Saturday, December 29, 2007

Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bars An Instant Hit!

Everybody seems to love my new raspberry dark chocolate bars!

When I set out to create my own low-carb chocolate bar earlier this year, my purpose was to try to make a very high-quality product that people will love and enjoy as much as they would sugary chocolate except without all the blood sugar-spiking high fructose corn syrup and sugar that usually accompanies it. I'm very pleased with the final product that is now called "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Bar" and available for purchase at the online low-carb retail store where they quickly vaulted to the top of the bestseller list!

You can also pick up decoratively-packaged 12-packs of my new raspberry dark chocolate bars at and even leave some feedback about what you think about them there. I'd be grateful for your reviews to share with others how fantastic you think my chocolate is. At least that seems to be the consensus among so many of you who have written to me so far. Check out these actual comments from people:

I got the candy bars - and hot damn, it is actually a low-carb product I'd actually eat now and then! It is way good Jimmy! I do hope it sells well!
I'm also a big fan of dark chocolate with raspberry. I think the coconut oil is a nice touch, too, and I'm sure it'll make the bar very creamy. I'd love to share some of these bars with my mom and 13-year-old sister too, as I just got them started on livin' la vida low-carb (woo hoo!)!
Congratulations on having your own low-carb candy bar! I think it's going to be a winner. Chocoperfection bars are great on their own, and even better when used as the base for other candies.
I really like ChocoPerfection dark chocolate bars and I LOVE chocolate and raspberries. YUMM! I order the dark chocolate bars, then hide them from my low carbing husband. Thanks again for informing the low-carb community of another good and good for you product.
Way to go on the new product. It is always nice to know that there are choices for people livin' la vida low-carb.
I am a chocolate lover and I have not had any chocolate since August. I have been on Atkins since July and I have not cheated at all. I have lost over 80 pounds so far and I will keep going thanks to your chocolate bars.
Wonderful! I love dark chocolate and raspberry--together they are heavenly. I appreciate all your information on your blog as well as the videos.
Raspberry and chocolate are one of my favorites, I even love coconut oil, but never thought of putting all three together. Sounds like a fabulously delicious idea, and I bet they must be for you to be putting the Livin' La Vida Low-Carb name on it. I wish you well, and hope you sell millions.
I'm really not missing much of anything on this way of eating but I do love some GOOD chocolate now and then. I have not tried any low carb chocolate bars because of the sugar alcohols in them. I'm happy to give yours a try!
I love chocolate and am thrilled with the idea that I won’t have to give it up. Good for you for getting your own favorite bar made to your specifications. I, too, have bad body reactions to some of the stuff using malitol, etc. so it will be a pleasure to give yours a try.

WOW, thanks for all the GREAT feedback everyone! I'm so glad you enjoy this new bar and it's a thrill to finally have it available for you to enjoy.

A few of my fellow bloggers have gotten into the act sharing their impressions of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Bar" already:


"The Jimmy Moore Livin' La Vida Low-Carb bar is a chocoholic’s dream come true. The same wonderful, deep dark chocolate on the outside as the dark ChocoPerfection™ bars, but with a surprise on the inside—a soft, moist, raspberry-flavored, truffle center."


"I'm so happy to announce that Jimmy Moore's new Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bar, by ChocoPerfection, is an absolute hit! His idea, spurred on by his love for the combination of these two flavors, and his lack of love for sugar alcohols, turned out to be what I believe will most assuredly be one of ChocoPerfection's most popular items...One of the first things you notice when you open the wrapper is the smell of raspberry. When you take a bite you enjoy a delightfully rich and smooth dark chocolate with that touch of raspberry that makes this bar stand out from so many others."


"It smells super sweet and suffused with raspberry, not unlike Boehm's chocolate shop used to smell when I was little. Smells like chocolate candy...Oh my, this is really sweet, but with the inclusion of the raspberry it works so very well...As a raspberry chocolate candy-lovin' fiend's treat, this just rocks my happy world. Ohhh, I am having serious joy. There's enough chocolate power accompanying the berry flavor that I feel like doing a little dance. I've missed raspberry chocolate so! I actually think this is every bit as much fun as Godiva's dark raspberry--and this is healthy...for a low-carbing chocolate lover seeking a sweet treat? I give it an A!"

Golly ya'll, I'm blushing now! THANKS for those enthusiastic reviews and I welcome anyone else who wants to write one to send it to me at "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Bar" will soon be available from the ChocoPerfection web site and at the online health food retailer Netrition in early 2008.

If you'd like to carry this bar in your store, then please contact Mary Jo Kringas via e-mail at or by calling her toll-free at 1-800-332-1773. She'd be happy to stock you up with this delicious and nutritious new low-carb raspberry dark chocolate bar!

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Blogger Red Sphynx said...


Thanks for coming out with your new chocolate bar - we need more choices! The coconut oil sounds yummy.

But I'll take a pass for right now. I just don't trust your oligofructose sweetener. You've got 'Good Calories, Bad Calories' boldly displayed on your page. Read what he says about fructose - it has a 0 glycemic index, but it drives up insulin and triglycerides. Plus it forms AGE at 10x the rate of glucose.

If you'll come out with a high-flavanoid chocolate bar sweetened with any non-nutritive sweetener (saccharine, sucralose, aspartame, whatever) I'll be first in line.

12/30/2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Thanks for your comments Red Sphynx, but I think you are confusing two very different terms here. Fructose is indeed bad news for you and I've said as much in my blog many times echoing the message Gary Taubes wrote about in his book.

But oligofroctose is NOT the same thing. It is a fiber-based natural sweetener that is made from ground up chickory root. We didn't use ANY artificial sweeteners by design since not everyone likes them, but the bar turned out great without it! :)

I suppose this would make a good blog post topic sometime, so I'll expound further at that time. Hopefully you'll change your mind and give it a try to see how it impacts your blood sugar levels.

12/30/2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I have to say that Jimmy's new bar is DELISH!!! I would eat it even if I weren't watching my carbs. I am thrilled to be able to have my chocolate and eat it, too. :)

12/30/2007 3:24 PM  
Blogger Red Sphynx said...


Thanks for the quick reply!

Sure, oligofructose is not the same thing as fructose—it's a fructose polymer, just as starch is a polymer of glucose. But when either starch or oligofructose hit the stomach, they get turned into their simple sugars—glucose and fructose. I know oligofructose is natural - hey, so is table sugar. I know that neither oligofructose nor fructose will raise my blood glucose. But they will raise my insulin and my triglycerides.

If you only want to stay with natural sweeteners, make up a stevia + chocolate + palm oil bar. I'll try a case.

12/30/2007 4:51 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Fair enough, Red Sphynx. I've been eating oligofructose in GoLower nut bars, ChocoPerfection bars, and now my new chocolate bars for the past three years and I've never had an issue with it raising my blood sugar, insulin levels, or triglycerides like table sugar does. It's just not the same. But perhaps that's just how it impacts me and you have to do what's right for you.

That's a bummer you can't try these bars because they are pretty incredible. I agree stevia would be an excellent sweetener to try, but we couldn't get the bitterness to go away to my liking. That's why we chose the sweeteners we did.

THANK YOU for your honest opinions.

12/30/2007 5:04 PM  

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