Diabetics don’t get to have smoothies and such full-sugar concoctions . . . at least the ones who aren’t on insulin and who are trying to maintain some semblance of normal blood sugar.
So when hubby decided we’d order two of the small Chocolate Peppermint smoothie drinks that Taco Bueno just brought out, that was a shock. “We’ll just have a sip,” he declared.
I haven’t eaten “real sugar” desserts for years. He has cheated very seldom.
But anyhow, those are HEAVENLY.
We only got a few sips in before he said, “I think I’m through. I’m getting a little nauseated.”
That can happen to diabetics who eat sugary stuff.
“Save it in the freezer and have a spoonful later in the week when you need a pick-me-up,” I suggested. That’s what we both did.
But I think I’d better throw mine away. I could really get used to that stuff . . . and that would be BAD.
The things made with maltitol and various sugar substitutes can be tough on my digestive tract. I can handle Splenda, but I’m sensitive to NutraSweet, and I never can get the Stevia right (it’s bitter if you put just a dab too much in, and doesn’t do anything if you don’t put enough.) Lots of the stuff you buy in stores that proclaims “No Sugar Added” has the same carbohydrate count as the sugar-made stuff, so you still have to handle the carbs if you’re diabetic (there’s no “subtract the fiber carbs” in my body’s vocabulary.) If it has maltitol, you can count on a trip or three to the potty the next day. Sorbitol is a little less painful in that department, but can still have an effect. Hence the temptation to sneak a real snack now and then.
I know. Things are tough all over. But sometimes you just need the boost in endorphins that only chocolate products can give.
No hamsters were harmed during the consumption of these dairy products