Sweet Nothings: A Sweet Story
Auto Control Médical Inc., a Canadian owned and operated company, has satisfied the Nation’s Sweet Tooth with a delicious line of NO SUGAR ADDED chewy candy and chocolates called Sweet Nothings®.
These tasty products offer a healthy alternative for the over 3 million Canadians affected with diabetes. It is also the ideal choice for health conscious consumers who are dieting or reducing their sugar intake.
Sweet Nothings® offer a delicious NO SUGAR ADDED alternative for everyone’s taste buds, including chewy candy imported from Belgium and panned chocolate nuts from Canada. Please click on the flavor of your choice above to see ingredients and nutritional facts.
So go ahead… indulge yourself and give into your temptations because Sweet Nothings® allows everyone “to have their candy and eat it too!”
What are sugar alcohols?
Sugar alcohols (substitute sweeteners/bulking agents) are a misnomer! They contain neither sugar nor alcohol. Sugar alcohols are part of the POLYOL category, and include sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, isomalt, HSH/ hydrogenated starch hydrolysate and others. Polyols are found in many sugar free foods and are slowly and not completely absorbed from the small intestine into the blood. Sugar alcohols contain fewer carbs and provide lower calories than regular sugar. It is derived from corn and can be safely used and enjoyed by diabetics on the advice of their physician.
Are Sweet Nothings® Sugar Free candies gluten free?
Yes, all Sweet Nothings® No Sugar Added products are indeed Gluten Free.
Does the Sweet Nothings® line contain Trans Fats?
No Trans Fats are used in any one of the Sweet Nothings® line of gourmet quality products.
What is Maltitol?
Maltitol is a sugar free, reduced calorie sweetener made from corn. It is a natural ingredient and contains no additives or artificial ingredients.
Maltitol is a carbohydrate that is sometimes referred to as a “polyol” or “sugar alcohol”. It does not, however, contain any alcohol.
Does maltitol cause laxative effects or gastrointestinal problems?
Like some high fiber foods, maltitol may cause gas or a laxative effect depending on a individual’s sensitivity, how much is consumed and whether it is consumed alone or with other foods. Gastrointestinal symptoms are usually mild and temporary, and individuals generally find that as with high fiber foods, the body will adapt to maltitol over a relative short period of time. For most people, moderate consumption of maltitol will not cause gastrointestinal problems. It is recommended that total maltitol consumption not exceed 85-100 grams of maltitol per day.