Sometimes you find a product that you like so much that you can hardly bring yourself to say anything bad about it, even when you need to. Such is the case with Smucker’s Sugar Free Caramel Sundae Syrup. Up front, let’s just get it this out of the way – this stuff is delicious. We topped some low carb ice cream with this sundae syrup and could not believe how awesome it was. It was just the right consistency, it was creamy, and it was sweet. It was so good that we were tempted to turn up the bottle and waste away in Caramelville. The problem is, being sugar free does not mean being carb free. Don’t get us wrong, we grasp that something this good must have a catch; and the 17 grams of carbohydrate (mostly from sugar alcohol) is that catch. If you’re one of those people that just can’t tolerate a lot of sugar alcohol, then this product is not for you.
Each serving is only two tablespoons, and will provide you with 90 calories and 65mg of sodium. Smucker’s Sugar Free Caramel Sundae Syrup is sweetened with Splenda, but our guess is that obtaining the right consistency required the use of more sugar alcohol than sucralose. We really want to find a compromise position for this product, so maybe we could recommend using a teaspoon or so in your coffee? Since many, like us, might tend to go a little overboard with the ice cream toppings anyway; we can’t really recommend this product unless you have a pretty good tolerance for sugar alcohol and a lot of will power!