- Case of 24 12-count packs (total of 288 pieces)
- Sugar-free spearmint gum sweetened with 100% xylitol
- Low-calorie; low-carbohydrate; non-GMO; no wheat, corn, or gluten
- Helps prevent cavities; convenient, take-along packs
- Sweet, juicy, and naturally flavorful; made in Finland
not very long lasting
Even the initial flavour of Xylichew is pretty weak compared to Trident.
I likely won’t be buying Xylichew again.
Flavor doesn’t last very long, but this is still the best sugar-free gum I’ve found (so far)
Many gum-makers are starting to embrace the benefits of Xylitol and incorporate the ingredient into their product lines, but most of them (Trident included) supplement the sweetener with either sucralose (Splenda) or aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal), both of which are toxic and are responsible for many ill side-effects. Sucralose is basically chlorinated sugar, chlorine being, basically, bleach. Not something one would want to ingest into one’s body. Aspartame has been on the market longer, and its effects have been well-documented over the years. It contains neurotoxins, including methanol (which also occurs naturally in fruits along with ethanol and pectin, which greatly slow down its metabolization, greatly decreasing its potency) that your body metabolizes directly to formaldehyde. Among other things, aspartame has been known to cause extreme fatigue, depression, severe headaches, skin diseases, severe muscle weakness, vomiting, Bells Palsy, and even death (including among healthy athletes who drink a lot of diet sodas and use energy powders like MetRx, both of which include aspartame).
Google “aspartame poisoning” and/or “sucralose poisoning” for more info.
So, until someone is able to point out a better tasting xylitol-sweetened gum that includes neither aspartame or sucralose, I’ll be buying XyliChew.
Way too expensive
This gum is great because it doesn’t contain any of the less-than-ideal additives (like aspartame-nutrasweet, saccharin, sorbitol, mannitol, artificial flavors, artificial colors, etc.) that make most other gums and mints, even those with xylitol as an ingredient, problematic.
The flavor is nice, the texture is fine, and it lasts for at least 15 minutes (which is all I want it to do).
Note that this gum is manufactured in Finland and the xylitol is sourced from birch wood [also, it’s non-GMO (not genetically modified)], which is not the case with some other brands of xylitol products, which source their xylitol from China and/or from corn.
I wish that this gum could be purchased in smaller amounts, because the price for this company’s giant containers/packs is quite a lot of money to spend on something you’ve never tried before. I’m sure more people would give them a try if they packaged this in one 30-piece, portable little cardboard box, and sold it as an “add-on” product at Amazon for 2 dollars or something, just so folks could try it out.