When you use the words "sugar" and "alcohol" separately they are indulgent and quite fun to consume on occasion but when put together they are a nightmare. Now if one has not looked into this chemical additive or whatever the hell it really is, it is not something one should put in their mouth. The only reason I know (aside from experience) is from a nutritionist when I was recommended to see one a long time ago. I remember buying sugar-free ice cream followed by unholy digestive sickness. When I told this person that she told me "Stay away from sugar alcohol, it will only make you sick" or "You cannot eat a whole lot of something with sugar alcohol in it". I avoid the stuff as much I can and everyone else should too!
It will give a person indigestion, gas, and diarrhea, not something anyone wants to experience. Mostly sugar alcohol is in sugar-free products and you might be thinking why would I eat sugar free? I thought I was eating something that was a healthy alternative, but it just hurt me instead. I'm also diabetic so I thought it would be a way to save carbs, was I wrong! The nutritionist told me to eat things as they are, don't turn to things like fat-free or sugar-free because when they remove the fat it goes into the carbohydrates and in sugar-free they substitute with sugar alcohol. It's all hooey and no one should buy that stuff, buy it as it is!
The reason I even decided to post this is my brother accidentally bought sugar-free ice cream and my mother ate some and experience what I had years ago. Stay away, it will make you sick. Although I wonder why Quaker's bars have sugar alcohol in them at all? Is it a consistency thing? Does it keep the carb count low? I don't know, it don't make any sense. It would be smarter to make granola bars from scratch, probably healthier too. I don't know if I would, I'm no Martha Stewart but it interesting to watch her cooking shows, I do learn some things. Be wary of sugar alcohol, I think I've repeated myself enough.