A label can say zero calories if the product has less than 5 calories PER SERVING. Their products are basically flavored extract, spices, and sometimes vinegar; xanthan gum (which is a thickener that acts kind of like gelatin but is made from a bean), and Splenda. If you make the serving size fairly small, it adds up to less than 5 calories so they can call it zero.
I can't eat the stuff, myself. Years ago I bought some "chocolate sauce" and had it in my refrigerator for about 5 years before I finally threw it out. Then last year I was at a store that had signs up all over saying that you could return any product if you didn't like it, no questions asked, so I tried the "peanut spread." It tasted EXACTLY the same as the chocolate sauce! It's just sort of sweet/sour, with maybe a very faint hint of the flavor it's supposed to be. When you look at the ingredients, all the products are made with the same stuff, just different amounts of water.
If you actually like it, it's not going to hurt you, but do make sure you only eat the serving size listed. It might have as much as 4 calories per serving, so if you eat a whole 32-serving jar, it does add up.
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