Nabisco 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.
2 days ago