Sugar-Free doesn't mean bland! This Spiced Chai is sweetened with Xylitol and Stevia. Xylitol has been used as a sweetener in sugar free gums for years. With 40% fewer calories than sugar and a lower glycemic index, it is a good choice for those wanting to avoid spiking blood sugars. Stevia is a South American herb that has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero calories and zero carbs. Stevia is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far healthier!
5Sparrows sugar free Spiced Chai Latte is designed to bring the love of the cafe directly into your home. Carefully selected ingredients are combined to impart well rounded flavors and a warm, spicy finish. This chai will bring joy to the most sophisticated of palates. A 10 oz bag contains 9 servings.
Ingredients: Xylitol, Non-dairy Creamer (corn syrup solids, vegetable oil [partially hydrogenated coconut or palm kernel, hydrogenated soybean] sodium caseinate [a milk derivative], dipotassium phosphate, mono-and diglycerides, sodium aluminosilicate, artificial flavor, annatto color) Natural Spice Blend, Xanthan Gum, Natural and Artifical Flavors, Organic Black Tea, Stevia, Salt.
Attributes: Sugar Free (Stevia, Xylitol), No Hydrogenated Oils, Gluten Free
Format: Dry Powdered Mix
Preparation: Add 3 Tbsp mix to 8oz milk, milk substitute or coffee. Pour over ice to serve cold.
Additional information: 5 Sparrows is the result of passion, a manifestation of our desire to offer an experience over a product. Our skills as baristas have allowed us to design our formulas specifically for handcrafted beverages. Furthermore, our café products line is comprised of superior ingredients, methodically prepared and routinely tested to ensure perfection. Handcrafted in Northwest Montana (near Glacier National Park).
"Surprise! 5 Sparrows Monumental Sugar Free Chai is actually sweeter tasting than their standard version. This is due to the inclusion of two natural sweeteners: Stevia and Xylitol. Although 5 Sparrows give Stevia title banner status, the ingredients actually show Xylitol is the first listed (the largest amount by weight). For the uninitiated, Xylitol is a natural, plant derived substance that looks and tastes very similar to sugar but has less than 1/2 of the calories of sugar. It is also absorbed more slowly than sugar, thereby tending not to impact blood sugar levels the way sugar does. Furthermore, Xylitol does not promote tooth decay. For that reason, is used in some sugar free chewing gums. Why isn't Xylitol the natural sugar substitute of choice? For one thing, it's more expensive than sugar or artificial sweeteners. But it is an excellent natural alternative.
This chai is in fact now my 1st choice winner, de-throning David Rio Masala Chai! Of course, David Rio Masala is still great chai, but I like the richness and depth here, and I'll take Xylitol over sugar any day."
--Troy, the chai-tasting guy