South Beach Diet - Sugar-Free Rita's Water Ice - SBD Friendly?

Marathon Mom
05-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Hey Chicks, I was wondering if Sugar-Free Water Ice is SBD Friendly....

The kids size is 7.5oz. The small/med is approx 10-12oz. Here is the nutrition information

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 3 oz

Amount per Serving


Calories 23 Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6.25mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.75g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.25g
Protein 0g 0%


Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 0.0% Carbs 100.0%
Protein 0.0%

05-05-2008, 12:38 PM
They seem to be perfectly fine, but just watch the calories in your portion size. Those 23 calories are only for a 3 oz. serving. Who eats that?!!! ;)

05-05-2008, 02:52 PM
wth is sugar free water ice? sounds.....bland. ;)

Marathon Mom
05-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Zeffryn - It's actually really good! :)

Have you ever had a mr. misty, italian ices or a snow cone? Rita's water ice is like that, but concentrated... Imagine icy jello!! :) But the consistency of a smoothy.

05-05-2008, 03:56 PM
hrm....sounds good. Where do you find them? Supermarket?

btw, speaking of icy jello. It's divine. Frozen just until slushy....mmmm.

05-05-2008, 06:34 PM
had one yesterday

a kids portion is 63 calories
a small a bit over 100 calories

they come in tangerine or cherry at my Ritas and it is very yummy.

it's called water ice it's like a snowball....only finer....

05-05-2008, 06:47 PM
I LOVE Italian Ice.. the best place to get it is in New York City and Long Island...mmmmm!!! They have sooo many flavors. Its like going to an ice cream parlor, you pick out a flavor, but its ice. There's no Ice cream at some of them. The flavors they have!! Black Cherry chocolate, Mint, raspberry vanilla. They are soooo good! When I go into NYC, I always get an ice. Until you've had that, you have had an Italian Ice... its different everywhere else.. The stuff elsewhere is good..its just totally different than what NYC has. :P

05-05-2008, 09:05 PM
well, that is decidedly crap. there isn't one around here.

Marathon Mom
05-06-2008, 08:42 AM
Zeffryn, you are too funny... I think water ice/italian ice is a northern thing...

Not sure if they carry them in the ice cream section of your grocery store. But it's definitely worth a peek.