I received several orders that I placed for low carb and sugar free snacks last week. YUM, so I thought I would review the ones I have worked my way through. Even if you don’t practice a low carb diet, it never hurts to choose a healthier option. Some of these products I have been using for awhile, some are brand new to me.
Smokin’ Joe Jones Low Carb Barbecue. Uh can I get a WITNESS? This stuff is heavenly. Let me tell you, I have tried a TON of different sugar free and low carb condiments in the last 5 years. Nothing is as good as this sauce. It is a little bit pricey at $6.00 for a 18 oz jar, but Amazon has a special on right now where you can pick up a 3 pack for only $14.99. Can’t beat that! Just added two to my shopping cart. Wow, it really is amazingly good, we have had it on hamburger patties and steak. I just can’t get enough of it. I am trying to figure out if there is a way to make barbecue baked beans with Eden Soy black soy beans (more on that later of course). *drool* only 2 net carbs and less than 1 gram of sugar. I know it has some sugar, but really, I don’t care its not like I am drinking the stuff….(hey that is an idea lol)
While I am on the condiment kick, I will give honorable mention to one that you may still be able to find in grocery stores. And that is the Heinz One Carb Ketchup.
I buy mine at Netrition. But actually saw it at a QFC (aka Krogers) the other day. It tastes like the real deal, with only one carb and zero sugars per serving you can’t really go wrong. I love it on my scrambled eggs with cheese sometimes. Again ketchup is something I have missed and have tried several of. Steer WAY clear of the Walden Farms version. NASTY with a capital N. Yuck.
Next is one of my newer favorites from Just the Cheese. They have BUNCH of low carb cheese snacks. Some have been hit and miss as far as the flavors they are supposed to represent. With that being said their Popped Cheese, in both the butter and cheddar flavors are YUM-O. I had never really ordered this type before, though had tried almost every one of their 12 flavors. Both the husband person and I really like them.
One flavor that I hadn’t found until just a few weeks back is their barbeque flavor of crunchy cheese snacks. Really tasty, it actually tastes like barbeque. Netrition doesn’t carry this flavor for some odd reason, so I picked mine up at Low Carb U. But they are WAY over priced there. Which I am noticing a lot with the LC products they offer. If this is a snack that you like after you have tried a few, you can buy them in bulk directly from Specialty Cheese the company that makes them for $1.99 a bag! This is the price for the crunchy versions not the popped cheese, which is actually less expensive at Netrition.
The bacon flavored cheese isn’t to bad either. You can’t beat this low carb snack as it only has 1 carb, be warned they are fairly salty, but they do have lower salt versions available. They are great to toss into your purse for an on the go snack with no sugar. They really are a life saver for me between meals. And it satisfies that craving I sometimes still get for potato chips. I always have had more of a fat tooth than a sweet tooth, so these really do the trick.
Moving right along we have the Eat Right crack bars, I mean crisp bar. LOL
Holy cow, these taste exactly like rice krispie treats we used to make as a kid. This is another drool worthy low carb treat at only 4 net carbs per large bar. And bonus, they are Gluten Free! They do run to the expensive side at $7.99 for a pack of 7 bars. But you could easily cut these in half an still have a perfect amount for your snack. I haven’t had a low carb dessert this good in a LONG time. And even back in the LC heyday there were very few really REALLY good ones. This is a gem to be sure.
On the not so good side we have possibly one of the GROSSEST things I have ever put in my mouth. And it may come as no surprise to some that it is produced by Walden Farms. It is their Creamy Peanut Spread.
RUN, do not walk, do not pass go if you see this spread. I would not steer you in the wrong direction. This earns the gag me with a spoon award. I can say more bad things, but I am holding myself back here.
Lastly for today one of my favorites is Nature’s Hollow Preserves and Syrups. We especially love the Raspberry Preserves, but every one of their preserves are delish. Their Maple and Raspberry syrups are divine as well. I like this product line because it is made with xylitol versus malitol which can cause extreme stomach distress in some people. This place has a pretty good price on a three pack of a single flavor for only $14.99. Versus $5.89 per single jar buying direct. I have NOT ordered from Mana Harvest so I cannot vouch for their customer service etc. I just googled the product name and they were at the top of the pile.
That is it for today as far as snacks go. Please post your reviews and opinions on these and other low carb, sugar free snacks you have tried. I always love to hear from you!