Friday, October 4, 2013

Have a Healthier Halloween in 2013 with Dr. John's Candies

Would you believe that the average American will eat 1.2 pounds of candy this Halloween?  Dentists everywhere are reading that and cringing.  And of course there’s no changing that statistic – Halloween, and the mountains of candy that come with it, is here to stay.  What we can change is what’s in the bags of those 41 million trick-or-treaters when they get home - and no, we’re not suggesting you give out pencils or apples.  Your bowl of goodies can still sparkle with brightly colored, tempting sweets that will make those wide-eyed ghosts and ghouls want to dig in with both hands – while you get to be part of the solution to the sugar problem.

Dr. John’s® sugar free candy is different than most anything out there – our candy made with xylitol doesn’t have the aftertaste (or unknown effects) of artificial sweeteners.  These vibrant little treats are perfectly sweetened with xylitol, a natural extract of the birch tree that actually helps to slow tooth decay, instead of promoting it like sugar does.  And they still come in everyone’s favorite flavors – from classics like Cherry, Grape and Orange, to on-trend modern choices like Mango, Pomegranate, and Cherry Blossom.  You’ll find options that are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, free of artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners..... but all still full of flavor!

Dr. John’s candies are also the perfect choice for classroom parties!  Are you the parent who always offers to bring the fruit or veggie tray to the party – just so you know there will be at least one healthy option there?  Imagine showing up to the Halloween party with the treat bags this time, filled with sweet, colorful, xylitol candy, and knowing all those little teeth are safe from the scary effects of sugar.  Whether you are shopping for kosher gourmet lollipops, tooth shaped lollipops, parties or trick-or-treating, you’ll find what you need – in bags as small as 6.3 ounces or as big as five pounds!  Our Simply Xylitol® offerings include Assorted Fruit Lollipops, Creamsicle Hard Candies, Caramel Apple Caramels, chocolate with xylitol and much, much more.  Place an order for your princesses and pirates today at