Sugar free food can be hit or miss. Some of them have that bad artificial sweetener aftertaste. Others just aren’t sweet enough. Yes, there are a lot of products we’ve tasted and ranked that are incidentally sugar free, but if you’re cutting out sugar for dietary or health reasons, there are some intentionally sugar free products we highly recommend. From chocolate candy to yogurt to coffee creamer, these are the best sugar free foods we’ve tried in our taste tests.
- Russell Stover Sugar Free Assorted
Yes, sugar free food includes candy—and the best sugar free chocolate candy we tried in our taste test is this assortment from Russell Stover. The mix we tried came with dark chocolate mint patties, pecan delights, peanut butter cups, and chocolate-covered coconut and caramel candies. Everything is pretty good considering the chocolate is made with stevia instead of sugar, but the pecan delights are the real standout. They’re nutty, chewy, and they don’t taste too much like artificial sweetener. This assortment is one of our favorite sugar free products for a reason.
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- Brach’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears
We’re not confectioners or anything, but it seems safe to assume that regular gummy bears are approximately 99 percent sugar. That’s part of what makes these Brach’s sugar free gummy bears so impressive. They’re a sugar free food, but they’re sweet and satisfying and don’t leave much of an aftertaste in your mouth. They’re squishy and fruity and will absolutely scratch that itch for gummy bears when you need a sweet pick-me-up.
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- Nutpods Almond + Coconut Toasted Marshmallow
Most sugar free coffee creamers are loaded with artificial sweeteners, but not this one. It’s a totally unsweetened mix of almond and coconut milks, but it still has a pleasant marshmallowy flavor that suggests sweetness without being saccharine. Plus, it’s totally plant based. If you’re cutting out sugar and animal products, this is the best sugar free product you can buy.
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- Celsius Sparkling Orange
All Celsius energy drinks are sugar free (hooray), but we particularly love their Sparkling Orange flavor. If you have a hankering for orange soda, you might not like this. It has a mild orange flavor, sort of like orange Vitamin Water, but with a little bit of carbonation to brighten it up even more. If you want a bold, wild sugar free energy drink, grab a can of Ghost, which comes in flavors like Bubblicious Cotton Candy and Warheads Sour Watermelon. But if you want something simpler and more refined, Celsius Sparkling Orange is the best sugar free bev for you.
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- Popsicle Sugar Free Tropicals
These sugar free Popsicles knocked our socks off. They come in three flavors: Hawaiian Pineapple, Tropical Orange, and Caribbean Punch. All of them are great, but the guava-forward Caribbean Punch is the best by far. If you’re in the mood for something refreshing as hell, this is one of the best sugar free foods we’ve tasted.
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- Tillamook Zero Sugar Teriyaki
Teriyaki beef jerky can be packed with sugar, but this Tillamook jerky manages to be delicious without the sugar. It leans hard into the savory end of the teriyaki flavor spectrum—basically, you have to love soy sauce to love this, but if you’re in the mood for something salty and high protein, this is a great sugar free product.
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- Chobani Zero Sugar Milk & Cookies
There were very few keto-friendly yogurts we taste tested that were good enough to recommend to readers. This totally sugar free yogurt from Chobani made the cut! Yes, it tastes a little bit like peanut butter even though it’s supposed to be cookies and cream flavored, but it’s still tasty, creamy, desserty, and fun. If you’re on a no-sugar diet, eating a little cup of this is a good way to get some protein and satisfy your sweet tooth.
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