Thursday, June 9, 2011

Maltitol: Just Say No!

A couple of days ago my wonderful husband turned 41. I wanted to give him a nice surprise and bake him a cake he can enjoy on our low carb diet.  I found Pillsbury made a sugar free cake mix & frosting.  It says sweetened with Splenda on the front, so I thought this would be great.  

Devil's Food Cake Mix: 
120 calories
29 g carbs
1 g fiber
14 g sugar alcohol
=14 g net carbs

Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
90 calories
16 g carbs
3 g fiber
9 g sugar alcohol
=4 g net carbs

1 serving of frosted cake is 23 g of Maltitol sugar alcohol.  Just 2 pieces of cake (46 g of Maltitol)  is enough to leave you doubled over in pain with severe GI discomfort.  The next day I had to leave work early & my boss told me I looked green.  I am never, ever eating even 1 g of Maltitol.  I do okay with other sugar alcohols, but not Maltitol!


1 comment:

Lori said...

oh poor thing!