Monin Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Sauce

On November 18, 2009, in Reviews, by Andrea
Mm.. chocolate?

Mm.. chocolate?

I have to admit — I’ve had this before I bought it.

In Books-A-Million’s cafe’s Joe Mugg’s, they sell a Sugar Free Cafe’ Mocha using this product.  At first, I thought — WTH, I’ll try it.  It will suck, but I’ll give it a shot.  The barista let me put a little on my finger to let me try it.. which was a shock because I was expecting it to be some of the runny syrups that everyone uses in their coffees (including me, yes).. but no, this is the consistency of Hershey’s syrup.  But sugar-free?  What?  No, it would taste like rubber, right?  It would suck, right?


No, it didn’t.

So I had a skinny mocha made with this.  Shared with Sam, who also really liked it.  It was good.  Had another one, at a later date.  It was still really good.  Had to order.  Thus I did.  Here it is.

The consistency is just like Hershey’s syrup.  No, not kidding.





Gave some to my parents who are in town visiting and they agree.  Husband and grandparents all agree this tastes like Hershey’s — none could really tell it was sugar free unless they looked at packaging (well, they knew I was mega-excited, so that was a major clue).  Thoughts are already popping through my little brain as it sits on my counter, with pump installed.

And yes, don’t worry — cause I bought the 64 ounce container.  Why buy 16oz when for just a fraction more you can get 4x as much?!?

Okay, so the downfall — and yeah, of course it had to have one — is that the first ingredient is malitol.  For many postops, this is an evil evil sugar alcohol.  It’s hard on the gut, can cause tear-causing gas, a rift in your relationships (personal, professional, offend random people in elevators…, etc.  I’m lucky — I have to practically inject the crap to have much effect — but for others it should practically be taken with iron to help keep things moving.  So if you’re particularly sensitive, then hey, take it with your ferrous sulfate (and that rusty metal pipe for your iron).  Of course, I only plan on using a small bit in my coffee to add a touch of flavor, but that’s just me.



Serving size: 1/2 fl oz (15 mL)
Amount per serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber g 2%
Sugars 0g
Protein g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
Allergen Information
contains: milk
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

INGREDIENTS: maltitol syrup, water, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), modified food starch, chocolate liquor, natural flavors, contains 0.5% or less of the following: sucralose, salt, citric acid, potassium sorbate (a preservative), coffee extract, mono- & diglycerides, xanthan gum, acesulfame k

So yeah, I lurve it.  I will be adding it to my coffee for a special treat — and have some other ideas to think about.  Hey Eggface, maybe you could come up with some ideas?

Cheaper to get directly through the Monin site ($16 for 64oz, $3 for the pump, plus shipping) — but available also from Amazon.

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