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Old 11-04-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default (Gripe) Low sweetness foods

Why does it seem next to impossible to get things that are actually low in sweetness, not just low in sugar? OK, we should all be cooking everything fresh (right, not going to happen, specially when you are disabled!) but I bought some low sugar low salt baked beans and they were the most unpleasantly sweet things I have ever been exposed to. So I had a check over the ingredients (usually I'd have done this before, but thought I knew what was in baked beans) and found there was some sugar in there, and also some saccharin. They were repulsive. I've had cotton candy that was not this sweet. (UK people help me out here, cotton candy is candyfloss, right?)

Equally I searched for hours in yoghurts and similar experience, you can have them with lots of sugar or you can have them with "no added sugar" but loads of sweetener instead. I want a yoghurt which is simply not as sweet. I ended up buying plain yoghurt and a separate pot of fruit puree to stir into it, but that's not the most practical when you are travelling, specially as the unflavoured yoghurt comes in a 16oz tub! The winner was a toffee "low fat" yoghurt boasting about its 102cal per pot goodness yet listing sugar, glucose syrup, corn syrup, molasses, brown sugar AND sweetener!

I know sugar is used as a cheap bulking agent and that we have been/are being trained for sweet and salty tastes, but surely it can't be this impossible to find unsweetened food? I gave up trying to find a chicken soup (chicken soup!!!) with no added sugar!


Immediate goal:
Undo holiday lapse, back to 160
BMI under 30: Maintained THREE YEARS!
BMI back under 28:
BMI back under 25:

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