Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Vermints Gluten Free Product Review

Finally, a mint that delivers on ingredients, taste and is certified awesome! Introducing... Vermints

You may be used to the taste of traditional store mints. Mouth cooling, low priced, wild packaging. Yes and their ingredients likely have red dye #40 and have artificial sweeteners and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). If you love mints and gum like me, let's discuss better options because they are here :) Healthy snacks, ice cream, mints, gum, and other splurges are needed (we're humans after all) so I'm sharing these Vermints with you today. 




Gluten Free Mints & Organic Mints Exist

I first found Vermints at Whole Foods about a year or two ago, bought them and got hooked! I still strive for the sense of smell and coolness from a fresh mint, it's a mood alleviator.  Don't ya think? And why not enjoy a tasty, crunchy, chewy, mint, candy or gum, but not at the sacrifice of health!  On the contrary when you consistently digest those scary other gum and mint ingredients; corn syrup (usually GMO), modified food starch, artificial flavors, etc,you're tricking your brain, stomach and this is a known health issue. 

When you're on the go and you're in a bind, it's too easy to buy a common crappy gum or mint at the store. They may taste super minty or double minty, but big food and confectionary food companies aren't using quality ingredients, aye! Vermints are Certified Gluten-Free by GiG, Vegan, non-GMO Verified, and use all Certified Organic ingredients because they care about changing the mint options at the store. Vermints are made of organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup, organic maple syrup and other legit ingredients. These Vermints can take you to a well needed fresh mouth and you can find them online and at various natural stores. 

Vermints have taken big strides in the mint category


Side of 6-pack

VERMINT FLAVORS
Peppermint * WinterMint * Cinnamint
Chai Cafe * Cafe Express * GingerMint






Other Side of 6-Pack
   

CERTIFICATIONS
Gluten Free * non-GMO verified * Vegan 
Nut-Free * Kosher * Organic

The sugary, confectionary, sweets category is always evolving. A better tasting gum, an organic mint like Vermints, and there are okay sugar solutions and really scary ones. Here is a little list of sweeteners that exist on the market as a starting guide. 

Respectable Natural Sweeteners Options

Although not all approved by FDA, many of the below artificial sweeteners are approved by the FDA,  which is absolutely ludicrous, crazy, bizarre and possibly corrupt, need I say more? Reference here.
  • xylitol, honey, agave nectar, stevia, organic cane sugar, maple syrup

Artificial Sweeteners To Avoid

Yes many of these are approved by FDA and some removed from FDA approval. It's absolute insanity that something artificial like these can be in the MAJORITY of the American food supply, yet western Europe countries have a ban on some of them. Sad truth. Reference here
  • Sucrose, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, high fructose corny syrup (hfc), neotame, saccharin, sucralose and neotame. 



Vermints are awesome for all of the reasons to avoid the common phenomenas in our world of easy to find crap at stores and focus on the good options we now have at our fingertips. 


Where to Buy 

From natural groceries, Bed Bath & Beyond to liquor stores - with your support they'll be available everywhere.


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