Sugar-Free Fudge is Here At Last!
Once again Mom proves that we really listen to our customers. For those of you challenged by sugar but still sport a wicked sweet tooth we have just the fudge for you. After much research and plenty of trial and error we've come up with the perfect combination of all natural ingredients that taste just like they're sweetened with regular sugar when in fact Xylitol is used in its place.
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Xylitol (paraphrased):
Unlike other natural or synthetic sweeteners, Xylitol is actively beneficial for dental health by reducing cavities to a third in regular use and helpful to remineralization. Multiple studies utilizing electron microscopy have indicated that Xylitol is effective in inducing remineralization of deeper layers of demineralized tooth enamel. Fair evidence was found that Xylitol (as chewing gum, lozenges, nasal spray, etc.) reduced the incidence of acute middle ear infection in healthy children.
Xylitol is naturally found in low concentrations in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms, as well as fibrous material such as corn husks and sugar cane bagasse. However, industrial production starts from xylan extracted from hardwoods or corncobs, which is hydrolyzed into xylose and catalytically hydrogenated into Xylitol. A study in laboratory rats that compared Xylitol to other artificial sweeteners found that Xylitol had fewer or no side effects, had fewer calories, and was less likely to cause cavities than sucrose.
Good tasting AND good for your teeth? Where else are you going to find that? One taste of these little beauties and you'll swear it's sugar, but it's not. Gone are the days of sacrifincing great taste for good health. Today you can now enjoy a sweet treat while maintaining a healthy diet AND reduce your chances of cavities by two-thirds.
CAN WE GET A WOOT-WOOT UP IN HERE!?!