The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugar-Free Sweets
We’d love to tell you that you can have your custom mints and eat them too---no extra calories necessary! The reality is, a little sugar has never hurt anyone, and can provide that perfect little burst of sweetness after a meal. Aspartame, on the other hand, is a slightly different story.
If you haven’t heard the news, Pepsi is removing aspartame from all of its diet products. Why? According to one Pepsi exec, it’s because of the consumer. As everyday consumers become more knowledgeable about and concerned with what goes into their food and drink, they’ve grown more worried about aspartame’s effects on the body. While there’s no scientific consensus on the matter, it’s a legitimate concern for a lot of people.
There’s also the simple fact that aspartame does not taste that great to some consumers. For many people, its artificial flavor leaves much to be desired.
What does this mean to me?
PROMOrx has decided to add to the promotional mints already on our site, and provide alternatives to aspartame. We’ve included mints containing (*gasp*) real sugar. This might sound like it’s not the “healthiest” choice, but the reality is that all-natural sugar in small mints is unlikely to hurt your diet, your stomach, or your long-term health.
Making this change is part of our commitment to quality, and providing businesses with branded items that are healthy for the body and the wallet. Unlike many other promotional product sites, we’ve also sought out only U.S. or Canadian-based companies to provide our mints.
A number of similar promotional mints are made in China, where a cheaper product can easily be obtained. But at what cost to you? PROMOrx became concerned about the food safety issues surrounding edibles made in China:
- 50% of Chinese plants did not meet international food processing standards
- Workers in plants did not use gloves while handling food items
- Some products were reported to have abnormal colors/odors
You, your clients, and your customers deserve better. While you may already love the personalized, branded tins that your mints come in, you should also love the contents (at least we think so!). None of the promotional mints on the PROMOrx site, sugar-free or otherwise, are made in China.
Those “Other” Sweeteners
There are artificial sweeteners that taste better than aspartame, Splenda being just one of them. Unfortunately, there are concerns about all kinds of artificial sweeteners. Science has yet to decide one way or the other if we should really be worried about them, but in the meantime, why not err on the side of caution? Artificial sweeteners, in some studies, have been linked to making diets more difficult to keep, and provoking digestive problems in some folks.
The Choice is Yours….We Kept Your Options Open
Not worried about sugar-free products? Try our Mint Cards, uniquely designed and easy to transport.
Our Custom Mint Tins are another great pocket-size option, available with regular peppermints sweetened with sucrose as well as sugar-free peppermints sweetened with sorbitol and aspartame.
Preparing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Try out our peppermint mints in a pink ribbon package.
Your simple and classic solution is a Candy Filled Plastic Container, replete with simple, delicious striped peppermints as well as several other fill options.
Love fun designs? Choose the dice tin or computer mouse tin, both available with sugar-free flavors, or the Sneaker Shape Mint Tin available with sugar-free mints, as well as Skittles or Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.