Yep, another low carb scam…let alone they call themselves the Just Delicious Diabetic Bakery. This bakery, according to owner Nanette Goin, has been selling products to hospitals, on line sales nationwide and through the Kroger Corp for 7 years and if that’s not bad enough news? They are right in my back yard here in Portland, OR.
I got an email from one of my readers who didn’t think the calories in this product were correct and could I, or would I, check it out. My husband had taken me to visit this diabetic bakery about 4 years ago. I did not buy anything and I can say this for certain-that many of the products are laden with some sort of “cream”. With all the new fangled crapola they put into processed food these days it is sometimes pretty hard to tell by looking at labels but I do know that the 2g carbs claimed on it’s label with the first two ingredients as bleached enriched wheat flour and malted barley flour didn’t seem right so I decided to buy 3 of the éclairs, do a glucose test with one and if it jacked up my blood sugar I would have the two others tested.
My test results for the éclair are below and the claimed 2g carbs would not begin to up my blood sugar this high. I believe the only reason it did not go MUCH HIGHER is that it was mitigated by so, so much (unhealthy) fats. I mean like wow 8g vs 65g of fat and 200 vs 740 calories and come on-31g carbs? See label comparisons below. I was originally going to test their cream puffs but after testing one, when I returned to buy more from my local Fred Meyer, I was given some song and dance about the clamshell container the bakery was using would no longer be available to them so I had to start over with another product I could test and then send to Exova Labs but I have included my testing of the cream puff too.
I want to emphasize that I DO NOT inject insulin and I DO NOT take any diabetic drugs which in my opinion makes me a perfect guinea pig to test any supposed low carb product.
After informing Nanette of an FDA complaint and our Email Exchange, on March 12th, 2016 she posted this to her Facebook and more than likely in anticipation of this post.
Just Delicious Diabetic Bakery label to the left and Exova label to the right. Something else to notice as you look at their label-there are no Daily Value Percentages…all blank…but uh, now we know why. OUT OF BUSINESS AS OF JANUARY 2017 and if I had anything to do with it…so be it.
Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”. At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded: “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered: “I like it”…I like it too.