We recently had the opportunity through Moms Meet to review a candy that is actually beneficial instead of detrimental to our bodies and especially our teeth. These little gems are sweetened completely with xylitol, another form of sweetener that is plant based and natural.
Before reviewing the product itself and giving you our opinions, here is a list of several of the benefits of using Xylitol, and the Xlear products.
- Xylitol is a plant based, dentist recommended sweetener that has been proven to improve dental health and strengthen tooth enamel.
- Xylitol is safe for individuals on a sugar-controlled diet because it doesn't interfere with the body's sugar or insulin levels.
- Xlear SparX is sweetened naturally with xylitol.
- Xlear SparX candy comes in a variety of flavors that are all free of artificial colors and flavors: Berry, Citrus and Fruit.
- The suggested retail price is just $1.49 a tube.
I've know about the benefits of xylitol for several years now, but had not been introduced to XLEAR products before. The package came in recently and I forgot about it for a while. When I remembered that the review had to be done I found the tubes almost empty. Our kids found them and apparently enjoyed them. So I tested them to see if these were something worthy of exploring and I have to say I really liked them. One interesting thing that I found was that the candy has a cooling effect when you bite into them. They are very sweet and have a really good flavor. The flavors and colors are natural which I am very excited about, and the ingredient list is not three feet long and full of chemicals and dyes like some other candies. Personally my favorite was the Citrus flavor. The others were a little too sweet, and would love to see a version that was actually closer to a sweet tart and not as sweet.
Another benefit that I really like is that it does not affect insulin levels. Being pregnant with gestational diabetes, can be difficult when you have a sweet tooth. Having a couple of these does not affect my blood sugar numbers or affect the insulin that has to be taken so I can still enjoy a little sweet treat sometimes.
We also received Kids Spry Tooth Gel with our package and I really love this too. The ingredient list is very short, can be read and understood, does not contain dyes, artificial flavors, or fluoride.
The Kids' Thoughts:
We have 4 children. Every one of them really liked these. Even the tube packaging. They also liked the Citrus flavor best. The only problem I saw with them was how fast they ate them. Which I guess is only a testament to how good they are.
We will definitely be getting more of these products in the future as well as trying some of the other products offered by this company. My kids are begging to have their own tubes of candy, so we may have to include them in the Christmas stockings...shhhh!
You can find information on SparkX candy and the other products at the XLEAR website. or connect with them on facebook.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet Program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet Blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.