Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy Total Sweet?
Total Sweet is now available in supermarkets and health food shops up and down the country. If you are not sure where to find it, then click on the Where to Buy tab, under the product heading and send us an email with your postcode, we will get back to you with your nearest stockists in no more than a couple of days.
Is Total Sweet suitable for Diabetics?
Total Sweet is generally a great sugar alternative for those with diabetes, with a GI value of just 7. This is fantastic news as finally there is a natural sugar alternative on the market for those looking to avoid other sweeteners. If in any doubt whether Total Sweet (xylitol) is suitable for you please consult your GP or health advisor.
Is Total Sweet safe for animals?
Dogs digest some foods differently to humans, which is why chocolate and raisins might taste good to us, but aren’t so good for our furry friends. Xylitol is also digested by dogs in a different way to humans and it can cause their blood sugar levels to drop dramatically and in some cases even cause death in dogs. So please don’t give your pet anything containing Total Sweet; it might be healthy for us, but it’s not so good for them.
How much is Total Sweet?
Total Sweet has an RRP of £2.70 per bag, but different retailers may have it at slightly different prices.
Can I use Total Sweet in cooking?
Total Sweet can be used in cooking in exactly the same way as sugar. Just replace the amount of sugar in any recipe with exactly the same amount of Total Sweet. The only two differences are that Total Sweet will not caramelise like sugar, and cannot be used with a yeast (e.g. in bread making).
What is xylitol?
Xylitol is a natural sugar alternative that is found in a whole host of plants and fruits. It was first found in birch tree bark (hence the name xylitol, which comes from the Ancient Greek word xyl, meaning wood), but is now commonly extracted from sweet corn husks. Xylitol tastes and looks just like sugar, but has many well researched health benefits. For more information, visit our xylitol page.
How long does Total Sweet last?
Total Sweet has a shelf life of a year, so should last in your cupboard for a good while- not that it will once you have tasted it!
How much Total Sweet can I use in a day?
The body treats Total Sweet differently from sugar and artificial sweeteners and some users find it can have a laxative effect. If this occurs reduce the amount you are using until your body gets use to it. To help avoid this effect we suggest no one uses more than 50g a day (and less for children).