Q. What is Sweetie®?
A. Sweetie® is low-fat ice cream with reduced sugar containing less than 2 grams of fat and 7 grams or less of sugar per serving.
Q. What is the source of sugar in Sweetie®?
A. The primary sugar source for Sweetie® is lactose, or milk sugar, that naturally occurs in dairy products. Sweetie® also contains allulose, a low-calorie sugar, naturally derived from the starch in corn kernels. Sweetie® Mango Passionfruit and Blueberries n Cream also contain sugars found inherently in the fruits.
Q. Why does Sweetie® contain sugar alcohol?
A. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol which is essential in the freezing point depression of Sweetie®. Erythritol is used as a substitute to full-calorie sugars to soften the product making it taste and feel more like full sugar ice cream.
Q. What is Allulose?
A. Allulose is a naturally occurring low-calorie sugar, which does not impact blood sugar. However, allulose is still labeled as a sugar on the nutrition facts panel. It is about 70% as sweet as sucrose and is derived from the starch found in corn kernels. Like erythritol, allulose aids in the freezing point depression of Sweetie®, making a truly premium tasting product.
Q. What other nutrition benefits may be found in Sweetie®?
A. All Sweetie® products contain at least 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. The protein source for Sweetie® is milk protein concentrate and the fiber source is soluble corn fiber.
Q. Is Sweetie® “All Natural?”
A. Sweetie® uses natural, or non-artificial, sweeteners, flavors and colors.
Sweetie® Salted Caramel contains trace amounts of sucralose in the caramel swirls. Research is currently underway to remove this ingredient as well.
Q. What new flavors are coming out?
A. Five new flavors, including Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Mango Passionfruit, Coffee and Blueberries n Cream are being launched in the summer of 2018. Sweetie® always welcomes suggestions for the next new flavor from our Sweetie® fans.