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5 of 5 people found this helpful
I recommend this product without hesitation!
on 6 March 2015
Given that I have tried quite a lot of different brands and types of sweetener, I was hopeful (as I always am!!), but quite sceptical as to what this would be like. Before I opened the pack, the weight, look and texture of the product through the plastic felt just like that of soft brown sugar. Upon opening, I was really impressed, because the smell was just like that of real brown sugar too! I got a tea spoon and dived right in! And I was absolutely not disappointed! Yes, you do get that slight 'cooling' on the tongue, and of course the after-taste mouthfeel is different from real sugar, in that is isn't sticky and lingering in quite the same way, but realistically you don't expect it to be. Importantly, the product tastes 'right' - a teaspoon of sukrin tastes as sweet as a teaspoon of soft brown sugar, and it has the same weight and texture, and crucially, there is no bitter aftertaste or artificiality about it. So for me, if soft brown sugar is 100%, sukrin would rate at about 95%, which is as good as it ever gets for a virtually calorie-free sweetener! I have used it widely, and I really like it. I haven't baked with it yet, but would have no hesitation in doing so based on my experiences so far. The only downside is how very expensive it is, compared to sugar, but I am so pleased with the product that I shall always have a pack in the house - I will keep an eye out and see if I can get it on special at any point, and then stock up!!