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06 February, 2006

Sugar Free Oreo Cookies

Sugar Free Oreo CookiesNabisco rolled out "Sugar Free Oreo Cookies" last Fall.

At first glance, it seems like a way to enjoy Oreos while watching your diet. But printed at the top-right corner of the box, it says, "NOT A REDUCED CALORIE FOOD".

So what's the point then?

The box also says that it has no cholesterol and no trans fat. Ok, I suppose that's a good thing. But you don't need to be sugar free to have those qualities.

I sense there may be something here for diabetics. But then again, just because it is sugar free doesn't mean it's safe for diabetics. Oreo cookies do contain carbohydrates, which the body converts into sugar.

Well, I'm really not a nutrition expert. I'm a junk food junkie. Other than being a marketing gimmick, I can't figure out what sugar free oreo cookies are good for, it they offer no reduction in calories.

17 comments:

shalom on 2/07/2006 08:55:00 AM said...

Its for diabetics and others who cannot tolerate sugar (people who underwent gastric bypass, for example).

Anonymous said...

Diabetics can tolerate sugar, just not significant levels of it since they have to manually admister their own insulin.

So these cookies are for diabetics who can't handle certain portions of regular Oreo cookies because of the amount of sugar AND carbs.

If the Sugar-Free variety removed the sugar and didn't increase the carbs significantly, then a diabetic can eat more of these Oreos than the regular ones.

Anonymous said...

Well diabetics cant "safely" eat everything that is sugar free as although refined sugar may not me amongst the ingredients there are still carbs that affect the blood sugar level! Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that Sucralose is the only artificial sweetener that doesn't affect the BSL. So the argument that Sugar Free goodies like these Oreos are for diabetics doesn't hold up.....

Anonymous said...

for people who don't eat sugar, for people who can't due to diabetes and Candidiasis, etc

Anonymous said...

they are carb free btw,

xylitol
maltitol sorbitol
stevia
can all also be safely eaten by diabetics,

for the person who said something about it above

Anonymous said...

As a diabetic, whose favorite cookie is an OREO, I am thrilled this is available. I can have any kind of artificial sweetner. I only have to count the carbs into my daily allowance.

I would not be able to eat OREOS daily, or to excess, but it feels good to know I could have some if I really really wanted to...in moderation.

Anonymous said...

As a diabetic I love these. I only eat maybe 2 a day but it is so nice to be able to enjoy my favorite childhood cookie again. These do not elevate my bloodsugar and satisfy my cravings for something sweet.

Anonymous said...

I am hypoglycemic, but I control it with a sugar free, monitored carb diet. Since I eat nothing with sugar in it, this is the only way I can have Oreos.

Anonymous said...

Maybe theres no sugar cause it's better for your teeth?!

Anonymous said...

my 93 year old mother really enjoys the sugar free oreos, she has been a diabetic for almost 20 years and now she can have oreos without her blood sugar going up.Thanks Nabisco

Anonymous said...

Don't forget also that people who have gout can't have stuff with a lot of sugar in them due to uric acid level build up. I've got a family history with gout and as long as I avoid the things with sugar or HFCS, I'm generally in the clear. Not quite diabetic, but I still watch what I eat.

freedomyears on 10/30/2008 09:46:00 PM said...

oooh.. nice post. i really love oreos..thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Is this the product with the idiotic commercial with women shrieking and running toward a Nabisco truck? If I see that Nabisco commercial one more time, *I'm* going to run screaming -- straight to the offices of Kraft foods. I suggest there be a boycott of this product. I haven't seen an ad that attempts to make women look like empty-headed idiots this much since the 1950s. Not to mention that I have no desire to eat their processed crap.

Anonymous said...

Just for you non-diabetics, Sorbitol is a laxative... try not to eat the whole box in a minute or you will be making many trips to the porcelain gods..

There is a limit for us diabetics, Type 1 insulin dependant can't process sugar to the Type 2 who can still process with the medications mostly in Pill format and some a little booster of 20 units of Lantus daily. Exercise which in some cases can make you an ex-diabetic in the Type 2 stages. As well as knowing when to push away from the table. There are good Carbs and Bad Carbs. Eat a lot of fruit good carbs (Except for maybe oranges and grapefruit) not to be confused with junk food.

Anonymous said...

For the anon who said you are not quite Diabetic.. That's a false statement, you are either a Diabetic or not a Diabetic there is no purgatory on that subject. In other words there not a half way between. If you sugars are above 120 constantly you can rest assured you are and who ever told you your in between I'd find another Doctor, someone that knows what they are talking about. I know many people who have gout and they are Diabetics. One such friend had his foot removed because he was going by what you stated, an in between Diabetic. Have the Doc check you A1C levels that will tell the tale.

Disabled Vet and Proud to have served My Country

Anonymous said...

I like the Sugar Free Oreos.. everyone can't eat refined sugar no matter what the reason.. Please keep on making these... Thank you

Anonymous said...

As a Diabetic this a great product In moderation ! For those of us that watch our Ac1 levels (Mine is 6.6 down from 12.7).

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