I was excited review the Brachâ€™s Sugar Free Lemon Drops. Lemon drops arenâ€™t really a sexy candy to review. But itâ€™s a hard and sour candy – both of which are right up my alley.
I liked that the candies are individually wrapped. Thatâ€™s helpful for grabbing a few and dropping them into your purse/pocket/lunchbox.
In the end, itâ€™s a good lemon drop. Itâ€™s not as good as a full-fledged made-with-real-sugar lemon drop. But itâ€™s got quite a bit of flavor. I missed the sparkly sugar coating that you get on some lemon drops. But I guess an isomalt coating wouldnâ€™t have been a hit either.
Wait, whatâ€™s that? Isomalt? Yeah, the first ingredient of the drops is isomalt with a little asterisk. The asterisk says, â€œExcessive comsumption may have a laxative effectâ€ which promptly sent me on a bit of research. According to wikipedia, â€œIsomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay. It hasâ€¦ half the calories of sugars. However, like most sugar alcohols, it carries a risk of gastric distress, including flatulence and diarrhea, when consumed in large quantities.â€
So my point is, the stuff that makes it sweet without the sugar and low-cal can upset your tummy. Eat these guys in moderation to avoid gastro-issues.
Since I had a whole bag of these goodies, I spread the wealth around to a few family members for more input. My 8-year-old said,â€œItâ€™s not too sour. I like it.â€ My husband says â€œWow. Immediately lemony. Sour, but not face-pinching sour.â€ Good reviews all around!
And it might be a â€œjust meâ€ thing, but you know how some hard candies cut your mouth? I hate that. But that wasnâ€™t a problem at all with these drops. They melted evenly and didnâ€™t leave any rough edges.
According to the Brachâ€™s website, their Sugar Free Lemon Drops are â€œTangy lemon goodness made with SplendaÂ®. And not a drop of guilt. Only half the calories of our regular Lemon Drops.â€ This reviewer believes they have met their claim. These candies are definitely a great option if you want or need a sugar free or reduced calorie candy. Just beware the isomalt.
Candy Addict received this product as a sample from the manufacturer. No payment was received for this review and all opinions represent an unbiased view of the product.