Chocolate syrup is a favorite treat among many and since most varieties are high in sugar, I’d love to share with you some of my favorite brands of sugar-free chocolate syrup you can enjoy instead. Note that some of these options do contain artificial sweeteners, however for someone with diabetes or sugar sensitivities, they can be a nice replacement as a special occasion treat. As you’ll see though, some options are healthier than others and some you might not have heard of yet. If you avoid refined sugar (which you should), don’t kiss chocolate syrup goodbye forever. It can make a bowl of yogurt taste like an ice cream sundae and turn a regular smoothie into a chocolate dream! Just choose one of the best brands of sugar-free chocolate syrup, which are all low in calories and taste great!
Let’s start with the healthiest of all brands of sugar-free chocolate syrup. NuNaturals, the number one stevia company worldwide, has now come out with the first ever stevia-sweetened chocolate syrup, called Cocoa Syrup. It’s sugar-free, gluten-free, calorie-free, carb-free, vegan, contains no chemicals, is non-GMO, and contains no artificial sweeteners whatsoever. It also tastes like the real deal and is by far the best option out there. You can find it at nunaturals.com.
Everyone loves Hershey’s chocolate syrup and their sugar-free option is a tasty option to try. It does contain artificial sweeteners but is a good option for someone on a budget or just looking to use it occasionally. Learn more at thehersheycompany.com.
I have used this brand for years before the NuNaturals brand came out and I personally love it. It does contain sucralose but has no aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. It’s also certified gluten-free, calorie-free, carb-free, and fat-free. It also has no sugar alcohols that can sometimes cause bloating and digestive troubles. You can find it at supermarkets and learn more at waldenfarms.com.
If you’re a fan of Walmart (as most of us are), give their Great Value brand of sugar-free chocolate syrup a shot. I find it tastes identical to the Hershey’s brand but actually has fewer calories and less troublesome sugar alcohols. It is rich, thick, and creamy and costs under $2. Note it does contain possible allergens along with artificial sweeteners, so I’d suggest using it sparingly. Learn more at walmart.com.
The Torani brand of syrups are popular with many diabetics and low-carbers. Torani’s syrups always get high ratings among users and they’re completely calorie-free, though they do use Splenda. These syrups are also what most popular coffee house chains carry to use in all their coffee drinks. The chocolate flavor of Torani syrups is always a best seller at most online and supermarket retailers, so definitely give it a try. Learn more at torani.com.
The DaVinci line of sugar-free syrups is just like Torani’s brand. Both of these syrups are thinner than traditional chocolate syrups but can easily be added to anything you desire a chocolate flavor in. DaVinci syrups are also commonly used by coffee house chains for flavored beverages and overall lend a great flavor. They do contain Splenda but have no other artificial sweeteners. Learn more at torani.com.
This syrup is similar in ingredients to Hershey’s and Great Value’s sugar-free syrups. It has a thick, creamy texture with no fat or sugar. It does contain sugar alcohols and sucralose (Splenda), but has no other artificial sweeteners. It’s also recommended by Dr. Bernstein, author of “The Diabetes Solution,” and is a popular product for many diabetics. Learn more or purchase at amazon.com.
I realize many people shy away from artificial sweeteners or even from a natural option like stevia, but if you're looking for a lower calorie chocolate syrup that won't raise your blood sugar, these brands make a great option. Have you ever used sugar-free chocolate syrup?