Is there such a thing as Diabetic Jelly Beans?

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2013-04-19 13:50:40 -0500
Started 2013-04-02 12:33:57 -0500

I was just wondering if anyone knew if there were Diabetic Jelly
Beans! I was suprized that my husband bought me my favorite Star Burst Jelly Beans! I ate some, and it shot my numbers up sky high. So no more of those! I am guilty of that! I hope everyone had a good Easter. Ours was, and the church service was great. For lunch we had something different, a good homemade, chicken pot pie!

36 replies

srs1960 2013-04-14 16:30:06 -0500 Report

Just because it says Sugar free doesn't mean it is read labels ingrediants . Hidden types of sugar corn syrup. Is a big one I can't use Splenda but I can use stevia in the raw

Type1Lou 2013-04-04 07:34:47 -0500 Report

Eating too much of any "Sugar-free" candy is guaranteed to cause some sort of gastric distress. (It's the effect of all those sugar-alcohols used instead of sugar. I learned that in my early days with diabetes in the 1970's. In my case, it was not very fragrant flatulence…in others, it might be diarrhea or stomach cramps. Needless to say, I don't eat much of that any more since I like to be around people and I like to have people be around me!

missymoose13 2013-04-02 23:53:45 -0500 Report

Yummy there are sooo many sugar free candys for when you absolutely need something my fave is sugar free pop rocks

GabbyPA 2013-04-02 20:46:34 -0500 Report

I think all jelly beans are diabetic...they have high sugar. LOL

Seriously, I have not seen sugar free ones. I would not eat sugar free ones anyway. I buy the Jelly Bellies and just make sure I only eat a few. I like those because they have so many flavors, you can only eat one at a time. That helps me control how many I eat.

Nana_anna 2013-04-03 22:43:02 -0500 Report

That is true lol! I wish there were sugar free ones though.

2013-04-06 10:24:43 -0500 Report

Hi. You might look at Russel stovers website,
They have some sugar free items. Thought
I saw some SF jelly bean Easter eggs. Although like
Everyone else, sometimes they use sugar alcohol.
Just need to read. Good luck.

jayabee52 2013-04-02 18:22:53 -0500 Report

I have tried them (sugar free jelly bellies) and I was NOT impressed. I much would rather limit my portions on the real jelly bellies.

alanbossman 2013-04-02 16:20:18 -0500 Report

Anything that is sugar free most of it is not carb friendly always check the nutrition facts on back of the products.

Nick1962 2013-04-02 16:08:45 -0500 Report

Sugar free but no better carb wise

GabbyPA 2013-04-02 20:50:31 -0500 Report

Why did you have to post that I have spent at least 10 minutes trying to decide what Jelly Belly package to buy? LOL! They only have 4 calories per I justifying it yet?

Of course, if you order the dirt, earth worm, ear wax, boogers and black pepper jelly beans, you might not have any trouble passing them up.

CJ55 2013-04-04 14:34:07 -0500 Report

OMG!!! After reading those flavors, who would want to eat anything LOL LOL .. If I want any type of candy it is usually real, and very small and limited quantity. I also saw sugar free peeps at CVS at Easter. Come on, Peeps is Pure Sugar.. What would it be made of if not sugar? I have chewable Gummy vitamins and they are my sweet every morning.. Have a great day everyone..

katcot2152 2013-04-06 20:36:37 -0500 Report

Except the chocolate dairy-free" ice cream in one of the diabetics' cookbooks! Go to the recipe column and I will post it!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-04 22:47:09 -0500 Report

Oh no, James, you are an anti-peeper!!! I was so pro-peeper, they were way better than marshmallows. Sigh, no more peeping. Was just at the store and was a little down when I saw the stacks of 50% off peeps.

Nick1962 2013-04-03 08:38:31 -0500 Report

Actually, after reading the warning on them about causing stomach distress or a laxative effect, I'll have no trouble passing them up.

jayabee52 2013-04-02 20:57:15 -0500 Report

i have tried them and I was NOT impressed. They are nothing like the real jelly bellies. I would rather eat them using portion control and enjoy the "real" flavors themselves.

I don't think you need to justify it. However you may need to experience it for yourself