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what are your favorite diabetes "candy"

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Freema, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    hello I used to have a very sweet tooth, and loved also chips and alike , but not cakes so much and White bread...

    But as relatively new diiagnosed I collect indformation and ideas to types of "candy" that is in the better area to eat when diabetic...

    so what do you buy that tastes and feels a bit like candy ?

    these are my favorites ; https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4189eo2BH+L._SX385_.jpg

    they taste amazing, they contain 40% fibre... which mean most people cant eat more than a third of a packet a time, but they are very hard to tew so people with bad teeeth should maybe avoid them https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...7cd4-5f64-8c22-713b698089b4&pf_rd_i=358605031
     
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  2. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How many carbs ?
    CAROL
     
  3. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    at maximum 5 carbs pro 100 grams...

    my name is Marie :)
     
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  4. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marie
    Is that minus the fibre as in the American way or the whole carbs that is measured In the UK.
    CAROL
     
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  6. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I like the Ricola and Sula sweets, and Boots 'No Added Sugar' Chocolate Caramels

    Edit: And Werther's Original sugar free Creamy Toffees.
     
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    #6 Prem51, Sep 25, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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  7. I used to love Panda liquorice. Have just looked it up and it is 76% carbs :eek: I am getting over the shock with a cup of Pukka peppermint and liquorice tea for zero carbs.

    I have tried sweets like Ricola but they just shoot straight through me.
     
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    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ribeye, medium-rare.
     
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  9. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    I think it would be without fibre, why does people Count in the fibres ?
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know the whole amount of carbs is fibre plus sugar but maybe someone can explain why

    CAROL
     
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    Cat0409_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    70% or 85% dark chocolate. I love a that I can get flavoured 70% dark chocolate like raspberry, mint or orange. Yum!! Yum!! Yum!!
     
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    ChrisSamsDad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the UK and the rest of the EU, the figure for carbs already has the fibre amount taken out. In the US, (and possibly other countries) you have to subtract the fibre amount from the total carbs.
     
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    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazingly, since I've gone low-carb I've lost my taste for sweets. I quit smoking five months ago and still chew sugar-free Nicorette gum now and again (lemon flavour) and vape 'dessert' vape juices, but that's as far as it goes. Even the vape juices taste sickly to me now.

    Very occasionally I'll eat a square of 85% dark chocolate.

    Brunneria, thanks for posting the fat bomb link again. I'd love to give these a try!
     
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    I did buy some Sula pear drops the other day quite nice but would not make a habit of it 85% or higher dark chocolate is more my thing.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @MariaGordon and welcome to the forum! Say what you mean why don't you!!:D
     
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  16. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    well I wasn´t neccesarily thinking of artificial sweeteners... I meant ; what do you use in stead like candy ?
     
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    @Freema . Banana and crunchy peanut butter for me, but I'm T1 so not sure how it would work for you.
     
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  18. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    sounds wonderfull I can´t eat that much banana but with peanut crunch uhm that taste wonderfully
     
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