This product is called "sugarless" which it is but it does contain a sugar alchohol, xylitol, which has the consistency and sweetness of sugar but, unlike sugar, has a very low glycemic index. The oher advantage of xylitol is that it leaves no unpleasant aftertaste (I also use xylitol to sweeten my coffee). In the interest of full disclosure its one unpleasant side effect is that it can cause diarrhea, a symptom I've yet to experience.
This syrup on Edy's sugarless ice cream with whipped cream on top is a very tasty dessert treat for folks like me who avoid sugar, brown or otherwise and foods high in fructose and processed caarbohydrates (breads, bagels, pancakes, waffles, turnovers, syrup, soda, juice, etc.) My one complaint is that it is not available in any of the stores where I shop including the local Wal Mart though its website says it is available in that store, Regular and low fat aplenty but sugarless no where to be found on the shelves.
As an aside and perhaps of interest, on a high fat, low carb diet I've dropped from 147 to 136 lbs while eating steak, ground beef, all beef hot dogs, pork, chicken thighs with the skin on, eggs, real butter, heavy cream, all natural unflavored yogurt, etc.. Bottom line? Contrary to popular belief fat does not cause obesity or cause high cholesterol and heart attacks. Sugars and processed carbs do.
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