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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by pTamok on Monday January 17 2022, @08:43PM (11 children)

    by pTamok (3042) on Monday January 17 2022, @08:43PM (#1213467)

    It is possible to obtain hot chocolate made with sugar substitutes (saccharine, aspartame, sucralose, etc), or you can make your own - go authentic and make Xocolatl [wikipedia.org], which typically had no sweeteners.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by mhajicek on Monday January 17 2022, @09:23PM (10 children)

    by mhajicek (51) on Monday January 17 2022, @09:23PM (#1213475)

    I tried doing some cocoa powder and stevia. Doesn't come close to the Swiss Miss dark chocolate I was used to. I did find some decent sugar free solid dark chocolate.

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by acid andy on Tuesday January 18 2022, @04:00AM (4 children)

      by acid andy (1683) on Tuesday January 18 2022, @04:00AM (#1213528) Homepage Journal

      Keep trying. After cutting almost all sugar out of my diet I can enjoy cocoa powder in a drink with almost no sweeteners at all. The sense of taste seems to adjust over time as your sensitivity to sweetness comes back.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 23 2022, @03:07PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 23 2022, @03:07PM (#1215004)
        I enjoy the Lindt 90% Cocoa Chocolate bar (the made in Germany one). When it's 90% cocoa it can't have much sugar per serving. I find it tastier than the Lindt 85% bar that's made in France.

        The 99% bar is not worth it - half the weight for about the same price if not more. So you get less cocoa for the same money.
      • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Monday January 24 2022, @02:55AM (1 child)

        by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Monday January 24 2022, @02:55AM (#1215175) Homepage Journal

        Isn't that something like the way the Aztecs drank it?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 24 2022, @05:21PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 24 2022, @05:21PM (#1215291)

          If you've had mole with cocoa in it, similar to that, but runnier.

      • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Friday February 11 2022, @01:22PM

        by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 11 2022, @01:22PM (#1220484)

        I take cocoa powder (plus milk) with no sugar at all, because I drink tea with no sugar either. (And coffee isn't my thing.)

        I used to drink commercial hot chocolate as a kid, but then went off it in favour of tea. When I tried it again several years later, I'd gotten so used to unsweetened tea that sweet hot chocolate was an instant no-no.

        Making cocoa at home isn't an issue, but the odds of finding a restaurant or beverage shop that does it is rather slim.

    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday January 24 2022, @05:47PM

      by Freeman (732) on Monday January 24 2022, @05:47PM (#1215305) Journal

      This is due to the horrible aftertaste that you get with stevia. It doesn't taste like sugar. Then again, it sounds like you may have been missing the milk part of the equation. Since Swiss Miss has milk in it. While Cocoa Powder and Stevia creates a drink akin to Nestle Quick as opposed to Swiss Miss.

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    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:47PM (3 children)

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Sunday February 06 2022, @09:47PM (#1219293) Journal

      Having switched back and forth between stevia and sugar a couple times, I'd say the trick is to choose one or the other and don't mix. Once you get accustomed to stevia it tastes "normal," while sugar's immediate and strong effects on your system can knock you for a loop. If you only ingest real sugar, stevia's taste will strike you as odd, the way that saccharine did back in the day.

      It can be a challenge to find stevia in bulk, though, such that you can mete it out with measuring spoons and cups. I make hot chocolate with it but grow weary of tearing open several dozen packets to sweeten it enough. On the plus side, if you make it from scratch yourself and have one of those drink frothers you'll get an amazing mug of hot chocolate versus the convenient one Swiss Miss delivers.

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      • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Monday February 07 2022, @12:16AM (2 children)

        by mhajicek (51) on Monday February 07 2022, @12:16AM (#1219312)

        I found another sugar alternative called Swerve. I believe it's an alcohol sugar. It tastes better. Adding lots of half-and-half helps too.

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        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Monday February 07 2022, @03:21AM (1 child)

          by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday February 07 2022, @03:21AM (#1219332) Journal

          Thanks, I'll check into that. What supermarket chain carries it?

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          • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Monday February 07 2022, @03:45AM

            by mhajicek (51) on Monday February 07 2022, @03:45AM (#1219336)

            Walmart, Amazon, I'm sure several others. On searching, turns out they have a brown sugar substitute too, I'll have to try that in oatmeal.

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