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Diabetic Sweets!

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Patrick66, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Update re Sula Sweets -

    Mint Humbugs taste exactly like the genuine article.

    Fruit Mix was also very nice. No strange aftertaste.

    Have yet to try Buttescotch or the Liquorice. Stay tuned lol.
     
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    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm Pear drops..yum!
     
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    Bortz · Newbie

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    I have an Aldi near me and they do Sugar Free Sherbet Lemons and Clear Fruits in small boxes by the tills.

    Love them!
     
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    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aha, we have an Aldi. Must investigate. Thanks.
     
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    WJP1055 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Marks and Sparks do 'sugar free' hard boiled sweets in different flavours. A stall in our local market specialising in sweets has a selection of sugar free jelly babies, which I tend to favour. At £1 per 100grms they have no affect on my BS but if you eat to many you'll need your running shoes on! Unfortunately, I don't know the name of them. On my next visit I'll try to remember to write the name down off the container.
     
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    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes they do have an unfortunate laxative side effect if too many are consumed.

    I try hard not to overdo the ones I like.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    They would be ineffective for fixing a hypo I would have thought, pretty much the same as a phan in a phart phactory would be. :D

    Edit: Typo.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Sugar free liquorice? Am all ears.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I can remember when sugar was still on ration in the 1950's, a lolly shop near the school I went to sold liquorice root that had the dirt washed off. Just chew on the stick to get the flavour out, it was better than nothing.

    Pretty much like the kids chewing on a length of sugar cane nowadays.
     
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  10. Patrick66

    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will post on here when I’ve tried it..
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Thanks. I was looking longingly at various packs of liquorice the other day, studying the backs of the packs. I had to put them down and walk away. :D
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Depends what they are. Often it’s maltitol. Personally it spikes me, others I know are ok with it. I seem ok with the rest though but they don’t get used as often, must be more expensive or something. Most low carb fake bars are maltitol too.
     
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    have you tryed aldi sugar free sweets
     
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    Patrick66 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We don’t have an Aldi near here unfortunately.
     
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    Sugar free liquorice sweets are an acquired taste...which I cannot acquire!
     
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    Aldi do sugar free liquorice sweets in the boxes at the tills along with the colas and sherbert lemons sugar free sweets
     
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    We don’t have an Aldi’s near here
     
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