Monday, March 28, 2016

SWEETS for DIABETICS in BUENOS AIRES


Are you visiting Buenos Aires and Diabetic type 1, type 2,
 or maybe just watching your white sugar intake ?
Don´t worry! You don´t have to miss out on any of the local treats!!!



ICE CREAM: Argentina is famous for it´s ice cream which follows the taste and quality of Italian Gelato. While almost any ice cream parlour has ¨Light¨ flavors, most of these have some sugar or sucrose in them. However, there are a few well known chains (that will come up in a google maps search) with as many as 5 flavors, sweetened with only fructose!

Volta: The Most Delicious Strawberry, the classic and very sweet Dulce de Leche, Chocolate, French-Vanilla (Crema de Vainilla), and Vanilla-Bean-ish flavor (Crema Americana)  

Abuela Goye: To-Die-For-Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry

Vanshelato: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry



DULCE DE LECHE: the infamous Argentina Caramel. Argentines are fanatical of this stuff! Really anyone who tries it will no doubt become addicted- and now you can too :)



Check your closest ¨Dietetica¨ or local health food store, there are actually a lot of brands. Some brands to look out for are:

  • The decadent Doña Magdalena (pictured right)
  • Extra creamy Regi diet (pictured left)
  • Dulsevia



ALFAJORE: traditional Argentine cookie sandwich to be eaten with tea or coffee, generally made of two shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and then dipped in chocolate. Pretty much a sugar bomb but check for these brands that are just as delicious and use sugar alternatives!

CHOCOLEIT: this brand comes in white chocolate or dark chocolate and is sweetened entirely with stevia. Check for it at local health food stores called, ¨Dieteticas.¨

Each Dietetica often has their own brand- just be sure to read the ingredients!




     ***If you checked the ¨Dieteticas¨ around you and no luck, then for sure you can find all of these items and more at the grocery stores in the Buenos Aires China Town. They even have sugar free fruit smoothies, fruit juices, cookies and jelly!***






Still craving more?A beautiful Sugar Free Haven is a store called ¨Danico,¨ located at Pasteur 532 just around the corner from the subway stop Pasteur on the red B line. This hole in the wall store has amazingly delicious products and also a good price for insulin pens!

This area around the subway stop Pasteur actually specializes in medical equipment and farmaceuticals so if you are in search of something in particular, this area will most likely have it and at a decent price!

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