Our Sugar Free products do not contain any sugar because they are sweetened with alternative sweeteners exclusively formulated at Hill & Valley. Our No Sugar Added products contain ingredients with naturally occurring sugars, most often fruit. Our bakers do not add additional sugar.
We use a Sugar Alcohol blend that includes Maltitol and Sorbitol, as well as Sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium, commonly known as ACK. These sweeteners metabolize much slower than sugar, so they do not cause sugar levels to spike.
No! Hill & Valley products are never formulated with aspartame, which contains phenylalanine.
All of our sweeteners are known as sugar alcohols, which are created by processing starch into a sweetener. Many products found in the grocery store use sugar alcohols because they take away the sugar but don’t compromise the taste.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates approximately 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes and another 57 million are pre-diabetic. Hill & Valley products can be a great way for diabetics to enjoy baked goods without elevating their blood sugar. Every diabetic should consult their doctor to determine their dietary needs and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Absolutely! We have nutritional information on each of the Sugar Free and No Sugar Added products we carry in the Products section of our website. Be sure to check it out!
Hill & Valley Sugar Free and No Sugar Added products are available across the United States, and even in Canada and Puerto Rico! Please be sure to visit our Store Locator page to see what grocery chains carry our product in your neck of the woods. If you don’t see your favorite store on there, talk to your bakery manager about carrying Hill & Valley products today!
For the vast majority of consumers, these sweeteners do not cause a problem. In some people, excessive consumption may cause gastrointestinal symptoms, such as gas or laxative effects, similar to reactions to beans and certain high-fiber foods. Such symptoms depend on an individual’s sensitivity and the other foods eaten at the same time.