100% Pure Xylitol
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
Kick the Sugar Habit
Swanson's price is the lowest I have found, probably because made from corn husks, not a tree product like the original Finnish xylitol. I don't always love how any brand of xylitol works in baking, but it's always worth a try. In no-bake cookies, for instance, it's perfect. I haven't bought refined sugar in years, and this helps me cope with my raging sweet tooth.
March 24, 2013
This is a great sweetener! It's almost as sweet as sugar. When replacing it in baking, the measurements are easy because I use roughly the same amount as I would sugar. The only problem with this is that it does not dissolve easily in liquids. I tried making my own healthy chocolate, but the crystals of the xylitol would not dissolve. It did not work out very well. However, this can be remedied by blending the crystals in a high powered blender and powdering it. It will mix well after that.
March 14, 2013
Good but too expensive
I'm running out but waiting and hoping to catch a Swanson sale because it's too pricey. However, the stuff is great. Sweet like sugar; no aftertaste; and from what I've read, it's much better for you than sugar. One day using a small plastic spoon, I was freaked out by the dancing crystals that shot around like popcorn. Only happened once and I've been unable to recreate it. Weird!! Very good product. If only it weren't so expensive.
March 11, 2013
I've been using this product for a couple of months now and I am very pleased with it. I use it in my coffee and it dissolves easily. Tastes just like sugar. No aftertaste like I get with Stevia. Very satisfied customer.
March 9, 2013
I generally avoid sweeteners, but I really appreciate xylitol as a healthier alternative to sugar.
It works great for making grandkids lemonade.
March 2, 2013
This tastes exactly like sugar if not better. Use this in place of sugar for everything. So happy I was told about this product. Oh and there is NO AFTERTASTE with this! Try it you won't be sorry!!
February 25, 2013
I bought this Xylitol Powder to fit in with my new dental routine. First off, it's not really a powder at all, more like small crystals. But I really like the crystal form. It tastes really great, with no aftertaste. I add it to water to swish in my mouth and drink, or just put 1/4 teaspoon straight on my tongue and let it dissolve in my mouth. Great stuff!
February 25, 2013
I use this in peppermint tea...
January 30, 2013
I really like Swanson's Xylitol. This is the best xylitol out there. Only complaint I have is the size, I wish they offered something bigger than 16oz. or could put it on sale sometimes.
November 1, 2012
birchwood to the rescue
nice to see a quality xylitol product that is not extracted from corn. swanson is one of the few places where you can get a birchwood derived product. use this to brush my teeth and occasionally toss a little bit into a drink. great product with noticeable results
April 30, 2012
I love this xylitol because it is birch. I don't trust corn xylitol and refuse to eat GMO's. Most corn now genetically modified. Since I gave up sugars 4 years ago I really appreciate birch xylitol. I am however very disappointed in the recent price increases and have found another brand of birch xylitol to buy in bulk. I'd like to see Swanson offer their xylitol in a 5lb size at a reduced per lb. price. Until the price drops I will continue to purchase elsewhere. Great product tho.
April 4, 2012
Sticking with this one
Was looking for a sugar substitute for the occasional sweet treat. Worked well in raw puddings, pie fillings and ice cream. No one in my family could tell I had switched out the sugar. Have not tried baking with it yet. It is on the coarse side, so but sure to give it time to dissolve. Also like using stevia extract powder. It is probably a little more cost effective.
April 2, 2012
tastes just like sugar
I have used this in baking breads and cookies and can't taste a difference between this xylitol and sugar. It is a bit grainy, so I whirled it in my blender to make it finer. I even turned some into powdered "sugar". It is more expensive than other xylitol because it is from birch, not corn, but is worth it.
March 30, 2012
With the fact that over 70% of US corn crop is now GMO I was looking for a Xylitol supplement that did not use corn as their source. This product uses Birch Tree bark and taste the same as that which comes from corn. I am a happy camper.
March 25, 2012
Xylitol tastes just like sugar and I enjoy using it. I've heard it's good for the teeth and bones so I take a spoonful every night. I am very pleased that Swanson Vitamins offers the type made from Birch.
January 30, 2012
This is a good alternative to the harmful sweeteners out there. Didn't dissolve that well in water for me, or juice for that matter. Maybe the more acidic juices might break it down faster, but Ive yet to try. Don't think this would replace stevia since it's(stevia) touted to be much stronger and requiring much less, but it would probably be a good idea to swap between the two for certain occasions.
January 17, 2012
Idea for the crystals
I just wanted to let people know that are complaining about the size of the crystals, you can buy a coffee grinder and make the crystals into a powder. I think this would resolve a lot of the problems people have with the crystals dissolving..
January 8, 2012
Easy to use
A great alternative sweetener.
December 16, 2011
sourced from birch!
this stuff is sourced from birch, not corn like most other affordable xylitol, which is good news if you are sensitive to corn
tastes great, works great, no complaints. great value
November 8, 2011
This is fine, but it's xylitol granules, just like other brands. The name is misleading, I was hoping for actual powder.
November 7, 2011