages.
    Well packed and fast from order to delivery!
    Will be back for more!

  6. June Saunders

    October 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    My sister in law bought some chocolates made by truly-chocolates and he is 70 this year and he loved every thing he didnt even WANT to share but he had to we tied him up they were delicious and i cant wait to order some just for myself to have a choco night with a good film Thanks truly-chocolates nomm nomm nomm

  7. June Saunders

    October 8, 2013 at 9:07 am

    for my brother sorry ha ha xx

  8. Pippa Wicks

    November 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Iv bought 2 lots of chocolate off you and both have been amazing. Thank you

  9. Carole

    November 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Did an order for Christmas will need to come back as it looked so good used it for peoples birthday presents! All that have tried it have said it tastes wonderful and the lego men and bricks have gone down a storm. Brilliant packaging, fast delivery service and any questions answered straight away which in todays world is a bonus when ordering on line!

  10. June Jennings

    July 17, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I have never been disappointed with any of my orders from Truly Chocolates, I buy the milk, sugar free and dark and all of it is delicious. My last purchase of a hen party basket went down a storm, everyone wanted to know where I got them from – so of course – your good name was given out. What more can I say other than: Scrummy choccie, great packaging and fast delivery – what more could you want? Thanks girls xxx

  11. Tracey Raczkowiak

    September 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Bought a hen night hamper,went down a treat ,everyone loved it and looked lovely center piece on the table ….


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