Can anyone explain to me the difference between Russell Stover low-carb candies (pecan, truffle, chocolate mint and peanut butter, sold in 3.5-ounce bags) and Russell Stover no-sugar candies (pecan, truffle, chocolate mint and peanut butter, sold in 3.5-ounce bags)?
Near as I can tell, the only difference is that the sweetener in the low-carb candies is labeled "sugar alcohol" on the nutrititon box, and the sweetener in the no-sugar candies is labeled "Maltitol."
Of course, Maltitol IS a so-called sugar alcohol. So my real question is, are they really the same candy?
I suspect they are. At my neighborhood Osco, the two candies are sold side by side. The no-sugar candies sell for $1.69 a bag. The low-carb candies sell for $2.99 a bag. But they appear to be -- and TASTE to be -- the SAME THING. If you buy the low-carb bag, you pay $1.30 more to have "low-carb" on the label. That's it.
Ah, the power of marketing.