Xylitol is a 100% naturally occurring sweetener, not an artificial chemical like Splenda, Equal or Sweet‘N Low. Xylitol is a sugar substitute found in various vegetables and fruits such as yellow plums, strawberries and raspberries as well as corn husks, birch, oats, and mushrooms. Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar without the harmful side affects.
The average American consumes as much as 150 to 180 pounds of sugar a year! Excess sugar consumption can deteriorate the body and cause weight gain, hyperglycemia and lead to obesity and diabetes. It increases bad cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure which can increase the risk of heart disease. But xylitol repairs, heals, protects against chronic disease, and builds immunity.
Xylitol is as sweet as sugar with 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbohydrates. Absorbed by the body slower than sugar, it has a fresh and cooling affect with no aftertaste.
Consuming sugar allows bacteria on the teeth to multiply and create acids that attack the enamel which leads to the formation of cavities and tooth decay. This acid-producing bacteria in the mouth is unable to digest xylitol, therefor slowing its growth and decreasing the amount of plaque and decay.
Our body naturally produces up to 15 grams of xylitol per day. However, supplemental xylitol has proven to be uniquely beneficial. It will hinder the growth of harmful bacteria in the body, strengthen teeth, stimulate saliva flow, reduce respiratory infection, prevent ear infections and reduce intraocular pressure- a condition that can develop into glaucoma. Xylitol will NOT impact insulin levels, making it an excellent alternative to sugar for those on a diabetic diet.
Xylitol is recommended worldwide by medical and health professionals and organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations all agree xylitol is a safe and natural sweetener for you and your family.
What are Snowflakes?
Snowflakes are flavored xylitol chips. Our xylitol is made from birch bark here in the USA.
What is that cooling sensation I experience when I eat Snowflakes?
Xylitol creates what is called an endothermic reaction, meaning every little piece of Snowflakes is literally absorbing the heat in your mouth, leaving you with that cool and refreshed feeling.
Is xylitol safe for children?
Xylitol is completely safe for children of any age but Snowflakes can be a choking hazard. For that reason, we don’t recommend them for children under the age of 5.
Are Snowflakes safe if you’re pregnant or nursing?
Absolutely. The American Pregnancy Association lists xylitol as a sweetener considered safe for consumption during pregnancy. In fact, xylitol is not only safe for pregnant and nursing women, but studies show that regular use significantly reduces the transmission of Streptococcus mutans (responsible for tooth decay) from mother to child during the first two years of life by as much as 80%.
Where is it made?
Snowflakes are made in the USA.
Are Snowflakes safe for diabetics?
Yes. Our candy will NOT impact insulin levels, making it an excellent choice for those on a diabetic diet. Glycemic index- 7
Are Snowflakes gluten free?
Do Snowflakes contain any common food allergens such as wheat, nut, dairy, etc.?
No, our candy contains absolutely no common allergens. Snowflakes are made in a peanut-free facility and are regularly tested for any form of cross-contamination.
What’s the shelf life?
Snowflakes are better if enjoyed within one year.
Do Snowflakes contain any bioengineered or genetically modified ingredients?
Absolutely not, Snowflakes is comprised of only two ingredients, xylitol and the flavor oil.