Whether you have a health condition or simply want to limit your sugar intake, satisfying your sweet tooth while following dietary restrictions can be challenging. With Halloween and the winter holidays just around the corner, sticking to a low-sugar diet can be even harder than usual. Candies and sweet treats will be everywhere, and those limiting their sugar consumption may feel left out. Fortunately, Wockenfuss Candies offers sugar-free versions of many of our classic candies! Read on to learn about some of the basics of sugar-free candy, and be sure to stock up on a collection of sweet treats from Wockenfuss that everyone can enjoy.
How Does Sugar-Free Candy Get Its Sweetness?
Many sugar-free candies contain ingredients known as “sugar alcohols.” This class of compounds includes common ingredients like xylitol, maltitol, and sorbitol. Sugar alcohols do not contain sugar, and while they do contain alcohols from a chemistry standpoint (hydroxyl groups bound to carbon atoms), they do not include the kind of alcohol that one would drink. Rather, sugar alcohols are sweet, carbohydrate-rich compounds that have a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar and are either derived from natural sources or manufactured. Because humans do not metabolize sugar alcohols as well as table sugar, foods containing these compounds do not create the same spike in blood sugar levels. However, sugar alcohols are still rich in calories and carbohydrates, so diabetics and those with hyperglycemia must still pay close attention to their blood sugar levels and diet.
Why People Choose Sugar-Free Options
There are plenty of reasons for people to make the switch to sugar-free candy. Some people have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycemia, or dental problems. Others have dietary sensitivities to ingredients that are present in the original product but absent in the sugar-free alternative, and others choose sugar-free candy because of friends or family. No matter why you decide to partake in sugar-free candy, Wockenfuss has all kinds of tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth responsibly.
Sugar-Free Classics From Wockenfuss
Whether you’re a chocolate lover or a hard candy fiend, Wockenfuss has a diverse assortment of sugar-free candy for everyone. We offer sweet, chewy sugar-free gummi bears and tropical hard candy for those who want something a bit fruity. Chocolate fans can enjoy sugar-free versions of their classic favorites, including milk or dark chocolate caramels, chocolate fudge meltaways, and almond butter crunch. We offer assorted sugar-free chocolates in 8-ounce and one-pound boxes, with custom selections available. No matter which candies you prefer, Wockenfuss has sugar-free options for everyone to enjoy!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!