Pantry shelf showing two boxes of Welch's Fruit Snacks and one box of Motts

What are the best fruit snacks?



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I bought a big box of Welch’s fruit snacks at Costco and thought THESE ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER for treating low blood sugar!! They taste really good and are easy to carry in my pocket. Perfect solution for being ready to treat hypoglycemia!

Then Mott’s Fruit snacks came on sale, so I next bought a big box of them at Costco too. I tasted them and thought, these don’t taste as great as Welch’s. Not terrible, but the taste reminded me of medicine. But guess what my biggest complaint is? THEY STICK TO MY TEETH! That’s right, I’m trying to quickly ingest some fast acting sugar to prevent or treat a low… and I find myself with annoying gummies sticking to teeth issue. I end up making weird faces as I try to get them off my teeth with my tongue… And if my hands are clean, I’ll use my finger to help solve the problem. It’s really quite embarrassing.

My vote is for Welch’s fruit snacks! I previously blogged about this in my post “Fruit snacks are my new favorite low treatment.”

What is your favorite brand of fruit snacks? Or is there something else you reach for when low?

My next up choice for a low is a juice box. It really depends on whether I want to drink something or eat something to treat the issue. The fruit snacks seem to be just as fast acting as juice.

When Welch’s fruit snacks came on sale again, I bought another box. Now I have two boxes in my pantry, as shown above. Each box has 90 fruit snack packets, and I don’t go through them very fast. I don’t go low often. But, when I do, I am well prepared! I always make sure I have 2 packets in my pocket, just incase!

Read more about my Costco finds here! If you don’t have a Costco, you can find Welch’s fruit snacks on Amazon.

Low blood glucose, also called low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, occurs when the level of glucose in your blood drops below what is healthy for you. For many people with diabetes, this means a blood glucose reading lower than 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

About the Author

Lin May has a decade of experience living with LADA diabetes and is the author of Success with LADA Diabetes: Achieving Optimal Health with Diet, Exercise, and Insulin. She is dedicated to helping others learn about diabetes.

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