This is a GREAT sweetener. It measures like sugar, has almost no calories, has the mouth feel of sugar, doesn’t cause cavities, tastes very similar to sugar, has no aftertaste, and has no bitter or off tastes. When eaten in crystal form, it has a cooling mint-like effect, similar to Xylitol. However, there is no cooling effect when it is dissolved. Unlike sugar, it forms crystals very rapidly. Sugar takes several days to grow large crystals. With Erythritol, you can grow large crystals in an hour or two. I’ve made great rock crystal candy with it in less than 1 hour. I’ve used it to bake cupcakes, make root beer, really smooth ice cream, chocolate milkshakes, and more. My family and I love it. Erythritol is especially good in ice cream where it helps make the ice cream smoother by preventing ice crystals from forming. Erythritol tastes more like sugar when mixed with a little fructose or small amounts of high intensity sweeteners like Lo Han Kuo, Stevia, etc. I find the combination of Erythritol, Stevia, and Lo Han Kuo makes one of the best tasting and most useful all natural lo calorie sweetener mixes. I typically use a mix of 3/4 tsp Erythritol, 1/4 tsp SlimSweet (Lo Han Kuo), and 1/32 tsp SoooLite Pure (Stevia) to replace 1 tsp of sugar in many recipes and it turns out great. Sometimes I mix in a little bit of Fructose which really gives it a rich taste.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 28, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I use it for low carb baked goods--muffins, cupcakes, and the like. It doesn't work well for cookies. I create recipes using erythritol and stevia at my Healthy Indulgences Blog (google it). Love iherb.com for all my low carb baking needs!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 18, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This was a great find. As a diabetic, I am always looking for tools to keep my blood sugar under control. Artificial sweetners are killing people and we need a natural alternative. It's unfortunate that it has to be so expensive though.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 31, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I emailed Now Foods, and their response was "may come from either China or US. In either case it is non-GMO.".
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 20, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This was recommended by my gynecologist. I searched for the best price and this was it.It is a good substitute for sugar.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 15, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I really like Erythritol as a natural sweetener. I avoid sugar at all costs, but sometimes I do like to sweeten my coffee or tea and this is perfect for that. I haven't tried baking with it, but I've tried it with pretty much everywhere else you may add sugar and it's great!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 10, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I use erythritol in my baking, and I go through this 1 lb. size quickly. It would be more economical for me to buy larger amounts.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 09, 2009 | Verified Purchase
About one-third the sweetness of Xylitol or sugar. Most of my family members and friends are able to digest the baked goods and beverages I sweeten with Xylitol. My daughter, who has never adjusted to Xylitol experiences no gastric difficulty with Erythritol even when I increase its volume to compensate sweetness.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 01, 2009 | Verified Purchase
My son enjoys this sweetener much more than stevia, which is too bitter for him. I've made all kinds of baked goods with it and even used it in homemade frozen yogurt--worth the price!
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 01, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Love this product because of the low (no) GI value, the taste is right on and there is no weird aftertaste as with artificial sweeteners and splenda.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 15, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I like this brand. Although I prefer Stevia, I like having this on hand also.