Sugarjoy products are free of High Fructose Corn Syrup, contain no GMOs and have zero Trans Fats. Why does this matter?
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Because of its low cost and long shelf-life, HFCS is used widely in manufacturing many food products, including candy, throughout the United States. However, due to strict EU regulations, HFCS is banned in much of Europe, including Sweden.
We care about the quality of our products. The taste of Sugarjoy candy is superior to many others found in stores because ours does not contain HFCS. HFCS is so much sweeter than regular sugar, it overpowers other flavours. This means that when you eat something made with HFCS all you taste is sweet. Our candy, on the other hand, is sweetened with sugar, glucose syrup and glucose-fructose syrup, with no product containing more than a 10% ratio of fructose to glucose, as opposed to HFCS, which has either 42%, 55% or a higher ratio. When you eliminate HFCS from a product, you can really taste the candy’s actual flavour. Sour Peach Lips taste more like peaches, Raspberry Hearts taste more like raspberries, and Sugar Coated Strawberries….well – you get the picture!
According to the World Health Organization, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) can be defined as organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination. People may choose not to eat foods containing GMOs for a number of reasons, including:
-potential adverse affects on human health
-concerns over social and human rights
Trans Fats are a type of fat found in some foods. They are formed through a process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. This type of oil is added to foods to increase their shelf-life, as it is less likely to spoil. Trans fats are considered the worst kind of fat one can eat, because they not only raise ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, but also lower ‘good’ cholesterol. This leads to an increased risk of heart disease - the buildup of fatty deposits can clog blood vessels and cause heart attack. A diet high in trans fats can also increase the risk of strokes and type 2 diabetes.