I order certain groceries online that I can't get locally and sometimes when you order a certain dollar amount, they throw in a 'free' gift with purchase. My last order included a package of free samples and this new-to-me candy was in it. "Ice Chips" which are sugar free candy 'chips' and 'shards' and 'pieces' flavored in various different choices and sold in a little tin similar to the well known Altoids tins that have been around forever and I love because I reuse them in so many ways around the house.
Apparently these were featured on the TV show Shark Tank (episode 408 or something like that) except I haven't watched television since the Fall of 1999 (or was it 1998?) so I've never seen Shark Tank nor do I care. What I DO care about is this candy is pretty tasty, my family ended up liking them, my college aged daughter and her friend returned the empty tin to me and left it on the desk in my office as a plea for me to please order more! They loved them.
They are made with Xylitol - which I already love and use in cooking and baking because we don't do sugar in this house. Xylitol is a natural sweetener similar to sugar, but has about a third the calories as table sugar, and is a healthy alternative for diabetics. Not only does it make an excellent sugar substitute, but it aids in the prevention of dental cavities, and reduces plaque formation because it can’t be utilized by bacteria in the mouth. This means Xylitol doesn’t promote tooth decay which is why dentists and nutritionists encourage the use of xylitol in candy and gum.
And guess what? IT COMES IN COFFEE FLAVOR!
Ice Chips Candy
Ice Chips Coffee Cream Candy pieces in a 1.76 oz tin
Like an Iced Vanilla Latte complete with caffeine for that anytime pick-me-up. Ice Chips candies are sugar-free and safe for diabetics. Made from Birchwood Xylitol (made in the USA), coffee extract, natural cream (MILK) trace amounts of Cream of Tartar and Calcium Stearate.
I checked online and you can order them from various places and it says you can even buy them at Walmart but I checked for locally availability and the two Walmarts in my area don't show them as available, but I can order them. Personally I did not like the Pina Colada flavor - but that's because I don't like coconut and pineapple flavored anything. My 20 year old daughter however loved them and finished the tin. I cannot WAIT to buy the peppermint, black licorice, strawberry daquiri, lemon and coffee n' cream flavors. I plan to keep a tin in my purse as well as my vehicles center consoles.
Related products available through Amazon if you can't find them locally;
Lemon Ice Chips
6 count variety pack - Ice Chips
3 pk. Coffee N Cream Ice Chips
Strawberry Daiquiri Ice Chips