10 Tic Tacs or a Melon?
Do you know that a Tic Tac has enough carbohydrates in it to spike your blood sugar?
If you didn’t know this, it’s because the label doesn’t mention carbs. You see, the law permits producers to declare that a product has 0 grams of a nutrient if in reality it contains less than 1 gram.
The nutritional information is written on the label per
portion, not for 100 grams. Because the Tic Tacs are so small, any nutritional value it might have is annulled.
Per 100 g – Energy 1658 kJ (390 kcal), Protein 0 g, Carbohydrate 97.5 g, Fat 0 g.
Per Tic Tac – Energy 8.5 kJ (2 kcal), Protein 0 g, Carbohydrate 0.5 g, Fat 0 g.
YES! Although the label boldly states 0 calories, Tic Tacs are not made of thin air. Actually, they’re made of pure sugar!
I know, 2 calories is close to nothing… But start adding those up! Consider this:
What would you rather eat? 10 Tic-Tacs or a melon?