Giant…No…MEGA Smarties

by Leighann on March 22, 2013


There is an urban legend that Smarties*, which we use to treat low blood sugars sometimes, come in a giant size.

I had never come across them. Not that I’ve been actively looking for them, but I have never seen them.

Q and I were at Meijer one day (a Midwest chain similar to Walmart). We rarely shop there (or Walmart for that matter). But when we were in the long check out line, Q was perusing the trinkets and candies that they tempt you with while you wait. She noticed giant rolls of Smarties and asked to purchase a few. Turns out they weren’t “giant,” they are actually “mega” size!

One roll of regular Smarties has 6 grams of carbs.

One roll of giant Smarties has 25 grams of carbs.

Two of the Mega tablets is 5 grams of carbs.

Allergen Info

Since Q’s diagnosis with the tree nut and milk allergies, we are reading up on products even more than ever. From the Smarties website:

“Smarties® and our entire line of products are free from most of the known allergens. All products are free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. Smarties® products are safe to eat for kids with peanut allergies. Smarties® are gluten-free and vegan!”


Can you spot the Smarties on the cover of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second?

Further Reading

More posts about treating low blood sugars

Forbidden Fruit or Good Hypo Treatment? (Why we sometimes reach for Smarties instead of glucose tablets)

How Low Can You Go? (Cost comparison of several low blood sugar treatments)

*Not to be confused with Canadian Smarties!

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1 Karen March 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

We saw these at Old Navy, of all places! They have some candy and things at the check-out. Didn’t get then because I wondered how hard they would be to chew…if they are hard like a SweeTart I wouldn’t want them. Too hard on the teeth. Also, what I love about regular Smarties and their more powdery-softness is that they are easy for my mostly-asleep child to chew during a nighttime low. Anyone know how these giant/mega ones are?


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