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Old 09-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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Erythritol substitute

I have some recipes that call for Erythritol and can not find it anywhere. A couple places say they never heard of it. Is there a suitable substitute for this that would work?
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It depends on what you are making! Usually Splenda can work in its place, but erythritol does tend to improve the flavor of chocolate and add a bit of a crust onto baked goods.
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Thanks Lauren!

I just checked out your link, and your site looks awesome. I bookmarked it so I can check it out when I have more time. I'm always looking for new recipes to try.
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I bought it the other day in my regular grocery store and the brand name was:

It's made by Wholesome Sweeteners and it's called Organic Zero Sweetener.


You can find it at grocery stores, health food stores or online. Amazon.com has it.

Netrition carries the NOW brand here:
Erythritol
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[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]Hi Ladybug...
We just ordered 8 pounds shipped for just under $42 which is $5.25 pound...that's the best we've seen it at.

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[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]Hi Ladybug...
We just ordered 8 pounds shipped for just under $42 which is $5.25 pound...that's the best we've seen it at.
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Hey Larry,

I went there and the cheapest I found was $43 and change PLUS $7.95 shipping for 8 pounds. Did you get something different? Thanks!
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Hey Larry,
I am making a grocery list and thinking of ordering erythritol from the place you recommended. However, to get the best deal I need to order 8 lbs... which is a lot seeing as I don't know for sure if I'll like it. How does it compare to sweet n low or splenda? Carbwise and tastewise. Is really worth it? Thanks, Cat~
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Hey Larry,
I am making a grocery list and thinking of ordering erythritol from the place you recommended. However, to get the best deal I need to order 8 lbs... which is a lot seeing as I don't know for sure if I'll like it. How does it compare to sweet n low or splenda? Carbwise and tastewise. Is really worth it? Thanks, Cat~
[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]Hi Catrina...
I always think it's good to try-before-buy.

Erythritol is an alcohol sugar substitute which has a zero carb footprint (my term for them). It doesn't affect most people's gastro intestinal tract, and is eliminated before hitting the lower gi for most folks.

It is granular and very ''sugar-like''. We love the fact that it tastes like sugar, and has that mouth feel too. It is only 70% as sweet as sugar, and I mix it with splenda when cooking or sweetening things. It's wonderful in chocolate (as Kevin said) and in yogurt, iced tea, baking etc.

Truvía is an Erythritol/Stevia derived mix that would give you a good idea of what it's like without ordering a whole order before you've had a chance to try it. The Erythritol in my link is designed to use one-for-one plus a touch just like sugar, so I've been doing one-for-one with splenda to make up for it being only 70% a sweet, and it is really natural.

We already knew we liked it and will use it up, or we'd not have ordered 8 pounds of the stuff either.
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Thanks, Larry... I'll see if I can find Truvia and give it a try first! Cat~
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substitute for Erythritol

My husband is low carb but he is really affected by sugar alcohols so I trying to find some different sweet things to make that don't cause him too much distress. He was very successful on Atkins induction but his a big guy anyway and the shakes and bars are no longer enough...he is also a sugar addict so we are battling many problems here. I found some great low carb desserts to make but sugar alcohols are a big problem.
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Have you tried ezsweet from Netrition? It's liquid sucralose.

How about Xylitol? It's a sugar alcohol . You have to try them to find out which one he can handle.

Stevia is also a good sweetner and all natural. But you have to keep trying them until you find the one he can handle. It's true everybody is different. Sometimes stevia is bitter to your taste.
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Although erythritol is a sugar alcohol, it does not seem to bother most people. I have SIl and friend who are both incredibly sensitive, and both can tolerate erythritol. I think it's the least bothersome for digestive issues. I serve it to all my company with absolutely no problems.
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I also have not been able to find erythritol at grocery stores. But, I did find it at Super Supplements, so you might call around to different health food/supplement stores. Also, Truvia is a combo of erythritol and stevia. You might try that, too.
Once I figured out that erythritol was going to be my primary choice in sweeteners, I found it was easier just to order it.
If I'm doing any cooking that needs to have a sweetener that is the consistency of powdered sugar, I use powdered Swerve (which is also an erythritol blend) and I also have to order it.
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