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Erythritol Review

Posted by iHerb Customer on November 14 2007 | Verified Purchase

Great product. Excellent sugar substitute with no side effects.

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Made in China

Posted by iHerb Customer on August 24 2015 | Verified Purchase

No, you won't learn that from the product label or their website. They did confirm that to me by email.

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Good taste, no gastric upset

Posted by iHerb Customer on August 16 2010 | Verified Purchase

I use a combination of Erythritol and stevia to give a well rounded sweetness to beverages, baked goods, etc. Erythritol does not cause bloating and discomfort that xylitol can, and so is good for use in larger amounts, such as sweetening beverages. No bitterness or unpleasant aftertaste noticed by this fan.

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NuNaturals Bulk Erythritol Crystals: Tremendous Asset for Sugar-Free Nutrition

Posted by iHerb Customer on April 17 2010 | Verified Purchase

I know, I know, it sounds like the mutant offspring of a chem lab and a toxic waste dump, but erythritol is a fermented sugar alcohol (not THAT kind, the non-recreational kind) that can take the place of sugar in cooking. It doesn't present the difficult side effect maltitol can have (I call it "Maltitol Thunder"), and it's not as... well, minty... as xylitol. We use erythritol in baking and desserts. The only thing I'd caution you about is that it doesn't melt and it doesn't erode, so I powder it in a coffee grinder first. It's about 70% as sweet as sugar, so you can either use about a third again as much in recipes as you would sugar (but be aware that it's quite rich), or do a half-and-half blend of bulked-up sucralose (the latter is what I do). I've noticed that, as we leave sugar farther behind in the past, we're not only loads healthier, we've quit craving sweets. Erythritol is a fantastic solution for diabetes management, although you can also benefit from using it if you'd just like to get away from sugar. The challenge is that we use enough of it (I feed folks at the office too) that finding bulk erythritol at a good price can be tough. You can't go wrong with this brand and the price. And, of course, iHerb always gives you terrific service, so you can't lose.

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Two thumbs up!

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 30 2009 | Verified Purchase

For me, Erythriol works the best!! Stevia had the after taste but this one does not. I've not used it for cold drinks nor food so I'm not sure, but it melted fine in hot or warm food. I absolutely recommend this one.

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Absolutely great for baking

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 29 2009 | Verified Purchase

We use this for all our baking needs. Started using because of yeast-free diet. Can't live without it.

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Great sweetener!

Posted by iHerb Customer on August 15 2009 | Verified Purchase

I use this all the time! I mix 3/4 with 1/4 Xylitol for sweetening my iced tea. My family can't tell the difference from sugar.

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NuNaturals, Pure Erythritol Crystals

Posted by iHerb Customer on June 12 2009 | Verified Purchase

Love this product! Works great in baking and coffee!

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Posted by iHerb Customer on May 28 2009 | Verified Purchase

I've just used it on porridge so far. I left for holiday soon after getting it and haven't got back yet (doing this review at iherb.com request via email). Seems pretty good. The cool after-taste was not as noticeable as I expected and did not bother me at all. I tried Xylitol previously and found the laxative effect was a problem. No such problems with Erythritol, as expected. Since its only 70% as sweet as sugar, I plan to add some NuNaturals Stevia (the type that has no aftertaste, which I am also impressed with) so that I can get sufficient sweetness without the risk of spoiling the recipe by having too much dry ingredients (You would have to otherwise put approx 50% more Erythriol in the recipe to get the same sweetness). Plan to use it when making muffins and soy ice cream.

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Never again

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 20 2009 | Verified Purchase

I am a huge fan of Xylitol and felt like Erythritol would be just as good. It takes 3 times as much and the taste is worse.

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