Archive for July, 2007
Sunday, July 29th, 2007
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks
Boy does The Glucoholic wish he could find one tasty snack that said “Sugar Alcohol Free” on the label! Let’s just start by saying that Sugar Free Oreos taste great. Though they are smaller than the original Oreo, they still provide that unmistakable vanilla cream-filled chocolate wafer taste we all know and love.
Serving size is two cookies, and for that you will get 100 calories, 5 grams of fat – of which 0 grams are trans fats, 0 grams of cholesterol, 110mg of sodium, 0 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, 16 grams of carbohydrate, and 2 grams of protein. These cookies are sweetened with sucralose, which helps explain the excellent taste, but the package contains the following warning: Excess consumption may have a laxative effect. Not again! As with the Reese’s Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, the packaging for Sugar Free Oreos plainly states that these cookies are not a reduced calorie food, so dieters beware.
Friday, July 27th, 2007
Low Carb Drinks
If you’re like The Glucoholic you’re always on the run, and sometimes you have a tendency to skip meals. Meal replacement shakes have become quite popular for filling the nutritional gap. There are tons of these on the market, with many being offered by diet and nutritional name brands. The Atkins Advantage Chocolate Royale Shake is a clear winner in this category.
Now before you become concerned that The Glucoholic is going to turn this website into an Atkins Diet fanboy site let him say that The Glucoholic does not endorse any particular diet program or methodology and that reporting about these kinds of products will always be opinionated and based entirely on how good they taste compared to how much sugar they put in. In the case of the Atkins Advantage Chocolate Royale Shake this ratio is quite acceptable.
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods
With 0 grams of sugar and only 7 net grams of carbohydrates, Mission Carb Balance Flour Tortillas are right in The Glucoholic’s wheelhouse. Not only do they taste great, but they are very versatile. The Glucoholic has used them for soft tacos, wraps, mini-burritos, and even personal snack pizzas. Weighing in at only 110 calories per tortilla, and containing no trans fats or cholesterol, the only potential negatives are 330mg of sodium and wheat gluten as an ingredient. The good people at Mission have a very informative website that has all the nutritional information for the Carb Balance line of products, so be sure to check it out.
Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
Sugar Free Snacks
The Glucoholic is crazy about the wonderful combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Pretty much any candy that incorporates this combo is going to get a great taste rating. These peanut butter cups do not disappoint in that area, and the taste is nearly indistinguishable from the originals we all know and love. If you are like The Glucoholic, the miniature size might be just enough to satisfy a peanut butter and chocolate craving.
Alas, it was inevitable that eventually one of our low sugar reviews would present a dichotomy, and here we have one. On the good side, these things taste pretty good. On the other side, there are some things that The Glucoholic feels he must bring up, especially for those who might have a tendency to go crazy and eat an entire three ounce bag in one sitting!
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Friday, July 20th, 2007
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks
Ladies and Gentlemen this is a great soda! If you are a fan of cherry sodas then you owe it to yourself to find a bottle or can as quickly as possible and join The Glucoholic in hailing this as one of the best sugar free sodas of all time. The black cherry taste is strong, but not overwhelming or bitter. The soda also has a “sweetness minus aftertaste” combination that seems to be the real benefit of using Splenda as a sweetener.
Jones Soda has garnered a bit of a cult following in its nearly twenty years, and with flavors like this there should be no question why. The customer supplied pictures that grace the labels of Jones Sodas make each new case an adventure, and they even have a website where you can order custom labeled sodas for yourself! Who knows, maybe The Glucoholic will get a custom branded Sugar Free Black Cherry Soda bottle for himself?
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