The idea to create Dr. John's Candies began because of our desire to bring a better tasting sugar free candy to the market. We also wanted to improve on this and make our candy healthier not only from a standpoint that it didn't have sugar but also healthier in other ways too. Our candy is all natural with no artificial ingredients.
In 1995, Dr. John while leaving his dental office for the day and grabbed a sugar free lollipop to enjoy on the ride home. That lollipop didn't even make it to the door before being thrown out. He thought, "We give these to our patients?" There had to be a better alternative! From there he went on a mission to develop the best testing, sugar free candy and Dr. John's® was born!
Dr. John's® started out with great tasting sugar free lollipops, solely for the dental industry. But has grown and innovated for 20+ year to become the most innovative and healthiest candy manufacturer in the world!
After selling sugar free lollipops for 15 years, Dr. John and Debra thought there had to be something they could do to innovate their candy. They had this great idea of adding xylitol into the candy to eliminate the artificial sweeteners but were told it couldn't be done.
Not one to be told something is impossible, Dr. John did research and development on incorporating xylitol into a hard candy form and succeeded after two years. This was the first xylitol lollipop in the world and we wanted to tell everyone about it!
Besides being a natural sweetener, dental research shows xylitol also helps prevent cavities if incorporated into your daily routine. Candy that prevents cavities? You got it!
What makes xylitol special is the bacteria that cause dental decay eat xylitol like it's sugar but cannot digest it. Because of this, the bacteria colonies begin to decrease in number in the mouth, lessening the chance of forming a new cavity. Cool right?!
So, when eating Dr. John's candies, you can enjoy a sweet treat without worrying about artificial ingredients or getting cavities!
Fast forward to today and Dr. John and Debra have done it again! Introducing our new Healthy Sweets™ line of nutritional candy. This takes our line of sweets even further and has even more health benefits, without sacrificing taste.
Healthy Sweets™ was created after the MaxLove project, a children's cancer non-profit, challenged us to make an all-natural lollipop. The base of Healthy Sweets™ is fiber, plus you are getting the cavity fighting combination of xylitol and erythritol. On a side note, erythritol is also a sugar free sweetener that comes from plants, has zero calories and is just as effective preventing cavities as xylitol!
To sum it up, in one sugar free lollipop you are getting 20% of your recommended amount of daily fiber, 3.3 gram combination of the xylitol and erythritol, as well as being made from natural ingredients. Oh, and did mention that Probiotic Pops™ for kids is available as well?! To top everything off, for each sale of Healthy Sweets™ or Probiotic Pops™ for kids, Dr. John's® is donating part of the proceeds to children's cancer non-profits. We try to make it easy for you to feel great about buying our candy!
There's just so much to love about all of our products that we know once you give us a try, you will never miss all the sugar again!