PureLo Lo Han Sweetener (Monk Fruit)
Promising, but not quite there yet
I mix this product with Splenda 50/50 to help with the clumping, to reach a higher level of sweetness, & to bring the $$price down.
I'm still looking for the perfect sweetener. This is not it, but it's the best I've found so far. I'm trying to avoid artificial sweeteners altogether, but still need Splenda to make this product work.
Swansons - please keep working on this product. LoHan has such potential - it just isn't ready for prime time; however, I still recommend it since there isn't anything better.
Pros: sweet enough & less expensive than other outlets
Con: very lumpy/clumpy, still very expensive
September 29, 2013
Best purchase ever
I love the way Lo Han sweetens tea, protein shakes and even cookies. It has no aftertaste and even my husband in unaware of my "secret ingredient" thinking it is sugar:)
August 8, 2013
Strong unpleasant aftertaste
I was disappointed because other reviewers didn't experience much of an aftertaste from this monk fruit extract product, but I did. I guess my tongue is extra sensitive, but for me, the bitter aftertaste makes Lo Han a poor substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners like sucralose or aspartame. It's even worse than stevia.
July 26, 2013
I have been using stevia for years and switched to the monk fruit. It has a nice sweet taste without any aftertaste or bitterness. I tried a different brand and it wasn't as good as this one
July 3, 2013
I was so happy to see that Swanson has now offered a larger version of this product as I use quite a bit of it. Usually, I flavor my greek yogurt with it and there are no calories to worry about. Plus, even though I do not remember why, I do remember that Lo Han is a very healthy sweetener.
April 4, 2013
Lo Han is a very good sweetener. I have used Stevia for years. I like Lo Han, monk fruit, but I prefer Stevia. If you are using this for the JJ Virgin way to health I think you will like it. It does take some adjustment for the sweet tooth freak, as I am. You have to experiment to find out how much to use for various drinks and foods. Try it!
March 14, 2013
Wonderful sweetener alternative
I follow the JJ Virgin diet and have eliminated sugar from my diet. I am always on the lookout for a great sweetener alternative. This one is great. It is powder so it mixes well in liquids. However, it is very sweet. So be careful not to overdue it when using it. I wish that it was easier to find this product. I've never seen it sold in the stores. This is the best site to find monk fruit with no other fillers.
March 14, 2013
i tried pure lo han sweetner i found it to leave a funny after taste in my mouth and made my coffee taste strange . im glad i tried it but would not use it again
March 10, 2013
Swanson Premium PureLo Lo Han Sweetener (Monk Frui
Did not care for the product at all. In fact, I threw it out. It had an after taste, was very sweet and turned into one solid mass when I tried to sweeten hot oatmeal.
March 7, 2013
a disappointing product
With all of the hype this product has received it is a disappointing alternative to stevia. it is not 10X sweeter than sugar and although it may be a healthy alternative, it does not have satisfactory taste, very disappointing!
March 7, 2013
Didn't care for it.
I've had other Lo Han before, but this one doesn't taste good to me. Maybe it's just a personal preference.
March 5, 2013
One of the best
This is a terrific sweetener. It is used by some of ur better companies in there shakes. Makes things sweet and a added benefit it has insulin which is a great prebiotic
February 23, 2013
No tinny aftertaste, perfect replacement for sugar and aspartame and safe too.
February 16, 2013
Great product at great price
This is the first time I have tried (or found) pure Lo Han. I've been off sugar for several years now and am very happy to find alternatives to artificial sweeteners that don't have the odd aftertaste that Stevia has. Lo Han and (birch) Xylitol fit all of my needs. I use Xylitol for coffee due to the brown sugar/earthy taste of Lo Han, but I can use it in everything else. I rated it a "4" for convenience. While the small container is portable without all the packaging of packets to toss into landfill, it isn't something you can tuck in a pocket when out for dinner.
January 28, 2013
Virgin Diet Approved
I have started the Virgin Diet (which is amazing) and this product was specifically mentioned as an healthy, all natural sweetener. I am sold!
January 1, 2013
This product has very little to no after taste. I use it in smoothies and anything else that needs sweetening. It's a great product.
September 4, 2012
Not quite as sweet as I had heard. Disappointing as a sweetner.
June 3, 2012
What a Joke!
This stuff is highly diluted with inulin. lo han is extremely sweet, but this stuff is so diluted, you have to pour a ton into your drink to get any sweetness out of it. It does come with a Huge scoop, how nice of them!
May 2, 2012
Really like this product. Just a little will sweeten your tea or sprinkle on your cereal. Container will last a long time.
April 18, 2012
I am allergic to stevia so this stuff is a God-send. It is perfectly "sweet". The only downside is the high price.
April 18, 2012
This is the best tasting sweatener that I've ever used.. Tastes just like sugar, with no bitter after taste. It works well in receipes also, and best of all it is safe and natural. I recomend it to everyone!
March 13, 2012
Best Sweetener I've used
This is the best no cal sweetener I've ever used and I've tried them all. Just wish I could buy larger container.
January 19, 2012
Nice to have a Lo Han in this size!
I'm glad to see Swanson offering a larger size in the PureLo and thus reducing the overall cost. I like the taste of Lo Han and am glad to use a natural sugar alternative. The only thing I would like to see is the concentration of the Lo Han to increase so that so much of the product has to be used.
Overall I am very happy with this product.
January 18, 2012