Hidden Sugars in Melba Toast?

Become a Label Detective:

Melba toast may contain dextrose and/or maltodextrin.  These are both on the hidden sugar list.  Your ingredients should be flour, water and salt.  Many are stalling or gaining when using this product. I recommend making your own grissini or buying it locally and completely avoiding Melba Toast.

Some stevia brands also have maltodextrin or sugar alcohols.  You have to read your labels.  Sweet Leaf is a good stevia-only sweetener in the granular form. You can order a healthy stevia product here.

When taking supplements, you need to check every label for maltodextrin and dextrose and any of the other sugars on the list above.  There are so many low end vitamins and supplements that use these sweeteners as fillers. Little Choices Matter offers a line of pure and reliable supplements.

Check every label of everything you use.  If you are stalling or gaining it is likely one of these are the cause.


  1. Vickianzalone on March 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks so much for doing our “homework” !!

  2. Alisong73 on March 21, 2011 at 2:06 am

    This article is so timely. My mother and I began to stall once we started eating these melba toasts (actually ours were called Melba Snacks, by the same company/brand). We were trying to figure out why and we suspected that it may be due to the toast/snacks. We didn’t eat them during the first week in Phase 2 and had great weight loss, then in week 2 my mother began to stall for several days. We will no longer be consuming these anymore. Thanks again for posting this information!

    • Shawna Culp on March 21, 2011 at 2:13 am

      your welcome! Try grissini instead and read those labels 🙂

      Shawna Culp

  3. Donnakay4j on June 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Would Kavli Natural Whole Grain Crispbread work on the protocol for phase 2?  Ingredients are Whole Rye Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Water and Salt.  2 pieces = 60 calories.

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