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Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Site News

Hi everyone!  We just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving and remind you  to eat lots of turkey and try not to eat too much pie.  We also wanted to say that, on this day of giving thanks, the thing we are most thankful for is all of you.

Slim-Fast Low Carb Diet Creamy Chocolate Shake

Monday, November 24th, 2008
Low Carb Drinks

Slim-Fast Low Carb Diet Creamy Chocolate ShakeFor active people on the go, low carb shakes can be a way to grab a quick meal without consuming too much sugar. The Glucoholic has at least one practically every day. That’s why we’re always delighted to see another low carb drink alternative, and today we’re reviewing Slim-Fast Low Carb Diet Creamy Chocolate shakes. Like most of the other low carb shakes, Slim-Fast Low Carb Diet Creamy Chocolate Shake should be served chilled, and should be shaken before opening. The shake has a thickness that is a pleasant departure from some of the low carb shakes that leave you wishing you had just had some soy milk with sugar free chocolate syrup. This shake has body, and a nice chocolate taste. It’s consistency and flavor reminded us of the Atkins Milk Chocolate Delight shake. We were really pleased with the taste of this low carb drink.

Serving size is one can, which is 11 fluid ounces. Each shake contains 190 calories, 9 grams of fat, 15mg of cholesterol, and 260mg of sodium. One shake also provides 550mg of potassium, 4 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein. Slim-Fast Low Carb Diet Creamy Chocolate Shakes also provide over 25% of the recommended daily intake of 20 essential vitamins and minerals, including 100% of the recommended intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

World Diabetes Day

Friday, November 14th, 2008
Site News

World Diabetes DayToday we’re taking a break from reviews and celebrating World Diabetes Day with millions of others around the world. Many great events across the globe are helping out in the struggle to raise diabetes awareness, and to raise funds for aiding all things diabetes. Please check out the World Diabetes Day website and check the Activities section to see if there are World Diabetes Day events in your area. We thought it would be fun to make a list of the top five things all you glucoholics out there can do for World Diabetes Day 2008:

Top 5 Things For Glucoholics To Do on World Diabetes Day 2008

5. Make some more Diabetes Lolcats! There are only two for crying out loud. You know that felines get diabetes too don’t you?

4. Get tested. There are millions of people around the world suffering from a disease they are not aware they even have.

3. Become educated about diabetes. There are tons of resources available on the web for becoming more knowledgeable about diabetes. The chances that you or a family member or friend will not deal with diabetes in your lifetime is practically zero.

2. Start planning for World Diabetes Day 2009. Help plan an event in your area that will help raise diabetes awareness.

1. Donate to great organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. If you like to give locally, try to find a diabetes clinic in your area that can desperately use your support!

Baskin Robbins Sugar Free Very Berry Strawberry Soft Candy

Friday, November 7th, 2008
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks

Baskin Robbins Sugar Free Very Berry Strawberry Soft CandyIf you have no self-control, do not read the rest of this review. You will be in danger of unwanted weight gain, debilitating addiction, and possibly painful gastrointestinal upset. Baskin Robbins Sugar Free Very Berry Strawberry Soft Candy is that good! Seriously, The Glucoholic is always reminding our faithful readers to control consumption of sugar free snacks that contain sugar alcohols, but this is the first sugar free candy we’ve reviewed that really required us to practice what we preach. These candies are delicious. Thank goodness they are individually wrapped, because otherwise we would have been tempted to just turn the bag up and fill our mouths until we looked like chubby-cheeked chipmunks.

As you open the bag you are overwhelmed with the strawberry aroma. It smells like you are hovering over a freshly iced strawberry cake. We’re not kidding – this kind of pleasure should be illegal. As you unwrap the first piece of candy the aroma persists, and almost sucks the candy right into your mouth. The texture is a little like salt water taffy, and the strawberry taste is delightful. At this point you are face to face with addiction. Stop now – while you still can. It will probably be some time before we find a sugar free snack that will top this one. Baskin Robbins Sugar Free Very Berry Strawberry Soft Candy comes with our highest recommendation.

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