OREM, Utah and WASHINGTON D.C. – September 15, 2005 – Xlear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today introduced Fine & Dandy Candy, a new sugar-free, candy line sweetened exclusively with all natural xylitol. SparX™, tiny bite-size fruit-flavored candies, is the first product to be released under Xlear’s new product line. SparX are available in three varieties – natural berry, citrus and fruit flavors – and are packaged in 30 gram tubes that contains four natural flavors and feature all of the taste of sugar-sweetened candy without the harmful affects of sugar and without any aftertaste.
The Berry tube contains blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and strawberry flavors.
The Citrus tube contains lemon, lime, orange and tangerine flavors.
The Fruit tube contains apple, banana, grape and peach flavors.
“Fine & Dandy Candy is just what health conscious people have been craving – a sweet, healthy treat that does not taste like a diet snack,” said Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, Inc. “With children consuming more sugar than ever before, we have seen an alarming increase in a variety of related ailments, from tooth decay to obesity and diabetes. With that in mind, we developed a candy line that parents and health professionals will actually want children to eat. Fine & Dandy Candy offers parents and kids sweet and delicious products without sugar, while delivering enough xylitol to have maximum health benefits to both teeth and body. In addition to SparX, Xlear will be introducing several new candies throughout the remainder of 2005.”
Xylitol is an all natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture, but with unique health benefits not found in other sweeteners. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a “net carb” level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for diabetics. Xylitol is absorbed slowly by the body, resulting in a low glycemic index of seven compared to sugar’s index of 83 (or higher).
“One of the primary benefits of xylitol and Fine & Dandy Candy is the effects it has on the bacteria that create cavities,” added Jones. “When exposed to as little as 15 grams of xylitol a day, the bacteria in the mouth lose their ability to stick to teeth and form plaque. Studies have proven that when combined with regular dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums, mints and candy can reduce dental cavities by as much as 80%. While all of these benefits are great, the fact is, kids and adults will not be able to tell the difference between Fine & Dandy Candy and sugar-sweetened candy. Our Fine & Dandy Candy simply tastes great and delivers significant health and dental benefits.”
For more information about SparX, Fine & Dandy Candy or xylitol, visit www.xlear.com. Fine & Dandy Candy’s SparX is available for purchase online at Xlear.com and nationwide through Xlear’s several thousand retail partners. The manufacturers suggested retail price is $1.49 per tube.
About Xlear, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear”) is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and one of the largest importers of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products. Xlear, Inc. offers Xlear® Nasal Wash, a patented nasal wash; a complete line of dental health products offered under the SpryTM Dental Defense System brand; XyloSweet TM, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and Fine & Dandy Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol-based candies. Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah.
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