Costco is selling this zero-calorie plant-based 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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).
27 thoughts on “Costco Volupta Erythritol & Monk Fruit Sweetener Review”
PRODUCT OF CHINA ! … IN THE TRASH FOR ME,…… as far as I can tell it might just be SUGAR.
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.
I love this sweetener. No after taste what so ever. A 10 out of 10
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.
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.
That’s really good to heara. It doesn’t have the aftertasta of a Splenda.
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.
Thanks for the info and experimentation!
Try Pomona Pectin for making jam.
Hi, Can you please tell me if the Costco Volupta Erythritol and Monk Fruit Sweetener is Keto friendly?
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.
This is 4g carbs per tsp, unlike monkfruit by Lanko that is zero carbs… right?
Those are 4g of sugar alcohols so technically it’s 0 net carbs, same as lakanto brand
I have both kinds right now and the Lakanto is 4g carbs per 1 tsp. and the Volupta is 8g for 2 tsps. So they’re the same.
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.
Hi Deborah! It doesn’t say Kosher so I would reach out to Volupta and ask them directly. Their email is Info#volupta.com
Cost at Costco was 14.99. Is it sold anywhere else?
Not sure! Haven’t seen it anywhere else.
HomeGoods, they have it. I’ve seen it at Walmart also. I just made chocolate chip cookies subbing the sugar for Monk Fruit and they were delicious. Give it a try. I’m on my way to Costco to try theirs.
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.
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.
Oh thank you so much for that tip Whit! I will keep an eye on my baking.
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.