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
- By definition,
sugar freesweets contain less sugar than regular sweets.
- Sugar-free sweets contain fewer calories and carbs than regular sweets.
sugar freesweets can taste similar to those containing sugar – I find the Aldi sweets to be just as nice as regular sweets.
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- Portion control is advised –
sugar freesweets have a laxative effect if consumed in large quantities. Sugar freesweets 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!
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!
I would often scoff down on packets of fruit polos or barley sugars. I find these a much healthier alternative. These
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!
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.
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).
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?