How do you feel about them? I was looking at the "no sugar added" "ice cream" products in the store today and see that they list the amount of sugar alcohols in each serving. I did a little research on them and the ADA (http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...-alcohols.html ) says you need to calculate your carbs slightly differently. Sugar alcohols have been around for years-xylitol for example. the biggest negative effect of them can be gas and diarrhea (I'm so glad I read that after I ate an ice cream bar containing sugar alcohols and I'm soon on my way to work!). So, what is the general feeling here about sugar alcohols-are they good or to be avoided?
I have to say that after reading the label on the Klondike Slim-a-Bear bars I purchased, I am thoroughly confused (and I feel I'm a pretty good label reader). Each bar has 170 cal, 10g fat, 22g carbs including 7 grams of sugar alcohol. It says right on the label that these are not a "low calorie food", I really don't consider 10g to be low fat, so what's the point in eating these bars over say, a reduced fat Skinny Cow bar with normal ingredients (well, somewhat normal, anyway). Just curious about how others feel . . .