Health Questions and Answers

Is ChocoPerfection a health bar or a chocolate bar?

It is true that ChocoPerfection tastes like fine European chocolate. More importantly, the main sweetener in ChocoPerfection is oligofructose, sourced from chicory root. Oligofructose is a prebiotic fiber that provides unique benefits such as not affecting blood sugar levels, supporting weight loss, cleansing candida and strengthening the immune system.

How is ChocoPerfection healthier than other sugar-free chocolate?

Aside from ChocoPerfection, all other sugar-free chocolate bars contain “maltitol” an artificial sweetener that has several unhealthy side-effects. Maltitol raises blood sugar levels and does not support weight loss. Alternatively, the sweetener in ChocoPerfection is oligofructose which is made from chickory root, a prebiotic fiber that has all the health benefits listed in question 1.

Is ChocoPerfection helpful for people with Type II Diabetes?

Yes. The sweeteners in ChocoPerfection are all natural and do not have any effect on blood sugar levels. Also, each bar of ChocoPerfection also contains 56% of USDA recommended daily fiber and helps to stop cravings for sugar.

Does Oligofructose have "fructose" in it? Isn't fructose bad for you?

We agree that fructose is very unhealthy. There is 0.2 grams, less than 1/5 of one gram, of fructose in a bar of ChocoPerfection. "Oligo" is the latin pre-fix meaning "scant" and Oligofructose has just that, a scant amount of fructose.

How does ChocoPerfection help with weight loss?

Product creator, Mary Jo Kringas, who was overweight her whole life, lost 75 lbs. in one year by eating 2-3 ChocoPerfection bars as part of the LowCarb Chocolate Lover's Diet. Mary Jo struggled with her weight for thirty years until she discovered that she had Candida, which is very common infection that creates obesity and makes weight loss nearly impossible.

What is the ChocoPerfection LowCarb Chocolate Lover's Diet diet that works for weight loss?

Most basically, the diet is unlimited amounts of:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Poultry
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetables
  • Unsweetened yogurt
  • 2-3 ChocoPerfection bars a day

Do you need to eat ChocoPerfection to lose weight?

No, however, it helps a great deal. Most dieters do have a Candida infection which causes them to crave sweets and sugar. Even one apple will stop the weight-loss effects of a Candida cleanse, so it is important to have snacks that taste sweet but do not feed the Candida infection or cause further sugar cravings. ChocoPerfection is sweetened from prebiotic fibers that actually help cleanse Candida and stop sugar cravings.

Does ChocoPerfection have a lot of caffeine?

No, the ChocoPerfection dark bar has 43 mg of caffeine and the ChocoPerfection milk bar has 24 mg of caffeine. By comparison, the average cup of drip coffee has 115-175 mg of caffeine.

Do people actually lose weight eating ChocoPerfection?

Yes. Below are some testimonials from customers. You are welcome to submit your own testimonial to choco_changed_me@chocoperfection.com

Posted by JM to Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low-Carb™ Blog at

7/30/2008 8:16 PM

I ordered 4 12-packs of this at the end of 2007, and have slowly eaten them over the past 7 months or so. I can only eat a few pieces per day, or I get gas. But the taste is phenomenal. HOWEVER...there is something about these bars that makes me lose weight. A LOT. And it's not just because they're low in carbs. There is something that lowers my appetite and changes my cravings.

Just to be clear - this is a GOOD thing!

I know it's not the cocoa or erythritol, because I had consumed them for almost a year before with no effect on my (always high) appetite.

Oligofructose seems to be the key. I googled "oligofructose weight loss" and found a Belgian study on rats and then on humans that said that appetite lowered through some complex changes in intestinal peptides.

I lost a lot of weight (~30 lbs over a couple of months), wondering what the hell was going on. When I eased up on the chocolate, my weight stabilized and slowly crept up. I read elsewhere online that oligofructose increases bifidobacterium levels in the gut, and high levels of bifidobacterium are related to lower bodyfat.

I do think there is a connection that the science will vindicate soon. In the meantime, I just ordered more ChocoPerfection. Not a fan of raspberry myself, Jimmy - otherwise, I would've tried yours as well. :)

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From: Christine

Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:16 AM

Subject: ChocoPerfection bars

I absolutely love these bars. I've tried all 3, that is the dark chocolate, milk chocolate and my current personal favourite, the raspberry one, it just melts in your mouth. They satisfy my sugar/chocolate craving, just a couple of pieces is all I need. Thanks, Christine

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From: Kristin

Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 04:04 PM

To: 'Mary Jo Kringas'

Subject: Chocoperfection bars arrived, I am in heaven!

I just received the chocoperfection bars from you and I am IN HEAVEN...they are totally awesome, even more amazing than I had hoped! I can tell you packaged them very carefully, with cool packs even, thank you so much for all your efforts and time. I was so excited to t repeat-y them....dark chocolate is my favorite so I tried that first and it was the most awesome experience, I truly, absolutely loved them! It is such a relief to have chocolate I can eat while doing low carb, it just changes everything, it changes the low-carb lifestyle to easy to do. I feel like I can really go forward now...during the holiday dinners with family, when everyone else is eating all the sweets my family bakes, I don't have to miss out because I have your chocolate! I tried the milk chocolate and they are delicious too, not quite as good as the rich dark chocolate, but that's just a preference and I will enjoy them all the same, they are decedent! I read awesome reviews about the rasberry bars (I love Jimmy's blog) so was expecting those to be amazing, but I think they are my least favorite, all though they are also good and I will enjoy them as well. I do plan to make a huge order of the dark bars in the future. On a last note, I just have to tell you that these bars are and will absolutely change my life...I've never had this, chocolate I could eat that doesn't make me ill, that is good for me, that is sugar and gluten free, and that tastes really, really, really good. Thank you so much for your product, it i a true life changing product. I am planning on buying some for every member of my family for Christmas gifts soon. Thanks for taking all that time to develop chocoperfection, they truly are chocolate-perfection!!!!!

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From: Steve

Sent: Friday, October 3, 2008 11:16 AM

RE: ChocoPerfection Bars

Your ChocoPerfection bars are fabulous! My wife has brought them home twice. It is hard to believe they contain low carbs with 0 sugar. I can see why it was voted best tasting sugarfree chocolate. Thank you for the information.

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Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 09:58 AM

To: customerservice@lowcarbspecialties.com

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I love the livin la vida lowcarb bars! I am not diabetic but they really help your blood sugar level!important I gave one to my supervisor and it really helped his (he is diabetic). I love the fact they don't cause gastric distress because of no malitol! Keep up the good work!

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From: Lynne

Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 11:12 AM

Hi. I recently purchased my first order of the 12 dark/12 milk chocolate bars. They were wonderful, thank you!! I am so excited about this product that I actually gave over half of my order away so all my friends could taste them and believe that something so good for you was also as good as regular chocolate. I know you will have many new and happy customers coming your way.

Thanks again for this WONDERFUL product! Have a great day.

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From: Eileen

Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 2:03 PM

Subject: Thank you so much!!

The chocolates are unbelievably delicious. I fully expected them to be sweetened with maltitol and I was pleasantly surprised to find they aren’t. The taste is superb. There is no after taste as one might expect in low carb, no sugar products.

You really nailed it and congratulations to you for a job well done. You have a customer for life as well as some of my friends who are equally impressed. My son, who does not use sugar, tried some and he was blown away by the taste, texture and overall quality of the chocolate. Thanks again.

Best regards,

Eileen

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From: Rebecca

Sent: Friday, March 6, 2009 10:16 AM

I'm getting my replenishment box today, hurray! And I wanted to let you know that I've sent bars to friends (one diabetic and one with diabetic child). They both raved and asked for your website. One person said his blood sugars were way down (110) the morning after eating the whole bar.

I am still amazed that I have given up sugar for nearly 4 months now. It is still like saying that I am able to fly on my own. Beyond my previous beliefs. Thank you for this blessing of support.

With great gratitude,

Rebecca