Chocolate Candy Substitution

diabetes control
By diabetes control Latest Reply 2011-09-29 14:39:09 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 12:47:27 -0500

In Walmart and Drug Stores is a candy that is sugar free. Cost a little bit more but I used it on both runs I made at fixing diabetes. The name is Russel Stovall. Try it and I think you will like!

The goal is to trick the mind or our cravings.


23 replies

CharHardman
CharHardman 2011-09-29 14:39:09 -0500 Report

I will also buy Murray's sugar-free cookies. It is also a little more expensive, but I have a very understanding family & they will stay out of "my" cookies, lol. I buy my 5 children & fiance's cookies, chips, etc., but I also get my pretzels, rice cakes (thank heavens they have come up with tastier flavors), cookies, etc. Murray's sandwich cookies makes me feel like I'm cheating. Oh, and my fiance just brought home Murray's grasshopper cookies, OMG, lol, it's like eating thin mints from the Girl Scouts. :)

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-02 17:41:47 -0500 Report

I GET MY CHOCOLATE FIX , WITH RUSSELL STOVERS CANDIES…SUGAR FREE , HOWEVER , DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN…" EAT THE WHOLE BOX , IN ONE SITTING "READ , READ , READ , THE INFORMATION, AND INCLUDE THESE ,INTO YOUR DAILY EATING PLAN…THESE CANDIES , ARE GOOD…BUT ALAS ! THEY ARE NOT THE WONDERFUL CANDIES , MADE BY SEE'S …SEE'S IS THE BEST , I EVER HAD !

squeek11
squeek11 2011-07-29 15:39:04 -0500 Report

be verwy verwy careful! i know a lady who bought a bag of sugar free chocolate and her husband got ahold of it…ate the whole bag (unaware) and he homesteaded in the bathroom for 3 days! i guess she had the last laugh!!

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-29 16:03:22 -0500 Report

I love them, try to make them last a little while! At the moment I do not have a type schedule, gezzzzz bought some cracker jacks, of course I ate the whole box, turns out that is three serving. 45 grams of sugar!

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-07-28 19:32:06 -0500 Report

I like most of the Russell Stover sugar free candies. I don't eat them but every once in a while, just one or two. They can upset your stomach ,and you can be going to the bathroom too much, I was told that in diabetes class, so I never made that mistake. My favorite is the coconut chocolate.

Marytea
Marytea 2011-07-27 09:01:05 -0500 Report

I love See's sugar free dark chocolate almond clusters. They are pricey but delicious. Also do not mistake them for being low cal. They are not. Two pieces contain 160 calories. I have one about every other day and just count the 8 carbs. I have had no laxative effect but everyone is different.

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-27 15:30:15 -0500 Report

the deal is to eat one or two candies and get the craving for sweets out of the way. I am laughing, all the diabetes here ran gano girl off. Don't jump on something or some one that you do not have a clue about what they are bringing to the table. I have gained some insight from coming over here. Knocking on 1200 doors in 4 months selling electricty taught me alot about the general public and I will call them Mr.& Ms. PAT (People Are Tough). Not an authority, but I have learned some things about diabetes, when you go to the hospital and see your ex-brother inlaw laying up dying, looking like a 100 year old man, and his right leg cut of at his groin is sad, as I got ready to leave, I walked back and said "Herbert, I love you". I had enough of this disease when my BS went just over 200+. Those sharp painful spike down on my ankes did not set well.

I say I was not coming back, and I said some posts were missing but I came back and found them. In my case one or two of the candies would get candy out of the way. Now I have got to study Sweet & Low. One more time, I have handle this disease two ways, the Western culture way and the Asian(Eastern) way. Now I do not do as much counting, but use reasonable portions as a work habit. Putting every thing aside, I am going to pray for me, everyone on this board (you are trying) and all the thousands of people that are pre diabetic or diaabetic and do not even know they have it. You have a BS meter and know what it means. I am going to guess 90 percent of the public do not have a clue.

Marytea
Marytea 2011-07-27 16:13:16 -0500 Report

were you responding to my See's candy post?

diabetes control
diabetes control 2011-07-27 16:25:54 -0500 Report

Not you, it is a deeper than that, hey if you count every thing down to the Micro inch you are going to fail. There was a disscussion on possible products I have and month ago a young lady tried to stand up to the board. Personally, I never judge any one or any thing till I know the facts. Laughing, I have personally drove by that Russell Stovall plant on I-70 going to Kansas City. Keep fighting Marytea!!

Marytea
Marytea 2011-07-27 09:03:06 -0500 Report

I should add in view of the other postings. These candies do contain maltitol but I have not problem with it. I think because I don't eat many of these.

digitaldoorbell
digitaldoorbell 2011-07-26 23:24:11 -0500 Report

I won't touch it either. It's great that you found something that you enjoy. It took me a while to learn that "sugar free" and other synonyms may not mean that much.

ladymagnolia1963
ladymagnolia1963 2011-07-26 18:59:24 -0500 Report

No Russell Stovers for me! Serious laxative affect. And that's when you eat the amount recommended! Plus the sugar alcohol content is like eating the real thing just about. I'd rather indulge in the "real" thing as a treat every once in a while :-).

Hugs & Blessings~Donna

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2011-07-26 17:39:46 -0500 Report

I purchased these once, but can not handle the laxative affect. After eating two
pieces. The rest went in the trash.

Turtle
Turtle 2011-07-26 15:07:30 -0500 Report

I get sick with too much artificial sweeteners so I eat a little of the real deal and do not get sick. Remember, I said a LITTLE.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-07-26 15:03:25 -0500 Report

I too have had problems with the Russel Stover sugar free candies (and others) beause of the "laxitive effect" of the agents they use to sweeten them. Due to past experiences I just steer clear of them.

Glad you have no problem with them

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-26 14:33:40 -0500 Report

In my early days with diabetes, 35 years ago, I used to eat lots of sugar-free candies. Back then, most were sweetened with the sugar alcohols (xylitol, malitol…most of them end in "OL") Anyhow, they created way too much gas…OOF! It's just easier for me to avoid them. (And I'm lots more pleasant to be around!) Also, I've found that my palate has evolved and I don't even like the Russell Stover's sugar-free stuff anymore!

Copperchef
Copperchef 2011-07-26 14:15:33 -0500 Report

Its Russell Stover, but be careful, The Russell Stover website indicates that most of their sugar free offerings are sweetened with sucralose (Splenda) and the sugar alcohol maltitol. Many people have gastrointestinal problems with maltitol. I'm one of them. I can handle everything but Maltitol.