I've recently returned to gin and tonics but in my time off from this old favorite I've quit sugar. Now G+Ts are just too damn sweet. I tried moving over to a better tonic (Fever Tree Tonic Water) and although nicer in general, it's still just too sugary. So gin drinkers of MeFi, what do you mix with your dry gin to keep it dry and refreshing ideally with that bitter quinine type flavor? Is there a less sweet tonic water around? Other mixers? Other simple cocktail recipes with non-obscure ingredients? Thanks!
What are your go to snacks and beverages when craving sugar? I'm trying to give up processed foods again and the sugar detox last time was killer. I'd like to find a variety of ideas to increase my chances of success. [more inside]
Upon the recommendation of my new personal trainer, I am to go sugar-free for the next two weeks! Difficulty: vegan. [more inside]
What are the best simple cocktails that don't include sugar or syrups or carbs? [more inside]
My 7 year old daughter has Fructose Malabsorption Disorder and can't tolerate very much sucrose, or more than a negligible amount of fructose, sucralose, or sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, or stevia.) The only sweeteners she can tolerate ad lib are aspartame and saccharin. I'm having a lot of trouble finding things that are sweetened ONLY with aspartame or saccharin -- anyone know of a comprehensive source for such items? [more inside]
I am not having luck buying good sugar free marmalade. I've looked in grocery stores, where I can sometimes find Smuckers, but it's not great. My online shopping skills seem to have deserted me for this task, and i don't know what specialty stores I should be looking at.... I live in the Boston area, so have access to a wide range of specialty type stores, and definitely willing to order online as well. Anyone have sources for sugar-free preserves or marmalades?
I'd like the recipes for your best wheat-free baked treats! Bonus points if they are cookies. Double bonus points if they are free of refined sugar (other natural sweeteners are fine). [more inside]
I *love* buying chocolates or candy for friends and family on special occasions. It's kind of my thing, and the fancier the better. The problem is I have a diabetic in the family, and I want to send them something to celebrate an anniversary. Is there such a thing as fancy sugar-free chocolate or candy? I need something nicer than a bag of sugar-free Lifesavers.
Be gone, processed sugars! But I need some help, please. [more inside]
Need recipes for sugar free (diabetic friendly) recipes for holiday treats: fudge, bars, cookies, what-have-you. [more inside]
What should I make for diabetic Thanksgiving? Expanded waistline ahead. [more inside]
Is there a quick and easy way to tell if the soda I am drinking is diet or not? [more inside]
Late last year on a visit to Montreal, I purchased some chocolate milk that did not have any added sugar or sweeteners. It was awesome. Since coming back to the US (bay area) I have not found a chocolate milk that is free of the added sweeteners. I have tried whole foods, Berkeley bowl, trader joes and safeway. Any idea what brand I got in Montreal and where I can find something similar here?
Are there any super-strong, all natural sugar free mints out there? [more inside]
Are there any delicious treats or confections that can be made without refined sugar or white flour that can be mailed? [more inside]
I have an addiction to sugar free, nearly-zero calorie Lakerol pastilles, ideally in cassis or lemon, and to Ricola's similar lemon-mint breath mints. Because they're primarily made of gum arabic, they're very chewable and give my mouth something to do... and yes, very tasty. The problem being that they're about $1.40 for a .8 oz. box, and I can go through 2-3 boxes a day, no problem. At $28 a pound, that's more expensive than some cigarrette habits! Any ideas on similarly chewable nearly no calorie candies, ideally in a larger container, in bulk, by the pound, etc?
I'm looking for sugar-free hard candy in unusual flavors - particularly violet or other floral flavors. [more inside]
Why are Ice Breakers sours "not a low calorie food" when their nutrition facts list 0 calories? [more inside]
Does anyone make a sugar-free chocolate bunny with something other than maltitol? [more inside]
Who has some great tasting, SUGAR FREE, dessert ideas? There's a little bit [more inside]