October 26, 2011
Coco-Jack is a curious little bar. I have a couple of notes to make regarding its Free From attributes and it certainly isn’t something that I would label as low in fat but somehow I find it to be simple in flavour yet slightly addictive. The bar is only €1.39 in Field & Vine and tastes ever so coconutty. During the first bite I was a bit disappointed with its basic taste but I loved its sensation of 'coolness' and by the time I finished the bar I wanted another one ... what is it about flapjacks? Is it the fat or the sweetness that hooks me every time!? This is a pure flapjack with no bells or whistles. Definitely one for flapjack purists - as long as you like coconut that is :)
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Low GI (note: contains ‘sweet freedom’)
- Salt Free
- Cholesterol Free (Note: contains coconoil)
- Wheat Free (cross-contamination note: contains oats)
- No Added Sugar (note: contains ‘sweet freedom’)
What is Sweet Freedom?
I’ve seen ‘Sweet Freedom’ syrup for sale in Nelly’s cafe (12 South Circular Road, Dublin 8). Sweet Freedom is a UK produced sweetener which is made from 100% fruit (apples, grapes and carob) with no added anything. The ‘sugar’ is extracted using water instead of chemicals or enzymes and it claims to be low GI with 25% less calories than sugar while being naturally healthier than artificial sweeteners with only 24grams of fructose per 100g. Web: www.sweetfreedom.co.uk
You can make your own mind up about the sweetener and if it suits your sugar free diet or not.
Ingredients: Wholegrain Oats (Non GMO), Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Sweet Freedom Natural Syrup
Nutritional Information per 100g: unavailable