2009年4月22日水曜日

Another Jelly :)



Time for some more product testing :) For those of us residing in the far east, especially Japan we are blessed with a plethora of different types of Jello like drinks, desserts, and supplements.
The pictured product spans the spectrum and is a no calorie grape flavored Jelly drink fortified with co-enzyme Q10 and 4 B vitamins.
The base for the Jelly uses Konyaku flour, (the same ingredient that shirataki noodles is made from and also qualifies as being vegetarian safe :)) so the texture resembles a softened Jello. Taste..hmm was actually quite tasty. Nutrition wise, it is fortified with with four B vitamins along with the Q10 enzyme and because it is made from konyaku flour it is also a good source of fiber. For sweetener it uses three; Sucralose, Stevia and Acesulfame K. Total carbs came to 5.2 for the 180 gram (about 6 oz.).
So where to classify this? A dessert?? A supplement? A Snack?? I am going to place it in the healthy snack department. I find it lacking to be a supplement and not sweet enough to be a full fledged dessert.
Overall, I would buy this again when I was on the road or needed something in a pinch. It would also be good for a break during some kind of sporting activity.





2 件のコメント:

Harry さんのコメント...

Sounds like an interesting product!

I think the sweetener in question is probably Acesulfame K.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acesulfame_potassium

It's occasionally used here in the USA as well. Like in Japan, it's often used along with other non-caloric sweeteners.

Low Carber さんのコメント...

Great you saved me some time :) That is it.

Thanks :)