About the Two Grannies in a Garage

Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary have known each other since 1986. They met in Yelm, Washington, just two moms driving kids to church and school. But it wasn't long before their matching entrepreneurial spirits had them bent over numerous 'money making' ideas and projects. They have researched home remedies, studied herbal properties and used their families as guinea pigs for numerous concoctions. Over the years, they have acquired a file filled with business cards they created for one idea after another. They have run a newspaper, produced original Murder Mystery Dinner events, operated an advertising and PR firm and generally sizzled with endless ideas.

One trite expression says, "Even a blind pig eventually finds an acorn." So true. One day Bev and Charlotte were discussing a friend suffering from toenail fungus. It was bad. He was an Air Force pilot who had served three tours in Vietnam and often had to wear heavy boots for days at a time. Charlotte said, "You know we know how to fix that." Bev agreed. So they formulated an anti-fungal salve, went out and bought the ingredients and cooked their invention up on Charlotte's stove. They mailed it off to their friend. Eventually they heard from him that it worked! In fact, they recently took a picture of his ten perfect toenails.

 

Why EVERYONE wants to eat ICE CHIPS Candy made with Xylitol EVERY DAY!

  • Strengthens teeth
  • Reduces new tooth decay
  • Reduces cavity-causing bacteria
  • Inhibits growth of dental plaque
  • Stimulates saliva flow
  • Does NOT impact insulin levels
  • Contains zero net effective carbs
  • Delicious and satisfying
  • The FDA has approved xylitol as a Natural Sweetener
  • Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables
  • Xylitol is found in small amounts in the human body
  • One teaspoon of xylitol contains 40% less calories than sugar
  • Savoring ICE CHIPS Candy 3 to 5 times a day delivers maximum benefits
  • Use ICE CHIPS Candy immediately after meals or snacks
  • Recent studies have found a link between consuming Xylitol during pregnancy and stronger teeth in infants

We get several questions asked over and over again:

  1. What is Xylitol?
  2. What are the advantages?
  3. Why is it so expensive?
  4. Why do you use it?

The easy answers are:

  1. Xylitol is a polyol, a sugar alcohol. It is all natural, safe for diabetics and has many health benefits.
  2. It is all natural, safe for diabetics and has many health benefits.
  3. Xylitol is produced from botanicals. The Xylitol we use is Certified NON-GMO and Kosher. Additionally The process and availability rendered this product much more expensive than sugar.
  4. Ice Chips Candy uses Xylitol (made in the USA), in order to access the health benefits, particularly the dental and diabetic advantages.
We researched and understood the benefits of Xylitol early on at our parent company Healing Leaf LLC. We even sold a compressed pill-like candy for a while but wanted something with a higher concentration of Xylitol and a lower price point. While we could easily acquire bulk Xylitol, we were told it was impossible to make a hard candy.
If you want to get an impossible task accomplished, you might try going to someone with little knowledge of the subject but a passion for getting things done. Because we were health product experts but not Xylitol experts we ignored all the warnings. Lo and behold, within two days of trying, we created a tasty hard Xylitol candy in three different yummy flavors. Within a week we had seven of our current 18 flavors and we were selling Ice Chips to our friends.
We never underestimate the public's willingness to do the right thing for their bodies. We understand it is possible to get a package of breath mints for a couple dollars. But those mints will not benefit teeth, fight germs and bacteria, prevent ear infections while being safe (and recommended) for diabetics.
So, in a nutshell, THAT is why we use Xylitol!

Ice Chips®  candies, while healthy, sugar-free, and safe for diabetics, are nothing like healthful candy you have tried in the past.  They burst with flavor and grab your attention.  Healthy has never been as much fun as it is with “The Good for You Candy!”

A hard candy made with Xylitol, an all natural sweetener, combined with natural flavors. ICE CHIPS has fewer calories than candy made with sugar.

Enjoy Ice Chips®  throughout your day to keep breath fresh, and teeth healthier! Allow Ice Chips®  to dissolve slowly in mouth, coating teeth. Dentists recommend four to eight servings a day to receive full oral health benefits of Xylitol.

No Sugar, Soy, Wheat, Gluten or Dairy. VEGAN.