When you’re on a low-carb or diabetic diet, candies are usually taboo. And when you can find them, they are so expensive, you’d rather not even bother.
Well, one solution is you can make your own. Those of you who know or follow me have heard me talk about my home made fat bombs; sugar free “healthy” candy. However, I’ve found an affordable, delicious sugar-free candy by champion candy makers, Russell Stover. You will not be disappointed because they have so many varieties, whatever your favorite flavor is, they probably have it covered.
When I first discovered these tasty morsels, there were a couple of flavors like peppermint patties, chocolate covered coconut, and one that’s like a turtle. Now a days, they have changed the sweetener to Stevia, and they are making more flavors than ever. There are knock-offs of Butterfinger, Snickers, Reese’s and of course the old favs, Mounds, and York Peppermint Patties.
Now, that doesn’t mean I no longer make my fat bombs, but when I want a quick, more portable, individually wrapped bit of Heaven, I reach for a Russell Stover treat. They can even be found at dollar store like Dollar General and Green Tree dollar stores. You get less, but hey, in a pinch, not bad! Grocers like Walmart and Kroger also sell big bags of mixed varieties for about $10.
I still recommend restraint when munching on these delicious bites to about two a day at the most, or you might experience some gastric upset. Stevia affects people in different ways. And, just because they are sugar-free, doesn’t mean they are calorie free or carb free. They aren’t keto, but they can be eaten if you’re keeping your carbs low on a regular basis.
Admittedly, I have fallen off the strict keto wagon during the pandemic. So I honestly haven’t cared about anything except having a safer sweet treat when I am trying to behave a bit better. (And/or I’m too lazy to make fat bombs) 🤣😉
PS-I was obviously mistaken yesterday when I said it was the last day for JusJoJan 😁 I was forgetting that January has 31 days, but then again, I haven’t felt well for a couple of days. I have those terrible mouth ulcers again, making eating difficult. Actually, they make me feel kind of yucky all over. I’m guessing that the reason for that is that these ulcers are caused by a virus and they are situated on the sides of the tongue, so far in the back, you feel more like you have a sore throat. Too much gum chewing might have caused them, but I don’t know. I can’t make sense of any of it, I just treat the symptoms and wait for the happy day they disappear 😌