We all have our favorites when it comes to correction sugar!
We often reference Skittles and Jelly Beans, because they each are about 1 gram of sugar – easy count. They definitely don’t have the flavor of a donut or of rich, gooey ice cream, but they count easily.
We just found, however, a new favorite, not to take on the road but for home! Check out these delicious macarons from Trader Joe’s:
They get raves from good reviewers such as serious eats or sometimes foodie, they are reasonably easy to find, they are best kept in the freezer (although we now keep a box in the fridge) and they are about 5 carbs (see exact details below), a convenient amount for us!
We find them reliably in the local Trader Joe’s stores:
Here is the chowhound thread on Trader Joe’s macarons, the feedback is almost uniformly very good:
I have had macarons from Laduree, supposedly the very best macaron place in the world – I think these do pretty well! They come in two varieties:
a box of 6 chocolate and 6 vanilla, 40 calories per, exactly 5 carbs each
a box of 12 in 6 assorted flavors, 40 calories per, 5.67 carbs each
The boxes sell for $5 a pop, so you are talking about $0.40 per correction, more than Skittles, but not too much of a splurge once or twice a day.