Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Year's Resolutions...

With two months finished and ten left to go, there is much work to be done. Here's a little look on our progress.:

One of our Sketch resolutions this year was to be better about updating our blog. So, how are we doing? Eh, okay. Definitely not as frequent as we would like (our hats off to those of you who blog on a daily/regular's a full-time job all on its own!).

Our second resolution was to make a sugar-free product available. And guess what? We did. Going on its second week now, we've been selling sugar-free organic D'Anjou Pear fruit bars. Made only with 100% organic agave, what's not to like? For those of you who might not know, agave nectar is a natural liquid sweetener that comes from the Blue Agave plants in Mexico. These plants, which look similar to cactus, flourish in volcanic soil. At maturity, their leaves measure at about 5-8ft. tall and 7-12ft. in diameter.

Here are some of the main health benefits to agave:
- improves the functioning of the gall bladder by breaking down fats easier
- its low glycemic level makes it safe for even diabetics
- helps remove any artery blockage associated with high cholesterol levels
- contains a number of healthy bacteria (inulins) that are good for the digestive system because it promotes probiotic bacteria as it aids in calcium absorption in the body. Iinulins are about 1/3-1/4 the food energy of sugar or carbs and 1/6 -1/9the food energy of fat.

More good news...fudgesicles are well on there way!!

Hope this is happy news for any of you who can't have or know someone who can't have sugar and want a better alternative to the splenda, stevia, aspartame or other artificially sweetened products out there. Just in case you were wondering...the fruit bars won't always be pear :P


Sammie said...

I had the pear bar with 100% agave 2 weeks ago, it was delishhhhh.
How do you guys always come up with desserts that are so sinfully healthy and tasty at the same time!
Love you guys.


Ada said...

never knew & so glad I now do. Sounds much better.