Yes, to keto candy! While on the keto diet we watch our sugar and while sugar cravings can go away – that doesn’t mean our love for candy just vanishes.
Here at Keto Dirty, we do low carb our way. Finding ways to do the dirty keto diet that may include ingredients that some on hardcore keto dieters don’t agree with. And with that, I say – you do you and doing keto dirty is how I do it.
Had to preface this keto candy post with that little disclaimer before we get into the keto sugary goodness.
Best Keto Candy
We are sharing KETO candy options that you need to know about! We did a post a while back on low carb candy recipes, but let’s face it. We don’t always have time to cook and bake.
With the popularity of dirty keto – the candy companies have heard our call for sugar-free candy options. We are here to share the best keto candy finds and what you need to know about eating too much sugar free candy. Let’s just say too much of a good thing can end VERY bad.
Low Carb Candy on Amazon
Since Amazon is well, everywhere – here are our favorite Amazon low carb candy or Amazon keto friendly candy options for purchase.
Headed to the movies or a movie night on the couch with Netflix? Of course, candy is on the list, but we also have more keto movie snacks for you to choose from. Enjoy these guilt-free treats while watching a movie.
Moderation is Key
Like all things in keto dieting or any other type of diet, moderation is key. This is especially true when you consume keto candy. Too much of a good thing, well when consuming sugar alcohol – it can end really bad.
Don’t Overeat Sugar Free Candy
I think this diarrhea meme explains what we were trying to say about sugar alcohol side effects best. Just don’t overeat sugar free candy.
A common question that we are answering…. Can you get diarrhea on keto?
Keto Candy and Sugar Alcohol
In the keto candy and low carb candy recipes we listed above, you will find several of these examples of sugar alcohol included. You want to use sugar alcohols that don’t count toward net carbs.
What Are Sugar Alcohols?
Sugar alcohols are ingredients used as sweeteners and bulking agents. Also known polyols, sugar alcohols occur naturally in foods and come from plant products such as fruits and berries.
As a sugar substitute, they provide fewer calories (about a half to one-third less calories) than regular sugar.
Here are some common sugar alcohol types:
Common sugar alcohols are mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, maltitol and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH). Sugar alcohols are not commonly used in home food preparation, but are found in many processed foods. Food products labeled “sugar-free,” including hard candies, cookies, chewing gums, soft drinks and throat lozenges often consist of sugar alcohols. They are frequently used in toothpaste and mouthwash too.Yale New Haven Health
You have been warned. Now enjoy, but in moderation.