Good sugar alternative
I have always been a fan of Splenda and am trying to use more natural sugar alternatives. This products is very good and does not have an aftertaste to me as many brands of stevia do.
November 27, 2014
I would recommend this product to those that are looking for refined sugar substitute. I wish swanson had their own brand of this product.
January 22, 2014
the best-tasting, best-eating sugar substitute
I really can't understand why this isn't in more foods or sitting alongside the stevia. I taste what I'm sweetening, not the sweetener overwhelming the beverage or food I'm adding it to. Add to that the non-gmo, pure, low glycemic impact, the fact that it passes through the digestive tract unchanged without any laxative effects... well, it seems perfect to me.
Is it expensive? Relatively, but I wonder if it was more widely used if the price wouldn't come down? That's the only negative I can come up with and I am willing to pay for excellence.
Wait... there's one more negative. THE NAME! Surely someone could come up with an easier name to remember, spell and say. I vote for YUM!
Thank you NOW and Swanson for this great product!
January 10, 2014
Erythritol 100% Pure Natural Sweetener
Good substitute for sugar. I like this mixed up with pure stevia and use instead of sugar. Highly recommend if you're watching sugar intake.
January 6, 2014
Taste like the real staff
it is by far the best sugar substitute out there!
December 20, 2013
make your own Truvia for half cost
I love making my own Truvia with this erythritol and powdered stevia and it costs half what you pay even in bulk at Sam's Club and Walmart for commercial Truvia. Plus there are times I like to mix up my natural sweeteners and I find this doesn't have the "hard to digest" issues that many sugar alcohols have and it has a ) glycemic index. And I find a package lasts me 6 weeks, so it's not like I'm spending a lot on it really. A person pays about the same for a large Starbucks!?!
December 14, 2013
Perfect for baking!
I am following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, and that means no refined sugars.... Stevia fits the bill for most uses, but for baking, Erythritol makes a world of difference. I love the results in my recipes, and no tummy troubles from using an alternative sweetener like some of the other ones out there on the market.
December 4, 2013
I was happy with the quality and loved the price!
October 22, 2013
Always want this on hand
I love this to make Truvia. And it doesn't have a bitter taste.
October 13, 2013
I have been trying to lower my sugar use, but love my tea! Unsweetened just did not work for me. I have been doing research and erythritol looked like a really good product that I wanted to try. Well - my tea is sweet and I am VERY HAPPY! Will buy again because I am just about out of product!
August 25, 2013
Wonderful replacement to nasty old table sugar
Erythritol is not nearly as sweet as real sugar or stevia, but it works great to add a little bit of sweetness to your dish. If you want to have the same sweetness as sugar, here is the mix I use:
1/4 teaspoon stevia powder
1/2 cup erythritol
This is the perfect blend for me. By the way, this is essentially the blend in the product 'Truvia'. I used to use Truvia exclusively until I found out that the plants they use to make the stevia part they use (rebania) is GMO (genetically modified). :-( Thanks Cargill! Bleh...
Now I just make my own 'Truvia'-like blend with the above recipe. :-)
Anyhow, NOW brand is very reasonably priced and works well, tastes good.
If I had to knock it for anything, it's that it came pretty 'clumped' in the package. So I had to break up the chunks to make it useful. REALLY not a big deal, but just as a heads up. The 'NuNaturals' brand I bought last go around did not have this issue, but was much more expensive.
May 16, 2013
Pleased as usual.
High quality product. Fast shipping.Recommended seller.
April 11, 2013
This is my prefered sweetener.
I use this brand of erythritol for all my sweetening. I bake with it by adding a little stevia with it to get a more balanced sweetness. Erythritol has a cooling effect in the mouth, so I use less then is recommended in a recipe to cut that cooling effect. I have gotten use to it though. For some recipes I will grind it in my coffee grinder to give it a powdered sugar consistency.
February 27, 2013
Good sweetner alternative
Used in gluten free baking and natural sugar alternative.
February 20, 2013
I have tried quite a few other sweeteners and I have found the Erythirtol is the best. It leaves no after taste and the consistency is just like sugar. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that needs to use a sugar replacement product.
January 1, 2013
I used 3 teaspoons in a cup of light bodied tea and still did not taste sweet.
I see many mixed reviews. I cannot say if there is a production consistency issue or not.
I do not think I would buying this again.
September 13, 2012
Nothing like sugar or stevia
I did the same as leftcoastguru. I thought the reviews looked good, so I purchased two bags. I sometimes mix a some with stevia to help sweeten. I have added a lot several times to different food items and don't feel like it sweetened at all. I don't notice an aftertaste or anything, but basically no taste at all. Maybe my bag was bad.
May 21, 2012
I like using Erythritol in combination with favorite stevia extract powder (with no maltodextrin or fillers) to make up my own sweetener.
It tastes very similar to a national name brand with a green color cap.
I am still refining the formula, and most likely will add some vanilla bean for extra flavor.
I do not have any digestive issues or BS issues when using Erythritol or blends.
I haven't baked with this, but I have put it into whipped cream, non-bake cheese cakes, and other chicken/beef dishes that need sweetening.
I have also used this to make jams and custards with no problem, after modifying how sweet I wanted the dish.
March 11, 2012
Not what I expected
I expected a taste like from xylitol.Not exactly the same but along the same lines. To me, this tasts more like the old artificial sweetener with all the aftertaste I do not like. Mabey I got a bad batch but to me it tasted awful with an aftertaste that hits you like a brick. I took one taste and through the rest away. I like the xylitol type sweetener better.
November 3, 2011
Erythritol sweetener less than sweet
I bought two 1 lb bags of Erythritol no-calorie sweetener, made from corn. I've tried several of the substitutes for sugar and Splenda, hoping to find a suitable one, but this is not one I'll go back to.
For my taste, it is about 1/2 as sweet as white sugar, so it takes a lot to equal the same sweetness. It is very fine and dissolves quickly, has no strange after-taste, but I'll keep on my search. In the meantime, I'll stick with Truvia, made from the Stevia leaves, but it has an after-taste.
September 27, 2011
Great sugar substitute
I use this product as a substitute for sugar in my baking recipes. I use only 1/4 cup to replace 1 cup of sugar. Swanson has good prices.
June 5, 2011
best price for powdered erythritol
I have shopped around for the best price on erythritol and have found Swanson to be the most reasonable. Other places that sell erythritol online may appear cheaper, but by the time you add in their shipping rates they are more expensive plus they are granular not powdered. I use erythritol for baking because the taste is very good, and I like the fact that I do not need to powder the erythritol to use in recipes.
April 20, 2011
It really does taste like sugar! Not quite as strong, what I've read says 60% as strong, but I find it a bit more, maybe 75%.
There is a bit of a weird odor when the bag is first opened, but it goes away after a week. It doesn't come through in the taste. That is my biggest complaint. I don't know if it is an impurity that wasn't removed, or a break down product. I'm going on my trust of NOW brand that it isn't anything toxic...
I use it to sweeten up grapefruit, blueberries, etc., and to make ice cream.
It isn't very soluble in cold water. This means that if using it to make ice cream, you need to add the dry powder to the mix after it has started freezing, instead of dissolving it in the liquid at the beginning, or else you get big crystals. Also, you couldn't make cold "sweet tea" very sweet.
I prefer this to xylitol because of lack of danger to dogs, and less chance of gastrointestinal upset.
November 14, 2010
Great product,great deal!
A great product at a great price,so much better than sugar!
October 17, 2010
I use this solely for morning coffee. "E" does not have the bitter aftertaste of Stevia, The one pound size is convenient to use but it takes a little more than other sweeteners to achieve the same effect.
I am very satisfied with this product.
September 5, 2010