After 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.
Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping is sweetened with sucralose. We suspect that the recipe may be a little light on sweetener, as there is the slightest bitter aftertaste. The texture is not as thick and creamy as some traditionally sweetened hot fudge toppings, but not enough to deter us from giving this product a buy recommendation. Combine it with your favorite low sugar ice cream for a fantastic occasional low sugar snack!