World Diabetes Day 2017: The Best Sugar-Free Treats


As today marks World Diabetes Day, we round up some tastily sweet treats that are totally free from sugar

Thinking of cutting back on sugar? It’s not as hard as you think, thanks to an impressive variety of treats made with natural sweeteners.

Here’s our selection of guilt-free goodies.

Sweet Virtues Halo Thins Gift Box

Sweet Virtues is known for creating cocoa-rich treats that are free from added sweeteners, additives and preservatives. These refined disks of organic chocolate not only taste great, but are also seriously good for you. They come in a selection of restorative flavours including White Tea and Peppermint, Himalayan Pink Salt and Maqui.

£15.95, Ocado, Buy it now

Lola’s Cupcakes in Chocolate Sugar Free

Thanks to this guilt-free creation from Lola’s, the sugar-free gang can have their cake and eat it too. Sweetened with xylitol and agave nectar, this cocoa-flavoured sponge is topped with scrumptious buttercream frosting and finished with a sprinkle of chocolate flakes.

£3.25, Lola’s Cupcakes, Buy it now

Goody Good Stuff Cheery Cherries

If chewy sweets are your thing, then Goody Good Stuff has got you covered. These cherry-shaped treats are made with only natural ingredients and are also free from gluten, fat and dairy.

£0.74, Holland & Barrrett, Buy it now

Sweet Freedom Choc Shot

One for chocoholics, this liquid treat can be enjoyed in hot milk, on toast, yoghurt and lots more. It has a low GI, so is ideal for diabetics, and contains half the calories of Nutella.

£3.55, Waitrose, Buy it now

Free’ist Choc Chip Cookies

No sugar certainly doesn’t have to mean no cookies. Loaded with delicious chocolate chips, these crunchy snacks are made with no added sugar, preservatives or colourings and go perfectly with a midday cuppa.

£1.75, Holland & Barrett, Buy it now

Perfect World Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Perfect World has rustled up some nutritious ice cream for health-conscious dessert lovers. This frozen treat not only has a moreish carrot cake flavour, but is loaded with Vitamin A. Bring on the extra scoop.

£3.99, Ocado, Buy it now

Ayala Brut Nature Champagne (Zero Dosage)

Regular champagne drinkers can quench their thirst with this luxurious dry blend, free from added sugar. A fine choice for pairing with seafood, the pale gold wine offers an attractive depth of fruit and is headily aromatic.

£27, The Champagne Company, Buy it now​

Holland & Barrett Sharp Sherbets​

Sweet and tangy, sherbet lemons evoke memories of simpler childhood days, but are usually laden with sugar. Holland & Barrett has created its own version of the sweet shop favourite, using only natural ingredients and nothing artificial.

£2.29, Holland & Barrett, Buy it now

Nakd Bakewell Tart Bar

Popular for its range of deliciously raw wholefood bars, Nakd has taken inspiration from a classic Great British dessert. This flavoursome treat is made with nothing but fruit, nuts and natural flavours. The perfect in-between snack.

£13.99 for 18, Nature Balance Foods, Buy it now

Werther’s Original Butter Candies Sugar Free

Another retro favourite with all the flavour and none of the nonsense. The creamy caramel taste reminiscent of school days is here to stay in this sugar-free pack, and each sweet is less than 9 calories.

£0.98, Ocado, Buy it now

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