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Old 01-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Calories in Sugar Free gum

How can this be if you don't swallow it!

 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

I KNOW!!!

I didn't even think about it till I was looking at a pack about 6 months ago...I'd replaced eating snacks with chewing entire packs of sugarless gum. I was so mad when I realized that there were calories that I didn't know about.

I'll never know why sugar-free sum has calories yet I can drink a swimming pool full of diet coke and not ingest a single calorie!

 
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:50 AM   #3
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

It's because they use sugar alcohols for the texture and they have from 1 to 3 calories per gram.
Sugar cane works and sugar alcohols work but no-cal sugar SUBSITITUTES (like aspartame, sucraloase, acesuflame and cyclamate) DON'T have the waxy texture that makes for a gum.
It's just the way of the world.

 
Old 01-07-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

Plus...you know the little juices that you swallow? I guess thats where the calories come from!

 
Old 01-09-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

Well, someone needs to manufacture a new sugar free gum with no calories!!!! They'd make millions

 
Old 01-09-2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

ya but the calories in sugar free gum are negligable...no need to be concerned about them.

 
Old 01-10-2006, 03:53 PM   #7
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Re: Calories in Sugar Free gum

ya but if you think about it... all those cals might be burnt off just from you chewing it!!

 
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