A Healthy Kind of Sweet: Making Life Sweeter Without Sugar

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Healthy Kind of Sweet: Making Life Sweeter Without Sugar

In my previous article, I discussed about some natural alternatives to white sugar. This time I found another good substitute to sugar, thanks to my younger sister who first introduced it to me. I’m talking about a newly launched local brand called A Healthy Kind of Sweet. The brand offers sweeteners (in both powder and liquid forms) that are healthier than white sugar.

We already know that taking too much white sugar could lead to diabetes, obesity and tooth cavities. A Healthy Kind of Sweet sweeteners, on the other hand, enables you to sweeten your food and drinks minus the calories and health risks often associated with white sugar. The primary ingredient of their sweeteners is none other than sucralose.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener derived from sucrose and is 600 times sweeter than an ordinary sugar, so you only need a tiny amount to sweeten a food or drink. It has zero calorie and zero impact on the blood sugar level, so it is ideal for people with diabetes and obesity problems. Compared to other artificial sugar substitutes (e.g. saccharin), sucralose doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste. Moreover, it is stable even under high temperature and low pH, so it can be used in cooking (high temperature) and making acidic salad dressings (low pH).

Is sucralose safe? Regardless of some online articles saying that sucralose can cause cancer or other health issues, several agencies like the EU’s Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) has concluded (based on several studies) that sucralose is safe for human consumption as long as it is taken in moderate amount. As we already know, too much of anything is bad for our health.

Now, let’s get to know some of the products offered by A Healthy Kind of Sweet.

Treasure Sands

Treasure Sands is a sucralose-based sweetener in powder form. It looks and tastes exactly like white sugar but without the calories. Initially, you might think that the product is quite expensive for a sweetener. However, since it is many times sweeter than sugar, you only need a tiny amount to sweeten your food and beverages.

Price: Php 420 (350 grams)

Treasure Syrup

Treasure Syrup is a reduced calorie syrup that is 3.5x sweeter than white sugar. It is made from a combination of maltitol and sucralose. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that is derived from wheat and/or corn. Unlike sucralose, maltitol is a carbohydrate, which means that it still has a little effect on the blood sugar level. Maltitol also has a slight laxative effect when consumed in large amount.

Treasure Syrup is the perfect substitute for unhealthy store-bought pancake corn syrup. It can also be used to sweeten your smoothies without the gritty texture often associated with powder sweeteners.

Price: Php 465 (350 ml)

Treasure Click

Treasure Click is a zero calorie flavored liquid sweetener that is made from sucralose and natural flavoring. Don’t be fool by its small packaging because 12 ml is good for approximately 100 servings. In fact, just a few drops of it can transform your plain boring water into delicious flavored drink. 

I have personally tried the Root Beer Treasure Click and I am amazed how it makes plain water tastes exactly like root beer. My sister even suggested to use unflavored sparkling water to make your own root beer soda with Treasure Click (minus the sugar and the calories).

Price: Php 550 (12 ml)

Available Flavors: Root Beer, Tangy Orange, Funky Grape and Jasmine Tea

Aside from sweeteners, A Healthy Kind of Sweet also offers other products like:
  • Treasure Swiss Premium Coffee – a low calorie, low sugar, ready-to-drink coffee that is made from 100% Arabica beans from Switzerland
  • Treasure Swiss Premium Chocolate Malt – a low calorie, low sugar, ready-to-drink chocolate using the finest cacao beans from Ghana
  • Treasure Swiss Premium Tea Latte – a low calorie, low sugar, ready-to-drink milk tea that is made from premium black tea leaves which are harvested from Sri Lanka and Indonesia

A Healthy Kind of Sweet products are available at their online store.

You may also follow them at the following social media channels to get their latest product updates.

Have you tried any of their products? Share your experience on the comment section below J

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