Slim Fruits are a pastille-type sweet manufactured in Victoria by Ferndale Confectionary. The company was established in 1995 and has a good reputation for producing quality products.
Their present range includes Jibba Jelly Beans, Kopico sugar free coffee drops, and Jila Mints; and although most of their products are low in sugar, Slim Fruits is the only one that is high in fibre. In fact they’re so high in fibre that Ferndale has no qualms about proclaiming them “the healthiest sweet on the market”.
Slim Fruits Review
Ferndale makes three main claims for Slim Fruits:
- Sugar Free
- Fat Free
- High Fibre
And if you want to know Slim Fruits are called Slim Fruits it’s because they are also supposed help you slim down. This is partly achieved by the sugar free nature of the product, but Ferndale claim the biggest weight loss benefits come from the appetite supressing qualities of the main ingredient—acacia gum.
Slim Fruits Key Ingredients
Sucralose – A sweetener made from sucrose (table sugar) that has been altered at the molecular level to make it almost impossible to digest. This means most of it passes straight through the body. It only releases about a fifth of the kilojoules provided by normal sugar, but still manages to be around 600 times sweeter.
Acacia Gum (Gum Arabic) – Created from sap harvested from acacia trees, acacia gum is a natural ingredient that provides GMO free soluble fibre that can improve digestive tract health and help prevent certain diseases including colon cancer. It boasts zero carbohydrates, can ensure efficient nutrient absorption, and lowers cholesterol. Acacia gum is also very absorbent and, as it soaks up water, it expands in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness and supresses the appetite.
After one test, conducted on 120 healthy adult female volunteers, the researchers concluded: “GA ingestion causes significant reduction in BMI and body fat percentage among healthy adult females. The effect could be exploited in the treatment of obesity.”
- The World Health Organization recommends eating 20g to 40g of fibre per day
- The average Australian consumes only 14g of fibre per day
- A packet of Slim Fruits will provide the average person with around 50% of the recommended amount of soluble fibre needed each day
At the time of this review only two flavours were available:
- Luscious Rhubarb and Strawberry
- Luscious Peach Melba
Slim Fruits Customer Testimonials
It’s hard to find anyone who has a bad word to say about Slim Fruits. The only complaint is the limited flavour options. People appear to like the present flavours; they just want a little more variety.
“I LOVE these Slim fruits, I recently started a new, no-carb diet but found it really hard to give up lollies now I can have these which taste the same with no guilt. Please bring out more flavours!!!!”
“I recently started dieting and found it hard to fight my craving for sweets. Then I discovered SlimFruits and they became my life line to avoid craving! Thank you so much for this. I am so grateful, I cant say how much! Xx”
“MORE FLAVORS I LOVE SLIM FRUITS BUT MY FRIENDS NEED MORE CONVINCING THEY WANT MORE FLAVORS!”
“Wowowowoowowow i lost 50 kg with your help how could i thank you now i can get boys – hot boys”
Slim Fruits Side Effects, Safety Concerns
Sucralose has a bit of a bad rep, but it appears to be totally undeserved.
Some people have said it may trigger migraine headaches, others say its use can cause shrinkage of the thymus gland. Such claims—and many more—seem to be copied from one website to the next, but there is no solid evidence to back any of them up.
In September 2000, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food reviewed the information available and declared sucralose safe from human consumption. The FDA has also approved its use, but still the scaremongering goes on.
Slim Fruits do not provide any carbohydrates and the amount of kilojoules is also negligible so they are a healthy alternative to conventional lollies. They also contain an ingredient that has been proven to assist weight loss and can offer the consumer a “sweet” way to boost their fibre intakes.
As a weight loss aid Slim Fruits certainly has merit, but many weight loss supplements will undoubtedly have superior abilities. As a healthy snack though, Slim Fruits is second to none and should work very well alongside other dietary products and when used as part of an overall weight loss routine that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Where to Buy Slim Fruits
Slim Fruits are available to buy from online from the slimfruits.com.au official website