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No Sugar Added
Purdy’s Chocolatier’s “No Sugar Added” or “NSA” chocolates do not contain added sugar (i.e. household table sugar or glucose). Instead, the product is sweetened with maltitol or maltitol syrup.
The sugar alcohols found in maltitol are carbohydrates with a chemical structure that partially resembles sugar and partially resembles alcohol. Due to this unique chemical structure, they are slowly and incompletely absorbed and metabolized by the body. As such, maltitol contributes fewer calories after consumption then most sugars. Because of this slow digestion process, consumption of maltitol has a lesser effect on blood glucose levels and insulin response than regular sugar.
Maltitol contains approximately half the calories of sugar. Those with diabetes should consult their physicians or health professionals about the effects of maltitol in their diets. Diabetic consumers should monitor their responses to consumption of maltitol or other sugar alcohols, as individual responses may vary.
Purdys created some of its most popular treats using maltitol as an alternative for diabetics or those looking to decrease glucose intake. We hope you enjoy!
***Excessive consumption of maltitol may cause bloating and or diarrhea.