Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener Review

Costco is selling this zero-calorie plant-based sweetener!

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener bag sitting on a table
Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener

I love sugar but don’t love the carbs and calories so when I saw this Volupta brand sweetener at Costco during a recent trip I decided to pick it up to try and review here today!

I have previously reviewed the Costco Lakanto Sweetener which is a product that Costco shoppers seem to really love. If you’re looking to try a different kind of sugar other than cane or beet sugar, check out my review for Costco Big Tree Organic Coconut Sugar.

Location in Store

The Costco Volupta Sweetener can be found in the aisle with the other sugars and baking supplies. The item number is 1567842.

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener poured into a white bowl
What the sweetener looks like outside the bag.


Firstly, this sweetener is about the same sweetness as regular table sugar. I tried it alone and also tried it in some baking I did. It really tastes like regular sugar to me! Unlike other sweeteners, I didn’t notice any bitterness or chemical aftertaste.

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener on a spoon with bowl in background close up image.
The sweetener is similar texture to regular table sugar.

What I love about this sweetener is that it’s not intensely sweet either, like other sweeteners I’ve tried. For example, I find Splenda very sweet.


The cost is $10.99 Canadian for the 907 gram bag of sweetener. Which is obviously more than regular white table sugar.
Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener product description from bag.
Zero calorie natural sweetener from Costco.


The Costco erythritol & monk fruit sweetener can be used as a 1:1 sugar replacement. You can use it to bake or add it to your tea or coffee. I like to use it to make granola.

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener suggested uses from bag.
Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener suggested uses.

The best before date on the bag of Costco Volupta Sweetener is over a year and a half from when I purchased it and the bag reseals. The bag recommends storing the sweetener in a cool, dry, place, away from sunlight. Lastly, because the sweetener tastes like sugar and is a 1:1 substitute I think you can easily sneak this into your baking without anyone noticing too much!

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener nutrition facts.
Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener Nutrition Facts.



One teaspoon is zero calories as well as zero grams of fat, fibre, sugar, protein and cholesterol. There are four grams of carbohydrates per teaspoon as well as there is five milligrams of sodium in one teaspoon. This is low carb as well as free from fat and calories!

Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener ingredients. States product of China.
Two ingredients listed.

Why might erythritol and monkfruit sweetener a healthy option?

Monk fruit sweetener is made from dried fruit extract so it’s natural but it’s much sweeter than regular sugar. 200-300 times sweeter! Erythritol is a sugar alcohol. Both monk fruit and erythritol don’t impact blood sugar levels like regular sugar does. This makes it a great option for diabetics.

It also makes it a great option for those trying to avoid sugar spikes or watching their carbohydrate and calorie intake. Some people report gastrointestinal side effects from consuming sweeteners, so if this is you, you might want to be aware of that.


Taste: 9/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 10/10


Give it a try!

If you’re diabetic or on a special diet you may want to try this sweetener from Costco! It’s calorie and fat-free and low in carbohydrates.

Would you try this? If you have tried it what did you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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33 thoughts on “Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener Review”

  1. Hi there, I believe the price is now $15.99 or $14.99 for 1.36 kg, 3 pounds here in Canada. I use it in my coffee. It would be great if you could update this review. Thanks.

  2. I use it in my tea no issues on the taste. I am concerned that it is made in China where there is little controls in place to ensure the quality and safety of the product. This is my first and last bag.
    Quoted from Web MD: Erythritol is one of the most common artificial sweeteners available. Research shows erythritol may have serious health risks.
    Erythritol may be worse for you than table sugar. Erythritol has been linked to heart desease

  3. My favourite cookies come out small, very dry and crumbly with splenda sugar substitute. Recipes like muffins have to be modified with more liquid (trial and error) to achieve good results using splenda.
    However things turn out much softer and closer to the original sugar version when baked with volupta replacing sugar 1:1 and otherwise using the original recipe. Great sugar substitute for cookies… we haven’t attempted jams or jellies but it seems excellent for pastry. Blood sugar levels remain stable when enjoying volupta treats… We’ll keep using it!

  4. I have read about Erythritol and it stated that it was not good for people with high blood pressure and stated other health issues. Could you tell me how much Erythritol is actually in this Monk Fruit sweetener. I have been using it for about 4 years, and like it. I do not like anything with Stevia in it, as it has a distinct flavour that I do not like. It totally changes the taste of coffee and tea.
    So then when I read about Erythritol, I was concerned that it might not be that great health wise. Could you give me more information about it?
    Thanking you in advance…..

  5. I have been baking with it but before I use it I put it in the grinder so it is like icing sugar. I sweeten to taste so I find it goes farther and I use less.

  6. I have found that they started carrying this less and less and now the two stores I was able too get it from, now I cannot. Though it could be a shipping issue, I thought they stopped carrying my organic jelly and now that is partially back.

  7. Just made my first cup of coffee using it and I am pretty well pleased with the tasta. There is a slight after taste but nothing like other sugar substitutes.

  8. Tried an experiment using Erythritol & Monkfruit Extract Sweetener to make my blackberry jelly. I would not recommend it. It did not jell. Instead it seemed to thicken and then crystalize. My diabetic husband eats it on his toast anyway because it takes good with out the glucose hike in his blood sugars.

  9. I am still confused by the different types of Monk fruit sweetener and the various prices. Can you recommend a type to buy along with an explanation as to why there is such a difference in prices along with what the benefits of a more expensive product is.

    • Hi Linda! I think it depends where you shop for your sweetener, a health food store would obviously have a much higher price point than Costco, as long as the ingredients are the same (which they should be) there isn’t really any difference other than branding and where you’re shopping.

    • Manufacturers- Brands give customers (Grocery) a suggested retail price for the product. If a retailer buys in a larger volume most post a lower retail price, weekly sale price or go for lower profit margins and pass it on to the customer for a lower price per 100g/1k or unit/item many things are taken into consideration when using the suggested retail price. Ie., Hidden costs for retailers storage, transportation, advertising (if not paid by manufacturer to be in flyer) and regular overhead of businesses.

  10. Hi, Can you please tell me if the Costco Volupta Erythritol and Monk Fruit Sweetener is Kosher for Passover? Meaning, can it be used on Passover? Please respond.

    Thank you

    • Hi Deborah! It doesn’t say Kosher so I would reach out to Volupta and ask them directly. Their email is

  11. I have use erythritol/monkfruit sweetener for several years now and this brand tastes as good as other brands I have tried. The Costco price is quite good compared to other sources I have bought from. The erythritol does have a cool like taste kind of like the cool of mint does but without the mint flavour.
    When I use it to make Keto ice cream it gets pretty hard in the freezer after a couple of days.
    Allulose another 0 calorie rare sugar substitute works even better however it’s even more expensive and often hard to find.

  12. I have used this kind of sweetener in baking thinks like banana nut bread. I usually only sub out half the sugar for this to cut calories. No big difference in taste but I did notice the bread baked a tad quicker so warning to check baked goods dinner than the min bake time so it doesn’t over bake. My bread usually takes like 65-75 min a loaf, with this it’s more like 55-60 min.

    • I just made banana bread with this—I used the entire measure of it (no sugar), and it did bake quicker. I thought it made the bread taste disgusting and bitter. Throwing it, and this package in the trash.

      • Some things work, others not so much. I have tried jams and lemon curd and all developed crystallization. So wouldn’t do that again. Not pleased in ice cream either.
        But great in cakes, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse, fat bombs, energy balls, and all work great.
        Obviously, sugar cookies not so much–lol!
        Oh, and good in puddings.


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