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Type 2 Sugarfree confectionery

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by dazzeur, May 9, 2017.

  1. dazzeur

    dazzeur Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I really struggle to not pick at sweets and chocolate during work, especially around 4pm. I'm interested to find a good variety of various sweets and chocolate that can satisfy and curb the cravings but not spike the blood sugars. Do you have any recommendations? Any good websites to buy from? Thanks :)
     
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    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep a pack of sugar free polo mints in my desk, also sometimes have the odd werthers sugar free, but never too many as they contain a laxative effect!
     
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    Does it have to be sweets or chocolate?
    How about nuts or carrots?
     
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    Rosiegough_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What! We can eat sugar free sweets?
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Of course you can. If you have an Aldi near you they do a range of sugar free sweets in various flavours and they are lovely they are in little boxes and usually by the tills and Wherthers now do sugar free sweets and if you look around many shops and supermarkets do sugar free mints. Of course they have sweeteners in them and some peoples tummies can't tolerate sweeteners ..frequent toilet visits... but I have never had a problem with any of them . You can also eat dark chocolate.. not to much though...that has a high cocoa content 75% or more
     
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    EvaVic Type 1 · Member

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    I agree with Aldi lots of flavours. These seem to satisfy me. Aldis are the copy of Sula which are expensive as are the Wherthers. I looked for ages to find the Wherthers in Ireland and tured out to be expensive. The sweeteners don't seem to affect me (pity)!
     
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    paulins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I buy them from Amazon and also from M&S. Keep a tub at work as well as at home and have one of two as a treat each day. But not too many as definitely have laxative effect!
     
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    Aldi do have very low carb chocolate which I occasionally eat when I I have a crave for chocolate bout you need to count the carbs. Their sugar free Dominion sweets also contain a small amount of carbs so ok ocassionally. Quite good to take on airoplanes to replace the sweets they sometimes offer.
     
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    Avidlite have a huge range of chocolate, sweets, low carb biscuits and all kind of yummy things! It is a website for 'diabetics and dieters' Of course some things have a laxative effect, but I have found I have become more tolerant over time. Read the labels carefully for net carb count and note what the products do to your numbers. I get a regular package of goodies from them - keeps me sane ;)

    http://avidlite.co.uk/
     
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    I'm not a sweet-tooth, but aghast responses perhaps, I practically couldn't do without my Carmel drops from Boots (classed as diabetic) and also their dark chocolate bars (one square on odd night). I also enjoy a dark choc digestive pre-bedtime which doesn't spike me too much the next morning and helps with the "malteser" toilet struggle"! Aldi do nice Crackers at 3...something carb, 0....less sugars.
     
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