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 Sep 10, 2009 | Verified Purchase
great for mixing with stevia for coffee, tea, fruit & cereals. Tried as a substitute for sugar along with stevia in baked goods & still caused pretty serious flatulance as does large amounts of xylitol. Will purchase again but not for baking.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 10, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Not as sweet as I thought it would be so for me it took about a serving and a half. Of course, this is a personal preference. Overall, a very good product and I would purchase it again. Will, Florida
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 21, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This sweetener definately doesn't have any aftertaste, but I didn't think it didn't sweeten very good either. I won't buy this again. I will stick with stevia and xylitol.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 11, 2007 | Verified Purchase
I know it's got it's own unique health benefits, but in terms of a sweetener I'm just as happy with xylitol, and this costs more.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 21, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Good flavore. Takes a lot of it to sweeten. A little expensive for the amount that must be used.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 19, 2007 | Verified Purchase
Very low price, but no loss in quality.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 03, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Erythritol has a cooling effect. It is fun to bake with because a bite of cookie baked with erythritol is pure delight to the tongue. It is less sweet than sugar, but with significantly less calories(almost none) and doesn't cause a blood sugar spike. Minus one star for the disturbing smell. It reeks of chemicals.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Works pretty well in all of my recipes and makes them a bit more healthy and less rich in calories. People usually can't detect that i am using erythritol as a replacement for sugar for my cakes and other desserts.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 10, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I really like using this as an alternative in baking for granulated sugar, cannot even tell its not sugar and no calories! I have done my research and this as well as monkfruit extract are the 2 no calorie sweeteners that are not bad for you!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 17, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I usually use this in conjunction with other sweeteners such as stevia or splenda. Greatly enhances the others without spoiling the taste.