Are Atkins Endulge Treats Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Atkins Endulge treats.

I used to buy Atkins treats at my local grocery store after reading New Atkins for a New You when I was starting my ketogenic journey and before I knew any better. The book was pretty good but their food products are another story.

In this post, I’ll give Atkins treats an overall ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend some more ketogenic friendly treats.

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Ketogenic Compatibility Grade: D-

Savage Fuel Ketogenic Compatibility Grades:

  • A: Completely compatible, positive or no impact on ketosis.
  • B: Highly compatible, but don't go too crazy.
  • C: Moderately compatible, be mindful and limit intelligently.
  • D: Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.
  • F: Not compatible, avoid or kiss your ketosis goodbye.

Grade Factors:

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Caramel Chocolate Mousse Atkins Endugle Treat Macro Nutrient Ratio:

Label Net Carbs:
2g of labeled net carbs, 1g of which is sugar.

Estimated Net Carbs: (My estimation based on the caloric values and glycemic index of ingredients)
11g estimated net carbs per bar. 2g from label net carbs, and 9g from Maltitol [3]. I’m giving the fiber a pass since it’s primarily polydextrose which is synthetic but low calorie and glycemic index.

Overeating:
Difficult not to overeat due to the convenience, sweetness triggering cravings, good taste, and elevated blood sugar from the 11g estimated net carbs causing hunger. Also unsatisfying on a ketogenic diet from lack of fats.

 

Atkins Endulge Treats Keto Conclusion

In this post, I use Atkins chocolate caramel mousse bar as an example but the grade goes for all of the Atkins Endulge treats. Maltitol is what really sinks this ship, they use it as their primary sweetener and it has 75% of the calories of sugar and a glycemic index of 52 for maltitol syrup and 35 in it’s powdered form making it nearly as bad as sugar[4].

I’m sure all these Atkins Endulge treats are delicious but thankfully there are other treats that are ketogenic friendly and taste great. Compare the chocolate mousse bar at 11g of estimated net carbs per 34g bar to other keto favorites: Chocoperfection at 2g estimated net carbs per 50g bar, Keto Kookies at 2g estimated net carbs per 50g of cookies, and Keto Bars at 2g per 47g bar.

I recommend you pass on Atkins Endulge treats and get your sweet fix elsewhere. Also feel free to check out the Keto Shop for all my guaranteed keto friendly recommendations!

My Favorite Ketogenic Friendly Dessert

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ChocoPerfection blew me away the first time I tried it, the taste and texture were so much better than any other low carb chocolate I’d tried before. I thought it might be too good to be true so I tested my blood ketones one day then ate four bars of it, at the same time the next day my blood ketone reading was even higher than the previous day, I was sold.

I give ChocoPerfection a A ketogenic compatibility grade because of it’s low net carbs (2g per 50g bar), high fat, low protein, zero glycemic index sweeteners, and no mystery “fiber”. The only two downsides of ChocoPerfection are that it is expensive and if you really pig out you’ll most likely become the eye of a fart storm (a side effect of Erythritol and Inulin), both are prices I’m usually willing to pay.

They have a lot of great flavors too, dark and dark mint are my favorites and Raspberry is the only flavor I don’t like. The dark mint with a handful of macadamia nuts tastes just like thin mint cookies. You get the classic mint chocolate flavor with the salty and crunchy macadamia nuts, it’s my favorite ultra low carb dessert.

If you’re interested in trying some I’d recommend getting the variety pack and a pack of the dark chocolate so you can try all their flavors and still have more of the dark which you’re going to like anyways. They also have chocolate chips if you’re into baking and free shipping in the United States.

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