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Many Uses of Xylitol

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: If you have a sweet tooth, xylitol can be a healthier alternative.
Air Date: 7/18/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Beverly Vines-Haines & Charlotte Clary
Bev-HainesBev Vines-Haines is a Journalist who has worked at several newspapers. Being a bit independent and creative, she often struggled to keep her opinions and her originality out of her reporting. It was a natural evolution for her to go back to school and study creative writing. For several years she wrote romance novels and then chose the easier path of ghost writing for celebrities. She and her husband Larry have seven children and 23 grandchildren.

She has had a few 'regular' jobs in her life, a few years at Weyerhaeuser and a short stint at Southwest Airlines. But mostly she has been self-employed or has worked free-lance for newspapers and magazines.

Charlotte-ClaryCharlotte Clary's first enterprise began very early, picking and selling green beans from the family garden throughout her neighborhood. She also won weeks of free camp by selling Campfire Mints. (Wonder if she could still go...) She graduated high school with honors at a very young age and married her high school sweet heart, Bob. During the 70s she produced four babies and got involved in home birth services as well as natural food. She created a line of clothes for consignment and boutique shops and started a home delivery whole wheat bakery goods business with a neighbor. Eventually, she went a bit more traditional and became a Tupperware Manager and won the Coveted Ford Torino Station wagon. During those early years her only mainstream job was three years as detail rep for Life Savers Candy. Once she moved from Spokane to Yelm, she started a family packaged salad business in the church basement. Sadly, they were two years ahead of the bagged salad craze.

But, that was fine because Yelm is where she met Bev and their business adventures began. That toenail fungus salve became the flagship product of their line. Next came Eye of Newt (their number one product even today) and several other products for difficult skin conditions.

And if they hadn't formulated their amazing Ice Chips Candy things would have probably remained about the same. But they did formulate it and their world changed forever. It took less than a month for them to realize they had stumbled upon a million dollar idea. Everyone they knew wanted the candy, begged to buy the candy and told their friends about the candy.

One flavor followed another and then stores started wanting to carry the candy. Some ideas are so good they just forge their own way in the world. That was how it seemed with Ice Chips Candy. It tasted great, was healthy, safe for diabetics and the packaging was attractive. Ice Chips attracted interest from investors and manufacturers and retail giants. This story just has a long long way to go...
Many Uses of Xylitol
If you have a sweet tooth, xylitol can be a healthier alternative.

Xylitol is a polyol; a sugar alcohol. It is all natural, safe for diabetics and has many health benefits.

Mostly, it is made from birch bark or corn. Beverly Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary's co-founded company, Ice Chips Candy, uses only the birch bark Xylitol in order to avoid any chance of using Genetically Modified Corn (GMO).

Charlotte joins host Lisa Davis to discuss the benefits of xylitol, as well as the journey of starting Ice Chips.

Benefits of Xylitol:

  • Strengthens teeth
  • Reduces new tooth decay
  • Reduces cavity-causing bacteria
  • Inhibits growth of dental plaque
  • Stimulates saliva flow
  • Does NOT impact insulin levels
  • Contains zero net effective carbs
  • Delicious and satisfying