Not long ago while on the website www.snacksforlife.com I found a low carb bagel being sold. I ordered these bagels along with their sugar free brownies and had them tested. The bagels, made by NY Bagel Company in Islandia, NY
http://www.nyauthenticbagels.com/ tested about 5 times the stated carbs. Under Bagels they list and show pictures of 11 bagels. Under Low Carb Bagels are identical pictures of the same 11 bagels. I had a very cordial conversation with Stacy and she immediately took the bagels off the website. I was afraid to eat a whole bagel so I weighed and ate 56g.
She seemed quite surprised that her brownie manufacturer (?) was still using a kosher symbol on the labels as they had not been kosher for a long time. You do have to wonder how any company could be selling multiple products (including company president Robin’s signature first cookie, the Oatmeal Raisin with 37g net carbs), with your name on it and not see that a kosher sign was still being used. In the New York area being Kosher is a big deal but it is very expensive-Stacy told me close to $10,000 per year. She did assure me this labeling would be changed. The brownies tested pretty close to what the label stated but…you are supposed to, ready?…cut this small brownie into two microscopic portions. I’m thinking that most people are eating the whole brownie at one time which may cause some problems. They have so much maltitol in them as to boggle the mind. Maltitol, Maltitol Syrup, and then Maltitol in the chocolate chips are the first, second, and third listed ingredients in these brownies. Eat at your own risk. I did not personally test this product because of its Maltitol content.
If you have never eaten anything made with maltitol, better not to start. This sugar alcohol is one of the absolute worst (and cheapest) sugar alternatives. It causes terrible gas and bloating and can cause severe cramping and diarrhea.
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.
I will be filing an FDA complaint regarding the NY Bagel Company.
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.