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4/10/14 7:44 P

I wouldn't suggest the SF candies at 5 mo. post-op from your surgery. I have never had the surgery, but when my friend and I eat the SF candies, it causes both of us to have very painful gas and bloating, and sometimes diarrhea. I can't imagine the gas and bloating would be good on your tummy. Maybe small regular piece (snack size) of candy would be a better choice.

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4/10/14 2:15 P

BHENDRICK - I'd probably ask your physician that one..

BHENDRICK2 Posts: 1,207
4/9/14 3:07 P

does anyone know how sugar free chocolates might affect someone who has had gastric bypass as im 5 months post op and wondering if i can eventually have that as an occasional treat

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4/9/14 1:56 P

That is an excellent idea! I may have to borrow that one! My boys are 17 and 19 - their Christmas stockings always hold their favorite candies and surprises. This past year I was sick and had forgotten all about stocking stuffers until Christmas morning at 6 am before they were up. So I walked to the Speedway 2 blocks away in 15 degree temps with a wind chill of yuck - but was able to find a few of their favorite candies, but not a lot of choices, so I added their favorite beverage, Slim Jims, beef jerkey, and pistachios - they were more excited this year, than ever! They are older now, I know. And they say they would've been fine without a stocking, and that they don't need an Easter basket. But in all my years as a mom I can't see not doing it. I will have to do the same with Easter - especially the family basket as you mentioned and be creative! Love the idea!! Reese's Eggs and any kind of Snickers are my favorite, but after developing a peanut allergy in the fall - I can no longer have my favorites, and most other candy (chocolate) I love is processed where nuts are processed, so my candy consumption has decreased tremendously! I miss my Reese's so much!!

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4/8/14 11:53 A

Wish I had that mentality MISSRUTH! I'm a choco-holic through and through..

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,232
4/8/14 9:50 A

I normally don't buy any holiday candy at all, until after the holiday when it's marked down. And if they're out of my favorites by then.... I just don't get anything. I can't say that there's anything I like so much, that I'd be "crushed" if I didn't eat some. There are so many other things I also like, that it's not that big a deal.

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4/7/14 9:49 P

I have a favorite candy or two for each of the major holidays, LOL! I usually try to find some right after the holiday when the leftovers are put on sale. I tell myself that if the supply is gone, then I wasn't meant to have any. I always buy candy that I can freeze. If it's frozen it's hard to gobble any and I tend to forget about the candy for weeks or months on end, so what I buy lasts a long time.

I bought a few bags of Hershey's Kisses with mint truffle filling at Christmas (that's the only time you can find them) and froze them. All but one bag are still there, so they'll last me for ages.

My favorite Easter candy isn't available this year (and wasn't available last, either). I guess that's a good thing, because I miss them (they freeze well, too!). They are Sour Patch Jelly Beans. If I had known that they wouldn't be around for the last two Easters I would have bought more than about 7 bags (they aren't large bags, either) and still had a supply left!

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4/7/14 8:44 P

Oh! I Love the Reese Eggs! Wish my stomach could handle dark chocolate but it make me nauseous. For Easter I am making a "Family Basket" in place of individual ones, and adding some fruit along with the candy.

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4/7/14 1:30 P

KKKAREN - Reese's Eggs are my favorite too! I could get the 6 pack or however much & just eat them all in one sitting......... emoticon

Edited by: KMOAK1 at: 4/7/2014 (13:31)
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4/7/14 1:28 P

I wish I could acquire a taste for dark chocolate. I've tried several different things & no can do..
As for the sugar free candy, there is definitely about the same amount of calories & sometimes as much, if not more, fat. I have also noticed much more saturated fat. I don't mind skipping on something in order to have candy once in a while. The sugar free is just preferable to me because of the sugar breakdown.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
4/4/14 5:04 P

My favorite is Reese's Eggs, I can't resist them. They are a whopping 170 calories, so I skip something else in my diet to make an egg fit into my calorie range.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,418
4/4/14 4:05 P

I really like Cadbury Cream Eggs, but I only buy one at a time. I will probably get one of those tomorrow

I also agree with CallmeCarrie. Sugar Free Chocolate always seems to have near as many calories carbs and fat as the kind with sugar. And some sugar free product causes me to have mad cravings. And some diarrhea and bloating. So I just eat the kind with the sugar.


4/4/14 1:28 P

I have a hard time with holiday candy too. I love all the Easter pastel colors. I do like EELPIE and buy high-quality dark chocolates, and eat tiny quantities. I shoot for 70% cocoa for the best anti-oxidant content. And what a way to get anti-oxidants. :)

I've compared labels on sugar-free and regular candy, and I'm always a little disappointed that there isn't more of a calorie savings on sugar-free. They're still high enough in calories that they can be a pretty good dent in your daily calories.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
4/4/14 1:03 P

I just buy really good quality dark chocolate - I eat some probably 3-4 times a month?

It's so decadent, that a little goes a loong way, and I never feel "deprived" or that I need to quick stock up on cheap stuff just cause it's sitting in my face while waiting in, I know I've got the "good stuff" sitting at home.

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4/4/14 11:25 A

Easter is the only time my favorite chocolate shop makes their dark chocolate truffle eggs. So I buy a few and savor them :)

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4/4/14 11:12 A

Good idea - I may do this with the little Reese's eggs. If I deprive myself, I'll end up getting a bag & eating them until I'm sick! With the eggs being small, I could easily portion them out!

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4/4/14 11:07 A

I'm a sucker for all holiday candy.

What I've been doing (since February, when I first noticed Easter candy out) is buying those teen tiny bags of those Cadbury candied eggs - you know, the chocolate eggs with the hard sugar coating that come in pastel colors and even thinking about it I'm drooling - and then portioning them out. They're not too bad for a treat here and there. Also I love them too much not to eat them.

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4/4/14 11:04 A

I'm a total sucker for Easter candy... & yesterday, while walking through Walgreen's.. I couldn't resist... but I thought - Russell Stover is bound to make sugar free Easter candy. Sure enough - Sugar Free Marshmallow Eggs!!!! Holy yum - they don't taste sugar free. Has anyone else found any other sugar free Easter candy? Those eggs saved me from a lot of calories that are contained within Reese eggs & hollow bunnies!!

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