P.O. Box 1421, American Fork, UT 84003, www.xlear.com


Spry Gems from Xlear are all-natural flavorful mint candies made with xylitol. Unlike other candies, Spry Gems contain no added acids and thus do not have damaging pH levels; xylitol may even be beneficial to oral health. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (GI) of seven (compare to table sugar’s GI of 85), making it a suitable choice for those watching sugar consumption in their diet.

Blaine Yates, CEO, says Xlear’s focus is to “create great tasting products with amazing health benefits so that customers have to forfeit neither.”

Through testing, Yates says, “We found that many products touting the health benefits of xylitol actually have damaging pH levels due to the addition of acids for tangier tastes. Our mission in creating Spry Gems is to bring the oral health benefits of xylitol in a great tasting candy with very healthy pH levels.”

Spry Gems come in four flavors: Berry, Cinnamon, Peppermint and Spearmint. Additional flavors Lemon Cream and Wintergreen are coming soon.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2013