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TOOTHFRIENDLY Is it true that a DE BRON candy doesn’t cause tooth decay? Yes, and that is because there are a few conditions necessary that need to be present to cause cavities in teeth.

WHAT IS CARIES? At any individual there are billions of bacteria present in the mouth. They attach themselves to the tooth and form a sticky layer (plaque). At any moment an individual is eating sugar (sucrose) , these bacteria receive their food and they are fermenting it to different kinds of organic acid.

The pH in the plaque then falls, because of this acid formation and will then slowly start to dissolve the minerals of the tooth structure. This is also called an “Acid attack”. When sugar is often eaten, frequent acid attacks can eventually lead to the formation of cavities in the teeth.

HOW DO WE PREVENT IT? One good way to prevent caries is to brush your teeth regularly. The plaque is then removed. Furthermore the use of Fluoride in toothpaste makes the enamel more resistant against acid attacks.

However, if you frequently eat confectionery, you can now do more! Candy’s from “DE BRON” that contain sugar substitutes, are disliked by the bacteria. They won’t eat it and no acid is produced! In that way the formation of cavities is reduced or stopped!

MORE ABOUT THE USE OF SUGAR SUBSTITUTES We already told you that by replacing the sugar by sugar substitutes the risk of caries decreases because there is no acid formation in the plaque.

Another thing that happens is that the consumer gets more awareness that one is eating sugar. Children can now make a choice between “tooth friendly” candy’s or the traditional candy’s which are bad for their teeth. They will be more aware of their choice.

The sweet taste of the tooth friendly products is produced by substitutes as Maltitol, Mannitol, Sorbitol or Xylitol. Mostly the main component of sugarfree confectionery is Maltitol.

For overall health these substitutes are no problem. Only when one exaggerates the use – to much is never good! – light laxation effects can occur. This is only temporary and not dangerous.


In today’s world doctors and dieticians regularly prescribe gluten free products to their patients. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye, barley, oats and is considered unhealthy for certain conditions.

After extensive research DE BRON have identified alternative ingredients such as Arabic Gum, Polyols and modified starch which allows us to state that approximately 90% of our assortment of sugar free products is also gluten free.


When our sugar free products are consumed the sugar substitutes i.e. Maltitol, Lactitol and Isomalt, are not fully absorbed by the blood in the body, in fact most of it is rejected. For this reason our sweets contain 40% less calories than standard products For detailed specifications please refer to the Nutrition facts on this website.


DE BRON sweets are suitable for diabetics. The sugar levels in blood are influenced by a person’s intake of sugar. The glucose level is regulated by insulin which is produced by the body when sugar levels fluctuate. However, diabetics have faulty systems and the insulin levels are not properly regulated by the pancreas, leading to higher or lowel levels of sugar than normal.

WHAT IS THE SECRET OF DE BRON SWEETS? Instead of sugar, they contain sugar substitutes such as Maltitol, Isomalt and Lactitol. These are members of the chemical group called Polyols.

The beneficial characteristic of Polyols is that these are not converted into glucose, therefore no extra insulin is needed to regulate the glucose level in the body. This makes our products ideal for diabetics or sugar intolerant people.


When manufacturing it’s products, DE BRON uses only first class ingredients, mostly from natural sources. Our sugar free substitutes are Maltitol, Isomalt and Lactitol, which are sweeteners that taste just as good as normal sugar. With pride we can say that our DE BRON sweets taste just as nice, if not superior, than the same products with sugar in.


DE BRON sweets are sweetened with Polyols which are sugar substitutes. What is the laxative effect of our products ?

In all sugar free products, there is a small tendency to have a laxative effect. This tends to occur more in people with a high sensitivity to sugar substitutes but these are in the minority. Polyols have a very slow digestive quality and therefore much of the product will pass through the body undigested. The undigested portion of the Polyols when passing through the intestine inhibits the absorption of fluids and this is what can cause the negligible laxative effect.

Although this laxative effect is harmless, as a general rule it is not recommended that the daily intake of Polyols should exceed approximately 40 grams.

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