I’m a sucker for the combination of coffee and chocolate. My first ever sip of a Dairy Queen Moolatte sent my tastebuds into orbit. Sadly, it sent my blood sugar soaring as well. Coming back down from that high was not pleasant at all, not to mention it’s counter productive to weight loss and good health. Many times I have tired to find a substitute for my beloved Moolatte, only to end up with less-than-acceptable copies. Thankfully I came across a product from Big Train that will work in place of this high-sugar favorite.
Big Train Low-Carb Blended Ice Mocha Mix is euphoria with a straw in it. I whipped up a batch for my family and we all gave it a try. After several minutes of slurping sounds from straws and quickly emptied glasses, we declared this product a keeper. It has a nice smooth texture which reminds you of ice cream. The taste is fantastic with just the right combination of coffee and chocolate. It’s pretty much perfect.
This does contain sugar alcohols, but thankfully it’s erythritol and not maltitol. Each 16 ounce serving contains 14 carbs, with 1 gram of fiber and 11 grams of erythritol, which leaves a net carb count of 2 grams. If you prefer to play it safe and count half of the sugar alcohols in your carb allotment, you have a carb count of about 7 grams, which is still considerably less than most full sugar iced coffee blends, which run around 82 carbs per 16 ounce serving. Even if you counted the full 11 grams of erythritol, you are still getting a carb bargain. And since these iced mochas are made with the much less socially offensive erythritol, most people won’t have to deal with the fear of running off all their friends – or at least it worrying about who to blame for all the weird noise coming from their nether regions. After all, “the dog is gassy” and “That was the mating call of a rare barking spider!” will only work so many times. With Big Train Blended Ice Mocha Mix you can even share it with your friends and keep the gas masks in the bomb shelter until the next time you make bean dip.
Big Train Blended Ice Mocha Mix is available in single serve packets (5 to a box) and is also available in Vanilla Latte flavor. You may also purchase a 2 pound tub in Mocha, Vanilla Latte and Carmel Latte.
Nutritional info per packet:
Total Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 0 g
Soduim: 190 mg
Total Carbs: 14 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar Alcohols: 11 g
Protein: 6 g
As always, remember that this is the kind of thing you have on occasion. It’s not a daily treat. This would not be acceptable for those using Atkins induction, but you could probably sneak it in during ongoing weight loss if you really felt you needed something to keep you from feeling deprived. Ideally this would be best in pre-maintenance or maintenance. That being said, I’ve personally enjoyed a glass of this here and there during weight loss phases and never had a problem. Your milage may vary, so always gauge your reaction and adjust accordingly.
Disclosure: I was provided this product free of charge in order to review it. It in no way effected my opinion of the product.