Pillsbury Sugar Free Baking Products

By MAYS Latest Reply 2014-01-22 08:38:37 -0600
Started 2011-02-20 09:05:39 -0600

Being diagnosed as a diabetic does not mean that you can bake cakes, cookies, and pastries, but you cannot eat them.

Take a look at these "Sugar Free" baking products sweetened with Splenda.



30 replies

Ati123 2014-01-22 08:38:37 -0600 Report

Hi, do you know where in South Africa I can buy the Pillsbury sugar free range products. Tried amazon and ebay, amazon doesnt deliver to SA and ebay shipping fee is more expensive than the actual product. please advise someone. Regards Ati123

DiabeticParents 2011-02-25 14:25:13 -0600 Report

We've thought to try these many times, but the calories are close to the regular mixes and the carbs are often the same as the regular mixes. So what's the point in paying more money for them??

MAYS 2011-02-24 15:48:25 -0600 Report

Diabetes care, carbohydrate counting, and the consumption of sugar are all based on the individual, it is not generaly based.

People tend to generalize diabetes care, although it is an individuals disease.

Since everyone is different, and require different needs you have to find out from your diabetes educator, doctor, or nutritionist what your individual carbohydrate needs, and (or) restrictions are.


jayabee52 2011-02-24 16:02:27 -0600 Report

Better yet, Mays, to in conjunction and consultation with your diabetes care team, to use your glucometer to fine tune your diabetes care. Learn by testing what works personally. Test foods one eats to see which foods raises their BGs and which ones do not affect them all that much. I definitely agree that DM is an individual disease and cannot be covered in a one-size-fits-all manner. The members of one's DM care team can give one general guidelines, but cannot personalize the plan unless they use the meter as guide.

MAYS 2011-02-25 03:48:04 -0600 Report

James, I agree fully with your comment.

I appreciate your ability to add to read between the lines, and to fill in the blanks when necessary.
Hopefully you will take some time to view this discussion, the comments in response to it, and that you will comment in return if you feel it is appropriate.



jayabee52 2011-02-25 13:02:53 -0600 Report

Well thank you for that, Mays. I usually have no problem commenting when I think I have something to add. Sometimes cogently, other times, well not so cogently. And sometimes I open my mouth long enough to change feet! LoL!

melissa5786 2011-02-21 11:21:04 -0600 Report

My family uses these baking mix for birthday cakes now that I'm diabetic. I also make devil food cupcakes once and awhile. I use 1 12 oz. can of Diet Dr. Pepper instead of all of the ingredients the package says to use. The cakes stay moist and freeze better. And they taste even better than regular.

I still prefer baking from scratch, that way I know how much of everything is going into things.

linda28904 2013-08-11 23:01:21 -0500 Report

I will use a can of plain pumpkin in my cake mixes to make moist cup cakes instead of the eggs and oil. I have this really cool ice cream scoop that makes all the muffins the same size. Its great in spice cake and chocolate cake ( they taste like brownies!)

Type1Lou 2011-02-21 08:31:48 -0600 Report

I'm with Harlan and kdroberts on this…"sugar-free cake and icing" still has way too many carbs for me. If you compare the per serving carbs of regular (Betty Crocker Devil's Food cake and icing) one slice is worth 52 to 59 grams of carb (depending on whether you use the lower carb whipped frosting) versus the 45 grams of carb for a slice using the Pillsbury Sugar-free products…yeah, the Pillsbury is lower but that's still a good amount of carbs…and one slice is calculated as one twelfth of the cake…how much is actually eaten???…I doubt it's less than 1/12th. My insulin dosage currently is based on 1 unit per 12 grams of carbs…that means I would need to add about 4 units just to cover eating the cake. "Sugar-free" doesn't mean it is a free food…either for your diet, your health, or your pocket!

kathyrogers 2011-02-23 19:35:12 -0600 Report

but if u use the sugar free applesause instead of the oil and egg subsitutes or powder eggs it helps keep it the low and fluffs up a lot more and they are so good also my husband loves them.

jayabee52 2011-02-23 22:19:45 -0600 Report

I always used applecauce instead of oil in my whole wheat & bran pancakes. (When I made them for my family years ago) But that doesn't really cut the carbs (in fact it adds carbs due to applesauce having carbs) and eggs are fat and protein, so not much to be gained carb-wise by using powdered or substitutes for eggs.

Type1Lou 2011-02-24 08:26:02 -0600 Report

YESSSS! I can only vouch that reducing/eliminating carbs was the key for me. I can't help but feel that if a diabetic ignores the carb content of whatever they eat, they do so at their peril and, very likely, to their detriment.

MAYS 2011-02-24 15:51:38 -0600 Report

Diabetes care, carb counting, and diabetic needs are individually based.
This care can never be (nor should be) genaralized, it must fit the individual.

kdroberts 2011-02-20 22:36:41 -0600 Report

I'll be honest, theses products are one of the biggest scams in the food manufacturing industry. If you look at the ingredients and price of regular and sugar free you don't save much on the carbs but you gain a lot of crap (like sugar alcohols) and a massive increase in price. The base of the mix is flour, between the regular and sugar free you save yourself about 5-6g of carb but depending on the brand, double or triple the price.

annMMA2000 2011-02-20 19:54:51 -0600 Report

no I don't know much about Diabetic things but don't we have to worry about the flour just as much as worrying about the sugar???

tabby9146 2011-02-21 20:02:34 -0600 Report

I've seen so called 'diabetic' recipes with quite a bit of flour in them and I think no way is that a good recipe for us.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-20 21:11:29 -0600 Report

Yes, we worry about the flour because of the carbs, same reason we worry about the sugar. But without sugar the cakes have fewer carbs. So those of us who can handle eating a bit of carbs from flour can have our cake and eat it too.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-20 16:50:30 -0600 Report

I found out about this sugar free line from Pilsbury while looking for coupons for my regular shopping so I grabbed them. Boy was I sad when I discovered none of my local stores sell these items. It may be because we're a small town and they haven't gotten to us yet but it sure would be handy for birthdays and such.

realsis77 2011-02-20 12:34:46 -0600 Report

Sounds great! The other day a diabetic friend of mine shared a piece of diabeic coffee cake made with splenda with me! It was deliecious ! You couldn't even tell it was sugar free! Actually it was too good to be true but it really was sugar free! Yummy fun and the whole family can enjoy it!

Harlen 2011-02-20 09:21:16 -0600 Report

It still has carbs and there are a lot of them not as much as in reg but to menny for me to have ,I know I am resistant to insulin so others may be able to have it.
Sugar free do not meen low carb .
Best wishes

kathyrogers 2011-02-21 03:35:36 -0600 Report

u are so right and my husband and I are on 8 carbs a day a 1800 caliare diet and I cant keep us on it very good

kathyrogers 2011-02-23 19:29:57 -0600 Report

no potatoes, none of the good foods just fruit and she said that if we could kill it skin it and cook it we could eat it but only a small amout at a time. Need some ideas of meals for the day breakfest and dinner the most thanks

jayabee52 2011-02-22 17:34:24 -0600 Report

8 carbs a DAY? Wow! that's pretty restricted! Are you having any other conditions besides DMt2 which would cause such a restriction?

Harlen 2011-02-21 10:40:19 -0600 Report

It is very hard to do that.
Thats why I went to insulin now I can have 45 gm's carbs a day.
So much better to keep my BS good
Best wishes

petals 2011-02-20 09:14:44 -0600 Report

I have tried both the yellow and chocolate cake mixes and the chocolate frosting, yummy!! My hubby couldn't even tell the difference between the regular cake mix and the splenda one! I will be looking for the brownie mix!

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