According to Health Canada, “low fat” means that there is no more than three grams of fat in the amount of food specified in the product’s nutrition facts table.
Keep in mind that fat, along with sugar and sodium, is what gives food flavour and texture. If the item is low in fat, it may be high in the other two. “If it tastes good and it’s called low-fat, you are in trouble,” says Dr. Joseph Colella, a weight loss surgeon and author. “The reality is that to make it palatable, they dump tons of sugar in it.”
What to do: Turn the box around and check the nutrition panel for how many grams of sugar and sodium are in the product. If comparing products, be sure to check the portion size as you see how the calories stack up. Or have werther's candy without any further clarification. Because its healthy and tasty.