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Xylicrystal
The Drops with Xylitol, by Kasugai
Date:25, Dec, 2018
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Hi, everybody. Merry Xmas. I'm so glad to see you here with me. Today I'm talking about "Xylicrystal" produced by Kasugai, a sweets manufacturer in Aichi.

Dividing roughly, we have two kinds among cough drops as sweets. One is made with sugar, another is xylitol. The former is, of course, not so good to your teeth. Licking a sugar cube for dozens of minutes is good to your teeth?

The latter xylitol is hard to hurt your teeth. Moreover, they say it's lower in calories than usual sugar (sucrose). It may sound like a boon when you worry about your blood-sugar level and calories.


Xylitol Crystals
Xylitol_crystals.jpg
from the Japanese Wikipedia
(Photed in 2001)

We should stop using sugar and have to use only xylitol, then. No, no. We always have two sides to a coin. Having xylitol gives rise to loose passage. When you often have diarrhea, it will be a problem.

Do you say you'd like to try a drop with xylitol? If you have a chance to travel to Japan, why not try "Xylicrystal" there? It originally used to be produced by Mondelēz, an American food company. Mondelēz first developed the Xylicrystal in 2001. But they gave up their right about the production in 2017. Kasugai took it over. From 2018, it has anew been launched as a brand of Kasugai.

How about the cough drops themselves? I hesitate to answer. It's down to you all the time. The correct answer will be there when you actually have it.


Kasugai (Japanese)




 

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