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Chocolate and Product FAQs

Our Most FAQs About Our Chocolates

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find nutritional and supplemental information for each product?

    Each product is listed with its nutritional information, including ingredients and other important data like calories, fat, carbs, sugars, etc… If you find a product without nutritional information, please contact us through our feedback form or by calling us at 801-973-1322.

  • Are all Amber Lyn Chocolates products "Sugar Free"?

    All our Dark Chocolate products are sugar free and our milk chocolate products contain no added sugars. (Milk contains lactose, a naturally occurring sugar).

  • What is the difference between "Sugar Free" and "No Sugar Added"?

    Throughout the Amber Lyn Chocolate store you’ll find products that are listed as “Sugar Free” and “No Sugar Added.” The difference is really in the dark and milk chocolate. Milk chocolate contains milk sugar – lactose, that occurs naturally in milk. Therefore, all of our milk chocolate products are listed as “no sugar added” and all of our dark chocolate products are listed as “sugar free,” as they contain no milk. That being said, we do not add sugars to any of our milk or dark chocolate products.

  • If you don't use sugar, what is used to sweeten your chocolate?

    Our Belgian Chocolate is sweetened with Maltitol. Maltitol is a natural plant-based, reduced calorie sweetener that has 90% the sweetness of sugar. Maltitol is a member of a family of sweeteners known as sugar alcohols or polyols. Most of the maltitol on the market today is derived from corn. The maltitol used in Amber Lyn Chocolates is derived from wheat, but the wheat has been processed to allow this food to meet the Food and Drug Administration requirements for gluten-free foods.

  • What are the benefits to using Maltitol?

    Maltitol is a natural plant-based, reduced calorie sweetener that has 90% the sweetness of sugar. Maltitol is a member of a family of sweeteners known as sugar alcohols or polyols. Most of the maltitol on the market today is derived from corn. The maltitol used in Amber Lyn Chocolates is derived from wheat, but the wheat has been processed to allow our chocolate to meet the Food and Drug Administration requirements for gluten-free foods. Third party laboratory analysis confirms that Amber Lyn chocolate contains less than 10ppm gluten which exceeds both the FDA and Gluten Free standards for gluten free.

  • Are there health benefits in Maltitol?

    There are numerous benefits that warrant the use of Maltitol in the manufacturing of confectionery products:

    - It does not promote tooth decay

    - It has only 2.1 cal/gram, compared with the 4 cal/gram in sugar

    - It is useful in the manufacturing of sucrose-free chocolate

    - It has been approved by the FDA as GRAS

    - It has little or no effect on blood sugar levels

  • *Does Amber Lyn Chocolates contain Gluten?

    All Amber Lyn products are gluten-free and sugar-free / no sugar added.

  • Does Amber Lyn Chocolates contain artificial flavors, chemicals, or preservatives?

    No. Our chocolate contains no chemicals, preservatives, or artificial flavors. It’s made from premium Belgian Chocolate containing only the highest quality ingredients and inclusions.

  • What are "Net Carbs"?

    Net carbohydrates are calculated by taking the total carbohydrates and subtracting fiber and non-sugar sweetener carbohydrates, or any other “non-impact” carbohydrate. Net carbohydrates are the carbohydrates that are actually absorbed by the body.

  • What is the Cacoa (Cocoa) content in Amber Lyn Chocolates?

    Our Dark Chocolate contains 55% cocoa and Milk Chocolate contains 35%.

  • Do Amber Lyn Chocolates contain "Caffeine"?

    People often ask, “Does your chocolate contain caffeine?” The short answer is yes, chocolate does contain small amounts of caffeine. Chocolate also contains another closely related substance called theobromine which can mimic the effects of caffeine. One ounce of dark chocolate averages about 12mg (less than 25% of the amount in a cup of coffee). Milk chocolate contains even less.

  • Do Amber Lyn Chocolates contain Nuts?

    We have a number of chocolate products that do contains nuts. Most do not. We do not use peanuts in any of our products and our production facility is peanut-free.

  • Is Amber Lyn Chocolates "Kosher"?

    Our chocolate does not currently carry a Kosher certification.

  • *What does the "May Cause Laxative Effect" statement mean on your packaging?

    The natural plant-based sweetener we use, maltitol, can cause a mild laxative or fullness effect in some individuals with digestive sensitivities. The effect is short lived, completely harmless and not unlike what often happens when you eat a handful of fresh cherries. When eaten in moderation, most people experience no negative effects.

  • Why does your chocolate cost more than some other Sugar-Free chocolates I see in the grocery store?

    Most other sugar free (and traditionally sweetened) chocolate products are made from inexpensive domestic chocolate. These other “value” brands often use artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda) to sweeten their products. Amber Lyn Chocolate is not only sugar free (or no sugar added), it is premium chocolate of the very highest quality, imported from Belgium where our beans are roasted, ground and conched by world renowned Belgian chocolatiers. Our chocolate contains no artificial sweeteners, no substitute oils and no preservatives – nothing artificial. It is the world’s finest sugar free chocolate.

  • What is the shelf-life of Amber Lyn Chocolates?

    The shelf life of Amber Lyn Chocolates is typically 9 to 12 months and even longer if refrigerated and stored in a dry place.

  • Are you going to bring back White Chocolate?

    Unfortunately we are no longer able to source the raw ingredients for White Chocolate. We apologize for disappointing our loyal white chocolate customers. We sincerely wish this was not the case.