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JD-
02-20-2003, 08:41 PM
hey so I had a cheat meal tonight, which included a bit of ice cream at the end.... so i was lookin to see if i had any hot fudge to put on it... and i came across this Smuckers Fat Free-Sugar Free stuff layin in the back of the fridge. the primary ingredient was glycerin, but there were also 5g of 'sorbitol' for every 100 cal serving.

just wondering what sorbitol is??? i've never heard of it before...

Xtreme4Life
02-20-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by JD-
just wondering what sorbitol is??? i've never heard of it before...

It's a 0 calorie substitute for sugar. It's relatively harmless, just make sure you don't eat too much or you'll be on the crapper regrettin it :D

JD-
02-21-2003, 04:21 PM
ahh so i guess its like matilol then.... guess that makes sense seeing as the names both end in "ol"

sfetaz
02-23-2003, 10:14 AM
It is NOT a zero calorie substitute. It's a sugar alcohal and does contain 4 calories per gram. Its better for diabetics.