Our expert says:
Dear Naked Nun
I am not sure what ingredients are used in the so-called sugar-free sweets sold by Sweets from Heaven - this could be sugar alcohols which do cause diarrhoea if eaten in excess and also still have an energy content of 10 kJ/gram (as compared to 16 kJ/gram for standard sugars like sucrose, glucose and fructose), or they may be using fructose to sweeten the products. Fructose should also not be eaten in excess as it can cause weight gain, dental decay, etc. So unless these sweets are being produced with artificial sweeteners which contribute practically no energy to the product, they will still have the potential to make you gain weight. I also don't understand what they mean by carb content of X grams/100g (let's say 20g) and readily absorbable carbs 2/X gram (thus 2/20 = 1/10 of the carbs would be readily absorbable). If possible post a new message for me listing all the details on the label of these sweets, esp the energy content and including the list of ingredients as this will reveal what they are using to produce the sweets.
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