According to the OCU, these products do not promise to fulfill nutritional (exceeding 0.5 grams of sugar per 100 grams). Although the applicable regulations only require the listing of ingredients in descending order and the percentage of ingredient on the name, the OCU believes that it is essential that the label provides complete nutrition information and stating the source of vegetable fat used.
The term “sugar” is misleading to the consumer, according to the OCU, since this may think that these products have fewer calories than a normal sweet. The reality is quite different. In fact, calorie reduction is not significant and even some products provide a higher calorie level. Moreover, the OCU has detected that some products contain much fat sugarless or even more than their corresponding normal.