Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review : Xlear SparX Candy

Its the season for celebrations and you know what that means, candies and sweets of all kinds..
Although I am not a tyrant when it comes to letting my kids have candy, I usually limit it pretty strictly.
There is a host of information on the net, various books and especially from pediatricians that confirms that sugar is bad for the human body; it has zero nutritional value. When Halloween comes around, I cringe at the amount of candy that my son lugs in!
So when I heard the words healthier candy, that almost sounded like an oxymoron !

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I was offered the chance to review Xlear SparX candy as part of the Moms Meet blogger program. SparX candy contains xylitol which is a naturally occurring plant based sweetener that has been proven to
improve dental health and strengthen tooth enamel. So not only is it not bad for you, its supposed to be good for your teeth ! Imagine that in a candy !!
My review kit contained two tubes of Xlear SparX candy in two different flavors. Now I had already had the opportunity to try other Xlear products containing xylitol, the Xlear Nasal spray and Xlear Spry toothpaste. I had positive experiences with both the products and was looking forward to trying out the candy.

The Xlear SparX candy is more like small mints. It has a refreshing feel and taste to it. It definitely does not give the overly sweet aftertaste that I get from some of the other candies on the market. My son loved these small candies and I didnt feel too bad handing him some! I would definitely offer these to other family and friends.
I have been reading more about xylitol and products containing this sweetener. Although the name sounds like some chemical ingredient, its a naturally occuring substance and is plant based. It doesn't interfere with the body's blood sugar levels or insulin production. This makes it safer for kids and adults on a sugar-controlled diet.The candy is available in Berry, Citrus and fruit flavors and doesnt contain any artificial flavors or colors.

Its definitely an option to check out when you are trying to buy some candy for your kids, be it for celebratory occasions or to give it in their lunchboxes as a special treat. The candy retails for about $1.49 for one tube.

You can find more information about the candy on their website and facebook page.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.