Easter, and especially the day after Easter, was always a big candy day for me. I’d be first in line at places like Chicago’s Fannie Mae candy stores, waiting for the after-Easter sale to start.
But since my angioplasty and my new low-fat diet, chocolate, especially my favorite milk chocolate, has been largely forbidden to me. So this post-Easter time I went looking for some low-fat, sugar-free candies instead.
I tried sugar-free Twizzlers and sugar-free jelly beans but ended up tossing most of them into the trash because of an old problem I, and many people, have with what’s used in sugar-free candy instead of sugar. The substitute causes gas and extreme discomfort the more of it I eat.
Twizzlers even puts a warning on its package about it. I’d hoped I’d grown out of that reaction, but such was not the case which is why I tossed what was left after a first day of trying it and then dealing with pain for more than 24 hours afterwards.
My advice on sugar-free candy– ignore it.