As Sweet as Kandy: Kandy Mountain

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Scott Wells, Kandy Mountain, boundlessearth@yahoo.com, tel 541.505.8341

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, steve@compassnatural.com, tel 303.807.1042

As Sweet as Kandy: Kandy Mountain Debuts 100% Pure, Sustainably Harvested, “Natural Sweetener from the Tropics” at Natural Products Expo West, the World's Largest Natural & Organics Products Expo

From the highlands of Sri Lanka, where Kandy Mountain is a real place, comes Wild Palm Syrup, a delicious syrup and low-glycemic alternative sweetener sustainably harvested from the wild Kithul palm and processed by hand, the way it’s been done for 2,000 years.

Kandy Mountain will be exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade show, March 5-7, 2015. Visit Kandy Mountain in the Buyer’s Best Friend pavilion, booth numbers 5284-5289 in Hall E at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Eugene, Oregon (Jan. 29, 2015) – Deep in the Sri Lankan highlands is a place called Kandy Mountain. It’s here that the wild Kithul Palm grows, and where its distictive sweet “Wild Palm Syrup” is sustainably harvested in a time-honored tradition that supports local cultures and native forests.

Sharing a love of adventure, a desire to support local communities around the world, and a passion for healthy foods, Adam Hoke and Scott Wells, longtime friends and co-founders of Eugene-based Kandy Mountain, decided to sweeten the U.S. natural products market with the launch of Kandy Mountain Wild Palm Syrup.

Considered by many to be the “maple syrup of the tropics,” the Kandy Mountain team will debut the non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, 100% pure Wild Palm Syrup to the industry at Natural Products Expo West, the world's largest natural, organic and nutritional products trade show, March 5-7, 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

A Sweet Way to Preserve the Rainforest
Harvested from the wild Kithul palm in a way that has supported local communities for generations and helps preserve the native highland forests of Sri Lanka, Wild Palm Syrup is a delicious, low glycemic alternative to sugar and other sweeteners.

“We’re excited to bring Wild Palm Syrup to the U.S. market. We’re fortunate to have a connection to one of the largest sustainable suppliers in Sri Lanka, and Scott and I knew we had to explore this further,” said Adam Hoke. “Wild Palm Syrup, as a natural sweetener, has such a long, respected legacy and tradition in Sri Lanka; they’ve enjoyed the taste and health benefits for more than 2,000 years!” he said.

“Plus, with more research coming out on sweeteners and fructose vs. glucose, we’re excited to introduce a natural, healthy sweetener alternative with a significantly lower percentage of fructose compared to many natural sweeteners. And its deliciously light, delicately sweet caramel taste is sure to be a huge hit with the entire family,” Hoke added.
 
Known traditionally as Treacle, this delicious, dark syrup tastes like a smooth, golden molasses or light agave syrup with earthy, caramel overtones. It’s perfect for use on cereals, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, ice cream and fruit, and as a sweetener for tea, yogurt and baking.

Kandy Mountain Wild Palm Syrup is packaged in 8-ounce glass bottles, MSRP $9.99, and is available online at www.kandymountain.com and Amazon.com. Products are currently retailed in Rainbow Co-op, Natural Pantry, Real Food Company, Erewhon, Market of Choice and Whole Foods in the Northwest. Vegan Traders will be distributing in Los Angeles.

About Kandy Mountain
Founded in 2014, Kandy Mountain, based in Eugene, OR, is a leading U.S. provider of Wild Palm Syrup, a unique, low glycemic sweetener sustainably harvested from the wild Kithul Palm in the forest highlands of Sri Lanka. Sales of Kandy Mountain Wild Palm Syrup support these local wild-crafting communities and help preserve native Sri Lankan forests. For more information, visit www.kandymountain.com, and like us on Facebook. For wholesale Inquiries contact Scott Wells, tel 541.232.6551, email boundlessearth@yahoo.com.

Visit Kandy Mountain at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural and organic products trade exposition, March 5-7, 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Find us in the Buyer’s Best Friend pavilion, booth numbers 5284-5289 in Hall E at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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