Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Sugar Free Candy Cane Alternative

Nothing says Christmas quite like a candy cane – those iconic red and white swirls, unique shape, and pleasing peppermint flavor. This Christmastime treat is incredibly popular – about 1.76 billion candy canes are produced worldwide each year, and in December you’ll find candy canes in everything from coffee drinks to ice cream.

One of Christmas’ most popular treats got its start in 1672. It has been said that a choirmaster in the Cologne Cathedral in Germany sought a sweet treat as a distraction for the noisy children in his church. The cane shape was dictated by the choirmaster to remind the children of the shepherds who visited Bethlehem. The first record of candy canes being hung on Christmas trees dates back to 1882, and the earliest commercial patent for candy canes goes back to the 1920s.

Candy canes are full of flavor – but they’re full of sugar, too. For those concerned about sugar intake, such as children with sugar sensitivities or diabetics, Dr. John’s offers xylitol lollipops with a refreshing mint flavor – our Simply Xylitol Peppermint Lollipops!

These delicious oval-shaped lollipops offer Candy Cane taste that will satisfy your craving for a minty treat. These long-lasting sugar free suckers are Kosher, gluten free, free of artificial sweeteners and are diabetic friendly. Each lollipop offers 1 gram of xylitol, which has been shown to help promote positive oral health. It’s the perfect replacement for sugary candy canes, or even sugar-freecandy canes – unlike other sugar free products, our candy has no aftertaste. Just cool, minty flavor!

At Dr. John’s, we specialize in helping people enjoy their favorite treats, without sugar. If you’re looking for a delicious candy cane alternative, this xylitol candy is your best bet!

Prefer candy without a stick? Try our traditional Peppermint Hard Candies instead.