Sweet, Honestly

Does cane sugar have a bad rep right now? Yep. Our North American Standard Diet absolutely has too many simple carbohydrates in it, but cane sugar is not the only culprit.

To see if we could reduce the simple carbs in our gummies, we have exhaustedly researched and experimented with the many ‘low net carb’, ‘high fibre’, ‘low calorie’, and ‘sugar free’ sweeteners available, with disappointing results.

Check out the list of sweeteners below. We tried them all in our new formulation research evaluating them for FODMAPs, vegan status, flavour, texture, compatibility with our other ingredients. 

  • Coconut sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Beet sugar
  • Berry sugar
  • Yacon sugar
  • Yacon Syrup
  • Erythritol
  • Chicory root syrup
  • Stevia
  • Monk fruit
  • Allulose
  • Artichoke inulin
  • Agave syrup
  • Pre-biotic fiber syrup
  • Honey
  • Xylitol
  • Maltitol
  • Corn syrup
  • Juice concentrate
  • Fructose syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Brown rice syrup

While the ingredients may sound great on a label, they can wreak havoc in the gut, spike blood sugar levels, and metabolize as if they were good old sugar. The health risks of using these ingredients that are marketed as healthy are they mislead consumers and put them at risk for spiked blood-sugar levels, increased insulin production, and digestive agony.

We use organic cane sugar because we would rather be sweet, honestly. Our organic cane sugar is vegan, low FODMAP, and metabolizes predictably in our bodies.