National Candy Month

National Candy Month – as if you needed another reason to eat candy. But as long as you’ve got to celebrate, we thought we’d try and make it a bit healthier for you.

We have tried a number of sugar-free candy options for you to see which ones meet our rigorous sweet tooth standards. It was a rough job, but somebody had to do it!

Here are some really good “Sugar-Free” or “Low Sugar” alternatives we feel you should definitely try.

Stevita For those that are into hard candy, these stevia sweetened treats are a wonderful substitute for lemon drops and similar lozenges.

Smart Sweets Think almost sugar-free Swedish Fish, gummy worms, red licorice and the like. Sweetened with Monk Fruit and Allulose. Only 3 grams of sugar in an entire bag that contains 9 to 10 pieces, as opposed to 4 to 6 grams in every piece of regular Swedish Fish.

Lilys Chocolates A full line of delicious stevia and erythritol sweetened dark and milk chocolate bars and candies. Also, chocolate chips for baking.

Russell Stover Sugar-Free Candies A large variety of sugar-free (Stevia and Maltitol sweetened) chocolate caramels, mints, peanut butter cups, pecan delights as well as hard candy and more.

Scrummy Gummy Bears Taste and texture of classic gummies with no sugar, no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Only 1 gram of net carbs per bag.  They also have a line of caramels.

There are a lot of other sugar-free candies out there. Check to see if there is something that might tickle your tastebuds.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Just because it’s healthier doesn’t mean GO CRAZY!
Enjoy, but enjoy sanely.