Thank you for your post, Alan.
The carbs in 100g of liquorice gums are 77g of which 63g are polyols. According to websites I found when Googling polyols, it seems they are incompletely digested and do not cause sudden increases in blood sugar levels. This is confirmed in this link:https://caloriecontrol.org/polyols-gastrointestinal-gi-effects/
Where do you get the information that the liquorice gums are 77% carbohydrate from the starch ingredients, please? On the website it doesn't say how much maize starch there is, so I have assumed that it is 14g in 100g? I subtracted the polyols (sweeteners) from the total carb figure of 77g. If I do the same with the figures, one sweet is 0.2g of carbs that would be digested.
Liam's post at the beginning of this thread, in reply to my question about the carbs in Werther's Original sugar free toffees was; "The sweeteners are chemically carbohydrates but our bodies can't break them down into glucose." I decided to test and the toffees did not raise my bg levels at all.
I suppose I should have tested when I ate the liquorice gums as they were new to me, but they have all gone now.
The boiled liquorice sweets have even more carbs shown. They are 93g per 100g of which 92g are polyols. Per sweet the carbs that would be digested are 0.032. When I have my next one, I will test though.