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Why is it so important to you that SmartSweets have no sugar alcohols?

Sugar alcohols are often used in the food industry to push down the net carb count. We think that this comes at waayy too high a cost to our bodies. We want SmartSweets to be friendly to our tummies so we will never use sugar alcohols!

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Why have you developed your own testing method?

We discovered that standard nutritional tests actually leave out a sugar molecule. We want our community to know about this so our nutritional stats include all the required testing PLUS an extra sugar molecule others don’t capture.

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How do you calculate net carbs?

Take the total carb count and subtract the amount of fiber and the amount of allulose and you will be left with net carbs. Each pouch calls out the amount of allulose so you will have all the info you need to make this calculation, and our packaging has the net carb calculation right on the bag! 

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Once opened, how long do SmartSweets last? 

Because our innovations are proudly made with natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives, SmartSweets will begin to harden if left exposed to air once opened. When sealed, SmartSweets are shelf-stable for 12-18 months depending on the flavor.

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Are SmartSweets plant-based?

Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies, Peach Rings, Sourmelon Bites, Cola Gummies, Red Twists, Lollipops and Jolly Gems are all 100% plant-based and vegan friendly! 🌱 Our Fruity Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms contain gelatin and are not plant-based.

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Are SmartSweets kosher?

Sweet Fish, Sour Blast Buddies, Peach Rings, Sourmelon Bites, Cola Gummies, Red Twists, Lollipops and Jolly Gems are plant-based but not Kosher certified. 

Our Fruity Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms contain pork-based gelatin and are not Kosher.

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Are SmartSweets safe for those with peanut/tree nut allergies?

Caramels contain coconut as an ingredient. All other US #KickSugar candy flavors are currently made without any FDA regulated top major food allergens as ingredients.

We try our best to use allergen-free facilities that do not process the major food allergens identified by US regulatory authorities, however some of our products may be made in facilities that process and handles allergens. Our manufacturing facilities have robust separation and testing programs to ensure there is no cross-contamination. In addition, we add precautionary allergen statements on our packaging if the facility processes or handles the allergens for our consumers to make the right decisions. This precautionary statement is currently on our Lollipop and Caramels packaging. If you have severe allergy concerns, please consult your doctor before consuming. Please note that our coconut oil is refined and thus exempt from tree nut labelling as it does not contain any protein content in the finished oil. 

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Will you continue to update your recipes?

Innovation is in our DNA! We are committed to using cutting edge ingredients in our recipes and will continue to evolve with new candies and tweaks to existing recipes over time.
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Who regulates your products?

SmartSweets products are regulated by the FDA in the US and Health Canada and CFIA in Canada. These agencies regulate the classification and labeling of ingredients, among many other things.
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Has the portion size changed? 

We are so excited to now offer a variety of sizes at various retailers - but our standard bag hasn't changed! Our 50g bags remain one serving for the whole bag.

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How are you innovating your recipes?

We want to disrupt the candy aisle and offer a radically better choice to traditional candy. We also want to remove the sugar in a category comprised of 97% sugar! When you have goals this big and bold, it requires a lot of innovation. Innovation requires testing, experimenting and lots of iterations - we just don’t stop! It’s in our DNA.
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Does Whole Foods Market have a different recipe?

Yes! The Whole Foods Market recipe contains chicory root and is exclusive to them. The allulose recipe is available on smartsweets.com and at all your favorite retailers except Whole Foods. Each recipe has specific nutritional information and updated ingredients listed on the back of the bag.

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Why is offering plant-based options so important to you?

The simple answer is that we know this is important to you - our community - and we want to extend the benefits of a radically better choice to traditional candy to those following plant-based diets, who until now have been extremely limited in the candy they can enjoy.
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Do I need to be careful about how many pouches I consume because of the high amounts of fiber?

Unlike traditional candy where fiber is nowhere to be seen, our candy represents approximately 32-46% of the daily recommended fiber intake. Fiber offers so many benefits but for some of us our digestive systems are particularly sensitive to consuming high quantities of fiber in one sitting. Word to the wise - if you are looking to increase your fiber - go slow! it’s advised to do so gradually over the course of a few weeks to allow your system to adjust without side effects.
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Can I purchase the Canadian recipe anywhere in the U.S?

Our Canadian recipe is exclusively available on smartsweets.ca and in Canadian retailers.

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Are SmartSweets Keto friendly?

While we don't innovate for any specific diet, we know & love that the keto community is part of the mission to #KickSugar and have been extremely mindful of feedback. Our new recipe has the best overall impact on the body and is a radically better choice to traditional candy. We worked our hardest to get the net carbs as low as humanly possible while using quality ingredients, up to 92% less sugar than traditional candy, no sugar alcohols, not sneakily messing with package size and ensuring our candy is tummy friendly. We can't wait to hear how SmartSweets works for you!

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