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Diabetic/Sugar-free jams and snacks?

C70 Dec 13, 2010 05:46 AM

I have to buy a gift for a diabetic who loves jams and jellies. Any idea where I could find an assortment of sugar-free, gourmet products?

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  1. sinjawns RE: C70 Dec 14, 2010 06:54 PM

    There is at least one type of sugar free jam at Marché Des Saveurs Du Québec, JTM.

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      C70 RE: sinjawns Dec 15, 2010 06:46 AM

      thanks! Going to hit the market shops on Sunday.

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        lagatta RE: C70 Dec 16, 2010 06:21 AM

        While you are there, C70, also pick up a package of Italian sugar-free (senza zucchero) cookies at Capitole - at the market - or Milano (very close by on St-Laurent). Don't know if I'd call them gourmet - they are plain, slightly-sweet biscuits to have with coffee or tea - but can be the kind of homey thing someone might crave.

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          C70 RE: lagatta Dec 16, 2010 07:15 AM

          great idea, grazie

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      phyero RE: C70 Dec 16, 2010 09:15 AM

      In many supermarkets you will find the St-Dalfour brand. They are 5$ for a 250ml jar but the worth each cents....
      I am not diabetic but there are so good that I always use them.

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        lagatta RE: phyero Dec 16, 2010 03:05 PM

        PA puts those on special from time to time. www.supermarchepa.com - three stores - avenue du Parc and Laurier, av du Fort (west end of downtown between Concordia and Dawson) and boulevard Samson in Laval. I keep concentrated sugar to a minimum for other health reasons, but they are just damned good.

        These jams do contain some sugar in terms of calculations, as they are sweetened with concentrated fruit juice. Evidently that causes less of an insulin spike IANAD and perhaps more important, they don't contain as many grams of sugar as normal jam.

        Along the same lines are the Solo Fruit sorbets, sweetened only with concentrated fruit juice, and low in grams of sugar.

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        looosia RE: C70 Dec 16, 2010 10:15 AM

        Also try Gourmet Laurier, on the south-west side of Parc and Laurier. I saw nice gourmet sugar-free jams as well as other sugar-free foodie gifts there the other day.

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