That's right Gummy bears! Oh, but not just any Gummy bears either these are Sugar-free Gummy bears. The first time I ran across them I was standing in line in a drug store, while on vacation. The second I read the bag labeled Sugar-free, it was if a light shined down on me from the heavens above and I could hear angels singing "Aaahhh". The solution to our cranky, screaming baby in the car, was sitting on the rack right in front of me. "Hal-le-lu-ah, A new secret weapon for gaining control, Qua-psssh!"
Little did I know I was a far cry from winning the mother of the year award on that purchase. You see printed on the very back near the ingredients is a tiny little warning.
Warning: Substitute sweeteners can cause a laxative effect...
Laxative effect... ding, ding, ding....Every 'H-ello Way to go idiot!', Alarm went off in my head as I read it repeatedly.
It was made with Splenda! With my new love for sugar-free products, our house was oozing Splenda.
Now Splenda-free, the kids bowels stay under control.
(sigh) And let's just say my ego, isn't too fond of the constant reminder, every time I see a Splenda label!
*mumbling in guilt* "I might as well just have fed them laxatives..."