When Postum stopped production in 2007, thousands of folks lost their morning staple beverage. Since then people have been scrambling to find a replacement, and, for many, the alternatives they know about don’t satisfy them.
One exception is those few people who have hit upon Dandy Blend, Benny Lilly of Salt Lake City, who is now living in the Dominican Republic, says "I’ve ordered quite a bit over the past few years and thoroughly enjoy it. It is far better than beverages like Postum and Pero that I was drinking before."
Not only is Dandy Blend a delightful roasted beverage, but, according to health professionals, it also may have a number of potential health benefits. Dr. John Heinerman, the world renown medical anthropologist who runs the Medical Research Center of Salt Lake City, says "Informal trials we’ve done with Dandy Blend indicate that it can be effective in reducing pain and symptoms in angina, acid reflux, gallstone suffering, asthma congestion, allergy problems and arthritis. That it is entirely caffeine- free makes it very appealing to Latter-day Saints,.whose beliefs exclude the use of caffeinated beverages."
The secret to Dandy Blend is the dandelion, which has been a major herb in Europe and Asia for toning the liver, purifying the blood, and gastro-intestinal regulation for centuries. Dandy Blend is the only instant coffee alternative in the US containing dandelion, and this sets it apart.
The Dandy Blend formula originated as a healing beverage in Europe over 200 years ago. It was discovered in Toronto in 1988 by Dr. Peter Gail, a Ph.D. botanist who specializes in studying how cultures use backyard weeds for food and medicine. . "As I was nosing around Kensington Market" says Gail "I came upon a tiny herbal shop on one of the side streets. I went inside and there, on a bottom shelf, I found this dandelion beverage. I had enjoyed Symington’s Dandelion Coffee Compound, which is very popular in England, for many years, but couldn’t get it in the US. So I bought this, tried it, and fell in love with it. I got permission to distribute it in the US, introduced it to my medical herbalist colleagues at meetings, and they were just as enthusiastic. They shared it with their patients who increased demand to more than the Canadian’s could supply, so we received the rights to private label it, improved the formula to make it more therapeutic, and Dandy Blend was born. Since 1995 it has gradually made its way into health and natural food stores around the country, including Dave’s Health and Nutrition in Salt Lake City and West Jordan, Utah." According to Donna Crockett, Master Herbalist and Assistant Manager of the West Jordan store, " We really love it here. It is selling well and our customers are telling their friends about it. Sales have been doubling every month in both West Jordan and Salt Lake as the word of how good it is gets around."
Find out how good it is for yourself. Go to "Contact Us" on this website, scroll down to "Request Information" and type "samples" in the box at the bottom of the form. We’ll let you try it before buying.