Today we tried out the Big Train Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix.
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First of all I want to make it clear that although this is sold as a low carb product, it isn’t sugar free. That isn’t a given, but it is a bit unusual.
I noticed that while baking, the mixture didn’t really spread, so you might want to make sure the top is smooth before you put it in the oven. One serving is one sixteenth of the whole mixture. I’d be lying if I said this was a generous serving. But they do have a great taste – VERY chocolatey. They certainly would help you get a chocolate fix if you have a craving.
My son declared them to be “yummy” and my husband (who is very sensitive to artificial sweeteners) said they were pretty good. He was happier with the serving size than I was – saying that one square with a cup of coffee would do him perfectly well.
So let’s talk carbs. 15g total, 4g fiber, 4g sugar, and 3g sugar alcohols. If we decide not to count sugar alcohols, then the net carbs are 15 – 4 – 3 = 8g. However, according to this article from Diabetes Education Online, sugar alcohols are only partly absorbed, so to get a more accurate figure, the sugar alcohol should be halved before being subtracted. So our new numbers are 15 – 4 – 1.5 = 9.5g. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether you’re counting these as 8g net carbs or 9.5g. Either way the carb count seems a little high for a low carb snack – but because of this you are rewarded with a superior taste AND real chocolate chips in the brownie. I just know that if I made this only for me, my carb count would go up pretty fast. So I’d *totally* recommend this brownie mix, but perhaps only when you have a mix of low-carbers and carbers to share it with!
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