If you look at the small print on the cookies, candies, etc. that contain maltitol, you'll usually see something that says, "Excessive consumption can cause a laxative effect." Well, for me, it was hardly excessive. Two cookies put me on the toilet for hours. I thought that might have been a fluke, so I tried it again months later with some candy (hence my username) and became ill again. I have candida, by the way, so I may be unusually sensitive to Sugar
alcohols, but I'd stay away from it. Just my two cents.