Sugar free chocolate eaters beware.

By GypsyWomaan Latest Reply 2012-09-23 11:45:33 -0500
Started 2012-09-04 15:43:16 -0500

Sugar free Russell driver candies and Reward peanut butter cups gave me diarhea, cramping and other symptoms. And no I did not eat more than 5.

13 replies

JSJB 2012-09-23 05:52:52 -0500 Report

Lindt 90% cocoa dark chocolate whenever I get a sweet tooth but that isn't very often.

MrsCDogg 2012-09-23 02:34:39 -0500 Report

It's the sweetner that is used in a lot of sugar free sweet treats. It is actually used as a laxitive!

AF Retired 462
AF Retired 462 2012-09-06 21:47:09 -0500 Report

The first time I tried sugar free chocolate cookies I ate too many…after an hour in the bathroom, I read the package more carefully. Now I am more careful. Don't ever eat a bunch on your way out of the house!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-06 05:59:00 -0500 Report

Like anything I do eat sf chocolate, but limit my portions to one at a time. This doesn't do anything to me!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-04 19:29:28 -0500 Report

I have never had a problem with sugar free chocolate and I eat it at least 2-3 times a month. I never eat more than 2 pieces per day.

Type1Lou 2012-09-04 17:59:00 -0500 Report

Most of the sugar-free candies are sweetened with sugar alcohols. A side effect of eating too much sugar-alcohol (e.g.xylitol, maltitol…watch for any ingredient ending in "OL") is intestinal discomfort, either as diarrhea or gas…not pleasant for you or those around you. I learned that the hard way in my early years with diabetes and now stay away from those products. When I want to indulge in something sweet, I take one square of Dove dark chocolate and put a spoonful of all natural peanut butter on it…I find it tastes better than any commercial PB cup and has only 7 to 8 grams of carb.

JSJB 2012-09-23 05:18:52 -0500 Report

I eat 2 pcs of Lindt dark chocolate 90% cocoa whenever I get the craving for sweets. That sugar free candy might not have sugar in it but it has other things that are considered or are suggary and carbs are high if you eat too many pieces. When I was a candy freak I kept a bowl of hard candy on my desk and it kept disappearing. Well I replaced it with sugar free and soon after I found out who was taking it.

Type1Lou 2012-09-23 11:45:33 -0500 Report

Ah!…the perils of pilfering! When I lived in New England, there was a Lindt factory outlet in a nearby town…You used to be able to fill up a good sized plastic bag with overrun truffles(the flavors would vary) for $10. I could fit about 100 or so in that bag…probably a good thing that I don't have access to that anymore! My favorites were the Dark Chocolate and the Peanut Butter truffles.

Ms. DAT 2012-09-04 18:57:24 -0500 Report

yeah! I found out personally about sugar-free candy by eating to many of them and it ran me straight to the girls'room if I 'm not mistaken , the candy was sugar free Turtles!
Those alcohol sugars can cause serious diarrhea of which you must be careful to keep from loosing to much Potassium which can cause an imbalance. Electrolyte/ Fluid replacement is necessary after a serious case of diarrhea.

jayabee52 2012-09-04 17:53:49 -0500 Report

I tried to find what sugar alcohol they used to sweeten that particular SF candy without success.
But I suspect (from previous exerience) what they use in malitol, Malitol causes me violent intestinal distress at very low levels. I can only eat 1 of those every 3 or 4 hrs otherwise I get the "Hershey squirts"

I do better with regular candies than I do with SF ones, but that is just me.