These days, consumers are increasingly aware of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to maintain a healthy diet, and they are looking for new and easier ways to meet their recommended daily intake. In an effort to offer consumers products with added nutritional benefits, McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, announced the launch of SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products. This unique line of products from the SPLENDAÂ® Brand includes three smart ways to sweeten: SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener with B Vitamins, SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener with Antioxidants, and previously introduced SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener, 1 gram of Fiber (in packets and granulated form). The premium product line gives consumers a calorie-free way to add a small boost of essential vitamins and nutrients in each packet or teaspoon and a way to add a little more than just 'sweetness' to foods and beverages.
"Building off the success of our SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber product, we're thrilled to launch the new SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ Sweetener Product line, giving consumers an entire line of products that offer additional nutritional benefits, like B vitamins to help support a healthy metabolism," said Fred Tewell, group product director for SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products. "Consumers may not focus on getting all their recommended vitamins in a day, but they never forget to sweeten their coffee—these products are all about helping people make small, good-for-you choices each day so that they can get closer to meeting their health goals."
New SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products deliver the same great taste to your favorite foods and beverages that SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products always have. However, SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products is the first and only line of sweeteners that contains added nutrients in each packet.
"Fifty-seven percent of American women feel that they don't get the vitamins their bodies need on a daily basis," said registered dietitian Heather Bauer, RD, CDN, referencing a recent survey conducted by SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products, with the support of SHAPE magazine. "With the help of the new SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ Sweetener Product line, consumers can get an extra boost of essential nutrients their bodies need from the foods and beverages they already enjoy. By sprinkling a bowl of oatmeal and fresh blueberries with a packet of SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ with B Vitamins instead of sugar, for example, consumers can enjoy the benefits of a sweet taste, fewer calories and increased B vitamins to support a healthy metabolism—all at the same time."
About SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ Sweetener Products
With 20 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B6 (pyridoxine), per packet, SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ with B Vitamins has B vitamins to help support a healthy metabolism and the great sweet taste of SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener.
Another new product within the new line, SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ with Antioxidants, can help bring consumers closer to meeting their daily vitamin C and E needs. One packet contains 20 percent of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins C and E, like those found in fruits and vegetables.
SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™, 1 gram of Fiber offers one gram of healthy fiber per packet. SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ with Fiber also comes in a granulated form, allowing consumers to get a small boost of fiber while cooking and baking. SPLENDAÂ® with Fiber, Granulated contains three grams of soluble fiber per tablespoon—the same amount of fiber as a half cup of oat bran. (The type of fiber in this product is different than that in oat bran.)
All three varieties of SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products are available in 80-count boxes of packets at grocery stores, supermarkets and online at www.SPLENDA.com for a suggested retail price of $4.29. SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ with Fiber is also available in a 1.6 lb carton with a pour Spout ($4.99) and a 3 lb resealable bag ($7.49).
About SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products
SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products contain sucralose (SPLENDAÂ® Brand Sweetener), the no calorie sweetener that starts with sugar, tastes like sugar, but is not sugar. SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products have been safely enjoyed by millions of consumers worldwide, including pregnant and nursing women, children and individuals with diabetes. SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener is the nation's #1 selling branded sweetener and can be used almost anywhere sugar is used, including cooking and baking. The complete line of products includes SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener in packet and granulated form, SPLENDAÂ® Sugar Blend, SPLENDAÂ® Brown Sugar Blend, SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener, Flavors for Coffee, SPLENDAÂ® No Calorie Sweetener, Minis, and now new SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products.
SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products are marketed by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. For more information on SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products or to obtain recipes and tips on cooking and baking with the brand, visit www.SPLENDA.com or call 1-800-7-SPLENDA (1-800-777-5363). Or, for a sweet shopping experience, visit www.Splendidlife.com.
SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products has compensated spokesperson Heather Bauer, RD, CDN for her time spent providing resources and expertise to the launch of SPLENDAÂ® ESSENTIALS™ No Calorie Sweetener Products.
About McNeil Nutritionals
McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, is a global marketer of innovative nutritional products. The company's mission is to give people the ability to actively manage their own health. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, markets SPLENDAÂ® Sweetener Products, VIACTIVÂ® Dietary Supplements, LACTAIDÂ® Milk and Dietary Supplements and BENECOLÂ® Products. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, is headquartered in Fort Washington, PA.