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Not that great - but OK
on May 11, 2013
I got a package of these at a local CVS. I had seen them there several times before and decided to try them.
Before I went on a low carb diet York Peppermint Patties were one of my favorite candies, so I thought I would give the sugar free version a try.
First off, this version is full of sugar alcohols (maltitol and isomalt). The label says 21 grams in a serving of 3 pieces of the candy (the 3 ounce bag had 7 pieces in it).
The label says that there are 24 grams of carbs in a serving, with 2 grams of fiber and 21 grams of sugar alcohols for a net carb count of 1 gram per serving. I am not completely sold on the idea of not counting sugar alcohols as carbs, but that is a debate for another place, I think.
The taste was OK. The candy was different than the regular York Peppermint Patties I remember from before July of 2009 when I started on low carb. I don't know if they also changed the regular candy or it is just the sugar free version, but the mint center is thinner and chewier than I remember, and the chocolate layer much thicker. The patties I remember had a creamier center to them and the chocolate coating was much thinner.
While this version was OK, it was a bit of a disappointment since I kind of expected something very similar to the sugared version I remembered. The taste was not bad but the texture was different and the eating experience was just off. Kind of hard to explain it exactly.
The sugar alcohols gave me some gas as is common with sugar alcohol ingestion, but nothing real horrible. YMMV as some people are quite sensitive to them.