Imagine: Pancake syrup with no sugar. How about coffee creamer with no fat? Fruit spread with no sugar? Can a company offer a wide array of products with “no calories, fat, carbs, gluten or sugars of any kind”? Yes, they can…and they have.
The company is called Walden Farms and they claim to save you 10,000 calories a month “The Walden Way.”
Of course everyone knows that any substance that is not “real” food is not going to taste exactly like the real thing, but for anyone trying to eat healthy but still wanting the taste of chocolate syrup, marshmallow dip or ranch dressing, Walden Farms offers a wide variety of these types of items, which are naturally flavored.
All nutrition information is given on their website. They also offer recipe ideas using their products, which include a wide variety of sauces (seafood, BBQ, pasta, cranberry), ketchup, salad dressings, mayonnaise, dips and peanut spread.
One of the targeted consumer groups for Walden Farms products is people who have diabetes. Low-carb, low-fat and low-sugar foods are a mainstay for a diabetic menu, so having no-carb, no-fat and no-sugar items could be a dream come true for many who are managing diabetes with diet.
One online review for the caramel dip said, “It is a great way to feel like you’re cheating without all the sugar & calories!” Over all, reviews on all of the products show mixed feelings.
Some folks don’t like the taste: “Tastes terrible but has no carbs, no fat, no sugar, nothing!! What can you expect?” but others say that for a zero-calorie product, the taste is “pretty darn good.”
Another reviewer said, “Great for low sugar and low carb diets if you are realistic with your expectations….”
Whether you’re curious, or are seriously looking for a “no calories, fat, carbs, gluten or sugars of any kind” substitute for the real thing, you can order Walden Farms products online or find them at many local retailers by using the Store Locator on their website.
The Walden Farms Story
“From the beginning, Walden Farms’ mission has been to develop healthy specialty foods, helping people control their calories, fat, carbohydrates, gluten or sugars of any kind…without giving up great taste, ‘The Walden Way.’
“Since 1972, Walden Farms has been a leader in the healthy foods category, with three generations maintaining the highest possible quality standards while creating innovative lifestyle choices. Walden Farms was among the first to bring delicious tasting reduced calorie and reduced fat Salad Dressings to healthy eaters more than 40 years ago.
“Today, our culinary and nutritional experts in the Walden Farms kitchens have accomplished a remarkable achievement, developing the world’s only family of calorie free specialties! No calories, fat, carbs, gluten or sugars of any kind!”
The Walden Farms Story content was taken from the Walden Farms website at: https://www.waldenfarms.com/about.html