Why is it so important to you that SmartSweets is free from sugar alcohols?
Sugar alcohols are often used in the food industry (but not by us) to push down the net carb count. We think that this comes at way too high a cost to our bodies. We want SmartSweets to be friendly to our tummies so we will always be sugar alcohol free.-----
Why have you developed your own testing method?
We discovered that standard nutritional tests actually leave out a sugar molecule. We want you guys to know about this so our nutritional stats include all the required testing PLUS an extra sugar molecule others don’t capture.-----
Are your recipes now free from carrageenan?
You bet. We learnt that this was important to our tribe so removed the carrageenan from our new recipe.-----
Will you stick with your new recipes or continue to change?
Innovation is in our DNA! We are committed to using the latest and greatest ingredients in our recipes and will continue to evolve with new candies and tweaks to existing formulations over time.-----
Who regulates your products?
SmartSweets products are regulated by the FDA in the US and Health Canada and CFIA in Canada. These agencies regulate the classification and labeling of ingredients, among many other things.-----
What is Carnauba Wax?
Great question! Carnauba Wax is a natural renewable resource used as a coating for our gummy bears. It is grown in Brazil and is harvested from the leaves of the carnauba palm. The wax is harvested using traditional procedures that doesn't damage the trees. Fun fact: the use of carnauba wax creates an economic incentive to keep the trees standing.-----
Once opened, how long do SmartSweets last?
We proudly have no preservatives or additives in SmartSweets. Because our products are made with natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives, once opened SmartSweets will begin to harden if left exposed to air. When sealed, SmartSweets are shelf-stable for 1 year.-----
Are SmartSweets plant-based?
Our Fruity and Sour Gummy Bears both contain gelatin, but with our plant-based products, we decided to kick gelatin too! Creating the first ever 100% plant based #KickSugar candy- Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies & Peach Rings!-----
Are SmartSweets kosher?
Our Fruity Gummy Bears and Sour Gummy Bears both contain pork based gelatin, and our Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies & Peach Rings are gelatin free (pork free) but not kosher.-----
Has the portion size changed?
Heck no! There’s no way we are messing with portion size! Portion size is often used artfully in the food industry so that the labels are as appealing as possible.
Ever noticed that the packages get suspiciously smaller over time? Or that a serving is a teeny portion of what is inside? All so the label “looks” good. Well, that’s not happening on our watch.
No games, no guilt and no mental math. The portion size is the pouch - period. One bag, one serving.
How are you innovating your recipes?
Why do you have a variety of recipes for your candy?
How do your recipes differ?
How do I know which recipe I am buying or eating?
Why do nutritional stats differ on the same candy?
Why is offering plant based options so important to you?
Do I need to be careful about how many pouches I consume because of the high amounts of fiber?
Are SmartSweets Keto friendly?
While we don’t innovate for any specific diet, we know & love that Keto folks are part of our tribe. In SmartSweets 3.0 we’ve changed the combination of fibers to reflect Keto needs and feedback. We’ve also been mindful to use low GI ingredients while using quality ingredients, 87-92% less sugar than traditional candy, no sugar alcohols and not sneakily messing with package size. portion remains is the entire packet (I mean, technically you don’t have to eat it all at once….but that’s between you and your SmartSweets!). Even though net carbs will be slightly higher in SmartSweets 3.0, we are hearing feedback that the overall impact on the body in SmartSweets 3.0 is our best yet. We can’t wait to hear how it works for you.