Don’t you just know that the person responsible for “inventing” turtle candies was just sitting around one day trying to figure out how to get the chocolate covered goodies they were experimenting with to stop forming the little drops of chocolate around the edges? At some point they looked at a piece and said “That looks like a turtle!” There we have it, a whole class of products from one simple mistake and a simpler observation. Now we don’t know if this is anywhere close to the truth, but hitting the internets to find the turtle’s real origin kind of takes the romance out of it doesn’t it? Let’s look closer at DeMet’s sugar free version of the turtle.
DeMet’s turtles come individually wrapped, and are about the size of a Sacagawea dollar. We thought they were very tasty and, as you might expect, shockingly similar to most other turtles we’ve had. If we were granted one request by the fine folks at DeMet’s it would be to include more pecan and cashew and less caramel. Conversely, if you really like caramel then this might be the turtle for you. Each turtle has excellent sweetness provided by the sucralose in the recipe. Nutritionally, these should be used as occasional treats and not low carb staples. A serving size is three pieces of candy and those three pieces will get you 150 calories, 11 grams of fat, 70mg of sodium, and about 11 grams of digestible carbohydrate. Given the seven grams of saturated fat and 17 grams of sugar alcohol you’ll want to go sparingly with these turtles. The food allergy warnings are prominently displayed on the outer package and on each turtle, so you’ll definitely want to check those out. We really liked DeMet’s Sugar Free Turtles. Much like a Snicker’s Bar, we wish they were a little more friendly to our waistlines and our blood sugars!