Best Sugar Free Hard Candy For Diabetics

sugar free candy for diabetics

One of the nice side effects of following a low carb diet is that your cravings for sweets go away. And this is really a good thing if you need to avoid sugar for health reasons.

I made a decision to give up sugar for my health and overall happiness. Once I gave up sugar, I lost weight and I feel like I have gotten my life back.

I love this keto lifestyle, but with it being a lifestyle, the thought of never having candy or sweets sounds awfully restrictive. I mean would you want to go through the rest of your life and never have something sweet? I certainly wouldn’t. So I think having a treat once in a while is perfectly okay.

But if you are a diabetic or are severely overweight, you may want to totally eliminate sweets until you are off of your medications and healthier.

Safe for Diabetics

The good thing is there are some sugar-free hard candies out there that don’t include sugar in its ingredients and therefore it shouldn’t raise your blood sugar. But actually, you have to be careful about what you are eating because most artificial sugars are full of fake food and even chemicals. And they can do more harm than good. Personally, I stay far away from candies that use, Aspartame, Saccharin, and Sucralose.

Instead, I suggest candy that only uses natural sweeteners like monk fruit, stevia, erythritol as they don’t raise blood sugar at all. And xylitol hard candy is a good option as well because the blood sugar effects are minimal. Actually, when it comes to candy, I would go for hard candy with xylitol as you wouldn’t have the same aftertaste you get with the others.

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol which comes from birch bark or corn. It tastes sweet and is actually good for you.

Ice Chips Candy

I love Ice Chips Candy because they only use Xylitol that comes from birch bark. So I don’t have to worry about Xylitol that has come from genetically modified corn. This is important to me as part of my healthy lifestyle is to avoid GMO whenever possible.

I first heard about Ice Chips on Shark Tank. And I’m so glad I did. Ice Chips were actually created by two grand-moms in a garage!

As Seen on Shark Tank

I love living a low carb lifestyle, but sometimes I just have a sweet tooth and want a hard candy to suck on. Most mints have sugar or are made of other artificial sweeteners which are not good at all.

If you haven’t heard about Ice Chips Candy then I am excited to share it with you now. Ice Chips candy is a keto diet friendly candy that is made with Xylitol. So it will not knock you out of ketosis if you follow a low carb diet and it is the perfect sugar-free candy for diabetics. Ice Chips is good for most diet plans as it is gluten free, carb free and sugar-free candy.

They come in 13 different flavors. I love them all but if I had to chews a favorite it would be the Chocolate Brownie Ice Chips.

I poured some out on my counter so you could get an idea of what they look like. The brownie ones are brown like chocolate but most of the other flavors are clear. They sort of feel like rock candy in your mouth. I love them. They taste amazing, yet don’t contain any sugar.

Benefits of Xylitol and Sugar Candy For Diabetes

These candies contain zero net carbs which are perfect for a low carb, high-fat diet. It doesn’t raise blood sugar which makes it perfect for diabetics because it doesn’t raise insulin levels.

The “GOOD for YOU” Candy

This product is very kid friendly not just because it is good for you but also because kids love the taste! And parents love the fact that they are great for your teeth as they don’t promote tooth decay as other hard candies do. This is why I love these candies.

I also love that they are good for dry mouth. Sometimes I just need something to moisten my mouth and throat. These candies a perfect for any craving. You can satisfy any taste you are looking for. There are sour, sweet, tart, minty. My favorite is the spicy cinnamon flavor.

There is also menthol flavored Ice Chips which are also perfect for colds as it soothes a sore throat and calms a cough. These candies even help with sinus congestion.

Menthol, Eucalyptus and Grapefruit Essential Oils to sooth the throat and sinus

Anyway, I could go on and on about these sugar-free candies. I just love them. If you are curious, I suggest you just check them out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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63 thoughts on “Best Sugar Free Hard Candy For Diabetics”

  1. I think sugar is one of the most dangerous drug like substances around. It is legal, in practically every processed food and drink and activates our pleasure centres in our brain like nothing else….What could go wrong? Well, so much as we have seen. I feel like I have to constantly guard my 4 year old from having exposure to too much sugar. I am not totally restricting it, but I am mindful that her taste buds are being formed right now, and therefore what she eats now will impact her taste for the rest of her life. Her dad on the other hand is quite a bit more lenient than me, which is a source of frustration for me. As a fitness instructor and health researcher, I know the damage it can do, and is pretty much why majority of the western world is over weight, not to mention other problems it causes. Well done to you for going sugar free and adopting a new lifestyle! You are one of the few and that is a GREAT achievement. 

    1. Thank you, Liz. And just so you know, this candy is very kid friendly. My grandkids love this sugar free candy. It is good for their health and their teeth.

  2. I absolutely love the idea of sugar free candy that doesn’t taste sugar free! I never heard of Ice Chips before. They look like they would taste wonderful. 

    I have always been looking for reasonable ways to curb sugar concentration in my body because I don’t want to have any deal with diabetes in the future.  Thanks for the eye-opener. It is well appreciated.

  3. Thanks for sharing this article on best sugar free hard candy for diabetes. Reducing sugar intake at a certain age helps in having a good health and be always healthy and as well lead a long life. Diabetes can be managed and controlled, but people should work on not taking in sugar. Thanks for sharing this. 

    1. You are welcome, but I think it is important to reduce sugar at any age. I think it is sad that people wait until they have a health issue to give up sugar. I suggest giving up sugar as a preventative measure. Thanks for stopping by. 

  4. To be honest, this article has attracted my special attention as an Indian. Many people know India has the highest number of diabetes patients in the world. According to our data, there was an estimate of 3.4 million deaths due to high blood sugar in India. Hence, there is no way to avoid this disease. We know, sugar is prohibited from taking diabetes patients.It is true that most artificial sugars are full of fake food and even chemicals.After reading this article, I learned that Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol which comes from birch table or corn, which works as a substitute for sugar.On the other hand, Sugar-Free Hard Candy does not cause any damage to the teeth. Above all, I have benefited a lot as a diabetic patient by reading this article.I want to know more about Ice Chips on Shark Tank. Many thanks, Wendy.

    1. I didn’t know that statistic about India having the highest number of diabetes patients. Thanks for sharing that with me. And I’m glad you found the information about the Ice Chips candy helpful. They are great. But keep in mind, I only have them once in a while when I feel like I need a breath mint. It is a nice addition to a healthy lifestyle. 

  5. Wow! excellent informative review about best sugar free hard candy for diabetics. I would not even imagine this type of candy exist if I did not read your article. Some of friends, relatives and family members will be very happy to see this information and I believe they will definitely chose this candy for them. However I have a little bit concern about this product. Can I buy for kids also or it will not be suitable for them? Thanks for sharing this great review.

  6. Hi Wendy,

    Thank you for sharing this great informational post. I was impressed by reading this article. Before reading this article I had no idea about sugar-free hard candy made with xylitol. This candy will be very helpful for a Diabetic patient who is trying to avoid sugar but wants something sweet to eat. 

    Those brownie ice chips look like a good option for someone who is craving chocolate. Who does not like chocolate?  After a certain age, reducing sugar intake will help to stay healthy and to stay healthy and to stay alive for a long time. Especially those who have diabetes do not like to eat sugar. There are two good aspects of chocolate, such as dark chocolate, strong antioxidants and other useful ingredients, only toxic elements entering the body starts to emerge. As a result, the risk of the birth of a cancer cell has decreased dramatically. Milk chocolate is made with milk and sugar. Which causes dental damage and increases blood glucose levels? 

    Sugar-free hard candy makes many benefits for diabetes and weight loss. However, I have a little bit of anxiety about this candy. Can I buy for baby further or it will not be compatible for them?

    1. I am a fan of dark chocolate as well! The brownie flavored candy is great for those who crave chocolate. And to answer your question, no I would not recommend for a baby. This is a hard candy. No! Not a good idea at all. However, for kids, it is great for the teeth! My grandkids love it.

  7. This is an interesting writeup and I for once never thought I can come across a candy for diabetic person. This actually shifts the restriction of not being able to take candy due to keto lifestyles. These are great candies and I can’t wait try some of them for myself. Great work, keep doing what you do best. 

  8. This is an awesome information. 

    It is so revelatory! I never knew there are some sugar-free hard candies out there that don’t include sugar in its ingredients with natural sweeteners. This Ice-chip candy would be very nice especially for someone like me that runs away from sugar. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. This is a well written and detailed article on how to curb diabetes which I so much appreciate because i have been looking for recipe to cure diabetes in me. High Sugar concentration in the body is dangerous and killing so its advisable we cure and lower it as fast as ppssible. I solely believe diabetes can be managed and controlled. Thanks for the eye opener

  10. Thanks for sharing this article again. Doctors do recommend that much sugar should be taken by children or kids alone from maybe ages 1 to 10 stand to be corrected why because it helps them to have a sharp brain. At that age they can consume much sugar but not at adulthood. Sugar has done lot of damage to people that couldn’t just control the intake. I agree with you that prevention is better than cure. Sugar consumption for adult is a pathway to diabetes and even impotency for males. Your article shows how to can stop the intake. Thanks. 

    1. If I’m understanding you, it sounds like you are making a point that sugar is good for kids and not for adults because it is the pathway to diabetes. I have to disagree with you where kids are concerned. There are more children with type 2 diabetes than ever before in history. I think kids eat way too much processed foods and therefore more sugar. I think it is important to teach healthy eating habits while we are young. This may prevent problems with diabetes down the road.

  11. Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your article about, sugar-free candy for diabetics. I’m no a diabetic, but I still eat the candy. I found myself lately reading the ingredients when I go food shopping. Chemicals, and a lot of names I can’t pronounce. >>I have to try and remember to say away from saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose. I have never heard of monk fruit, but stevia I think is the in the green bag with the brown leaf. I have never tried natural sugar. >>I never really complained about the aftertaste that sugar-free candy left in my mouth. I just thought this is what it’s supposed to taste like. Like healthy food; whole grain noodles. I’m going to try looking for a candy with xylitol.>>GMO food, it sounds kind of scary to me when you spell it out (Genetically modified organism food.) I didn’t know they even made and you could purchase GMO candy, I’m with you and staying away from it.You are a good teacher. I like the amount of knowledge you have on sugar-free foods for diabetics. I see you have a post about sodas. I’m going to look at that on next, or at least bookmark it for later. Thank you, I learned a lot. I think I have seen that Shark Tank episode ~LeNard

    1. Hi LeNard.  I feel the same way about GMO. It is scary to me. I worry about all the fake food and yes, I want my candy to be real as well. Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Hi, Wendy. I can sit here and read blog posts all day about sugar free hard candy, but it’s not the same talking to a person who has actually had experiences with a product. I’ve only eaten candy for diabetics a couple of time. But you, you’ve got to handle several different flavors, brands, and you know the cost of the stuff and what to look for. I guess what I’m saying, I’m better off getting the bulk of my knowledge from you due to the fact your website Fat Loss at Fifty has a wealth of information on a subject I’m interested in learning more about.

  12. Hi Wendy,

    I have just read the review about best sugar-free hard candy for diabetics. I haven’t heard about this kind of candy before. After reading your review I have learn about this kind of candy which is really great for diabetics. I have also learned about xylitol which is natural sugar-free alcohol and the taste of xylitol is sweet but good for diabetics. Ice chips candy is amazing candy because it’s made of xylitol which is come from birch bark. Xylitol and these candies do not raise the blood sugar and insulin level which is perfect for diabetics. This type of candies is also good for kids as they Don’t harm the teeth. Thank you very much for sharing this informative review. I will share this review with my friends and relatives. 

  13. I am going to try these Ice Chips candy. I have been doing keto and watching my carb intake. I am not really a hard candy kind of person, but these sound like a good once in a while treat as something different. One of our daughters has been doing keto as well. She made a lemon bar desert using a flour alternative and a monk fruit sweetener as a sugar substitute. It sure was delicious.

    1. You will have to let me know what you think of these ice chips. They are really good. You will never believe they are a sugar free candy.

  14. Hi

    I have read the review about the suger free hard candy for diabetics.This is really a nice article.These sugar free candy is very good for diabetics affected people.As well as being incomparable is also beneficial for the human body. This is the ideal diet for diabetic patients.This candy is make from xylitol which is natural suger free alcohol.It will be very much helpful for the diabetics patients.I will share this great article with my friends and relatives.Thanks a lot for sharing this idea with us.

  15. Hi Wendy,

    I like the idea of sugar-free products and not tasting the artificial sweeteners. Usually I don’t have candies but, as you said, once in a while is nice, especially if it is flavoured.

    I am not diabetic or much overweight but, lately I’m gaining weight at a quite fast pace. I know that menopause, less activity and my love of carbs (pastry and cakes) contribute hugely. Probably I should look into changing my life-style.

    Talking about cakes. Maybe you know about recipes with no sugar? I would like to try something. As I said, not having any concerns till lately, I didn’t look into more healthy alternatives.

    Even I don’t have candy for their sweetness, the ones with menthol, eucalyptus and grapefruit are definitely a must. I love essential oils. The grapefruit essential oil is known to curb the sugar cravings.

    I like reading your posts. Waiting for others and thinking about sugar-free cakes.

    Best Wishes,


    1. Hi Keti, Actually, They actually have menthol, eucalyptus flavored ice chips. They are perfect for colds or coughs. And there are millions of low carb cake recipes online just do a Google search. You will be surprised.

  16. Hey ,

    This is one of the best informative article ever I have read . Sugar fee candy often , through not always , contains fewer total carbohydrates ,less sugar and fewer calories than regular candy . When managing diabetes , experts agree that , at least based on current evidence , sugar free candy is a better choice than candy made with regular sugar . I am going to bookmark this in my favorite section so that I can study it later . Thanks for sharing this article .

  17. These look AMAZING !! I am a type 1 diabetic and any sugar-free candies I have tried in the past that contain artificial sugars kill my belly and could not eat them. I had one bad experience when I was around 10 years old and never tried sugar-free candy again in fear I would experience that pain again. These sound delicious, especially the brownie one, and would definitely try them! Thank you for this info!

  18. Great post!! I am not diabetic but I am very health conscious and do my best to stay away from processed sugary snacks and candies. This is great information! Some of these I had never heard of or have heard of but completely forgot about. I am totally going to get some of these. However, as a Vet tech I would like to point out to you and your readers that XYLITOL IS DEADLY TO YOUR DOG. It is not harmful to us but it will and has killed dogs who have gotten a hold of candies, food and gum with Xylitol in it. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs. It’s being used more and more products today – even some peanut butters which is a classic human food treat owners like to give their dog. Always read the label! And please, please, please – if you have dogs – either avoid things with Xylitol in it or make sure it is never within reach of your dog.

    1. Thank you so much for making this point, Sherry. I never knew that xylitol is deadly for dogs. That is very scary. Dog owners need to keep products with xylitol far away from their pets. Thank you so much for making me aware!

  19. I have a client who was diagnosed of diabetes and currently she is on low carb diets meaning she is staying away from everything sweet. Sometimes, when we speaks, she’ll narrate to me how hard it is for her to cope with the new lifestyle but I I usually tell her to press on because it is for a good reason. I know she’ll be happy when I tell her about the Ice Chips Candy. 

  20. Hi there

    This is really educating post. I have been reading and hearing much about keto lifestyle now. But I have concluded it is a good way to go. I learned it the hard way that sugar is really a bad substance for the body system. Candy like Ice chips candy is really welcome.  I really love the idea of sugar-free candy that tastes good and doesn’t taste like sugar-free candy

  21. It is pretty difficult to give up sweets unless if in a very restrictive diet. The intake of sugar can be harmful to the body especially if done in excess. I don’t think I have been able to stay a week without taking something sugary and even as I know that is not good for my health I still find it difficult to stop. 

    It is like sweets have become a part of my life. I am going to have to work on this and one of the best ways to do this is by trying your recommendation on the best sugar-free hard candy. 

    1. You are not alone, Jay. Sugar is very addictive. It is difficult to give up. And ut people don’t have a problem with sugar but for those of us who do, these sugar-free hard candies are perfect and they taste amazing. Thanks for your input.

  22. With advance in age, it becomes imperative for the seniors, to shun some certain habits. Habits such as consumption of food high in sugar have to be avoided. Hence, it is good for individuals more advanced in age to practise a ketogenic lifestyle.

    With this change, there are certain restrictions which really aren’t palatable. However, they have to be endured. It’s good to know that there are still candies individuals on a ketogenic diet can have, without having to mess up their lifestyle.

  23. Hello. It is important to cut out sugar from the diet especially as one enters his or her middle ages. Sugar predisposes you to various diseases especially diabetes which can be quite deadly. For those who have cravings for candy, I think these products will be quite helpful as they satisfy the craving while not introducing sugar to the body.

  24. Hey there Wendy,

    I’m not a diabetic, but I am sure that having Candy for diabetics that doesn’t deteriorate their health. So, thank you for letting us know about these products. The good thing is that they come in various flavors so that everyone can pick their favorite candy taste, all while being safe for their health condition. 

    Thanks again.


  25. Great and awesome write. This is a great way to curb diabetics, because I have search internet Alot to know how to curb diabetics in my mum. sugar free are the best way to live long in good health. Sugar  consumption should be reduced by everyone for healthy living. Am really blessed with this informative article. Best regards 

  26. I have searched for sugar-free candy over here in my country but I couldn’t get a very nice and healthy Sugar free candy. The ones I saw contains artificial sweeteners which I don’t like in any way. I think I will have to try out this Ice chips candy and see for myself how good it really is. It might be the very best sugar-free candy I will like. 

  27. Nice one. This is very educative with a call to action for all sugar lovers like me.  How I wish I can be resolute in my decision to avoid sugar like you. Diabetes is real and no one ever hope to be diabetes. I’m not a diabetes and I pray I don’t become one, however, I enjoy taking sweet, and does not want to let go of it. With the knowledge I’ve gained from this post, I understand that sugar-free candy with natural sweetener like Xylitol, stevia, monk fruit are safer options for non-diabetes and diabetes.

  28. The post on Fat Loss at 50, Best Sugar FreeHard Candy for Diabetics is a good one for Dibestics who crave for candies. I am in my 50’s do I am very much not into any candy even the sugar-free. There was a research that even sugar-free have side effects but this is a school of thought being contradicted by another school of thought. In the middle is the rationality that sweets like sugar are always forbidden for a worse kind diabetic person especially for the older ones and the ones who are obese. So to give ourselves, a taste of sweet candy without affecting diabetes is a good respite for all who crave candies especially the Ice chips Candy. Keto diet is awesome but at the end of the day, all of these are under the person’s discipline to really practice the diet and regulate the sugar-free candies. The more you discipline oneself from unwholesome bad habit the more you really avoid eating so many carbs, overeating in general, lack of exercise and lack of water intake are the major reasons why diabetes thrive. Great topic. 

    1. Thank you so much for this comment. 

      I’m curious if the research included xyletol?  As someone who has been “sugar free” for 5 years, let me assure you from my own experience that these ice candy mints really don’t cause any cravings. And I find I am satisfied with just a 1 or 2. They are great when someone has a dry mouth or may need a breath mint.

      I want to address your last sentence as it is the thing that society and doctors have been trying to convince us for years. And I believed it to. We are told, it is our fault that we are fat. We are told to eat less and exercise more. But it is a lie. I can tell you that most of my clients don’t work out and they lose weight. Weight loss doesn’t happen in the gym. It happens in the kitchen. It is about eating real food that isn’t processed. 

  29. I don’t eat sweets that often and when I do have a cheat day I usually go big but I agree that it’s nice to have something sweet that isn’t really a cheat. I’ve never heard of Ice Chips before but they sound great. I’m definitely looking forward to giving them a try. Are there any flavors that you wouldn’t recommend? I typically lean toward fruity so the pina colada and sour apple are the two that I’m most excited to try.

    1. I really liked all of the flavors of ice chips sugar free hard candy. Cinnamon, black licorice and lemon are my favorite. If I had to pick one that was just okay, it would probably be the orange cream. But it was still good. I’m just not much of an orange person.

  30. Well, just the sound of ice chips candy is making my mouth water.  Having no sugar can be hard for a sweet tooth like myself, and I can’t tell you how excited I was reading your article.  I’m also excited about the non-gmo corn Xylitol that it’s made with – yay!  I also really try to eat healthy!  I love that they don’t raise your blood sugar!  Thank you so much for sharing!

  31. This is simply excellent and I must say that you have got a whole long list up here of sugar free candies. I made q decision just like you to stop taking sugar since I discovered my uncle is diabetic and I’m actually delighted that I can finally come across candies that are sugar free because I really missed them a lot. Wow! This is awesome and I will surely check them out. If there is one thing I like most about this post, is the fact that you gave so many options above. Thanks

  32. I’ve been trying to eat less carbs which as we know the end product is sugar. In most cases excessive carbs and sweets becomes a problem for the body. So I try to stick with snacks that are sugar free. Looking at the this hard candy it seems interesting and I think I will like it. 

  33. Nice post, it’s an important topic. I’m wondering about Stevia. I’ve been pretty depressed and stressed out the last few months as my father’s health is going down hill. He is a diabetic and a couple months ago got diagnosed with kidney failure because in one month his kidneys went from functioning at 30% to 20% and he has lost a lot of weight. I know it’s been hard for him to eat the same, mostly bland, things every day and I was wondering if Stevia would be safe for someone in his condition? Please let me know, thank you.

    1. I’m sorry to hear your father isn’t doing well. I will keep him in my prayers. I am not a doctor, so I always suggest discussing this with him. With that said, I will tell you my own personal opinion is that Stevia leaf is natural and my personal favorite sweetener. If my father had diabetes and kidney failure, I would have him avoid all sugar, starches like bread, pasta, rice, corn, and root veggies.

  34. Thank you much for such an informative post. My father used to be a heavy smoker but after he quit smoking he turned into having a sweet tooth instead. That is definitely not good for his diabetes. Never heard of ICE Chips candy before and I watch Shark Tank religiously! Will have to look for it and give it to my father on Thanksgiving when I visit him. I am sure if the kids love them, my father will love them as well 🙂

  35. This is a  really good read. My mom is over 50, and it’s been very difficult for her to lose weight.

    This could really benefit alot of people above the age of 50 and to finally lose stubborn fat loss. 

    This is great information, I’m definitely going to pass this to my mother. This could really help her and others. Good work, can’t wait to read up on more. Best of luck!

  36. I am not a diabetic but I have to say after looking at this website I have learned alot. I know many people that are diabetic and I would definitely love to recommend then to your site so they can learn more. Love all the detail in this site and the images. Being a diabetic I know can be hard but I think you made things clear with all of the detail and the foods that you can eat without sugar that will help. 

    all I can say is you do a great job on this. And I will be showing the people I know your website. 

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