Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Low Carb Drinks, Sugar Free Drinks
This week we’re taste testing the new Diet Cherry 7UP Antioxidant. The antioxidant comes in the form of ten percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E. This is another fitness play that unfortunately falls short because Dr. Pepper/Seven Up chose to use aspartame to sweeten this drink. As the first drops hit your tongue you detect the familiar lemon and lime flavors of 7UP, and then the cherry flavor hits you and you’re sure you’re really going to like this drink. Then the aspartame rains on your parade with its favorite weapon – horrible aftertaste. This soft drink would have been so good with Splenda as a sweetener. If you are one of the chosen few that has been able to get used to aspartame aftertaste, then this sugar free drink is a definite buy. For everyone else, be sure to stay tuned for an upcoming review of 7UP products that are sweetened with Splenda.
Nutritionally, Diet Cherry 7Up Antioxidant is not bad. Each eight ounce serving contains only 30mg of sodium. The Vitamin E is a definite plus, but does not provide enough incentive to overlook the aspartame aftertaste.
Federal Trade Commission Endorsement and Testimonial Guidelines Compliance Statement: Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. has in no way paid for this endorsement. No cash or in-kind payment was received from Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. by Glucoholic.com.
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
Low Carb Snacks, Sugar Free Snacks
We’re really excited to provide a ringing endorsement to Walden Farms Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup with one serious warning – go sparingly. This little chocolate syrup is a powerhouse. If you like dark chocolate then you are going to love this chocolate syrup. We like to think of it as the espresso version of chocolate syrup. The serving size is two tablespoons and that’s all you will need to flavor a bowl of low carb ice cream. Do not let yourself, or anyone you care about, dump this syrup on ice cream like you are at the local buffet’s soft serve machine. We’ve all seen it – the kid carrying one scoop of ice cream with a sixer of chocolate syrup overflowing the bowl. If you pull a stunt like this with Walden Farms chocolate syrup be prepared for bitterness times infinity. Stick with the two tablespoons and you will thank us for it because Walden Farms has a great product in this one. We can’t wait to try some of their other sugar free products!
That two tablespoon serving will provide a surprisingly low 35mg of sodium and that’s it – nothing else to worry about or make you feel guilty. This chocolate syrup should be shaken well before serving and refrigerated after opening. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Federal Trade Commission Endorsement and Testimonial Guidelines Compliance Statement: Walden Farms has in no way paid for this endorsement. No cash or in-kind payment was received from Walden Farms by Glucoholic.com.