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!
First things first – this is not a low calorie food. It says so right on the bag. Serving size is about 5 pieces, or half the bag, and each serving contains 170 calories, of which 110 are from fat. Each serving also contains 110mg of Sodium. On the plus side each serving does contain 5 grams of fiber.
Moving on we see that the product is sweetened with Sucralose, which we generally consider to be a good thing. However, we also notice that a significant portion of the 24 grams of carbs is provided by sugar alcohols. Some of our readership will remember that sugar alcohols are reported to have only slightly better glycemic impact than plain old sugar so diabetics and low carb dieters might want to limit their intake.
And lastly, we come across this little jewel on the package: Individuals sensitive to sugar substitutes may experience a laxative effect. To those of you who only saw the title of this review and began to crave chocolate and peanut butter goodness so strongly that you ran out and bought a bag and devoured it before sitting down to read the rest – The Glucoholic sincerely apologizes.
A word of warning for those who want to try these out – they melt very easily. So, unless you are currently situated somewhere near the Arctic Circle, don’t leave them in the car or order them online!