St. Claire’s all natural candies offers a organic options for cool minty breath fresheners or a sweet treat. We love St. Claire’s mints and candies and are thrilled to have them as a part of Yuzen. There are not too many organic mint options out there and these are the purest on the market. Here are some basic FAQs on what makes St. Claire’s unique.
What makes these candies/mints healthier than the rest?
St. Claire’s are fat-free, low-calorie, low carbs and certified organic, which means all of the ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It also means that there are no genetically-modified organisms (GMO’s) and no harsh chemicals are used in the extraction of our flavors or colors. St. Claire’s products are 100% vegetarian, and virtually allergen free (no casein, soy, dairy, gluten, wheat, eggs, fish or shellfish, corn, tree nuts or peanuts). They contain nothing artificial whatsoever.
More about the flavors and colors.
All flavors are made from essences (flavor extracts and essential oils) of the actual plant. For example, the lemon flavor is made from real lemons, raspberry from raspberries, etc. The colors are also made from plants – no lakes or dyes. Watermelon and Raspberry contain colorants made from red cabbage and black carrots. Lemon, Tangerine, and Peach contain turmeric and/or annatto seed extracts as colorants. Our Lime Tarts get their green hue from certified organic spinach.
Are they sugar-free?
No. They are made without refined sugars. St. Claire’s uses certified organic molasses granules and evaporated cane juice which have more complex molecular structures that will digest more slowly than traditional, refined sugar. Thus they won’t hit your bloodstream so fast and have you (or your kids) bouncing off the walls.
Are they safe for diabetics?
You and your doctor must determine this. We can tell you that many diabetics eat these products, but ultimately you must discuss them with your doctor prior to use. In all likelihood, your physician will approve of them.
What is the difference between the tins and the pouches?
St. Claire’s Organic Sweets® tins contain 100 tablets of roughly 0.425 grams each, while the pouches each contain 20 tablets for a total of 0.56 oz per pouch. For more details on St. Claires please visit their website.