Have you heard the story of that small hometown team that wins the championship against the 10x reigning champion against all odds? How about when Team USA beat the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics that led to a Gold Medal in Men's Hockey? Epic Xylitol Mints are sort of like that; just an unassuming underdog that kicks major corporate conglomerates to the curb with our top-shelf Xylitol Mints.
We only use the bare essential ingredients in our mints; no fillers, no chemicals, no artificial sweeteners. Other brands? Not the case. Epic mints contain oodles of Xylitol; in fact, it’s the only thing that sweetens our mints. Other brands? Not the case (ever heard of aspartame? Yikes).
No way! Non, Nie, Não, No, Nej, いいえ, Nein, 不是 (let us know if we missed your native language and we’ll add it in!). Epic Xylitol Mints, along with all other Epic products, do not and will never contain aspartame, sugar, or other harmful ingredients. Other brands try to be sneaky and sugar coat (ha, get it?) their ingredients list by using words like fructose (ew), dextrose (gross), and sucrose (blah). See the next question below for an exact breakdown of the ingredients that make up Epic Xylitol Mints and why we use them!
Some of our customers say we must use a sprinkle of rainbow dust, a dash of sunshine, and a bottle of the feeling you get on a beautiful, dewy spring morning. To those people, we awkwardly smile, nod our head, and close the door slowly… then lock it. In reality, we put nothing but the bare essentials in our Epic Xylitol Mints to ensure you get an all-natural, great-tasting, cavity-crushing mint; every. single. time. Here’s a comprehensive list of every ingredient we use in our mints and why we use it. You don’t even have to take off your shoes to count ‘em:
- Xylitol: Sweetens the taste, but mainly for the cavity-crushing punch your smile deserves.
- Natural Flavors: All-natural extracts and flavors to ensure that every Epic Mint is delicious.
- Gum Arabic: Sap from the Arabic tree for keeping every piece together.
- Magnesium Stearate: A sort of all-natural cooking spray, keeping our mints from sticking together or crumbling into a dusty mess.
Ew, that'd be weird. There are no mint oil extracts or any other mint flavoring in our Fresh Fruit or Cinnamon mints. We call these “non-minty” little treats “mints” because we hate all the other words. "Tablet" now means something else entirely, and "lozenge" makes it sound like we're hucksters selling snake oil out of a traveling wagon.
Absolutely they are! Now, are you ready for some epic Gluten-Free dad jokes? What do you call a fake gluten-free noodle? An Impasta. You know, gluten-free people get a lot of hate, but we respect them for going against the grain! All jokes aside, I know a gluten-free restaurant that has an incredible top secret bakery; too bad it’s on a knead-to-dough basis! (Okay, we’re done.)
Does a bear poop in the woods? (where it belongs and not in captivity, roaming free and enjoying every beautiful aspect that nature has to offer our extraordinary planet). Epic Xylitol Gum is 100% Vegan! No animal products here. Where are our #WFPB people at?
One Epic Xylitol Mint contains 0.5 grams of Xylitol (1 serving size is two mints, so there is 1 gram of xylitol per serving). There have been multiple studies that suggest that consuming 6g to 10g of xylitol per day can have a tremendous impact on your dental health. A study at the University of Washington confirms this 6 to 10 daily gram dose and recommends a three times a day frequency. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci, the Wright Brothers, Beethoven, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein credit their success to a strict daily intake of 6g to 10g of xylitol per day! Either that or enormous amounts of talent, hard work, and dedication to their craft. But we think it was the xylitol. With 1 gram of xylitol per serving, Epic Xylitol Mints make it easy to hit your daily xylitol intake.
Yes. Xylitol is toxic for dogs. You might be asking yourself, “well, why is it safe for me but toxic to my fur baby?” While our dogs are, in fact, our soulmates, and we often treat them better than our relatives (sorry, uncle Joe), there are key differences in how our respective bodies react to xylitol. In basic terms, it simply boils down to the fact that the biochemical response to xylitol between humans and dogs is very different. If Fido does consume a large amount of xylitol products, untreated, this can quickly be life-threatening. So make sure you keep any items that contain xylitol stored up where your doggos can’t reach them.