Monday, May 26th, 2008
Sugar Free Snacks
Murray Sugar Free Fudge Dipped Vanilla Wafers have to be one of the tastiest sugar free snacks we’ve reviewed to date. As we’ll see, this comes with a price. Each wafer is about 2.75 inches long and 0.75 inches square, and weighs about 7.75 grams. Not huge by any stretch of the imagination, and given the extraordinary taste, quite a temptation to overindulge in! These sugar free snacks are simple and elegant at the same time. The combination of a crisp, sweet vanilla wafer and a rich, heavy chocolate fudge shell make these a tasty snack or dessert. Just resist the urge to make them a meal!
The cost we spoke of earlier is the amount of saturated fat in each serving – 7 grams! Weighing in at 150 calories doesn’t lighten the load any either, literally or figuratively. Did we mention how great these things taste? Each serving gets you 10 grams of fat, 20mg of sodium, and about 11 grams of digestible carbohydrate. Murray Sugar Free Fudge Dipped Vanilla Wafers are sweetened with acesulfame potassium, Splenda, and 9 grams of sugar alcohol, so definitely do not consume more than the recommended serving size. These sugar free snacks are excellent for an occasional treat, but probably not a good staple snack.
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks
Flavored waters are beginning to take up more and more shelf space at our supermarkets. Many of the latest offerings are carb and sugar free, and this is great for diabetics and dieters alike. As competition increases in this market we will see better and better products. A good example of this improved quality is Dasani’s latest addition to its Plus line of products, Dasani Plus Lemon Lime Flavored Water. We had the opportunity to try Dasani Plus Lemon Lime this week and were really impressed with its powerful flavor. Some of its competitors just seem to be underpowered in the flavor department, leaving you with the feeling that you should have saved the premium and gotten a cup of water for free. The premium is worth the investment with Dasani Plus Lemon Lime. Sweetness and fruit flavor dominate the taste, and the aftertaste can best be described as tangy. We can’t wait to try the other flavors.
Each serving contains 35mg of sodium and practically nothing else. Ten percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium are also included in every serving. Dasani Plus Lemon Lime Flavored Water is sweetened with acesulfame potassium and sucralose.
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks
Sugar Free Jolly Rancher Hard Candy is one of the best sugar free snacks we’ve reviewed here at glucoholic.com. Hershey’s sugar free version of the extremely popular Jolly Rancher brand is an excellent addition to their sugar free lineup, with a burst of fruit flavor that rivals it’s sweet cousin’s.
Our friends over at candyaddict.com have a rundown of the original Jolly Rancher flavors. We were pleased to see that the four flavors of the sugar free version were not a great departure from the five of the original Jolly Ranchers. The sugar free version loses a cherry flavor and replaces blue raspberry with plain raspberry. Each of the four tasted wonderful and sweet. Sugar Free Jolly Ranchers are definitely going on The Glucoholic’s preferred sugar free snacks list, and we highly recommend it.
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