It's time to spill the beans...
Why do you sweetened with Monk Fruit vs stevia?
Great question! We tried lots of different natural sweeteners within our testing process and found monk fruit was well, just the best!
It has a cleaner sweetness when compared to stevia, but more importantly, it doesn't have the signature stevia aftertaste and it doesn't overwhelm our delicious fruit flavours.
Fun fact, did you know that it’s not only non caloric, but it’s also been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries and is 10-25x times sweeter than sugar. Well, now it’s even being researched for its anti-inflammatory properties! It's pretty amazing.
Do you use sugar alcohols?
Not at all, we're strongly against sugar alcohols in our products. Brands use them because they do make formulating easier because they keep sugar content and net carb levels down. But, and it’s a big but, they can cause more harm than good to our bodies –such as giving us a bad tummy ache! At Healthy Hippo we strive to do better, and what makes us different, is that we want to make candy that is low in sugar, tastes amazingly good, and doesn't harm our tummies!
How about Carrageenan, is it in your products?
Nope! We don't believe in putting harmful ingredients into our products. If we don't want to eat it, why would we expect you to eat it?
Talk to me about allergens, are your products free from them?
This is a great question that needs a longer response. Yes, Healthy Hippo ingredients are free of the most common allergens. However, our manufacturing facility does process some allergens (like dairy, peanuts and tree nuts). All manufacturing and packaging have vigorous separation, cleaning and testing programs to ensure there is no cross-contamination. Need more help? Email us here
Are you Keto Friendly?
At Healthy Hippo, we don't innovate towards any specific diet, which means our products aren’t perfectly keto. That said, we are always working on new and delicious products! If you have Keto feedback, please drop us an email here as we love hearing your thoughts.
Hey, how long are your products good for after opening?
We personally like to eat ‘em all in one sitting, but this is a good question! Our candies are proudly formulated without the use of preservatives (yay!), but this does mean that once your candy has been opened and exposed to air, it will eventually begin to harden over time.