10 Reasons to Try Ice Chips, the Xylitol Candy Featured on Shark Tank

Browsing Amazon.com for a deal on Sparx (the extremely tiny, fruit-flavored candies made from xylitol that can help curb a fruity candy craving while on a sugar free diet), I came across Ice Chips. I feel like a guardian diet angel rested on my shoulder and led me to what has now become one of my favorite candy craving satisfiers. If you crave hard candy, consider Ice Chips, a product that also comes with a pretty cool backstory.

What Are Ice Chips?

Despite looking and sounding like an illicit drug, Ice Chips are birchwood-produced xylitol candy. Contained in 1.76-ounce tins, the candy looks like shards of ‘ice.’ I later learned that the product comes from the genius minds of two grandmothers, Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary, who appeared on the TV show ‘Shark Tank,’ and well…the rest is history.

Just some of the flavors I’ve tried so far include:

  • Orange Cream – tastes like a creamy Sunkist soda
  • Strawberry Daiquiri – a nice blend of strawberry and lime
  • Root Beer Float – this flavor is ultra-satisfying
  • Cranberry – a very regrettably selected flavor; it oddly smells and tastes like lipstick to me.
  • Black Licorice – As a huge fan of licorice-flavored products, I knew I would really like this, and I was not disappointed.
  • Sour Apple – deliciously like you’d expect
  • Sour Cherry – deliciously like you’d expect
  • Coffee – pretty smooth and creamy

Overall, the flavors taste like they should – Root Beer Float and Licorice are my favorite.

Each tin contains about 60 servings of Ice Chips (1-2 chips). The candy is also packaged in pouches with about 25 servings.

A serving size of about 2 chips is only 5 calories with nothing else to worry about – carbs, fat or even sodium.

10 Reasons to Love Ice Chips

#1 Tastes Really, Really Good

Some xylitol-containing products taste odd, but with the exception of one flavor that I tried – Ice Chips were all delicious. There is no unpleasant aftertaste; they really taste good and produce a pleasantly flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth effect.

#2 Wheat Belly Diet and Keto Friendly

These lil’ chips of flavored sweetness fit right in with a wheat-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free lifestyle. Keto dieters will enjoy 0 net carbs. They’ve helped me survive a night out at the movies when everyone around me is popping something good to eat in their mouths.

#3 Good for People with Allergies

All Ice Chips candy do not contain corn, sugar, soy, wheat, gluten, or dairy.

#4 Beneficial for Teeth

In addition to having the ability to strengthen teeth, the xylitol in Ice Chips has the power to reduce new tooth decay, fight cavity-causing bacteria, and hinder the growth of dental plaque. When using xylitol candy to enhance tooth health, it is recommended to allow the candy to dissolve in your mouth 3 to 5 times per day for the maximum benefit.

#5 Recommended for Diabetics

Since Ice Chips contain no sugar and does not have an impact on insulin levels, they are good for diabetics…like my Dad. He gave the xylitol candy his seal of approval.

#6 Portable

Ice Chips come in a container similar to Altoids. They are highly portable, easily fitting into a pocket or purse.

#7 Organic Flavors

Not only are Ice Chips GMO free, but they are also made with certified organic flavorings; therefore, no unknown artificial flavors to consider.

#8 New Flavors, Seasonal Favorites, and Limited Editions

Ice Chips constantly churns out new, seasonal and limited edition. I just checked the site and saw Chocolate Brownie and Salted Caramel being offered. Those are two flavors new to me. I’ve also purchased a tropical-themed Moana flavor pack before: pineapple coconut, mandarin orange, and mango.

#9 Free Shipping

All orders in the U.S. ship for free.

#10 Made in the USA

Ice Chips are made in the United States, so when you purchase, you are supporting a business in your own backyard.

My Only Gripe…

The price.

Multi-packs of tins and pouches sold on the Ice Chips site.

  • Variety packs (in holiday, fruity and mint flavors) cost $24.95.
  • Buy a three-pack of single-flavor tins for $13.50, or a six-pack for $24.95. You can also buy a 12- or 24-pack of tins in a single flavor for $43.75 and $78.75, respectively.
  • For $24.95, you can mix and match flavors of a 6-pack of tins.
  • For $12.95, opt for a mix and match batch of 6 pouches.

This can get kind of expensive if you want to try out a variety of flavors.

Fortunately, Ice Chips offers free shipping on all U.S. orders, so that’s a huge bonus.

You can also go searching for a better deal, but that’s hard to come by. A few places to consider include Netrition.com, Amazon, Vitacost, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Swanson Vitamins. Sometimes, you can use a current deal, discount or newsletter perk on one of the above-mentioned sites to lower the cost. For example, if you join Swanson Health Products’ e-newsletter, you’ll receive a 10% discount code, and they usually have certain flavors on sale.

Have you ever tried Ice Chips? What do you think?

15 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Try Ice Chips, the Xylitol Candy Featured on Shark Tank”

  1. I remember this episode! I thought the founders were some of the most memorable guests on the show. The different flavors look amazing as well.

    1. Yona Williams says:

      And, they are still going strong! That episode was years ago!

  2. Louise says:

    I’ve heard of ice chips before but I had no idea what they were. Having read your post, though, I would definitely try them out. They sound lovely 🙂

    Louise x
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  3. Helene says:

    I have never tried something like this. I am very curious about the taste, sounds delicious and suitable for everyone.

  4. shan says:

    These sound perfect – I have an allergic and diabetic in the family and they would probably love these since candy and gum are no longer an option. I wish they weren’t that expensive – geesh! Still will try though.

  5. Kim says:

    This seems to be a good alternative to other kinds of sweets especially for kids.

  6. chelf says:

    How cool! Ice-cool 😉 Do they ship worldwide? I would love to try them all, especially the ornage-cream!

  7. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    What cool flavors! I Need to look for these to give them a try!

  8. Melanie says:

    Wow these are super cool and love that they actually help tooth decay. Also great that people with allergies can have them and they are suitable for a wheat-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free lifestyle xx

  9. What an interesting name for a product. I think I would try the root beer flavor just because it’s one of my favorite flavors. But I won’t want to buy a bunch, just one packet until I know it’s something I like.

  10. Christa says:

    This is such a great alternative to sugary candies. I’m happy to hear they also taste good. I love all the flavor varieties.

  11. Stephanie says:

    I am so bad about eating sugar. I have tried to stop and it’s not easy. I’ll have to look into these because they may be a great help and sound delicious!

  12. Already an avid user of xylitol candy not only for diabetic reasons, but I just think they taste better than other hard candies. Really neat concept behind the ice chips and can satisfy quite a few different cravings with all the different flavors.

  13. As diabetes runs in my family, these Ice Chips sound like a perfect way to satisfy some cravings without spiking blood sugar. Plus, as a big fan of Shark Tank, I’d love the opportunity to actually try one of the products!

  14. Coming from a daily of dentists, I’ve heard about all the virtues of xylitol for YEARS! I’m always more keen to try candies and mints that have it in them.

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