NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener
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- "I'm trying to cut down a few pounds so I don't want a bunch of calories from sugar, I use this in my Green Tea and It makes it sweet with 0 calories, I don't like artificial sweeteners but this one doesn't seem bad!" in 45 reviews
- "This isn't my favorite monk fruit sweater brand but it's still good tasting.Ive always liked Splenda products.I like the fact that this Splenda product is all natural!" in 40 reviews
- "Why abuse it more with an artificial sweetener when there's a natural alternative that not only tastes more like real sugar but doesn't leave behind a nasty after-taste" in 31 reviews
- "I really don't like replacing my regular sugar with you but I do love using this Nectresse sugar on my tea so add some sweetness." in 28 reviews
- "I love that splenda has a natural sweetener now none of those chemicals, it's pretty good but I prefer natural stevia plant to this" in 16 reviews
Aside from that, though, the makers of Nectresse play a little bait and switch game with you. They're all, "LOOK! It's sweet because of MONKFRUIT! Monkfruit is just REALLY sweet and we don't know why it doesn't have calories, okay?" But if you actually read the ingredient list, the first ingredient is a sugar alcohol called erythritol.
What's a sugar alcohol, you ask? They are hydrogenated carbohydrates which keep the body from recognizing them as carbohydrates. Umm... that's weird. Also, they cause digestive problems. Like explosive diarrhea.
If you're really that worried about getting fat, I say just drink your coffee black!
Instead of adding sugar to a glass of fresh limeade I added Nectresse. The one packet I added tasted like I had added about twice as much sugar as I normally would. If I were to continue using this it's something I would need to take into consideration.
Straight out of the package it tastes almost just like regular sugar which is something to consider if you're eating it raw say like on strawberries. While it's not bad tasting (almost as if there is a hint of honey) I prefer the taste of regular sugar.
I do however, think it's very good for what it is which is why I gave it an "A"
I love that it is sweetener made from the Monk Fruit a genuinely sweet fruit. It's all natural and even though it's made by Splenda it has it's own unique sweet flavor that I just absolutely love.
I was always a Truvia Gal and NEVER in a million years did I think that ANYTHING could surpass the sweet flavor and baking that Truvia did. Well I must admit when I'm wrong. NECTRESSE DEFINITELY FAR surpassed Truvia in terms of flavor, aftertaste AND sweetness. It's also much easier to measure out then Truvia. Hands Down Nectresse is thee Best Sweetener around. If you haven't tried it you really should!
Nectresse is a great
product. I don't use much sugar in my everyday life to be honest, certainly not in my tea or coffee, so it left me wondering what to try this product in. However, I quickly realized it was perfect for my cereal, baking, and the cinnamon hot chocolate I found in the Nectresse recipe booklet included in my VoxBox! I used a full packet on my cereal and found it to be really sweet. I think I will use a little less than a full packet next time. That said, I used two packets in the cinnamon hot chocolate and found it just sweet enough!
Nectresse wasn't what I expected. It wasn't sweet in the way of sugar or even the aftertaste leaving sweet of other sweeteners. It was almost fruity, and I really enjoyed that!
Nectresse tastes much better than Splenda, though, and I think it would make a good alternative to sugar for those who are looking for a zero calorie sweetener made from natural substances-and also for diabetics (it is approved for diabetics). It just will not be going in my cup of tea. I'll stick to real sugar. It may have calories, but it tastes much better.
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1 packet (2.4g), Calories: 0, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 0g
Cost: $6.99 for a 5.9 oz container or $3.99 for box of 40 packets.
I usually drink my coffee black and have found it's the best way to evaluate sweeteners since the taste is so noticeable over using it in food where the flavor is masked a bit.
When I opened the packet and tasted a bit, I was impressed by the natural taste of the sweetener. I didn't notice any aftertaste, which was a big plus. I poured the rest into my coffee and was pleasantly surprised.
Nectresse has a mild sweet flavor and tastes more natural than any other sweetener I've yet tried. It's a bit fruity tasting, but I found that preferable to chemical taste. Nectresse will be replacing it's maker Splenda as my sweetener of choice.
Well I was pleasantly surprised. Nectresse has a taste and texture remarkably like sugar. It is a coarser grain from the original. A little goes a very, very long way. It dissolves very quick in a hot liquid like a cup of tea. Zero calories is the icing on the cake.
I also liked the container it came in. It was easy to get the product out of and to use.
All in all I am glad this product is on the market. I gave the review a "B" because I still do prefer pure sugar but especially when you are watching calories, this is a perfect alternative.
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