|As the mother of a diabetic son Melinda Mackay knows how difficult it is to find quality products that can enhance the lifestyle of diabetics. Ms Mackay is the founder of Sugar Free Solutions, a family business in Sydney, Australia that has developed and manufactures sugar free cake and muffin mixes – making it possible for diabetics and health conscious consumers to have their cake and eat it too!
Diabetes is at epidemic levels in Australia with over one-million diagnosed sufferers. Worldwide it has been classified as a pandemic, with over 382 million people living with diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that this figure will rise to over 470 million by 2035.
Sugar Free Solution’s product range, which was released at last year’s Fine Food Australia Expo, includes chocolate cake mix, vanilla cake mix and two muffin mixes – orange and chia seed and cinnamon and spice.
The range is also dairy free and low GI with over 50% less carbohydrates than the leading cake mixes. It provides a healthier option for all consumers who want to cut their intake of sugar, and are a great alternative for children.
Sugar Free Solution’s products are distributed around Australia and the company has recently begun exporting to Fiji, Brunei and Singapore, establishing a strong working relationship with Lawand Trade and Cold Storage Singapore.
The company has been selected to participate in an upcoming NSW Government trade mission to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Food Expo in Hong Kong in August.
Ms Mackay said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in the expo.
“This will enable us to showcase our cakes and muffins to a region of the world where diabetes is a massive issue. It’s amazing to think that our little business, passionate about diabetic advocacy, will be able to offer our products to such a large market of business owners, representatives and buyers who are well aware of current trends and consumer needs.”
- 99.8% Sugar Free
- 100% Naturally Sweetened
- 100% Dairy Free
- Reduced Carbohydrates*
- Low GI
- No artificial colours or flavours
- No Preservatives
- Quick and Easy to prepare
- Meets Healthy Snack guidelines of Australia’s leading Diabetic Association.