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Andes Sugar Free Creme De Menthe Thins

Friday, October 26th, 2007
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks

Andes Sugar Free Creme De Menthe ThinsIf you’re a mint fan then this review is going to make you very happy. Andes Sugar Free Creme De Menthe Thins are simply delightful. The mint is so powerful you almost forget that the the creme filling is between two chocolate planks. This is the kind of treat you feel like saving until you have some special occasion to celebrate with a fabulous meal and an after dinner coffee. The minty, fresh flavor easily lasts half an hour, and leaves you with that feeling that you got more than your money’s worth.

Serving size is six pieces of candy, which seems almost ridiculous. After tasting the mint our first reaction was “six of these things would be like accidentally swallowing a mouthful of your mint mouthwash.” This is powerful candy people. You would have to have some kind of mint or chocolate dependency problem to even consider trying to handle six of these things at one time. We highly recommend savoring just one at a time. Too much of a good thing can be a waste.

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Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping

Sunday, October 21st, 2007
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks

Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge ToppingAfter our recent Hershey’s Sugar Free Syrup review a few of our loyal readers mentioned that they really preferred hot fudge over chocolate syrup for ice cream treats. We came to the same realization after a short trip down memory lane that included virtual stops at Dairy Queen for Peanut Buster Parfaits and McDonald’s for Hot Fudge Sundaes. It’s just hard to beat that wonderful combination of ice cream and warm, thick, creamy, chocolaty fudge. Of course, we were a little afraid that finding anything close to sugar free hot fudge would be impossible. Thankfully we were wrong.

Enter Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping. The instructions for heating could not be easier. They’re printed on the label and consist of removing the lid, microwaving, stirring, and refrigerating any remaining topping. Because of the 19 grams of sugar alcohol you will definitely want to keep your usage down to the recommended serving size of two tablespoons. There are 24 grams of carbohydrate in each serving, which include the sugar alcohols and 1 gram of fiber. This probably yields somewhere in the neighborhood of 14 grams of digestible carbohydrate for most people.

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Splenda Raspberry Flavor Accents

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks

Splenda Raspberry Flavor AccentsSplenda Raspberry Flavor Accents are a great way to add a little something extra to that glass of water, tea, or any other beverage. They come in small tube-like packets that fit nicely in your pocket or purse and provide a raspberry flavored sweetness to any drink. There are several products like this on the market now, but given our affinity for all things Splenda, we thought we’d try out Splenda’s first. Like plain Splenda, each packet has no nutritional value, but provides a sweetness that’s hard to beat.

Our testing showed that if you like your beverages really sweet and flavorful you should use about 150 percent of the suggested amount. Using the recommended amount seemed to leave us wanting just a little more sweetness and flavor. We can’t wait to try Splenda’s Lemon Flavor Accents as well. We’re pretty sure these will be great too!

Battle of the Crystal Light Bottles

Friday, October 12th, 2007
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks

Crystal Light has been a staple for dieters for years. Kraft Foods, the owners of this esteemed brand, have done two things to provide consumers with good options when considering a flavored water beverage purchase. First, they’ve started producing bottled beverages. Second, they’ve used Splenda to sweeten these bottled beverages. These two developments address two of the most commonly heard complaints about Crystal Light products – having to mix the powdered drink mixes and aspartame as the sweetener.

We put three of the Crystal Light bottled flavors to the test for this review – Classic Orange, Lemonade, and Raspberry Ice. The products were judged based on taste alone, as each of the flavors have practically the same nutritional information; save one flavor, which we’ll get to in a bit. Each bottle contains 16 ounces, which provides two servings. Each serving contains no caffeine, 5 calories, 10mg of sodium, and 0 grams of anything else of any importance. All three are sweetened with Splenda and acesulfame potassium.

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South Beach Diet Deli Ham & Turkey Wrap Sandwich Kit

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

South Beach Diet Deli Ham & Turkey Wrap Sandwich KitAfter our experience with the chocolate peanut butter bars we were a little hesitant to jump back on the South Beach train. This one looked too good to pass up though, and boy are we glad we didn’t pass it up. The South Beach Diet group at Kraft Foods has really outdone themselves on this one. Everything you need for an awesome meal is in this one package!

The Deli Ham & Turkey version of the wrap sandwich kit contains two wheat tortillas, Oscar Mayer ham and turkey, Kraft low fat cheddar cheese, enough Grey Poupon mustard for two wraps, and a cup of Jell-O Sugar Free Cherry Gelatin. You might notice that most of the components of this meal kit are Kraft products, and we think they’ve done a fantastic job of collecting them into one really simple, tasty solution.

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