And where do you happen to live? If you see ingredients such as xylitol, sorbitol, or maltitol , you have found sugar alcohol--and you probably should move on to another choice. My friends dared me to eat every one in one sitting, and I had the worst pain ever! Thanks to all for your input. I also wondered why I was getting a rapid heart rate and palpitations after eating. Had one yesterday, got sick. Like all sugar alcohols it is not metabolized by bacteria in the mouth and so it does not contribute to tooth decay.
Benefits of maltitol
They found no difference in appetite between groups (8). Overall, I looked at 4 more studies. Two of them showed weight loss of a few pounds over a period of 8 weeks (9, 10), but the other two showed no effect (11, 12).
So… unfortunately, the weight loss effects appear to be both weak and inconsistent.