Top 5 Keto Candies

 Simply going on the low carb keto diet doesn’t make your sweet tooth disappear. keto-friendly treats are increasingly common. Healthline evaluated the candies below based on the following criteria.

Here are the 10 best keto candies.

SmartSweets Gummy Bears

The candy is made with high-quality ingredients, colored with fruit juice, and sweetened with stevia and allulose, a type of natural sweetener that your body doesn’t absorb.

  • Net carbs: 18 grams in each 1.8-ounce (50-gram) bag
  • Price: $$

They’re sweetened naturally with stevia and erythritol, a sugar alcohol that may cause less digestive upset than artificial sweeteners and other sugar alcohols.

  • Net carbs: 6 grams per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving

These keto-friendly hard candies are free of gluten, artificial flavors, and allergens. They come in four flavors — cherry, grape, orange, and strawberry.

They’re naturally sweetened with stevia and isomalt, a sugar alcohol derived from sugar cane.

Best of all, they’re free of net carbs.

  • Net carbs: 0 grams per 1 candy
  • Price: $$$

Yet, these sugar alcohols may cause digestive upset if eaten in large quantities, and an animal study suggests that maltitol may even worsen blood sugar control.

  • Net carbs: 0 grams per caramel (7 grams)
  • Price: $$$

Unlike many of the other products on this list, this offering from Hershey’s is available in most grocery stores and certain convenience stores.

Bear in mind that they’re sweetened with maltitol, which can spike blood sugar levels. Thus, it’s best to stick to just one or two pieces per sitting.

The bottom line

These keto-friendly candies are great options to enjoy on occasion without derailing your health goals.

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