When I started my diet change a few years back, the thought of giving up sugary foods sounded virtually impossible. I have such a sweet tooth, I would rather have two desserts than a main course anyday, haha! Now obviously this isn’t recommended if you’re looking to loose weight, or be healthy in the slightest, right? WRONG. With this healthy sugar alternative, you can have your cake and eat it. Meet Sukrin, your new favourite sweetener!
I first heard of Sukrin last year, after coming across it on several Scandinavian health blogs. Eventually curiosity got the better of me, and I had to check it out. After a quick Google search, I found their granulated sugar on Amazon and it’s been a firm favourite in my cupboard since. If you check out my recipies section, you’ll see how often I’ve been using it. So of course when I got the opportunity to try out their sweetener range, along with their low carb bread and cake mix, I was a little excited
About The Company
Sukrin is a Norwegian based company that sell a range of low calorie, zero carb natural sweeteners, flours and bread and cake mixes. Sukrin sweeteners are made from the sugar alcohol erythritol, which occurs naturally in pears, melons and mushrooms. Studies have shown that these products don’t affect blood sugar or insulin levels and 100% natural.
The Taste Test
Sukrin Granulated – This is the sweetener I find myself using the most. It can be used in pretty much anything! It makes a perfect sugar substitute in any baking recipe.
Sukrin Plus – Again, this is really handy to have in your cupboard. With double the sweetness to the granulated version, a little goes a long way. I love adding a sprinkle of this on my porridge, instead of honey.
Sukrin Gold – The perfect brown sugar substitute. It looks and tastes so much like the real thing! This would be great for making cookies, or how about my sticky toffee pudding recipe?
Sukrin Meils – A healthy icing?! I love this. A dusting of icing sugar can really finish off the look of a cake, and add that finishing touch. I haven’t bought icing sugar in a long time, so I’ve really enjoyed using it in my baking, guilt free
Low Carb Bread Mix – Like most people, I love bread. And although I’m not on a gluten free diet, I do tend to suffer from bloating if I eat too much of it. This loaf is the perfect substitute! It contains no wheat, milk, yeast, soy or sugar and has only 1 carb per slice. All you need to do, is add water to the mix and pop it in the oven for one and a half hours. It even comes in a little tin to bake it in! I thought it had a great taste, and loved all the seeds it had. I enjoyed this with soup, and also as a snack with peanut butter. Yum!
Cake Mix – There’s only one word to say about this cake mix. Amazing. You might think I’m overreacting, but nope! It really is that good. The mix is made from almonds and Fibrefine, instead of wheat. All you have to do, is add some water, oil, four eggs and any flavouring you want, depending on what type of cake you’re making. Me being me, I had to make one involving chocolate (what a surprise!), so I decided to make a chocolate and orange version. It had a great taste and was a lot better than I expected. The cake came out spongy, moist and only took half an hour in the oven. You can also make this plain, with no extra flavouring if you wanted. (stay tuned for this recipe coming up on Friday!)
Sesame Flour – If you want a low carb flour alternative, this sesame flour works a treat. I’d never tried sesame flour before, but was pleasantly surprised. I’ve been using this in my brownies and pancake mix and it adds a really nice nutty taste. This flour is also gluten free.
As I’m sure you can tell, I’m a big fan of Sukrin, and think they have such a great range, with lots of variety. All the products I tried had great quality, taste and was so close to the real thing, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. I love how it feels like you’re not missing out on having your sugar and don’t have to compromise on flavour. Knowing it’s healthy makes it even better!
Pros – All natural, low in carbs, zero calories. Great selection of sweeteners and perfect for people on gluten free or low carb diets.
Cons - The only con would have to be the price. Like pretty much any health foods/alternatives, it costs more than the original versions. This could get a little costly depending on how often you like to bake.
For more information, visit http://sukrin.com/en/
* Disclaimer – Sukrin provided me with free samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own, and are not influenced in any way by the company.
Do you use natural sweeteners?
Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, how do you keep it under control?
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