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Archive for December, 2007

Splenda Minis

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Sweeteners

Splenda MinisAre you surprised at how many restaurants and shops still do not provide Splenda as a sugar alternative? Or maybe you’re stuck in an office where they’re too cheap to buy Splenda for the break room. It can be frustrating to find a product you rely on heavily and then you’re suddenly without it. The Glucoholic tried to address this problem by carrying Splenda packets around in his pocket. This becomes impractical if you’re on the road or have to dine out several meals in a row. Packets can become bulky if you carry lots of them, and you don’t want to expose them to a great deal of moisture.

Enter Splenda Minis – an idea long overdue. This little plastic container is great. It contains concentrated Splenda tablets that dissolve as easily as regular Splenda. Each tablet is about half the sweetness of a packet of Splenda sweetener, and the case comes with a convenient button that makes dispensing a single tablet a breeze! The smallest container holds 100 tablets, so that’s like carrying around 50 packets of Splenda! Thank you to the folks at Splenda for creating another fantastic product. We’re proud to recommend it.

Murray Sugar Free Creme Cookies

Saturday, December 15th, 2007
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks

Murray Sugar Free Creme CookiesWelcome to another installment of “Read Your Labels Carefully”. Murray Sugar Free Creme Cookies are sugar free, but definitely not low carb or low calorie. Diabetics and low carb or low calorie dieters should be wary of the significant amount of enriched flour in these cookies, especially since the serving size is three relatively small cookies.

To be fair to the Murray Cookie company, the cookies do not contain any sugar. They also taste very good. Let’s repeat that – they taste very good. So stop eating after three. It will be hard, but so is bypass surgery. Seriously, the slight lemon flavor of the crisp wafer combined with the sweet creme center make this an excellent cookie by any other measure. Kudos to Murray for using Splenda to sweeten these cookies.

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Glucerna Crunchy Flakes ‘n Almonds

Sunday, December 9th, 2007
Low Carb Foods

Glucerna Crunchy Flakes ‘n AlmondsOne of the first things that goes out the window when you choose, or are forced to choose, low carb foods is breakfast cereals. After seeing an advertisement for Glucerna Cereals on DiabetesControlForLife.com we decided to give the Crunchy Flakes ‘n Almonds a try. Glucerna claims to provide a specialized blend of carbs that will not spike blood sugars. We thought we would put them to the test.

To kick off our review, let’s start with a grade of A+ for taste. Truthfully, we didn’t expect much in the way of taste, and we were very surprised. The taste is similar to Corn Flakes, and the almonds are very complementary. We tried the cereal with low carb soy milk and skim milk, and both were very enjoyable. If one has a particular taste for really sweet cereals, the addition of Splenda or some other artificial sweetener can make for a very tasty breakfast or evening snack.

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Splenda Lemon Flavor Accents

Monday, December 3rd, 2007
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks

Splenda Lemon Flavor AccentsSome time ago we reviewed Splenda Raspberry Flavor Accents. We’ve been looking forward to trying out the lemon flavor, and we were not disappointed. The lemon flavor tubes are identical in packaging and nutrition to the raspberry flavor accents. As such, we highly recommend these flavor accents for dressing up your teas or waters without adding any carbohydrates.

Like the raspberry flavor, we found that the lemon needs to be mixed at about 150 percent of the suggested amount for maximum sweetness and flavor. Some lemon drink mixes are bitter and sour, but these flavor accents are quite mild and pleasant.