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Old Tue, May-25-04, 02:15
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Exclamation Nestlé to launch low-carb chocolates

Nestlé Rowntree became the latest food manufacturer to jump on the Atkins
band-wagon yesterday when it announced it would launch a low-carbohydrate version of KitKat chocolate biscuits and Rolo chocolate toffees.

Consumers can already choose low-carb options in everything from beer to bread. However, Nestlé Rowntree, the UK arm of Nestlé, the world's biggest food company, claimed this was the first time a UK confectionery
company had developed a low-carb version of a mainstream brand. The company has cut the carbohydrate content of a two-fingered KitKat from 13g to 5.9g and a pack of Rolos from 39.6g to 5.9g, by using sugar
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Old Tue, May-25-04, 03:00
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Just spotted this as well in the DM:

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=186696
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Old Tue, May-25-04, 04:06
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OMG i can't wait to try them. I hardly ever have chocolate but it's nice to know something will be available for my rare cravings!!
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Old Wed, May-26-04, 00:55
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It would have to be Rowntree/Nestle who make the nastiest tasting chocolate in the first place IMHO. What ever happened to this low-carb tomato sauce that Heinz promised us about 6 months or so ago?
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NigelF - pretty sure Heinz one is out in the US at the moment, so I guess it's just a matter of time.
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I had heard that the low carb version of both the Kit Kat and Rolo were going to be priced at about £1.70 each. This may just be a rumour, but I don't need chocolate that much.

It took a while for the sweet cravings to go when I started Atkins. I think these low carb chocolate alternatives are too risky for me to sample.

I don't want to get hooked on sweets after doing so well.

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Old Thu, Jun-10-04, 06:57
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Me neither! Still miss occasionally but have since Christmas without it so don't want all those cravings to start up again!
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Anyone know when its coming out? If its £1.70 in the UK I wont even try to imagine what they'll be charging for it over here
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Old Thu, Jun-10-04, 12:02
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Think they are due out next month
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Old Fri, Jun-11-04, 07:27
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I don't eat sweets now either however, was at the pictures with the family the other day and I wanted to have something to nibble on too so I bought one of those coconut things (carbalite - expensive but nice) and a chuf chuf lolly so I was happy. I think the prices of these things are so high I just keep them for special occasions.
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Don't forget that if they take off, the price will come down. Nestle has the power and the money behind it which I don't think Carbolite has just yet - so they can afford to drop prices after a bit.
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Since I've been l'cing, I don't eat chocolate and I don't usually crave it but some months for TOM cravings this would be great - I used to love Kitkat. Now if only some of the top quality chocolate manufacturers would also introduce a low carb version.
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From today's The Grocer - a testing of new LC Kit-kat and rolos

"From Nestle:

Nestle's LC versions of popular confectionary countlines Kit Kat and Rol are rolling out for general sale next month. The launch is Nestle's first foray into the LC arena.

Price: 79p for a 2 finger Kit Kat LC, 1.49 for a tube of Rolos LC (5.29 and 9.89) respectively for 7 piece multipacks.

Consumer's Verdict

Like most women I am a big choc lover and am always looking for new ways to shift a few pounds without giveing up chocolate.

because if that I was very excited about the launch although slightly sceptival.

Already a regular KK muncher, I found the taste of the LC version very good, although it did not have as sweet an aftertaste as the original. The packaging was bright and eye-catching and, kn owing the health benefits, I would buy it again instead of the standard version.

Rolo LC also tasted good - much the same as the original - but the filling is a little stickier. Both products are better than I expected and if you look at them as a dietary aid, they are reasonably priced. Score: 22/25"

There is also a review from a buyer at Nisa-Today's who says KK is practically identical on taste and Rolsos had a noticeable aftertaste. Score: 18/25
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Over £5 for a multipack of 7 kit kat. I think this will stop me buying more than one every so often! That's an awful lot of money but that's good, it'll keep me away from them!
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Old Mon, Jun-21-04, 10:48
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I wonder if Nestle are deciding to do this because of a fall in sales, or because they want to promote a healthier image to their products?

Even all the Atkins branded chocolate bars are expensive -- at least they are in Boots, which is the only high street shop near me that sells them :-(
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