It can be quite bad. And runny. And smelly. I’ve luckily never had an embarassing accident but still, no amount of toilet paper made me feel clean after a bout. And it doesn’t just happen once and that’s it. With me, at least, it affected me for several hours. I learned by, uh, sore experience, that I could not eat more than 2 hard candies or 2 sugar-free Dove chocolates. As has been said, sugar alcohols affect different people different ways so Y(dad’s)MMV.
That’s what they say, but my blood glucose test strips told me a different story. I spent three weeks testing everything that I put in my mouth and they, along with practically everything else with carbs in it, raised my numbers. That’s why I checked the label in the first place. My numbers only normalized when I switched to a low low carbohydrate diet. I just have a super-sensitive system I guess.
It’s a shame too, for both the carb count and the malitol, because I really liked the sugar-free Dove chocolate and the sugar-free lemon drops.