Free Digital Recipe Guide Now Available at

Chicago (November 1, 2015) – Chef Chris Smith, aka The Diabetic Chef® in partnership with Equal®0-calorie sweetener, is proud to share a new digital holiday recipe guide, which is now available free to consumers at

Chef Chris, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, has created a recipe book filled with a variety of holiday drink and dessert recipes that use great-tasting Equal® 0-calorie sweetener as an alternative to sugar. The launch of the cookbook coincides with American Diabetes Month and was created specifically for the more than 30 million adults and children in the U.S. living with diabetes – and the 86 million Americans at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. All of the recipes are suitable for people living with diabetes or those who want to follow a healthy lifestyle. They include:

  • Delicious drinks, such as Apple Pie Smoothie, Pomegranate Mint Tea, Hot Mulled Apple-Cranberry Cider, “Hot” Hot Cider, Hot Peppermint-Mocha Coffee
  • Holiday desserts such as Sweet Ricotta with Fresh Berries, Tiramisu Delights, Pumpkin Pie Minis, Chocolate Mousse, Apple-Cranberry Strudel Bites

“Managing you diabetes during the holidays can seem overwhelming,” says Chef Chris, who has type 1 diabetes. “It’s about making small, yet smart decisions that add up to improve your health. Equal® adds just the right amount of sweetness and flavor to my favorite recipes. As someone who is living with diabetes, I’m committed to educating others about how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals without sacrificing taste.”

Equal® products are available at grocery, mass, club and drugstores. Consumers can also look for the brand in the sweetener caddy at coffee shops and restaurants. Equal® is offered in 115 and 230-count boxes for a suggested retail price of $3.50 and $6.39 respectively. Equal Spoonful 4oz has a suggested retail price of $3.29. Retail prices may vary by market.

For more information and download the free digital recipe guide, visit or find the brand on facebook

About Equal®

For more than 30 years, Equal® has offered its trusted “blue” packets using the ingredient of aspartame. Equal also offers yellow (sucralose) and pink (saccharin) packets that bear the brand name and deliver the quality and taste consumers expect. Equal® is a registered trademark of Merisant Company.

About Merisant Company

Merisant Company, the manufacturer of Equal® brand 0-calorie sweetener, is a privately held company headquartered in Chicago.  Merisant is a global leader in the sweetener industry and has a presence in more than 90 countries with 378 employees worldwide.

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