Happy Fourth of July!
I hope everyone is enjoying a weekend full of family, friends and fun!
I don't know about you, but always go to at least one cookout - if not more - over the holiday weekend. It's a time that we indulge a little in some special treats that we might not otherwise enjoy.
So, in honor of the Fourth of July, I am having a little giveaway!
How many of you remember eating Ring Pops as a kid?!?
So when I was asked to review the new Sugar Free Ring Pops, I jumped at the chance! Yum-O!
They came in a bag of 3 individually wrapped pops - Strawberry, Watermelon, and Blue Raspberry.
They are made with Splenda and are marketed as a "diabetic friendly candy that's ideal for today's active kids". The press release states, "Sugar Free Ring Pop is a Mom-approved treat for kids with diabetes, with 0 sugar carbs and 0 impact carbs. Long-lasting pops are ideal for special occasions like school parties, allowing children to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings just like other classmates! Long-lasting, great-tasting flavor won’t cause cavities and will sweeten holidays, birthday parties, and beyond."
Look for Sugar Free Ring Pops at Walmart and BJ's stores nationwide. Sugar Free Ring Pops are also available at Amazon.com and ShopTopps.com. You can also "like" Sugar Free Ring Pops on Facebook!
Here's what I think:
What I Like:
* They taste good! Just like the ones made with sugar!
* They still have the awesome plastic ring design that makes them Oh-So fun to eat and wear.
* The ring design makes them less messier than a normal sucker.
What makes me Hesitate:
* Although they are advertised as having 0 impact carbs, they still have carbs. So you still have to bolus for them. Don't think that they are "free" treat if you are counting carbs. They are not. Each pop has 13g of carbs.
* The 13g of carbs are from Sugar Alcohols. I don't know how you feel about Sugar Alcohol. We were advised by the nutritionist that we worked with in the hospital to stay away most of the time. She told us that 1g of sugar alcohol does not quite equal 1g of regular carb so that makes them difficult to correctly bolus for.
* I do not love the statement above that says "allowing children to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings just like other classmates". Kids with diabetes can eat food with sugar just like anyone else. Is it better not to when blood sugar is high? Yes. But as long as you bolus correctly, they eat the same thing as anyone else.
Would I give Sugar Free Ring Pops to Sweetpea?
Yes, I would. And I did! She helped me sample them. The sugar alcohol makes me nervous. It's not something that I want to give her frequently. However, It's a fun treat to enjoy every now and then! We both liked the Strawberry ones!
Thank you to Sugar Free Ring Pops for allowing to try them out!
The best part is that now YOU can try them out too!
Of course, I would never leave you out! So, I'm giving away 2 bags of Sugar Free Ring Pops!
*Leave me a comment telling me your favorite flavor of Ring Pop and your favorite Ring Pop memory! (I remember wearing at the pool in the summer time - pretending I had such beautiful jewelry!)
* Make sure to leave your name!
* Winner will be chosen by random.org
* I'm sorry to my friends living out of the country - but this giveaway is only open to US residents.
Enter by MIDNIGHT on July 4th for your chance to win a special treat!