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Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertaste

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Bluebell13, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Bluebell13

    Bluebell13 Other · Active Member

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    Hi

    Can anyone recommend a good sweetener that does not have that awful aftertaste - would like to try some cakes etc but sweeteners I have tried in the past have always left an aftertaste.

    Also is there a good diabetic cookbook for cakes that I can buy from anywhere that anyone could recommend? Many thanks - missing the odd treat of a cake and hubby is too.
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Xylitol and Erythritol both have excellent plavour and texture, but are a bit pricey.
    Hana
    PS hey are sold under various brand names.
     
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  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

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    Xylitol is great....both myself and other half love it....replaces sugar like for like.....holland and Barrett sells it.....and on line..... Makes good cakes and muffins which I love k
     
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    RobinLondon Type 2 · Member

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Me too; my local Waitrose has started stocking it ("Free From" section), but my local health food shop has in larger and better value bags.


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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    I normally just grab a handful of the ones in the local McDonald's lol :p


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  6. Bluebell13

    Bluebell13 Other · Active Member

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Thanks all - I am off to find this stuff.

    Kat100 - Can you tell me where you get your recipes from - is it a diabetic cookbook - do you change your flour to something else as well?

    Many thanks
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

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    What i did was to wean myself off sugar. The desire still lurks in the background of course. If I am cooking a 'hot, sour, sweet, salty' type of dish then I use palm sugar (jaggery) as it is unrefined and natural. It's still sugar of course and looks a bit too much like fudge!
     
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    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just tried the stevia sweeteners I bought recently and I must admit very disapointed. Not sweet at all put 3 in a coffee when usually one canderel is enough and still not sweet. Anyone else tried them ?

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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Dunno if this will help but I do use morrisons own brand sweetners.
    Both me and hubby prefer these .

    As we both found certain other brands too bitter or overly sweet :problem:

    Every now and again they will get priced at half price - this is when we snap them up .
    Buy in a few packs of them then :thumbup:
    Have a pack of them in house, my handbag and also hubbys car too .

    Anna.
     
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    i use Aldi own brand sweetener in tablet form for tea and powder form for cereals etc, it tastes lie sugar and has no after taste that i can see, hope this helps
     
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Stevia, has no taste but its pricey out here in Australia..

    I have used the Aldi stevia tablets but found they are not sweet at all...

    I am currently using something called Smart Sugar by CSR its half raw sugar and half stevia and I only need a level tsp of that :)

    When I was in the UK I used to like Asdas own not sure if they still make it?

    Cheers
    Alli
     
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    keebie Type 2 · Member

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    I had the same problem with Stevia, not sweet at all, usually use two Canderel but even with 4 Stevia, not sweet at all. Its also expensive!
     
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    I didn't like the Stevia sweetener either. I personally like Hermesetas tablets in my tea as it doesn't 'fizz' and leave strange bubbles on the surface like some other sweeteners. I use Canderel on my weetabix :)


    Sarah
    (Diagnosed Type 2 in Sept 2008 - controlled through diet and exercise)
     
  14. Luna21

    Luna21 · Guest

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    Yes, I was very disappointed in them too. Luckily I bought them off the 'bargain' shelf at Asda, so didn't pay much for them.
    I find Stevia quite bitter and not as sweet as I expected.

    Can anyone tell me if you can find Xylitol as a branded name in the supermarket?
     
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    Asda own granulated sweetener is the best I have tried.

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    Asdas own make is really good. Have to say I was pleasantly surprised, there in a tub and look just like a powder x


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    +1 for Hermesetas.

    I have tried Aldi's Stevia sweeteners and didn't like the taste. And Spendour sweeteners and didn't like those either.

    Bought 800 Hermesetas from Tescos for £2 odd and they taste fine.
     
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    Bluebell13 Other · Active Member

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    Hi Luna

    I have found Xylitol - brand name Total Sweet - in Sainsburys. It is brilliant for cooking etc as it has no aftertaste. Have looked for it in Tescos but have never found it in there.

    Hope this helps you
     
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Apparently Tesco is selling Total Sweet too, but the details say Carbohydrate* - 100g per 100 gr

    Is it a misprint? Can it be pure carbs?
    The same from Holland & Barrett list that as 4 gr carbs per serving (?). I presume that is a tea spoonful?

    I am using Tesco's granulated sweetener, £1.00 per plastic jar, (75 gr). I find it OK.
     
  20. Bluebell13

    Bluebell13 Other · Active Member

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    Just looked at the packet of Total Sweet and it is 4g carbs per 100g of which sugars Zero. GI value of 7 and suitable for diabetics. Aspartame free. Very nice although a little on the expensive side.
     
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