If you're trying to reduce the sugar this January, it can be mighty hard to find a lower sugar chocolate bar, let alone one that's sugar free. Luckily, a few companies are now making them more widely available. One is Montezuma's, whose Absolute Black 100% Cocoa bar is now available from Sainsbury's stores.
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I've had plenty of 100% cocoa bars in my time, from the likes of Hotel Chocolat and Grenada Chocolate Company, and all have varied in taste. Some are bitter and unpleasant and some have a smooth sweet flavour despite the lack of sugar.
This bar achieves some sort of middle ground. It will definitely be bitter to anyone unaccustomed to 100% chocolate, but to me it tasted fairly mild compared to some bars. If you're avoiding sugar or on a sugar free diet, this is a handy and tasty bar, it's inoffensive and widely available. If you love your sugar though, I would step away now!
Overall, a good bar from Montezumas as far as 100% chocolate goes, perfect for any sugar free diet. If you like this I'd also recommend Grenada Chocolate Company's 100% Cocoa bar.
8 out of 10.