Well, I'd say if you aren't on Induction and are only having them once in a while, it's okay in small amounts. However, BEWARE! Some sugar alcohols have ugly side effects! Especially maltitol. Any time I've ever eaten any, serious bathroom issues ensued! NOT GOOD AT ALL! So, all you can do is trial and error. You may eat a few and have a problem, you may eat a few and have no change, or you may eat a few and have a minor change, but feel it is worth it to have that small treat now and then. I think for me, though, I'd rather wait until I got into maintenance to find a way to incorporate the real thing in small amounts.