Low Carb Gummy Bears
Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Gummi Bears 1 Net Carbs
I'll be nice and start out with pros of Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Gummi Bears. They are very low carb and include seven tasty, fruity flavors. They really do taste good, I'll give them that. Now that I've gotten that out of the way...in my opinion, even though these are a very low carb option, they are not the best low carb gummy bears.
These gummy bears are loaded with sugar alcohol. If you have a sensitive stomach, consuming lots of sugar alcohol in one sitting can cause an upset stomach and in some cases make you have to go to the bathroom. However, these Jelly Belly's are extra intense. So much so that the company recommends to start by eating 8 gummy bears or less...otherwise you may end up with a case of the trots. Seriously...they even have a warning posted on the package that consuming them may cause a laxative effect.
Can you imagine sitting on a plane 35,000 feet in the air, when you get hit with a sweet tooth? So you dig into a handful of these bad boys and the next thing you know an emergency exit is required (as in the bathroom kind). I don't know about you but I'm all set with that. So if you'd prefer to avoid that kind of experience and also want a healthier, low carb gummy bear option, SmartSweets gummy bears are your best bet.
SmartSweets Low Carb Fruity Flavored Gummy Bears 5 Net Carbs
When a juicy, chewy gummy bear craving strikes, before you dive into any ol' bag of gummy bears and put in an extra mile on the treadmill in attempt to burn them off, make sure you know your options. As in the options for the best low carb gummy bears!
If you're thinking there is no way that gummy bears can be both low carb and good, you'd be wrong. The taste and consistency of these gummy bears are just as good as Hairbo's. But unlike Hairbo's that are loaded with sugar and carbs, SmartSweets gummy bears only have 3 grams of sugar, are super high in fiber and are sugar alcohol free. These fruity flavored treats will satisfy even the most savage gummy craving!
SmartSweets Low Carb Sour Gummy Bears 7 Net Carbs
These sour flavored gummy bears are made by SmartSweets (the same company that makes the fruity flavored gummys listed above). So these are essentially the same as the fruity flavored, low carb gummy bears. They are soft, chewy and have the same awesome texture as ordinary gummy bears.
They are also high in fiber, free from alcohol sugar, etc. The main difference is the flavor. These are sour and the other are fruity. Also these have 2 net carbs more than the fruity flavor. Even with two net carbs more than the fruity gummy bears, these are still my favorite. When it comes to candy I prefer sour over sweet...it's just how I roll.
One other thing that's worth pointing out is that the color of these gummy bears is nice and vibrant! You've probably seen other natural candy that is made with wholesome ingredients but just isn't as pretty to look at. Most of the colors look drab and faded and is nowhere near as pretty as traditional candy. You're probably wondering why the color of these low carb gummy bears is important. Well it's because pretty, colorful candy is a much bigger hit with kids than something that looks like it sat in the sun for the last decade. So if your kids love gummy bears because SweetSmarts gummy bears are vibrant and colorful, it won't be a hard sell to get your kids to give this healthier option a try.
What's there to say? Haribo gummy bears, are classic. They are delicious. They are delightful to look at. And they are also loaded with carbs...like a lot of carbs! The bottom line is that when you're limiting carbs, traditional gummy bears (as cute as they may be) are not your friend. Fortunately, there are low carb gummy bear options available like SmartSweets that are just as tasty as traditional brands like Haribo.
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