My daughter and I had to make a stop at the grocery store this afternoon to pick up a few items, and I saw this sitting on an upper shelf, kind of hidden near the end of an aisle. I was looking for something else, and it was totally random that I saw it. But it caught my eye because it's sugar-free: Fox's U-bet Original Sugar Free Chocolate Flavor Syrup. And it's Fat Free, too! And I've never heard of it before today.
As a type 2 diabetic, I'm on a fairly strict diet, and I try to stay away from sugar almost completely. I allow myself the occasional sweet, like a cookie or a bowl of cereal, but I generally try to watch what I eat. I really love chocolate milk, and I've struggled to find something that tastes good, but is either sugar-free or at least as low sugar content. My favorite is Ovaltine, but it isn't sugar-free. So I decided to try this. It was even on sale, for $2.99.
As soon as we arrived at home, I put away all of the groceries and immediately poured a glass of milk and added the stuff pictured above. My mouth was watering in anticipation. I stirred it up, and took a long swig of chocolaty goodness. As the...stuff reached my taste buds, and processed the flavor, I almost spit it all out in the sink. It was awful! I've tried a lot of sugar-free things, but this might be the worst. Sure, it had a chocolaty taste, but it just didn't seem to mix well with the milk, and the sweetener used in this...stuff didn't come close to tasting like sweetener, even if the ingredients mention Sucralose as the sweetener. I couldn't help but notice that the back label says, "Tastes great in milk!" I wondered what you might put this in other than milk.
Anyway, that was the end of the Fat Free Fox's U-bet Original Sugar Free Chocolate Flavor Syrup. It went right into the garbage. It would've been easier to have just thrown three dollar bills in the trash, except that it felt good to throw away the bottle since I hated it so much.
Unfortunately, this is my lot in life. I'm stuck eating sugar-free foods. And while the taste of many foods has improved over the years, there are still those, like Fat Free Fox's U-bet Original Sugar Free Chocolate Flavor Syrup, that still taste really rotten. My search continues...
Diabetes sucks. And so does this stuff. U-bet.
Have a great evening, everyone!