Aldi Sugar-Free Sweets

Aldi Sugar-Free Sweets

When I stopped smoking in 2012 I turned to sweets (mints in particular) to curb my cravings for cigarettes. They seem to offer a worthy substitution to nicotine. Replacing an old habit with a new one worked for me. The only trouble is sweets are obviously filled with sugar which can hinder weight loss and obviously isn’t too good for your teeth and overall health either. As part of my ‘Weight Loss Journey ‘, I decided to use sugar-free sweets instead of my usual mints which were surprisingly full of sugar!

The only trouble is sweets are obviously filled with sugar which can hinder weight loss and obviously isn’t too good for your teeth and overall health either. As part of my ‘Weight Loss Journey ‘, I decided to use sugar-free sweets instead of my usual mints which were surprisingly full of sugar!

Sugar-Free Sweets – the Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • By definition, sugar free sweets contain less sugar than regular sweets.
  • Sugar-free sweets contain fewer calories and carbs than regular sweets.
  • Certain sugar free sweets can taste similar to those containing sugar – I find the Aldi sweets to be just as nice as regular sweets.
  • A sugar free alternative is better for your teeth.

Cons:

  • Portion control is advised – sugar free sweets have a laxative effect if consumed in large quantities.
  • Sugar free sweets still contain some (although minimal) calories, sugars and carbs.
  • Sweets are still sweets, sugar free or not with little nutritional value. Healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables are always preferable.

However, if you’re like me and need a ‘sugar’ fix … or something that can trick your brain into thinking your body has had a sugar fix, then sugar-free sweets might be worth a try.

Aldi Sugar-Free Sweets

A brand called Dominion produce sugar free confectionery for Aldi. They offer an extensive range of sweets without the sugar. The flavours are extremely pleasing and taste juts the same as sweets filled with sugar!

Cool Mints

These have to be my favourite sweets and my overall mint of choice! When I was a smoker, I would enjoy a cigarette after a meal. When I initially stopped smoking, I enjoyed a mint after meals to curb the craving. This is a habit that has stuck! These mints taste similar to fox’s glacier mints and are full of flavour!

Clear Fruits

I would often scoff down on packets of fruit polos or barley sugars. I find these a much healthier alternative. These hard boiled asweets come in a variety of colours and flavours and taste just like the real thing!

Creamy Butterscotch

I’ve always loved fudge and butterscotch! These sweets remind me of my grandparents and Werther’s originals! They are absolutely delicious!

Rhubarb and Custard

Another flavour I enjoy is rhubarb and custard (the pudding as well as the sweet). I have to exercise some portion control here as I could eat these sweets all day!

Lemon Sherberts

When I was a child, sherbert lemons were Dad’s sweets and we weren’t allowed to touch them! Now as an adult, every time I see them in the shop I simply have to have them! These lemon sherberts are honestly packed full of flavour and leave a real fizz in your mouth.

Soft Foams

I tried these soft chewy sweets for the first time this week and I love them! Their foamy textures make them much kinder to teeth (I confess I have chipped a tooth while chewing skittles).

Mini Gums

These sweets look and taste very similar to midget gems. The only difference is they’re much softer and sugar-free (double perks for the teeth!)

Do you opt for sugar-free sweets? Have you tried any of these delicious toffees from Aldi?

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2 Comments

  1. Kim
    April 14, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    I enjoy sugar free sweets so I’ll have to check these out in Aldi. The mints sound great as I love the flavour of Foxes mints and the butterscotch sweets, mmmm.

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 15, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you Kim xxx

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