I have a wicked sweet tooth and am trying to be more mindful of how many calories are in my snacks. Huer’s Sensible Sweets line come in Fruity Fish (strawberry and raspberry flavours) or Fruity Bears (orange, lemon, strawberry and blueberry flavours). Both offer 50g of candy for 150 calories with 12g of fibre and only 3g of sugar.
They use Isomalto-oligosaccharide as the main ingredient which is meant to be digestion-resistant and about 50% as sweet as sugar (and these gummies are definitely not super sweet despite the added stevia) and juice concentrate for colour.
What I love about them
You get a fair amount of candy for 150 calories which is great when you are looking for a snack while watching a movie etc. 12g of fibre is an added bonus and they don’t have that nasty aftertaste of sweeteners found in some some low calorie candies.
What I didn’t love about them
The texture is firmer than I like from gummies, but I find that in some Smart Sweets too. They also are not very flavourful. I find more flavour from them now than I did when I first tried them since I have cut down my sugar intake a lot. But there also isn’t a huge difference in the strawberry and raspberry, they are both just mildly berry like.
I have not seen these in stores yet although their product locator lists Rexall and Mac’s. Well.ca has some other Sensible Sweets from them but they appear to be more vegan than low calorie options. These Huer Sensible Sweets are available in bulk from Amazon* at about $3.99 a bag which is pretty standard for low calorie gummies sadly. Having to buy 12 at once, I would like to see the price drop a little but they seem new so hopefully are in stores soon so I can try the Fruity Bears without buying 12 at once.
Huer Sensible Sweets Fruity Fish Nutrition
Each 50g bag has 150 calories, 3g protein, zero fat and 40g of carbs of which 12 is fibre and no sugar alcohols. Not much in the way of vitamins or minerals but it is candy so I don’t expect much.
Ingredients in Huer Sensible Sweets Fruity Fish
Pretty small ingredient list but they do have stevia for sweetening. The fibre seems to come from the isomalto-oligosaccharides and they do contain gelatin if you avoid it. They are naturally coloured and flavoured which explains the lighter flavour.
Overall, not a bad option at 150 calories but definitely not my favourite candy.