holiday sugar free candy. kudos to kroger

By kimfing Latest Reply 2014-03-08 19:40:36 -0600
Started 2014-03-07 19:47:44 -0600

first i would like to say kudos to Kroger. Not only do they have carb master yogurt -4 carbs and carb master milk - can't remember carb count but its no where near a regular serving of regular milk. And tastes like milk because it is. But today i found carb master chocolate milk -7 carbs per serving. Had some with dinner and it is very good :-) i think that would be awesome for all the kids with diabetes since no other large company out there cares. It saddens me when i look at all the holiday candy in the stores and there isn't any sf options available for the kids. Yes, you can buy it online, but come on!

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kimfing 2014-03-08 19:40:36 -0600 Report

Update. Went to cvs. They actually had sf peeps. That's a first. No sf jelly beans. Went to grocery store, saw a man in a suit which told me he must be an important person in the food chain of the store. Told him my concerns that this store is very diabetic unfriendly. Told himmthey stopped carrying most of the sf coffee creamers that i used to buy there. He looked shocked. Not sure if that was for my benefit or was he truly shocked. I told him that the store is all gung ho for gluten free when in all actuality only 2% of population needs to be. I am not diminishing the disease celiac, but there are more diabetics out there in comparison. Wevwill see if he follows thru with the promise of looking into it.

tabby9146 2014-03-08 10:14:20 -0600 Report

There is not a Kroger's near me. I wish there was.

jayabee52 2014-03-08 12:35:06 -0600 Report

Where do you live? Do you have a Smith's nearby or a Food4Less or Harris Teeter? They are subsidiaries of the Kroger brand. There may be more but I haven't found them yet..

tabby9146 2014-03-08 10:16:14 -0600 Report

I let myself have regular small candies without sugar free too sometimes.

kimfing 2014-03-08 11:39:47 -0600 Report

I wish i could. Im extremely sensitive. If i do that my bs skyrockets. :-)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-08 15:26:30 -0600 Report

I eat both sugar free and regular candy. I eat it when I am very active or based on what I have eaten and my numbers. If 90 I eat it and take a walk. I have never had a problem with candy. Each person is different. I do not deny myself something I want I eat some and walk and test.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-07 20:38:54 -0600 Report

I have purchased, sugar free Peeps, sugar free jelly beans, sugar free, Candy at candy stores, I have also purchased sugar free cookies, candy, pies at the Amish Markets and in the larger food chain stores. I have been in a local supermarket that has an aisle dedicated to diabetes and heart health and found all kinds of things. There isn't a Krogers in my city. I only know of one that is over an hour away and I won't travel that far for groceries.

kimfing 2014-03-07 20:51:48 -0600 Report

The chain stores here in az don't carry much. Small section for diabetics. At win co however they have and end cap of sf or no sugar added candies. Scares me to do that as not sure if someone switched or put regular candy in them. Candy stores don't have much sf stuff. Have never found sf peeps or jelly beans. I guess az isn't diabetic friendly :-) will have to see if we have an Amish store here close by. Thanx for your response :-) have a good night

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-07 22:11:33 -0600 Report

Why not ask the store manager to add the diabetic items. For instance we have a new supermarket opening in our community. We are meeting with the area manager to tell them what we want in the store. They will work with you. I have entered the former store and made the meat manager pull lunch meats off the shelf for being spoiled. If you don't speak up you don't get what you want.

If the candy is loose candy, individually wrapped I can see that. If it is bagged candy. it would be labeled. I have seen sugar free Peeps and jelly beans in Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid and CVS

tabby9146 2014-03-08 10:15:35 -0600 Report

I have seen them at those same stores too and I shop mostly out of those, at a CVS which is closer to me and I like to sometimes indulge a bit with their Russell Stover candies, (chocolates) that they have around Christmas, Valentine's , Easter, they are so good.

kimfing 2014-03-07 22:23:42 -0600 Report

I've talked to my local store many times. Last time was because they took away all sf coffee creamers. They didn't seem to care.

Not at our walgreens or cvs. Walmart very rarely. Im gonna have to move where u are :-)

No Amish stores here either unless u can eat furniture lol

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-07 22:33:23 -0600 Report

I had the same problem when I lived in Az. The grocery stores didn't seem to care about carrying sugar free items. I ended up purchasing them on line.

kimfing 2014-03-07 20:53:36 -0600 Report

I was also talking about holiday candy sf. Like sf candy canes or reeses pb sf Easter eggs or sf whopper eggs or things like that.

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