Yacon syrup is the most ingenious of all the sweeteners we use in our chocolate. We were the first in the UK to use Yacon syrup in chocolate, and our yacon sweetened chocolate bars are still the only ones in the UK to be sweetened exclusively with Yacon syrup.
We believe that yacon is the healthiest, yet best tasting sweetener available for adding to raw chocolate. Made from the roots of Peru’s yacon plant, yacon syrup has a soft, caramel-like sweetness that compliments the complexities of our high quality organic raw chocolate.
Yacon really is a plant you can root for!
Yacon tubers taste a bit like an apple, pear or starfruit, and is sometimes called a Peruvian Ground Apple. We believe the flavour of the syrup is perfect for our range. We use it in all of our bars, except our vegan mylk bars (where we use our golden coconut sugar).
Rich in fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and having a GI of just 1, Yacon syrup has barely any effects on blood sugar, so you get none of the highs and lows you get from cane sugars and sweeteners.
FOS tastes sweet, but is recognised by the body as a dietary fibre, so is not absorbed into the bloodstream.
Yacon also acts as a natural prebiotic, so has the potential to increase your good gut bacteria and can enhance the health of your gut microbiome. Good gut health has been linked to good overall physical and mental health - so a win / win all round.
Our Sciencey Page has links to various scientific articles and studies on the health benefits of yacon syrup