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The Search for Sugar-free

Good morning to everyone.  Well, it is a gloomy day here in Niles, Illinois.  There are storms rolling in and we are expecting some pretty heavy storms.  I guess I won't be varnishing outside today.  I do plan, however, to work on some new patterns for painting.  That should keep me busy all day long. 
free.  What a disappointment.  As I got back into the car, I pondered how many of us are out there that have this problem.  I thought about the thousands of diabetics, weight watchers, those who stay away from sugars, etc.  I wondered why those who make ice creams and ices,  sherbert, cakes and cookies don't consider this market.  I would love to find something while I am out and about from time to time to treat myself to, as I am sure does everyone else in the same situation as myself. 
The next trip I made was to a small Italian grocery store in search of something....anything.  I landed up buying some cannoli shells....knowing I had frozen canolli filling at home.  I figured at least I could prepare those for the ladies who COULD have the sugar.  But the dilemma ensued....what about my friend and myself?  I cut up watermelon and figured that it would suffice....although I eat that all the time...I was disappointed.  there wasn't enough time for me to prepare something special...and what a shame that I couldn't just find something.  Finally, come the time for dessert, I prepared the canollis and looked at the watermelon and changed my mind.  I landed up taking two tall glasses, I filled them with ice and added some fat free cream, then I pulled out the frozen container of sugar free cool whip and added a huge scoop of that in each of the glasses and filled the rest of the glass up with sugar free root beer.  It was a little more of a treat for both of us that just the watermelon.  I am not saying watermelon isn't a great treat....but I eat it all day long as a snack and wanted something creamy like those cannolis. 
It is a real disappointment when I am on the road, not to find something special at a fast food place or a local restaurant.  Even Bakers Square used to have a creamy sugar free Banana Cream Pie that they no longer carry.  I makes us Diabetics the odd man out.  Even if you wander down the ice cream aisle...there are no choices for us.  Unless I do something with Sugar free Jello...I am at a loss.  I try to stay away from as much of the Aspartame based products because of the leg problems it gives me.  With all the different things that are invented...you would imagine that SOMEONE would carry a Stevia based treat!  There has been such a turn around these days with wholesome based products...I just wish that places would have at least ONE treat for some of us individuals who cannot have the sugar...for whatever the reasons. 

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