I bought some Maple Grove Farms, sugar free butter flavored syrup today and I wanted to get some opinions on how to count the carbs in sugar alcohol. The general population says that you can deduct 1/2 of the total grams of sugar alcohol from the total amount of carbs per serving. So if a serving of the syrup is 1/4 cup and contains 12 grams of carbs per serving and 11 grams are listed as "sugar alcohol" then you would deduct 5.5 from the total amount of carbs for a net of 6.5 carbs? Sounds easy enough. But....I went to blood sugar 101 and read up on sugar alcohol and there are claims that certain types of sugar alcohol can affect your blood sugar. And while I am in the diet section of the forum, there are some interesting remarks about Dreamfields pasta. There are now claims that the new pasta does affect blood sugar but very slowly and a 2 hour PP test will not catch the spike. This is one of the best articles that I have read about "net carbs". Marketing Tricks: Net Carbs, Sugar Alcohols, Tricky Portion Sizes. Very important information.