5. Russell Stover Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mint
Per 1 oz (⅓ bar): 140 calories, 11 g fat (6.5 g saturated fat), 6.5 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 12.5 g sugar alcohols, 2 g protein
According to the USDA’s new Dietary Guidelines, we should be eating no more than 50 grams of sugar a day for optimal health. So it’s completely understandable if you’re trying to reel in your sweet tooth a bit—just don’t use sugar-free sweets as a crutch. Instead of sugar, manufacturers (like Russell Stover) add in artificial sweeteners like Splenda and sugar alcohols like maltitol, which can have a laxative effect if eaten in excess. If you’re looking for a treat that will make your taste buds sing—and not send you running straight for the bathroom—skip this bar.