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Old 04-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Please Describe The Taste of Carbquick and Carbalose For Me? Icky or Okay?

I am so tempted to try more and more LC recipes that I find here but I keep coming across the comments about the off or funky taste of carbquick or carbalose. For those of you who have had these, could you please describe the taste to me, however it tastes to you?
Does it bring anything to mind? I would like to try it if the taste isn't too disagreeable but I don't want the spend the money if I could be forewarned first.
I have a pretty forgiving palate....otherwise I'd have no need to lose this extra poundage! lol And I trust you all for real.
So please tell me, what do they taste like to you? And is it really bad or just a hint or do you LOVE them?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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I love the Carbquick cheese biscuit recipe on the box! I add about a tablespoon of parmesian cheese to the recipe and sometime throw in some rosemary or other dried herb for a change. I keep meaning to try some of the other recipes but the biscuits are SO GOOD and they really satisfy the urge for bread. I don't taste anything funky in Carbquick but I've seen posts where some people don't like this baking mix. Even my kids love the biscuits - and the youngest is super picky!
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I love the Carbquick cheese biscuit recipe on the box! I add about a tablespoon of parmesian cheese to the recipe and sometime throw in some rosemary or other dried herb for a change. I keep meaning to try some of the other recipes but the biscuits are SO GOOD and they really satisfy the urge for bread. I don't taste anything funky in Carbquick but I've seen posts where some people don't like this baking mix. Even my kids love the biscuits - and the youngest is super picky!
Does it remind you or taste like regular Bisquick? I've heard about the cheese biscuits. Most ppl that have eaten them love them!
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I like them fine, but I usually use a recipe that spices it up pretty well.

Tonight I made turkey pot pie with Carbquik biscuit crust - it was good! The crust had butter, garlic and onion powders, shredded cheese, and enough cream/water to hold it together.

I like having it in my baking arsenal. I don't use it on its own but mixed with the right things it's good. I am not a "super taster" but DH is and he likes it too.
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I don't know how to describe the taste of Carbquik. To me it is most disagreeable. I cannot eat soy. I think that's the problem with me and Carbquik; however, dh and friend both think it is top notch! I also get a bit nauseous from the smell when cooking with it for dh. It smells worse cooked than raw! LOL! I use the Carbalose in small amounts and detect no bad taste.

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I find it alarming. my mouth/brain signal that this is NOT something I should be eating. it's tangy in a strange way, like some chemical reaction taking place in my mouth.

there are so many great low carb ingredients for baking, I just don't know why anyone would want to use these! they aren't even very low carb, in comparison.

carbalose is, I seem to recall, 29 grams net carbs per cup. and Carbquick, while less, is strangely oily.
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One word for carbquick =YUCK! worse than epsom salts
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...So please tell me, what do they taste like to you? And is it really bad or just a hint or do you LOVE them?
Hi SiAs…

We bought it once, and used it once then threw it out once...


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I don't mind carbquick for bland or savory things, like biscuits or coating for fried foods or pancakes. But trying to make a cake out of CQ is just YUCK! So worth it to have in the arsenal, but not to depend on.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:36 PM   #10
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Is there soy flour in the product? That could account for the gnarly flavor.
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Is there soy flour in the product? That could account for the gnarly flavor.
I've never eaten soy flour, that I'm aware of, and that is what I heard might be the problem. I've never heard a good thing about it's taste so I have avoided it.
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When I was growing up, Dr. Atkins was an advocate of soya flour in his early Atkins recipes, and so my parents used the soya. And it was nasty. My earliest memories of his revolution rolls consisted of soy flour.
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I don't taste any off flavor in either. They do not taste exactly like white paste(flour), but, I do not find them bitter or off like I do with soy flour. I think the Carbquick has changed for the better from the original. I LOVE the CQ pancakes and I use CQ in the recipes that call for vast amounts of almond flour. I feel if I do 1/2 of each, the texture is so much better.

I think you will have to try them and not go on what others taste.
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I've made the CQ biscuits off the recipe in the box- no cheese or extra stuff, just the regular recipe, and I loved it. I made tiny biscuits, cut them in half, and put sausage patties in there for breakfast. I've also used it in OMMs and to me, there is no strange taste. If you want it for cake, don't bother. CQ makes great things like biscuits, dense muffins, etc, but it won't really hold up in something light and fluffy like cake.

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Hi SiAs…

We bought it once, and used it once then threw it out once...


Totally agree-horrible twangy sour taste.
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These threads always make me wonder if there are two kinds of taste buds, those that don't like Carbquik, and those that do.

I think Carbquik is great! For me it's almost indistinguishable from Bisquick -- no off flavors. I make a double batch of waffles, and freeze them. Whenever I miss cake, I have a waffle with butter, whipped cream, and Walden Farms syrup (maple or chocolate). A low-carber's dream come true.

The brownies are great also.

So, I think you just have to try it to find out which type of taste buds you have.


3/4 stick butter (3 oz)

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate

1.5 cups Erythritol (powdered or ground in food processor)

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 whole eggs

1 egg yolk

3/4 cup Carbquik

3/4 cup walnut, chopped



Brownie: -Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 9x9x2 inches.

-Melt butter and chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. You can do it in the microwave, but saucepan might be better.

-Cool slightly and add Sweetener to chocolate and blend well till smooth.

-Beat vanilla and eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed.

-Beat in carbquik just until blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread in pan.

-Bake 20-30 minutes or just until brownies spring back in the middle and begin to pull away from sides of pan.
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Carbquik tasted weird and had an unnatural feel in my mouth.

I use almond flour, baking soda, and a dash of coconut flour as the dry base for many of my LC recipes.
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I think it tastes just like old burned rubber tires smell. But that's just me. After trying many suggestions on this board to cut the funky taste, I threw out the whole rest of the box. Some people don't notice it and some people can't bear it...
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I've only used Carbquick in this recipe

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and I think it tastes good.
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CQ tastes great to me! It is strange isn't it!
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I just love Carbquick for pancakes and waffles!
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I bought a bag of Carbalose several years ago, used it once, and could not use it again, it has a really nasty, chemical smell and taste. I just found it on the back of my fridge just he other day and tossed it out.
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I made the cheese biscuits from Carbquik and couldn't even finish one. The just tasted fake. Someone said chemically and that is probably as close as I could come to describing it. However, my BF said they were the best biscuits he had ever tasted and ate the rest of the batch in one sitting. I think it is probably like how some people taste an aftertaste after eating artificial sweeteners and others don't. Personally, I do taste an aftertaste with aspartame and stevia. Maybe it's the same gene... I tend to prefer the recipes in the Eades book named something like "The Low-Carb Comfort food cookbook". Many of their recipes use almond flour, whey protein powder and even some soy protein powder.
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I love carbquik and carbalose. I must add though that I rarely use them "by themselves". It is usually mixed up with something else.

I made calamari the other day with the carbalose flour (with spices added as you would do if you were using flour for the breading) It was soooooo good with some tartar sauce!

I make chocolate chip muffins with SF chocolate from Trader Joe's (this has almond flour added). The cheese scones/biscuits (I have several variations with them being savoury or sweet). Pancakes etc.

It will simply be a thing of having to try some. It has been a great addition to my pantry. I am very thankful for this product. I know it isn't for everyone though.
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I don't use CQ anymore, but if I did I would sift it first and get out those little clumps.
Then you need to add a little more fat to your recipes.

Everyone is different..Our tastebuds are different and this thread proves it.

However, the more other "flavors" there are when you use it, the better.
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I have used both these products since they came on the market and have never had a problem, but I use them in conjunction with other LC flour type products and almost never alone and like Char I tend to "spice" up the flour when I need to use it alone.

Great products with great results for me!
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I have both carbquik and carbolose and they are nasty by themselves. Adding almond flour or coconut flour to them is best for a pretty good bake dish.

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Carbquik

I bought some on my first Netrition order. I used if for the first time today. I made pancakes. The recipe is for 10 servings of 2 pancakes each. I am only one person, so I cut it x 4, and the recipe for 10 servings only calls for one egg....so a bit hard to divide an egg into 4ths. I did the best I could, and I liked the pancakes just fine...no icky taste. They were a little fragile to cook, but overall, I was very pleased. Count me in the ones that like it!
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I love it, especially the biscuits, served warm with butter and LC syrup.
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