Slim Fruits is an Australian made diet sweet that is made from Acacia gum. It is available from Boots in Peach Melba but it also comes in Strawberry and Rhubarb flavour too. At 2 calories per sweet, Slim Fruits will not add to your weight gain and may be an enjoyable way to support weight loss.
Slim Fruits Pros
- Great looking alternative to eating sugary sweets and candies
- May help reduce hunger pains
Slim Fruits Cons
- Expensive. You could try snacking on fruit for a cheaper and better effect
- Lack of information about the quantities of pastilles in each packet
- No money-back guarantee
Slim Fruits Review
Slim Fruits Facts
- Slim Fruits is made by Australian confectionary company Ferndale
- Two calories per pastille
- Slim Fruits contain Acacia Gum also known as Gum Arabic
Slim Fruits looks to be an innovative weight loss supplement in the form of a sweet! This sounds like good news for those of us who find sweets and candies a contributory factor to weight gain. No doubt about it, a sweet that can actually help weight loss sounds appealing.
Slim Fruits contain vegetable gum Acacia as well as low cal sweeteners and flavourings including elderberry fruit concentrate.
According to product information, provided by the Boots website where Slim Fruits is currently on sale, each sweet contain 40% natural fibre and this will help you feel fuller and prevent hunger pangs.
How to Take Slim Fruits
The instructions about how to take Slim Fruits are easy. You just open the packet and consume!
Slim Fruits is made by Ferndale – a leading Australian confectionary company. They claim that Slim Fruits is the healthiest sweet on the market.
Slim Fruits is:
- Sugar Free
- Fat Free
- High Fibre
The Acacia gum is the source of the fibre in Slim Fruits. This natural soluble fibre may help increase your dietary fibre content.
Dietary fibre is an essential part of a healthy diet and obtainable from eating fruit, veg and wholegrains. Adding more fibre to your diet is essential for health and for weight loss.
Although we would not recommend that you obtain your dietary fibre via a sweet, a sweet that has health benefits rather than sugars and zero nutritional content has got to be a better option than your usual sweets and candies. If your weakness is for eating confectionary, Slim Fruits look to be a great alternative.
Slim Fruits is not the only so called healthy confectionary made by Ferndale. This company also produce the Jila range of sugar free gums and mints, Jols – sugar free pastilles and Licorette – liquorice pastilles that like Slim Fruits contain acacia gum as their active ingredient.
Many of these sweets will not be familiar to UK and US customers but are better known in their native Australia.
Now Slim Fruits are available from High Street chemist Boots so are easily available to UK customers too.
Slim Fruits Concerns:
- Expensive for a sweet
- Lack of information regarding how many pastilles you should eat in one sitting
- Slim Fruits will not make you lose weight but is only supposed to offer support. Will customers realise?
What Does Slim Fruits Claim To Do?
According to the Boots product information, Slim Fruits;
are mouth wateringly tasty but super healthy.
SLIM FRUITS contain 40% natural soluble dietary fibre which means they can assist with weight management
SLIM FRUITS fill you up, not out
recognised as the healthiest sweet on the market.
According to the Ferndale information, Slim Fruits;
Contain 40% natural bioactive soluble dietary fibre, an essential component of everyday healthy eating and helpful in weight management
So What Is Slim Fruits and What Are The Ingredients For Slim Fruits?
Slim Fruits are sweets that come with some health benefits.
The product information does not provide a per sweet breakdown. Most of the ingredients are sweeteners and flavourings. However, each sweet contains just 2 calories.
- Vegetable gum (Gum Acacia (E414): Also known as Gum Arabic, this natural gum is made from the hardened sap taken from two species of the Acacia tree. It is a source of dietary fibre and can make you feel full up after eating. This function could potentially lead to weight loss and the reduction of cholesterol levels.
Source: WebMD resource
- Sweeteners (E420 (Sorbitol)): Sugar substitute that is often used in diet and low sugar products.
- E965 (Maltitol): Sugar substitute that is known for its laxative effect if taken to excess. However recognised as safe.
- E967 (Xylitol): Sugar alcohol with low glycemic index. Sometimes used as sugar replacement in diabetic products.
- Acidity Regulator (E330)
- Fruit Juice Concentrate (Elderberry (0.32%)
- Natural Flavouring
- Vegetable Oil
- Sweetener (E955 (Sucralose)
- Colours (E100, E141)
- Coating Agent (Bees Wax (E901)
So What Does All This Mean?
Slim Fruits is a sweet that may help you feel fuller after eating. It looks safe but you probably should not eat too many Slim Fruits at one time.
Eating Slim Fruits will not necessarily help you lose weight and is not a diet supplement or a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise. However, if you occasionally eat a Slim Fruit you may feel that it helps you feel less hungry between meals. Acacia is proven to have this effect and it might help support your weight loss efforts.
Does Slim Fruits Have Any Side Effects?
Slim Fruits may have side effects, especially if you consume too many at one sitting.
These may include;
- Loose Stools
In some countries, Maltitol must come with a warning such as “Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect.”
Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take Slim Fruits if you are taking antibiotics – specifically Amoxicillin because Acacia is known to prevent the body from absorbing it.
Any Slim Fruits Reviews From Customers?
You have to search for Slim Fruit reviews because they are not that easy to find and there is no customer feedback at the time of writing on the Boots product page.
However, comments are mainly positive.
One customer writing on the UK Holland & Barrett website (Slim Fruit is no longer available from this company) reported;
These are great and for those that follow Slimming World they are ideal but pricey but when penny sale on its great
A couple of comments posted on an Australian supplement site were equally positive
I LOVE THESE LITTLE THINGS!!!
SUPER NICE PEACH FLAVOUR. GOOD FOR SOMEONE WHO’S DIETING LOW IN SUGAR AND KEEPS YOU FULL.
Slim Fruits are available via Amazon.co.uk and one customer has left a review.
I absolutely love SLIM FRUITS. They satisfy my sweet fix without the sugar, fat, carbs, and high calories of normal sweets. Plus they are 40% fibre so they fill me up and get rid of my afternoon hunger pangs! I can’t tell you how good these little fruit pastilles are – they taste so good
There is a lot of positive feedback for Slim Fruits via the Slim Fruits product website.
So Does Slim Fruits Work?
There is feedback available for Slim Fruits and it is positive. We think this sweet will suit some people if used as part of a healthy weight loss regime.
We can see that using a tasty sweet to remove hunger pangs is useful but you will need to ensure you do not take too many at one sitting or you could experience unpleasant gastro intestinal side effects. In addition, it will not be enough to use these sweets as a major part of your diet but if you have a sweet tooth, it may offer some support.
There is some clinical evidence that suggests that Gum Arabic (Acacia gum) can cause a reduction in BMI and body fat percentage. One test carried out at Khartoum university tested 60 women with a regular 30g serving of Gum Arabic over a 6 weeks period.
The test concluded;
GA ingestion causes significant reduction in BMI and body fat percentage among healthy adult females. The effect could be exploited in the treatment of obesity.
Despite this clinical test, it is important to note that Slim Fruits does not reflect the testing conditions, which delivered high amounts of this natural ingredient in a regular dose. The way you take Slim Fruits is much more random.
Where Can I Buy Slim Fruits?
You can buy Slim Fruits via the Boots website and if you are in the UK, you can find them on sale from the Boots High Street stores.
There is some confusion about the amount of pastilles contained in each pack and the Boots product information does not make this clear.
One 24g pack of 5 pastilles costs £1.89 at the time of writing. This is a special offer so it is highly likely that this price may change. Slim Fruits is only available in Peach Melba flavour from Boots.
You can also buy Slim Fruits via amazon.co.uk. According to the Amazon sellers, each pack contains 6 pastilles. I pack of 6 pastilles of Luscious Strawberry and Rhubarb costs £8.34.
Alternatively, you can buy 18 pastilles of Peach Melba or Luscious Strawberry and Rhubarb flavour for £23.49
You can also find Slim Fruits via other sellers online including eBay. Prices vary.
Slim Fruits is not available to US customers.
In Australia Slim Fruits are available at Coles, Woolworths, leading pharmacies and convenience outlets.
What About A Guarantee
There is no money back guarantee available for Slim Fruits.
We really like the look of Slim Fruits. These sweets seem ideal for bringing a sweet treat into your diet regime and may help reduce your hunger pangs as well. We have been unable to find any adverse feedback and many customers are real fans of this unusual weight loss product.
However, there are concerns. Mainly the price. It seems high and although it is currently on sale at Boots for £1.89 this is just for 5 sweets and in addition is a discount price, which may rise in the future.
Slim Fruits are available on Amazon.co.uk but at £23.49 for just 18 pastilles, it is a lot to pay. We would not pay this for just 18 sweets ourselves and it seems that customers have been reluctant to try it as well. After all, you could try eating a piece of fruit as a snack and this would be cheaper and better for health as well.
Slim Fruits is not a weight loss supplement or diet pill and neither does it claim to be. It is billed as an alternative to unhealthy sweets and not as an effective method of weight loss.
However, the main issue with Slim Fruits is that it is expensive. This may be a reason why Holland & Barrett no longer stock it and it is highly likely that when the price goes up in Boots, it may go the same way there as well.
If you have a sweet tooth and can find Slim Fruits at a good price, then it is definitely worth a try but we feel that that the major undoing of this unique sweet is the cost. Although we like it, we just don’t think that it is really worth the money.
Perhaps this will change in the future but for now, we have no other option but to reject Slim Fruits.