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 May 31 2015 | Verified Purchase
I emailed Now Foods, and their response was "may come from either China or US. In either case it is non-GMO.".
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 May 6 2011 | Verified Purchase
I thought that I had finally found a perfect sugar replacer, but when I got this and tried, it didn't taste almost... anything. You have to put a multiple amount of erythritol to gain the same sweetness as with sugar. It's not necessarily Now Foods fault, I think that erythritol generally doesn't taste as sweet as sugar.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 24 2010 | Verified Purchase
Good quality product however not sweet enough so you use more. Still has 4 carbs per tsp. like sugar so really does help with weight loss.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 7 2018 | Verified Purchase
I ordered 8 and 1 was already half empty.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 23 2016 | Verified Purchase
I don't know if all erythritol is tasteless this being the first one I tried, but this one was. I dunked my finger in the bag and licked it, didn't taste sweet. But a spoonful in tea, it produced an almost undetectable sweetness. Over-hyped. Now I know why it isn't used more in commercially sold products. If I had to name a plus, it would be that it is stomach-friendly for even someone like me who gets symptoms from really small amounts of traditional artificial sweeteners. Also does not harm teeth or contain any calories like natural sweeteners.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 21 2015 | Verified Purchase
The pack is huge, but you need to put so much of it! I ran out of it in less than a week! Thought liquid Stevia for the same price is valuable.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 30 2014 | Verified Purchase
Not as sweet as sugar, as I thought it would have been
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 26 2013 | Verified Purchase
I dunno, just don't like the taste of this...
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 26 2012 | Verified Purchase
It smells like crap! So far I haven't noticed the smell in its taste, thank heavens, but the revolting smell makes me feel sick.
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