100% Pure Xylitol
Grain-free, Sweet, Digestive Perfection
My first review here: Swanson Premium
100% Pure Xylitol is the best I've tried, the real deal and birch-sourced, without the potential digestive unseemliness of corn-derived brands.( I react even to the very decent non gmo corn brand Xylosweet., which is priced better here.) But I prefer Swanson Premium
100% Pure Xylitol. It tastes amazing and substitutes suberbly for sugar, except needs less. No aftertaste, no bitterness whatsoever. Bakes well, good in hot and cold beverages, with none of the gastro distress like with other xylitols or the truly unhealthy sugar alcohols (mannitol, sorbitol) I'll pay more to get this brand, very pleased. Hint: if you want a powdered sugar consistency just give it a whirl in a coffee grinder or food processor.
February 8, 2014
great sugar sub
Xylitol has many qualities which you can google and find online, one of which is avoidance of GMO sugar products. I find X to be easy 1/1 and great for using with CHOCOLATE products. Where Stevia is DIFFICULT to use with cocoa powder, when I use Xtol I never ruin a recipe or have any waste...or leftovers! LOL I definitely recommend it also for making your own Truvia (I use small amount pure stevia, and then split half and half erythritol and xylitol for the bulking agents). I find mixing these sugar alcohols helps the body digest them and build enzymes making it easier to digest over time. So even despite the "bad rap" about sugar alcohols...they are like beans and cruciferous. The more you eat, the better you digest them. ;)
February 3, 2014
The thing I like most is no AFTERTASTE.
January 10, 2014
Tastes like sugar
I have a sweet tooth, usually when making my protein shakes I have to add creamers, peanut butter or anything to eliminate the artificial sweetness. I have tried liquid stevia and many other artificial sweeteners but they all tasted artificial. I really liked the flavor of this product, I tricked my dad into drinking tea with it and he had no idea. I have tried tricking him many times before but he always knew I was not using sugar, he goes through a 5 lbs bag of sugar per month so this will definitely help cut his sugar intake. I just wish it wasnt so expensive
November 22, 2013
I am very pleased with this product and it is 100% birch derived!
November 16, 2013
Great Alternative To Sugar
This is a great alternative to table sugar. Taste great and healthier for you. So glad that it does not contain corn! Great price for product size!
October 29, 2013
This is good for sugar-free baking. has a mild artificial sweetness
October 26, 2013
Really like this xylitol. It is a staple in my house. I use it by mixing it with stevia. It's very easy to put through coffee grinder to make into powdered sugar!!
October 10, 2013
My only one sweetener
Just the best. So many health benefits, taste great, price is right, and from birch trees (NOT CORN!!!) I will continue use it forever! Love it
October 3, 2013
Been experimenting with healthier flours and this Nutiva Coconut Flour has been great to work with and has made some very tasty cookies and muffins with it!!
October 3, 2013
I have tried other brands but keep going back to this one - best value and it is not corn derived!
October 2, 2013
The packaging is very convenient. The quality of the product is great. It will continue to be on my buy list.
September 30, 2013
Swanson Premium Pure Xylitol is sweet without any after taste. I love the taste.
September 23, 2013
I love this product.
This product is great and is derived from birchwood, which I believe to be the preferred source for xylitol...plus you can't beat the price.
September 20, 2013
Trying to stop sugar and love to bake, so needed a way to have some desserts and still be healthy.
I use a combination of Xylitol and a bit of Stevia, once in awhile I use honey, but this Xylitol is the best as some is made with corn which I try to stay away from, I use natural from Birch. My friends love my baked goods, so it works well.
August 23, 2013
I love this product. It does not have a funny after tase like some sugar substitutes do. It does not ruin the tast of my shakes, tea or coffee.
I pour the container in a coffee bean grinder to grind up the crystals. This makes the product easier to dissolve in liquids. You don't have to do this but it does guarantee the crystals all dissolve, so there is no waste. I would like to use this in cooking but it would get too expensive. I hope the price comes down eventually.
August 16, 2013
I feel good to be able to really reduce my white sugar intake!
No bad aftertaste makes it an easy choice.
August 15, 2013
I have been using Xylitol for years, and have never bought the xylitol made from the Burch tree before, (because of the cost) It was always made with corn.
This by far is the best xylitol I have ever had, the taste is absolutely superb and the price is excellent! I make no bake cookies with xylitol for a quilt free desert,Takes 24 hr to set up, but worth it!
2 Cups of Xylitol*
1/2 Cup of Organic Milk
1 Stick of Organic Butter
3 Tbsp of Organic Cocoa
1 Tsp of Organic Ground Sea Salt
3 Cups of Gluten-Free Organic Oats or Oatmeal
1 Tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup of Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Organic Unsweetened Coconut(optional)
Combine xylitol, milk, butter, cocoa, and salt in a pot.
2. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes while continually stirring.
3. Remove from heat and add, one cup at a time, vanilla, peanut butter, coconut, and oatmeal.
4. Use spoon or ice cream scooper to drop onto wax paper.
5. Allow cookies to set overnight**************.
August 14, 2013
Xylitol has the same sweetness as sugar. It has a "0" Glycemic Index so no insulin spikes. This is made from birchwood. The manner in which it is extracted, I don't know. This can be an issue for super conscious people.
August 7, 2013
I think as far as sugar alcohol goes it does as it is supposed to and is of good quality. I purchased because a recipe called for it. However, like sugar alcohol in prepackaged candies, it gave me ab cramps. In future recipes, I'll use Stevia (liquid or powder) instead. I haven't had any unpleasantenss from Stevia.
August 5, 2013
Too many digestive effects
The taste is fine, customer service and delivery was good. Just can't get past the digestive effects, especially if I have more than one teaspoon per day.
June 9, 2013
this is a quality product
Being corn sensitive, I am glad to be able to obtain this birch-based product. The flavor is quite sugar like, especially when combined with a bit of powdered stevia extract. The blend seems to completely removed the cooling effect of plain xylitol.
I blend them (1/2C - 1/8 tsp ratio) in a coffeegrinder to disperse the stevia powder evenly. The only negative I have for the product is that it doesn't come in a powdered form to begin with. Powdering it in the coffee grinder makes (usually unsuccessful) attempts to dissolve it unnecessary. Probably the best value I've found for birch xylitol.
June 3, 2013
I like xylitol in my morning tea. Swanson's xylitol is derived from birch, just as xylitol should be. I've seen xylitol in stores that were more expensive; and weren't from birch. If you want xylitol for any reason, this is the stuff to get
April 26, 2013
Yummy healthier sugar substitute.
Love this in smoothies and hot tea. Plus a few other things.
April 23, 2013
Birch is supposed to be the best xylitol
It's nice that Swanson offers this.
April 3, 2013