Friday, 25 December 2009 21:06
Here is where we really did a good job. We did our homework and worked with several different combinations to create the best tasting sugar free mixers possible. For the most part the mixers contain water, natural flavors, some real Florida juice concentrates, preservatives and sweeteners.
What people ask us most is "What sweeteners do you use?" Our cocktail mixers achieve authentic taste because they are sweetened with a blend of Acesulfame Potassium (aka Ace K) and Sucralose. These sweeteners are known to work well together and are proven to create a more sugar-like taste with no artificial aftertaste when blended properly. Not only are these sweeteners often consumed by people with diabetes because of their zero caloric value and clean sugar-like taste but because they are not known to raise blood sugar levels.
Here is the best of it. Using this blend of artificial sweeteners allows us to use less of each. Know we tried them all and found using Acesulfame Potassium along with Sucralose (which is sometimes sold in the yellow packets or under the brand name Splenda) tastes best.
We mixed with lots of options and believe us when we tell you we drank some pretty weak excuses for cocktails before getting it right. We even tried using some of the natural substitutes for real sugar but they just did not taste very good or lessened product life. While our mixers are definitely all sugar free that is one of the reasons our mixers are not all zero calories and zero carbs. To get the most authentic taste we sacrificed this zero to use Florida juice concentrates and other natural flavors in some mixes. This is why some mixers may separate as juices are heavier than water or the other natural flavors.
This adventure has made us mini-food scientists and we are pleased to share with you the links below that have more info about what sweeteners are in Good Spirits Mixers. Check out the tab on the individual products pages for the skinny on Nutrition Facts.
Alas artificial sweeteners are not for everyone, some have been known to cause bloating, flatulence or diarrhea (especially the ones we DO NOT use). No Aspartame headache phenylalanine warnings or saccharine lab rat bladder cancer scares here.
We have provided links to the International Food Information Councils information web pages about the sweeteners we use if you are interested in more reading. This site has some really informative stuff including the opportunity for you to earn American Diabetes Association Continuing Education Credits by completing the program objectives here. So go and visit if you want and we will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, It's all in Good Spirits.
About Ace K click here.
About Sucralose click here.
ADA Continuing Education info
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:55