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Sugar Free Chocolate

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by DavideB, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. DavideB

    DavideB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else need the toilet after eating Sugar free choc: I went to the chemist to pick up my prescription and saw some SFC and yes i got 2 bars. In two days they have gone...Now been got by the toilet bug... :-(
     
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    Sancho panza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've no personal experience but my mother who's another T2 recently bought some and had a similar experience , probably something to be avoided.
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    Buy the 75%-85% chocolate, the sugar free is dear and junk
     
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    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ...I've had the sugar free Thorntons chocolates and they have the same effect, shame as they're nice, taste like the real thing.....in tiny, tiny print on the packets of most sugar free foods it says 'may have a laxative effect'.....they're not wrong! :oops:

    Sugar free marshamallows from Sainsbury's seem to be okay so far........:hungry:
     
  5. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Don't buy 'sugar-free' diabetic foods. They usually contain sugar-alcohols (Maltitol etc) and do cause the runs and are still 50% equivalent carbs. Go for 85% Dark chocolate. I have Green & Blacks which is very smooth and fairly low in carbs.
     
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    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its something to do with the sweetener , love sugar free polo's but just one will do it for me lol
     
  7. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    I seem ok with them laxative wise.

    I just can't stand the flavour of the artificial sweeteners.

    Only ever been able to use xylitol.

    Mind you the 'real' foods are so much nicer!
     
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    CarlG · Member

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    Have the same issues with "fake" icecream, although they have a laxative warning regarding "excessive". I didn't consider a bucket in 5 minutes excessive, so I got bit :)
     
  9. Brunneria

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    And fake 'cream' too.

    And why would anyone want to eat a 'flavour' when they can eat the real thing? (Brandy, vanilla, chocolate, anything, really)
     
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    madusmacus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've managed to wean myself onto 3 bits of

    Lindt Excellence 99% (50g bar) - 8g carbs per 100g of which 2g is sugar

    Tasted awfull at the start but im getting to like it now :¬)

    http://www.lindt-shop.co.uk/99-excellence-100g.html

    Might have gone a bit over the top though hehehe
     
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