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Diabetic grocery and sweets, where?

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stv Dec 7, 2009 09:53 PM

I am looking for grocery and "sweet" items for my diabetic Mom.

Have shopped at Foody's, she loves the white choc almonds, and went to Low Carb Grocery in Markham, didn't like the products.

I am looking for cakes, pies, and chocolates. B & M or Internet stores are good.

Will travel for ME Mom :)

Thank you and have a nice day.

Stephen

  1. TorontoJo Dec 8, 2009 04:35 AM

    Swiss Master Chocolatier at Bayview and York Mills makes truffles with sugar substitute. They aren't my favourite chocolates in the city, but the quality is certainly much higher than any mass produced diabetic chocolates.

    1. CeeQueue Dec 8, 2009 07:40 AM

      Via Bona Italian Bakery, at Markham Rd and Painted Post in Scarborough, sells no-sugar-added cookies and the like. I haven't tried them and don't know what they're sweetened with, but if you call them I'm sure you can find out if they would be suitable and/or worth the trip.

      1. b
        blogs Dec 8, 2009 09:19 AM

        http://www.carolescheesecake.com/

        Caroles Cheescake have a variety of low sugar offerings

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        1. re: blogs
          CeeQueue Dec 8, 2009 11:17 AM

          I second Carole's Cheesecake; they're very good. My favourites are the Chocolate and Lemon.

          1. re: blogs
            Full tummy Dec 8, 2009 01:59 PM

            They may not use sugar in these things, but they do use sugar alcohols, such as maltitol and xylitol. The OP should really ask his mother which of these her doctor permits, as everybody's different.

            1. re: Full tummy
              CeeQueue Dec 9, 2009 02:35 PM

              You're so right. I avoid Maltitol like the plague, as it makes me very ill (I'll spare you all the details).

              Ingredient lists can be found here: http://www.carolescheesecake.com/prod...

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