Meet Sugar-Free Chocolates
No matter where you look, whether it's a cafe, a bakery, or even your Publix, you’re likely to come across a range of sugar-based delectable treats. While these sweet treats are an easy add to cart, many are starting to have second thoughts on these sugar-laden options.
Cannabis edibles are no different.
Whether due to health issues like diabetes, diet concerns, or simply to kick the craving to the curb, medical marijuana patients are making the switch to sugar-free edibles. And we are here to support with Sugar-Free Chocolates, fresh from the MÜV Kitchen.
MÜV Sugar-Free Chocolates
Crafted with flavor and effects top of mind, MÜV Sugar-Free Chocolates are sure to wow even the most devoted sugar-eater. Because our edibles chefs wanted to provide the best sugar-free edible for Florida patients, the recipes for Sugar-Free Dark and Milk Chocolates were a labor of love, of research, and of trial and error.
One of the largest decisions lay in the sweetener — outside of sugar, what is the best alternative? Our artisan chefs found it was Maltitol.
Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that has a low glycemic index (or does not raise glucose levels in a rapid manner), nearly half the calories of sugar, and is less likely to cause cavities compared to sugar. And best of all? It very closely resembles the taste and texture of sugar — so much so, your pretty pleases may be topped with Maltitol after a taste!
Like MÜV Chocolates, these sugar-free edibles were inspired by Belgian chocolatiers and crafted using natural ingredients you can trust. Each MÜV Sugar-Free Chocolate is individually wrapped to ensure a fresh dose each time. Infused with 10mg distillate, these delicious sugar-free edibles are segmented, allowing you to dose a full 10mg, or confidently split it into two 5mg pieces, making them a great choice for experienced edible users and newbies alike.
And Sugar-Free Milk Chocolates are gluten-free, and Sugar-Free Dark Chocolates both dairy- and gluten-free, to boot.
Why Sugar-Free Edibles?
There are a host of reasons to go sugar-free. Here are some of the top reasons patients consider sugar-free edibles over traditional formulations:
Diabetes and Other Health Concerns
There are health conditions in which sugar is not a viable option. While diabetes is the first to mind for most, there are other considerations:
- Diabetes: Sugar-free edibles are a safe option for diabetic individuals, as they do not cause sudden spikes in blood sugar levels.
- Prescription medications: Several medications can cause spikes in blood sugar, and consuming excess sugar in addition to these prescription medications can exacerbate high blood sugar.
- OTC medications: In addition to prescription medications, OTC medications can cause spikes in blood sugar.
- Oral health: Consuming sugar-free edibles helps protect oral health by preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Holistic health is all the rage. A holistic lifestyle encompasses diet, but also looks at mental health to ensure overall well-being. Unsurprisingly, sugar is not a key component of a holistic lifestyle. This is largely because cutting out sugar can improve or promote:
- Mood: Consuming excessive amounts of sugar leads to rapid spikes and drops in blood sugar, which can contribute to mood fluctuations, irritability, and fatigue. Cutting back on sugar and opting for sugar-free alternatives can stabilize mood swings, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep patterns.
- Metabolic flexibility: By decreasing sugar intake, your body becomes adaptable, allowing for efficient energy utilization from various sources, which in turn promotes a healthier metabolism.
- Managing insulin levels: Consuming excessive amounts of sugar, especially refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup, can lead to insulin resistance, or the body's inability to regulate blood sugar levels effectively. By reducing sugar intake, you can help stabilize insulin levels, promoting better glucose metabolism and reducing the risk of developing conditions like type 2 diabetes.
Kicking the Addiction
Sugar is addictive. We're sure you've heard this saying time and time again, and while the research is still out, the double-back for a second cookie may be all the confirmation we need. The still-unconfirmed thought is that consuming sugar activates the brain's reward system, leading to the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward. This can create a cycle of cravings and consumption, similar to other addictive substances. While sugar in moderation is of course possible and an option, some prefer to kick sugar to the curb completely.
Whether for health concerns, dietary concerns, or simply to kick the potential addiction, MÜV Sugar-Free Chocolates allow you to enjoy the benefits and delicious, melt-in-your-mouth texture of chocolate edibles, sans sugar.
FAQs About Sugar-Free Edibles
A new edible option will bring questions, which is to be expected! Learn the ins and outs of sugar-free edibles.
What Sweetener is Used in Sugar-Free Chocolates?
Maltitol is leveraged in our sugar-free chocolates. It is a sugar alcohol (polyol) that is about 90% as sweet as sugar and very similar in taste but boasts significantly fewer calories (only 2.1 calories per gram!). As with other sugar alcohols, consuming too much can create laxative-like effects, so go slow with your dosing!
How Should I Dose Sugar-Free Edibles?
It’s recommended to start with a low dose when first trying edibles, 5mg or even less. A full recommended dose, ideal for those with experience with edibles, is 10mg (1 full piece).
Remember that edibles have more potent effects, and delayed. Effects begin roughly 30-90 minutes after consuming — be sure to start with a low dose, then consume more after the typical onset time to avoid eating too much!
How Should I Store Sugar-Free Chocolates?
We all know the disappointed feeling of grabbing your favorite chocolate melted due to the Florida heat. To prevent this, we recommend keeping Sugar-Free Chocolates at 78°F and out of direct sunlight.
Are Sugar-Free Chocolates Gluten-Free?
While gluten is not an added ingredient, the facility in which MÜV Sugar-Free Chocolates are produced may have traces of nuts, gluten, and milk.
Are Sugar-Free Chocolates Dairy Free?
Dark Chocolates do not have added milk, but the Milk Chocolates contain whole milk powder. The equipment is separate for Milk, Dark, and Sugar-Free formulations to ensure that they never come in contact, though, because the MÜV Kitchen produces more than just chocolates, there may be traces of nuts, gluten, and milk.
Shop Sugar-Free Edibles at MÜV
Get your chocolate fix, sans sugar. Sugar-free edibles are a delicious (and necessary) option for Florida patients with high blood sugar, for those looking for metabolic balance, or anyone looking to kick their sugar habit — one are looking forward to providing.
Our sugar-free chocolates offer an indulgent and delicious option offering the same reliable effects as MÜV Edibles across the board. Intuitively designed, these edibles deliver customized therapeutic value based on a patient's specific needs, without compromising taste. If you're looking for an answer to your unique medical marijuana needs, look no further than MÜV and our delightful sugar-free chocolates. Make sure to taste them at your nearest MÜV Dispensary!
Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.