Snacks Go Low Carb

Atkins dieters are springing for new junk-food substitutes that--surprise--don't taste half bad

Across the aisle from the usual sugar-laden fare in 7-Eleven sits the latest confection to join the Atkins diet craze, a high-tech chocolate bar called Z-Carb. The Z is short for zero--as in "Zero Carbs, Zero Guilt, Zero Laxative Effect"--but we'll get to that last bit later. A Z-Carb is half the size of a Milky Way and twice as expensive and, if the history of dietary snack substitutes is any guide, ought to taste like a Post-it note, only blander. Not so. This is a no-sugar, no-carbohydrate treat that people can't get enough of. Since reaching 7-Eleven's shelves in June,...

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