Eryhritol Monk Fruit Blend Sweetener!
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I’m trying to reduce the amount of processed sugar I eat currently so last time I was at Costco I picked up this Costco Lakanto Erythriol and Monk Fruit Blend Sweetener to try!
I actually really like this sweetener. The first thing I noticed is that it’s not as sweet as other sweeteners such as Stevia or Splenda. So if you want something super sweet you probably need to add more sweetener than you would with those other two. I also like that there wasn’t an artificial/chemical after-taste with this sweetener.
I paid $11.99 Canadian for the 800 gram bag, This is not overly expensive in my opinion but definitely not as cheap as regular white sugar.
Great for baking, to add to plain yogurt or even put in your coffee. This is a 1:1 sugar replacement. The best before date is about three years from the date I purchased the sweetener! That’s a long time!
Zero calories and fat. Four grams of carbohydrates. The ingredients list is short and sweet! Great for someone watching their sugar intake.
I used this to sweeten some plain Greek yogurt recently and really enjoyed it! It lightly sweetened my yogurt without an artificial/chemical tasting aftertaste. I would definitely repurchase it but I think this bag will last me quite some.
Have you tried a monk fruit-based sweetner? What did you think?
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Moi aussi j’utilise l’erythritol pour faire mes desserts et l’achetais chez Costco à Lachenaie mais il n’y en a plus. Pourquoi? Par quoi le remplacer?
chez Bulk Barn
I really like this monk fruit sweetener too and am sad it’s gone. One thing I noticed though is that the picture of the ingredients on the back of the bag shows in a 4gram serving it contains 4 grams of erythritol. Kind a looks like it’s all erythritol with a trace bit of Monk fruit sweetener.
Apparently the popularity of this product has Costco planning to raise the profit on it by taking it off the market, then coming back with a watered down version at an increased price.
For the record, this is a 1:1 replacement for sugar, which means measure-for-measure, it’s as sweet as sugar.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that, by itself, is 70% as sweet as sugar, but is non-digestible so has no calories. It has the same density as sugar, so measures the same and bakes the same in cakes and cookies.
Monkfruit extract, on the other hand, is like stevia and sucralose — hundreds as times as sweet as sugar. You can get pure monkfruit extract, but it’ll be a liquid where a single drop is like a teaspoon of sugar. That’s fine for coffee or whatever, but it’s not going to bake well since it can’t provide structure like sugar or a sugar alcohol can.
To make a product that is 100% as sweet as sugar while measuring (and baking) the same as sugar, it then must contain mostly erythritol, with a dusting of a super-sweetener like monkfruit.
As such, they aren’t “diluting” the monkfruit with erythritol or whatever. Actually, simply saying it’s a “monkfruit” sweetener is just marketing. I mean, who’s heard of an exotic sugar alcohol like erythritol? It’s just some chemical-sounding name. “Monkfruit” on the other hand, is obviously just another plant extract like stevia.
However, it’s only the exact combination of the two sweeteners that make it such an effective replacement for sugar. Either by themselves falls short.
Thank you very much for the excellent explanation of the two combined products into the one sweetener. This is exactly the type of information I am looking for when trying to find out exactly what is in something and why. Please keep up the great work with anything you review in the future. I am a lover of detailed explanations and this one is excellent.
You literally, answered all of my questions without me even having to ask them. Now that’s informed.
Keep up the great work.
They now have a 2lb bag of the Whole Earth Erythritol & Monk Fruit for USD 8.99. Not sure what the % of each is but worries me as Erythritol is listed first, so could have a small % of Monk Fruit (just for names sake). Have sent Whole Earth an email. Stay tuned
Is there anything we can do besides filling out there “please tell us what you think “ form. So many turn to a lot of artificial sweeteners thinking there the answer to a healthy choice and not knowing a lot of them aren’t
Maybe contact Lakanto?
This is the first time I’ve used this product but I’m sure won’t be the last! I’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have a sweet tooth! I’ll really need this product! It would be great if Costco could carry this product!
Please, Costco, bring back Lakanto Sweetener with Monk Fruit! Yikes! I need this product and was shocked to see it is no longer on the shelves at our local Costco in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on July 7, 2021. I thought it was just sold out but it looks like they won’t stock it. I will petition Costco to bring it back. Any of us that need sweeteners know how great Lakanto is and Costco brought it to us at a great price.
Could you not do a article in your Costco magazine on Lakanto monk sugar so as to inform shoppers about the uses of this product
Please bring back Lakanto monk sugar back. I took the bag to my doctor and she was so happy Costco was selling a sweetener that didn’t raise one GI. Since finding and having my doctor study the product, I try to do baking for seniors that are diabetes knowing I’m not affected there GI and they can enjoy a bit of dessert.
please bring lakanto monk fruit sweetener back! it’s a very good product
I loved this product I am diabetic and found it to have the best taste in my coffee and was going to try to bake with it but found no more at Costco. After reading some of the comments I found that they do not carry it anymore. Please bring it back!
So sad they’re not carrying this anymore. I use it in all of my keto baking and it was one of the main reasons I bought a membership. It is double the price anywhere else ☹️ If anyone finds a cheap source please let me know!
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For those who can’t be arsed to go looking, currently thelowcarbgrocery.com has the 800g bags for C$22.59. Per the review, Costco had them for C$11.99, almost half the price.
A cheap source thelowcarbgrocery.com is not.
$12/800g from Costco works out to $1.50/100g.
Bulk Barn has erythritol+monk fruit for $2.70/100g, and it goes on sale for $2.30. BB offers $5 off $20 coupons on their website, so if you buy $20 worth (~870g) you’ll effectively get at 25% discount, which works out to $1.73/100g — not much more than Costco’s old price.
Amazon one pound about 9 dollars
Love this product but costco doesn’t carry it anymore. Very disappointed everytime you like a good product at Costco they stop carrying it.
I know! The price was so reasonable at Costco
the only one tatse good not fake vibe whit e after taste
When this went on sale at Costco, I bought 2 bags. A regular grocery store sells this size for $28!! I got it on sale at Costco for $9 (I think). I like this sweetener better than Splenda and Stevia. It doesn’t have a weird after taste and tastes just sweet enough. I sometimes bake with it, swapping out half regular white sugar so that the consistency of what I was baking wouldn’t be affected.
My husband is diabetic and I use this product instead of sugar. it is great.