People with dietary restrictions and preferences have an unprecedented amount of options for what they eat and drink these days. Sugar-free, nut-free, and gluten-free foods are commonplace in pantries and on grocery store shelves today, but some people are hesitant to try different versions of their favorite treats. Fortunately, candy connoisseurs can rest assured that sugar free candy from Wockenfuss is just as tasty as the classics they fell in love with. Let’s explore the ins and outs of sugar free candy!
What is in Sugar Free Candy and Chocolate?
The phrase “sugar free” may seem counterintuitive to some, but it’s really not that unusual of a concept. Sugar free candy contains one of any number of artificial sweeteners to give the confection its sweetness without table sugar. Artificial sweeteners include all kinds of compounds, and sugar alcohols make up a significant portion of sweeteners used in sugar free products today. Sugar alcohols like maltitol, mannitol, xylitol, and sorbitol don’t contain sugar or alcohol — at least, not the table sugar and drinkable alcohol you’d think. When used in sugar free candy, these sugar alcohols offer sweetness without the spike in blood sugar that one would expect from a full-sugar treat.
Why do People Eat Sugar Free Candy and Chocolate?
Artificial sweeteners aren’t digested as easily or completely as table sugar. While this sounds strange, it simply means that one’s blood glucose levels experience a smaller change when eating sugar alcohols than they would compared to a similar amount of table sugar. This smaller change in blood glucose levels makes sugar free candy popular among people with diabetes and some other health concerns. However, diabetics aren’t the only ones who can enjoy sugar free candy. Virtually everyone can indulge in sugar free sweets. However, sugar free candy is not free of carbohydrates and calories, so make sure to enjoy them in moderation.
Anyone Can Enjoy these Sugar Free Favorites!
Wockenfuss offers an extensive selection of sugar free options. Our sugar free milk- or dark-chocolate almond bark is a tasty snack for any occasion, and our sugar free coconut creams, milk chocolate peanut truffles, and chocolate fudge meltaways make an excellent addition to any hand-packed box of assorted chocolates. We offer 8 oz and 1 lb boxes of assorted sugar free chocolates, as well as 1 lb boxes of custom assortments.
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!