Every culture, worldwide, loves dessert. It might even be true that a tremendous percentage of them love cheesecake. Unfortunately, there are a few people on this great earth who think that cheesecake is banished from their treat list. Thankfully, for them, we make a decadent sugar free cheesecake that will meet their sweet indulgence cravings. We call it the Sinfully No Sugar Added Cheesecake.
The truth is, Sweet Street Desserts knows desserts. We have been perfecting our recipes and designs since 1979. We understand that sweets are at the pinnacle of food cravings.
That is why we make it our goal to provide the best quality, hand-selected, locally harvested (when applicable) ingredients. It is also the catalyst for our sugar-free cheesecake because we don’t want anyone to miss out on this slice of heaven!
Of course, your sugar-loving friends and family may enjoy some of our other options, including our Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake, the mouthwatering Creme Brulee Cheese cheesecake, our delightful Brown Cow Chocolate Pudding Cheesecake, or the Classic Blueberry Cheese Brulee.
So, what’s the Story on Sugar?
Sugar is an interesting creation. It is believed to have been first utilized in Polynesia and India. When India was invaded in 512 BC, by Persia’s leader, Emperor Darius, he declared that he had found a honey-producing reed without the bees. However, his supposed cane sugar discovery was kept silent for a long time. In fact, the Arab people of the 7th century are actually credited with its widespread use.
Interestingly enough, the Europeans took an additional three centuries to recognize its value. The Crusades brought it to the forefront and, by 1099 AD, the first mention of sugar in Western Europe was recorded. Still, at that time, sugar was a hot commodity and very, very expensive. Ultimately, Columbus transported sugar cane plants to grow and harvest in the Caribbean. That was in 1493, and his efforts were hugely successful. People love sugar!
Sugar and Diabetes
Perhaps more significant than sugar’s history is its effect on the bodies of those with diabetes. Diabetes was actually first recognized by the Egyptians in 1500 BC. One hundred years later, a Greek doctor coined the phrase, “diabetes,” which means to pass through, or siphon. However, it was two Germans, one a scientist and one a doctor, who connected the disease with pancreatic issues. Later into the 1600s, a French chemist realized that blood sugar levels were connected.
Since people were uncertain how to control, or alleviate, the problems caused by diabetic episodes, there were a number of fad diets that sprung up. In the early 20th century, some of those diets included: potato therapy, a milk diet, the oat cure, the rice cure and opium.
The most shocking treatment (which was widely used) was known as the starvation diet. Patients were starved until there were no more traces of sugar in their urine. Then they were limited to 1,000 calorie diets in order to maintain their sugar levels. This pretty much incapacitated them, but they did it anyway. Can you imagine?!!
While diabetes and other sugar-related health issues are still problematic all around the world, we feel confident in saying that a vast majority of sufferers are quite capable of living full and productive lives (unlike their starved predecessors). Thank goodness!
We’re thrilled that humanity has been able to create a means for diabetics to be healthy and undeterred from enjoying the yummy things in life. That is the main reason we offer our sugar free cheesecake, a velvety, vanilla flecked cheesecake encompassed by a delectable chocolate crust! This is truly just what your sugar-free and low-carb friends desire. Order one today!