Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets in the UK. The British consume, on average, more than 8kg of chocolate per person each year. For a large part of the population, chocolate is indispensable. Many simply cannot (and wouldn’t want to!) imagine life without chocolate.
Who should eat fructose-free chocolate?
But what if, suddenly, you could no longer eat ordinary chocolate? People who have developed a fructose intolerance, as well as those born with the condition, can only consume very small amounts of the so-called “fruit sugar,” fructose and may have to remove it from their diet entirely. Fructose isn’t just found in fruits though - this is a common misconception. This fruit sugar occurs in small amounts in almost all vegetables and grains. Most of the fructose in food though comes from ordinary table sugar, sucrose. This common sugar is formed of equal parts glucose and fructose. That means that most foods and beverages sweetened with table sugar (also called granulated sugar or even regular sugar) are off limits when fructose intolerance has been identified. Since conventional chocolate contains a lot of sugar, it must be left out of your diet too. But Frusano has developed a wide range of fructose-free and low-fructose substitute products so that you don't have to do without your favorites, can lead a normal life with no restrictions, and just enjoy eating again. And, of course, fructose-free chocolate had to be on our list! On frusano.com you can find more information about fructose intolerance and other food intolerances and allergies, as well as low-fructose and fructose-free products and recipes that are ideal for people who have been diagnosed with fructose intolerance.
Fructose-free chocolate – for a life without regret
Chocolate is a passion and a luxury, even without fructose. What could be nicer after a long day than sitting down on the couch with a cup of tea, a good book and a bar of chocolate and relaxing completely? Thanks to fructose-free chocolate, you can indulge without worry and, despite your intolerance, you don't have to write off this enjoyable experience. And fructose-free chocolate isn’t just for people who are forced to eat a low-fructose or fructose-free diet! Lots of people try to limit their intake of fructose or generally avoid table sugar. They would prefer a healthier, more natural sweetness and, as a result, have an interest in consuming fructose-free chocolate.
Fructose-free chocolate from Frusano
The fructose-free chocolate that we offer at selected retailers and in our online shop is made with fructose-free glucose syrup and is therefore free of fructose. But that's not all! It’s also gluten free and lactose free, which is why it is also suitable for people who suffer from lactose intolerance. The sweetness of our fructose-free chocolate comes primarily from the glucose in the glucose syrup. This works together with glucose, maltose and multiple glucose chains to ensure a naturally sweet taste and not an exaggerated sweetness, as would result from the use of artificial sweeteners. Dextrose provides the body with quickly usable energy too - our fructose-free chocolate is also the ideal energy booster whenever you need it!
And we don't just offer one or two types of fructose-free chocolate! We manufacture a wide variety of different flavors and offer a large, diverse assortment of treats, from classic milk chocolate and complex dark chocolate, to a sophisticated milk chocolate with amaranth, the crunchy Janosch milk nut chocolate with hazelnut pieces, and the clever combination of white chocolate with cacao nibs. Crispy chocolate rice and quinoa treats, like our chocolate rice crispies and quinoa crispies round out our product line.
When choosing fructose-free chocolate from Frusano, there is something for every taste! Our fructose-free chocolate gets its intense, full-bodied, chocolatey taste by processing bourbon vanilla and a high proportion of organic cocoa mass. With the fructose-free chocolate from Frusano, everyone with a sweet tooth will get their money's worth - whether or not you have a fructose intolerance. There are also pocket-sized chocolates for whenever you need a quick snack: milk chocolate minis and dark chocolate minis, Janosch minis with hazelnuts and Janosch minis with amaranth (and a picture puzzle!). For Easter, there are minis with a lovely Easter design and, of course, our chocolate Easter bunnies. For Christmas, in addition to our minis with a Christmas design, we also offer a milk chocolate Santa Claus. Our organic dark chocolate is the perfect snack for people with fructose intolerance. Thanks to special manufacturing processes, our chocolate is also lactose-free, which makes it suitable for diets without lactose.
One more thing: You sometimes hear dark chocolate referred to as semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, especially in baking. That name is misleading though since high-quality dark chocolate like ours doesn’t taste bitter, but rather aromatic and intense.