AD - A Review Of Deliciously Guilt Free | Keto Friendly, Low Carbs and Low Sugar Cakes

-This post is a paid collaboration with Deliciously Guilt Free-

Because I'm currently trying to follow a particular diet for my new (suspected) health diagnosis which I'll probably talk more about soon in a life update blog post or something, I'm having to be really careful in terms of what I'm eating and drinking and I'm not going to lie it's been quite hard so far. One of the main things that you should try to avoid whilst following the diet is sugar as it can be an irritant, however, I'll be honest I can't just cut out sugar completely so I'm trying to significantly cut back on it instead which I feel works best for me. So when I got the opportunity to try out Deliciously Guilt Free's handmade cakes, I jumped at the chance because their cakes are keto-friendly, low in carbs and low in sugar. 

Deliciously Guilt Free is run by husband and wife team Basma and Dan. When Basma was pregnant with their first child she was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes and followed a strict low sugar and moderately low carb diet throughout the pregnancy and they were both amazed at how much better she felt. She was told after having the baby that there was a 50:50 chance of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and after researching more into reversing and/or reducing your chance of getting type 2 diabetes they decided that they would both give up sugar and cut carbs to live a healthier lifestyle.

However, they soon realised that there were very few low carb snacks in the UK and the ones that they did find were full of fake ingredients, extra protein or looked like they belonged in a lab. So they decided to take matters into their own hands and start making their own. Their mission is to handmake sweet treats using natural ingredients that are low in sugar and low in carbs.

They sent me their #1 best seller box to try called "The Favourites" which contains:

2x Blueberry and Lemon drizzle cake
2x Peanut Butter Brownie
2x Salted Caramel Blondie
2x Chocolate Fudge Brownie

It's priced at £10.99 and they recommend that you store the brownies in the fridge when they arrive and they will keep for 7 days in the fridge. You can also freeze them for up to 2 months. 

I shared the cakes with my family and they honestly went down a treat! My favourite was definitely the Chocolate Fudge Brownie (surprise, surprise), although the chocolate tasted quite strong compared to the chocolate brownies that I used to buy from my local supermarket when I fancied them prior to my new suspected diagnosis, Deliciously Guilt Free's offering was still lovely alongside a cup of tea and was a nice treat to calm my chocolate cravings.

The Blueberry and Lemon drizzle cake tasted refreshing and sweet (although it only contains 0.8g of sugar!) so it was a nice light afternoon treat. I'll be honest I was quite surprised that I liked the Blueberry and Lemon drizzle cake as much as I did as I'm not usually a big fan of blueberries but they smelled amazing and I just couldn't resist. My mum had the other Blueberry and Lemon drizzle cake and she also commented how nice and refreshing it was and she also said it was filling too.

The Peanut Butter Brownies are basically everything you look for in a peanut butter brownie, they're gooey and chocolatey. I warmed mine up first as DGF suggested which made it even gooier. They're also made from 90% Lindt chocolate which happens to be one of my favourite chocolate brands in general.

My dad was a big fan of the Salted Caramel Blondies so I only tried half of one and I can understand why he liked them so much. They taste buttery but not in an overpowering, sickly way and they also tasted quite sweet. I honestly don't know how they make them taste so much like a "normal" Salted Caramel Blondie with a minimal amount of sugar (just 0.5g!) and natural ingredients.

Have you tried Deliciously Guilt Free's cakes before or are you planning to? 

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