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sugar free biscuits

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Radioman, May 6, 2013.

  1. Radioman

    Radioman · Newbie

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    Has anybody else seen the gullon sugar free biscuits, have you tried them, and what do you think of them?
    I have tried some and I like them.
    They seem to be available through various sites, the main one begin Amazon.
     
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    initforlove Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    but what about the carbs in the flour? or are they not made with anything high in carbs?
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is the carb content of the biscuits and do they contain sweeteners
    CAROL
     
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    g0mrl · Member

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    I think so called diabetic biscuits are always awful, not worth considering. Peobably made of lo-carb cardboard. Folk give me them for Christmas - I wish they wouldn't waste their money.
     
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    Abrienda · Member

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    Well, sugar-free and no-sugar-added foods offer significant carb and calorie savings, making them smart choices.
     
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    maxgarry Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Radioman
    I have just noticed your post about Gullon biscuits. I have tried various types in their amazing range, all of them being sugar free, low carb. They are readily available in supermarkets in Spain (where they are made) and Portugal. Unfortunately they are unavailable in UK supermarkets (I emailed their sales department) and also spoke to Asda who do not plan to stock them. If their figures stated on the box are correct they are ideal, and even taste good. Perhaps if enough people are interested the manufacturer may supply. Their range includes digestives, fibre and I think wafer biscuits.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Dreamcatcher42 · Newbie

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    Good morning, I was wondering if the Gullon Biscuits was. The Company Name or the type of biscuit ? As I would like to Google it?
     
  8. maxgarry

    maxgarry Type 2 · Member

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    Hi
    The manufacturer is Gullon, fairly certain they are Spanish.
     
  9. Adam63

    Adam63 · Active Member

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    I understand that they contain sugar alcohols, such as maltilol. Maltitol syrup has a glycemic index of 52, whereas sugar is 60 -
    so it probably has much the same effect on blood glucose levels. Maltitol is metabolised in your body to glucose and sorbitol, thus
    it is just an alternative way of taking glucose.
    I suspect these biscuit products are not really appropriate for diabetics.

    Why not make your own biscuits using Truvia as the sweetener? They may not hold together and be as firm as biscuits made with sugars or sugar alcohols, but you can be assured they are low in quick release sugars.
     
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  10. Thundercat

    Thundercat · Well-Known Member

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    Am always a bit dubious about sugar-free biscuits etc. You know there's a chemical hiding in there somewhere that's as bad in its own way as sugar. I don't go in for biccies much but when I am tempted I'd rather a "real" biscuit and adjust insulin

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    I agree Thundercat but, unfortunately not all of us are on insulin. Type 2's must find it more difficult.
     
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    maryc117 Type 2 · Member

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    Ok so I'm 12 months late seeing this thread! Just back from holiday where I was so happy to see such a variety of sugar free biscuits in the supermarkets, even the very small ones. I too tried several types and thought they were lovely especially the digestives. Googled Gullon and your thread came up. I brought some back and will be going onto Amazon to buy some.
     
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    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have bought them in morrisons they taste like the real thing !


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  14. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Right... but what do they do to your blood sugar? There's no free lunch out there. Unless they are made of nut flour, they are going to turn into carbs inside you. Carbs is carbs.

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    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nutritional Data
    Typical valuesper 100gper biscuit (6.0g)
    Energy412kcal25kcal
    Energy1730kj104kj
    Protein7.9g0.5g
    Carbohydrate75.6g 4.5g
    of which sugars<0.5g<0.5g
    of which sugar alcohols18.7g1.1g
    of which starch56.6g3.2g
    Fat11.5g0.7g
    of which saturates1.2g0.1g
    of which mono-unsaturates9.0g0.5g
    of which polyunsaturates1.4g0.1g
    Cholesterol<5mg<0.3mg
    Fibre2.0g0.1g
    Sodium0.38g0.02g

    Suck it and see?
     
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    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So they are basically just another "sugar free" scam. Might have a slightly lower GI, might not, but definitely full o' carbs.

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    Beachbag Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.5g carb per biscuit.. I won't bother ;)
     
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    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Things ending in -ol that are used in "sugar free" products but which quite quickly digest into sugars. And cause constipation to boot.

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    I will look it up
    Artificial sweetner.
     
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