Saturday, May 3, 2008

All Sugar Free Week (May 5-9)

I never thought it could happen, but here I am slating full week of reviews of candies that contain no sugar (no glucose, sucrose or fructose) - all without breaking my own rule of no artificial sweeteners.


You can look forward to reviews of: SparX & Xylichew (xylitol), Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & York Peppermint Patties (sorbitol), MarieBelle Maya Chocolate Bar (no sweeteners, just milk), Michel Cluizel Cacao Forte bonbon & Noir Infinity bar (no sugar at all) and finally a roundup of 99-100% dark chocolates from Bonnat, Dagoba & Meiji and even a baking chocolate bar.

Do they all qualify as candy? We’ll find out ...

Related Candies

  1. MarieBelle Mayan Chocolate Bar (no sugar added)
  2. Four 99%-100% Chocolate
  3. Michel Cluizel 99%
  4. SparX
  5. XyliChew
  6. Hershey’s Favorites - Sugar Free
UPDATE: Just to clarify, I don't eat artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, aceK, etc.), so I had to chose my list of products to try very carefully.

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  1. I am excited!

    Comment by e on 5/03/08 at 3:16 pm #
  2. Have you ever gotten hands on anything from Rogers chocolates out of Victoria, BC?  I mention it because they market a sugar-free milk chocolate bar, but they mainly do very famous buttercreams and chocolate bars.  Just a thought.

    Comment by Alison on 5/03/08 at 4:04 pm #
  3. Very much looking forward to all the extreme dark chocolate reviews! wink

    Comment by Sera on 5/03/08 at 6:01 pm #

    Comment by Kathy on 5/04/08 at 4:22 am #
  5. I’m diabetic, too, and I want to thank you for doing this. I’m really looking forward to it!

    Comment by Ally on 5/04/08 at 12:40 pm #
  6. Can’t wait to read the reviews!!

    Comment by VeggieGirl on 5/04/08 at 2:02 pm #
  7. I’m also excited for these reviews. I love ridiculously dark chocolate.

    Comment by Karen on 5/04/08 at 4:44 pm #
  8. I think the fake stuff is gross. I had a little ice cream place in New York and the no sugar added ice cream was a big hit and tasted more than decent!!
    I know that dosen’t speak to candy…but dosen’t candy mean sugar in latin? just kidding.
    Thank you for this sweet blog…it takes me back to the penny a piece times.  Sugar is finally doing the walk of shame.  And while I might aid and abet sugar….I think the jig is up anywho.
    So we ask to noone in particular…are you in or are you out?

    Comment by cc on 5/04/08 at 5:44 pm #
  9. Oh, nice!

    Comment by Arthur on 5/04/08 at 6:02 pm #
  10. You are brave, woman.

    Comment by Jeanna Olson on 5/05/08 at 3:12 am #
  11. Hi Cybele,

    Any chance you would consider reviewing a sugar free hard candy piece, too? I know firsthand that there are thousands of sugar free hard candy consumers who are wandering aimlessly now that Peerless closed its doors. We do not manufacture sugar free candy, but we do distribute SF hard candy made by Primrose. We would be happy to send you samples. Thank you for the fun and informative reading, as always.



    Comment by Joe on 5/05/08 at 4:57 am #
  12. Some of the Russell Stover sugar-free stuff is pretty good. I get them for more father who is diabetic.

    Comment by Victor Stapf on 5/05/08 at 7:34 am #
  13. ewwwww. though i suppose it’s good for the diabetics out there. but still. ewwwwww.

    Comment by pam on 5/05/08 at 8:49 am #
  14. HOORAY! Sugar affects me really badly so I’ve been trying to strictly limit my intake for the past week or so, and like you, I refuse to put artificial sweeteners in my body. ugh!

    so thank you very much!

    Comment by melissa on 5/06/08 at 5:16 am #
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