Simple Pleasures

Godiva Discontinues Sugar Free Chocolate

As we have been researching nutrition and dietary practices and the impact thereof on human health, including the connection between diabetes and heart disease and high carbohydrate diets (a.k.a. the “Western diet” most folks in the western world eat, including bread, pasta, sugared drinks, etc.), we have found that our desire for chocolate has not abated.

Our solution has been to try to find the best sugar free chocolates we can, and our search led us to Godiva, an internationally known chocolatier chain. For years we have greatly enjoyed their sugar free chocolate bars, which we found to be comparable, if not better, than their sugared kin.

Godiva Sugar Free Chocolate Bars
Godiva Sugar Free Chocolate Bars

However, after trying to look up a link for Godiva’s excellent sugar free dark chocolate for the chocolate peanut butter pie recipe I posted last night, I came up empty. This morning I contacted Godiva’s on-line help service. Here’s the transcript:

Please wait while we find an agent to assist you…
You have been connected to Ed .
Ed : Hello Jake. How may I assist you today?
Jake: Hi Ed. It appears that it is no longer possible to order Sugar Free chocolates from the Godiva web site. Is that a permanent change?
Ed : correct
Jake: Has Godiva discontinued all of its Sugar Free Chocolates? That would be tragic. They were the best ones out there.
Ed : sorry, but they have
Jake: How sad. Thanks.
Ed : Thank you. Have a nice day.
Ed : and Holidays!
Ed : bye

And that’s all she wrote.

Godiva Sugar Free Chocolate, rest in peace. And now we have to try to buy all we can before the stores sell out. Sigh.