You’ll probably burn some serious glucose just getting through the full name of these candies, but don’t be looking to replenish it by actually eating them! The Glucoholic was a bit skeptical that these individually wrapped candies would not be smooth, creamy, minty, or chocolaty, but he was pleasantly surprised. For once the marketing phrases for a product pretty much match the actual taste perfectly. They look pretty cool too, evenly divided between an emerald side and a milk chocolate brown side. Be careful with these candies around children. One could easily choke on a candy this size.
It’s hard to describe exactly how, but each candy immediately tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream – but in a more mellow, dare we say, smooth and creamy way. They’re almost an improvement on mint chocolate chip ice cream. If you’re one of those people who likes to savor the hard candies you will be pleasantly surprised at how long the candy lasts, and after it’s completely dissolved, how long the mint flavor lingers.
Nutritionally, you can expect any product that passes for candy that is also labeled sugar free to contain a healthy dose of sugar alcohols. You won’t be disappointed. Of course, the standard laxative effect warning should be heeded. Serving size is four pieces, and with that you will get 40 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10mg of sodium, and 15 grams of sugar alcohol made up entirely of isomalt and hydrogenated starch hydrolysate. The candies are sweetened with Splenda and acesulfame potassium.