What Makes a Smartcake® Taste Sweet?
The Smart Baking Company uses two forms of sweetener. The first is Monk Fruit. Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon, grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century. Monk fruit is usually dried and used to make medicinal teas. Monk fruit sweeteners are made from the fruit’s extract. Monk fruit extract is 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. The extract contains zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat.
The company also uses Erythritol, a natural sweetener that doesn’t cause side effects and tastes almost exactly like sugar without the calories. Erythritol belongs to a class of compounds called sugar alcohols. These molecules are like hybrids of a carbohydrate and an alcohol. Erythritol is naturally present in pears, melons, grapes and mushrooms and is also present in the human body. It has very low glycemic index (GI = 0) and does not raise blood glucose and insulin levels.
Erythritol is not fermented by the mouth bacteria, so it does not promote cavities or tooth decay.
More than 90% of erythritol is usually quickly absorbed in the small intestine. When erythritol is consumed in amounts found in the usual food serving sizes, a small amount of the unabsorbed erythritol can pass to the large intestine where it is, unlike other sugar alcohols, not fermented by the normal large intestinal bacteria, so it is excreted unchanged and is unlikely cause abdominal bloating.
How long will the Smartcakes® and/or Smartbuns® last, and how should they be stored? In the fridge or on the counter?
Our Smartcakes® will last for 6 months. If not consumed immediately, we recommend that you freeze or refrigerate them.
The Smartbuns® recommended storage instructions have not been affected. We recommend that you freeze them for up to one year
Can I try a free sample of your products?
We appreciate your interest in our Smartcakes® and Smartbuns®! We cannot offer free samples. However, we do offer a Sampler Pack to let you try our products. A Sampler Pack is only $29.99 + shipping and includes:
- Two Gourmet Boxes Cinnamon Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Lemon Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Chocolate Smartcake®
- One Gourmet Box Coconut Smartcake®
- One 6-pack Sesame Smartbun®
This way, you can try all of our products and decide which are your favorites.
How Can I Get Coupons or Discounts?
Consider becoming a Smart Baking Company VIP Member. Membership is earned after you placed two orders with us as a logged in customer (not guest). You must sign up for a registered Smart Baking Account (link here: https://smartbakingco.com/my-account/ ). You will then be enrolled to start receiving the automated email messages from Smart Baking Company™.
After your two orders, you will receive the email with instructions on how to apply.
Smart Baking Company™ VIP Members receive a lot more perks in their email, such as discounts on all orders, birthday coupons (coupons are for individual use only and cannot be combined) and priority shipments.
Why is shipping so expensive?
We understand your concerns and try to make both our product and shipping affordable for everyone while still maintaining our quality ingredients and transit providers.
You may also check our Smart Store Locator for your nearest retail location. If you do not have any close by who carry our products, we appreciate you forwarding any recommendations you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you use MSG?
We do not call a flavor Natural if it contains synthetic flavor. Our flavor formulas are proprietary intellectual property but, essentially, they are mixtures of natural flavor ingredients.
No MSG or other excitotoxins are present in Smartbuns® or Smartcakes®.