Friday, 15 January 2016

:Diablo


When a company asked if I want to be sent some food to try out... Well, if you've read a couple of my blog posts then duhhh!

:Diablo is a UK company that specialises in low-sugar confectionery, to suit anyone that wants to cut down on calories, or diabetics. Their motto is 'All the taste without the sugar' - they claim that you can indulge your sweet tooth without the need to feel bad about it.

:Diablo have a huge range of products, including cookies, chocolate, sweets, muesli bars and even chocolate spread. From what I can tell, their sweets and cookies are the only products that are completely sugar free - the rest of them are just 'no added sugar', meaning that they have less sugar than standard similar confectionery.

The first thing that I noticed when I opened my box of goodies was the packaging - I really love how simple it is, and it clearly shows what the products are all about. I also thought the name was really clever - combining 'diabetic' and 'low' together (at least I presume that's what it means!).


The first thing I cracked open was the sugar free chocolate chip cookies*, with my friend, Maya. Now I need to put in a disclaimer here: we had just eaten some full-fat, full-sugar cookies from Asda before we tasted these, which may have slighly affected our views... They taste slightly more savoury than standard cookies, which is to be expected, but actually they weren't too bad (just obviously not as good as a normal cookie!). I definitely think I would buy these if I was diabetic or wanted to cut out sugar - they are a good alternative to sugar-filled cookies that do taste quite good. I would be intrigued to try out the sugar free chocolate stripped peanut cookies - they look amazing on the packaging.

We also tried out the no added sugar milk chocolate bar*, which Maya described as "similar to chocolate I bought in Sri Lanka and gave away to some Sri Lankan kids because it was so bad" - but actually, I quite enjoyed it. For no added sugar, it tasted like chocolate (perhaps more Asda's own than Cadbury's, but still) and has lower calories - win win, right?

I also tried the cream filled milk chocolate wafer*, which I think is my favourite out of the bunch. It wasn't dry like wafer bars often are, and had a good ratio of chocolate to wafer. I would definitely buy these as a healthier snack to keep me going during that 3pm slump. You can also get a pack of cream filled chocolate wafers*.

I was also quite impressed by the muesli bars*. I was sent raspberry, apricot and lime, and raspberry was probably my favourite. They are quite moist with lots of flavour - again, another good option for a guilt-free snack.

The last thing I was sent was :Diablo's no added sugar hazelnut chocolate spread*. Now, if you know me, you will know that I am a lover of Nutella and will eat it straight out of the jar with no regrets. So that's exactly what I decided to do with this version. And you know what? It was incredible!! Less sticky and thick that Nutella, with a less overpowering flavour; this spread tastes exactly like hazelnut and chocolate. Ignore my previous comment about the wafers being my favourite products - this definitely is (although it doesn't quite replace my beloved Nutella).

The only product I haven't tried are :Diablo's sugar free sweets, which I am slightly disappointed about. They sell lemon and cream or cappuccino and cream flavours, which sound amazing. So I am very tempted to order some of these...

:Diablo's products can be bought from their website - they are all very affordable and generally come as 3 or 4 packs of each product. The hazelnut spread is £8.85 for 3 jars, which works out as less than you would pay for Nutella, and the cookies are 4 packs for £6.76 which is very reasonable.

Apologies for the long post, but I take my food tasting very seriously.
If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done.



1 comment:

  1. Oo I have never heard of Diablo! I might have to check out how they check out on Slimming World :)

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