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Old 08-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Anybody tried Nectresse?

This is a new sweetener by the people that make Splenda. I'm wanting to get off Equal but have tried em all....stevia, stevia drops, splenda...and so on. Any reviews?? Here's the product information.

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener,
40 Count†

Serving Size: 1 packet (2.4g) | Calories per serving: 0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars Less than 1g
Erythritol 2g
Protein 0g 0%

Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Hi Suzanne! Welcome to the forums. I see you're pretty new. Most important lesson for low-carb beginners about buying anything that comes in a can, bag, box or cellophane (processed food) after the nutrition label, of course, much MORE important than the nutrition label IMO, is the list of actual INGREDIENTS. I wouldn't want to consume Nectresse since it has real sugar and real molasses in it. It would likely slow your weight loss and actually trigger MORE cravings and likely over time (as with most sweeteners) would dull your body's "sweet receptors", making you have to use more and more of it as time went by to feel it was actually sweetening anything . Here's a pic I snipped of the ingredients off their website just now:

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to LCF! I haven't seen this item sold in any of my stores in Ohio. But, I feel as Peggy does that I would not use a sweetener that contains real sugar or molasses.

I used to use powdered splenda and stopped to get away from the maltodextrin. Truvia is ok....not quite as sweet as the powdered splenda...but I've gotten used to it. Truvia contains erythritol and a type of stevia. I tried several brands of stevia and hated them all, but the type that is in Truvia gives me no weird aftertaste. You might want to give that a try
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Nectress

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Wow,....

I was actually in Wally-World just this morning and saw this on the shelf. It said "new" product and also offered a $1.00 off current purchase. That would have made it $3.49 after coupon. It was for 40 packs only, so i passed....So glad I did too, cause i just assumed it was SF and along the lines as Equal, Splenda and so on....NO idea about the sugar etc...

Anyway, THANKS to the poster who pointed this out!!!

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so, anyone here can recommend a good zero cal sweetener for baking? I been using splenda, but I still have to add packets of the equal to improve the taste of sweetness i desire...I too, am trying to get away from the equal....

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I picked up a box of the packets.
It had a strong cooling effect (typical of erythritol) as well as an odd after taste that I can't quite describe. I did not find it particularly sweet. I usually add 1 drop of ez-sweet to a 6oz chobani plain yogurt and I had to add 2 packets of this stuff. It also gave me some gas-like cramps that I don't get from the E sweetener alone, so it must have been the combo.
I won't buy the packets again.
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I picked up a box of the packets.
It had a strong cooling effect (typical of erythritol) as well as an odd after taste that I can't quite describe. I did not find it particularly sweet. I usually add 1 drop of ez-sweet to a 6oz chobani plain yogurt and I had to add 2 packets of this stuff. It also gave me some gas-like cramps that I don't get from the E sweetener alone, so it must have been the combo.
I won't buy the packets again.
Can you bake with the ez sweet?
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Sure, it's just a very concentrated sucralose liquid. And it shouldn't effect the liquid balance since it's such a small amount.
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Hm - I just saw this advertised for the first time today. I guess if my local coffee shop starts carrying it, I'll give it a shot! I hate to buy anything new in case I hate it.
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That NECTRESSE stuff gives me pause. It looks like it's a product that takes advantage of labeling laws. The first ingredient is Erythritol, which is good. The SECOND ingredient is SUGAR! Then, monk fruit extract and then molasses ... which ... is SUGAR!!

The serving size is a 1/4 tsp, and they "claim" it has no carbs or calories. A tsp of regular sugar has 4 grams of carbs and 15 calories. If they can get the numbers to below 5 calories and below .5 grams of carbs per serving, then I believe they can legally say that it's non-caloric and zero carb. But ... with only a 1/4 tsp serving ... that's ridiculous! It implies that this product COULD actually have just short of 960 calories or 96 grams of carbs ... per cup! That's A LOT! I'm not saying that it IS this high, but I believe it could be and they could get away with calling it carb/calorie free.

It's a trick!
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The name makes me think it should be in the feminine-product aisle.
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The name makes me think it should be in the feminine-product aisle.
That's what I was thinking. That, or some hair conditioner!
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #14
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I use stevia packets for my chocolate almond bark....that's ok, right? Says 0 carbs....
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I purchased the "bulk" jar. To me it has an addictive quality to it, some is good, more is better. The jar also had the easy pour spout, making it easier to use more than you should. I have gone back to Truvia.
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I have tried it and really like it alot and plan to buy it again when I run out, it has not caused me any cravings, stalls or gains. I prefer it over truvia which I think has a funny aftertaste. I mainly use it in my coffee. I use splenda for cooking.
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I just bought some (Target has a printable coupon on their website right now for $2 off the canister). I'm eating it in my homemade Greek yog and it's good - no weird aftertaste. I do get a bit of 'grit' every now and then due to the erythritol, but I don't mind it.

While I use Splenda, I'm also looking for a more natural substitute and this might fit the bill. There's another similar packet-type one by the makers of 'Sugar in the Raw', but my Target didn't have that particular one.

I'd say give this a try if you have the coupon, without one it's fairly spendy..I want to say it was $4.99 for a canister a bit smaller than the Truvia one.
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i bought a box of the packets and find it the best tasting sweetener and most like real sugar. The ingredients listing sugar is a little worrying, I can't say if it's caused any gain or stalls because I wasn't lowcarbing while using it. Now that I'm back on LC, I've switched to truvia which is okay but bitter tasting. I think I might pick it up again, I only used 1/2 a packet a day in my coffee, and see how if I can keep it in my plan.
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That NECTRESSE stuff gives me pause. It looks like it's a product that takes advantage of labeling laws. The first ingredient is Erythritol, which is good. The SECOND ingredient is SUGAR! Then, monk fruit extract and then molasses ... which ... is SUGAR!!

The serving size is a 1/4 tsp, and they "claim" it has no carbs or calories. A tsp of regular sugar has 4 grams of carbs and 15 calories. If they can get the numbers to below 5 calories and below .5 grams of carbs per serving, then I believe they can legally say that it's non-caloric and zero carb. But ... with only a 1/4 tsp serving ... that's ridiculous! It implies that this product COULD actually have just short of 960 calories or 96 grams of carbs ... per cup! That's A LOT! I'm not saying that it IS this high, but I believe it could be and they could get away with calling it carb/calorie free.

It's a trick!
Sheesh, I can't imagine anyone putting a quarter teaspoon of this stuff into anything, unless it is super-concentrated, and the ingredients indicate that it is NOT. That is a truly classic example of manipulating "serving size" to minimize reported carbs and calories! Good call, DJFoodie! And you, too, Buttoni, for pointing out the stuff is sugar under a fancy name!

Addendum: Well, I see that some other posters have used it without a problem, so I'd just encourage people to exercise caution and pay attention to serving sizes if they decide to try it out.

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I like the stuff. I have the packets, and it's 2 carbs, from the erythritol. I don't use it often. I sometimes use a smidge of blackstrap molasses from time to time in recipes, so this doesn't freak me out. As always and with everything, read your labels, and buyer beware!
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Sheesh, I can't imagine anyone putting a quarter teaspoon of this stuff into anything, unless it is super-concentrated, and the ingredients indicate that it is NOT. That is a truly classic example of manipulating "serving size" to minimize reported carbs and calories!

Sort of, but on the label is states that 1/4 t of Nectresse is equal to the sweetness in 1 t of sugar. That being said, I'd wager that most people either don't read that part or would forget and use about 1 t, like they would any other sweetener. So, not only are they probably consuming more carbohydrates than they think they are, they will go through the product faster.

Anyway, I'm not entirely convinced they're trying to be deceptive, but it is a bit confusing.
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I just tried it and it is my new fav! I can lightly taste the molasses and in a side by side with Truvia, it is the clear winner. Taste wise, to me, it is the best on the market.
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I think this thread just proves that when it comes to sweeteners, everyone's taste buds are different. You have to try it to know if it's for you. And it also proves why sugar is such a useful product --- everyone likes the taste of it.
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There is a company called Nevella, they make three liquid sweeteners: sucralose, monk fruit, and stevia. There is no sugars in the monk fruit one and the Splenda rocks. They are carried at walmart and are awesome.
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There is a company called Nevella, they make three liquid sweeteners: sucralose, monk fruit, and stevia. There is no sugars in the monk fruit one and the Splenda rocks. They are carried at walmart and are awesome.
I've been messing around with mixing the splenda one and the monk fruit one for some recipes which don't require sugar's bulk (such as cream cheese thingies, not one with LC flours in them).

The monk fruit one almost reminds me of maple. sort of.
I think it might be a good choice for citrus-flavored things, like a lemony cheesecake.

It's super-concentrated, so it is difficult to not get too much.

With the splenda one, you need just over a tsp to equal a cup of sugar, or 1/2 tsp for 1/2 cup of sugar, and so on.

1.183 tsp for a cup of sugar's sweetness.
0.59 tsp for a 1/2 cup of sugar's sweetness
a 1/4 tsp is an approximation for a 1/4 cup.

Wilth the monk fruit one:
2.8 tsp for a cup of sugar's sweetness.
1.4 tsp for 1/2 cup
1/2 tsp of the monk fruit roughly equals 3 Tbl worth of sweetness.
1/4 tsp roughly equals 1.5 tbl sweetness
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i have been useing the monk fruit, it is not as sweet as some others but it has only one ingredient. monk fruit extract sounds good to me
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Speaking of Monk Fruit, I am ordering this too. Always on the lookout for a good sweetener: EZ-Sweetz Liquid Sweetener, Stevia & Monk Fruit
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There is a company called Nevella, they make three liquid sweeteners: sucralose, monk fruit, and stevia. There is no sugars in the monk fruit one and the Splenda rocks. They are carried at walmart and are awesome.
Love the Sucarlose To Go and Monk Fruit To Go. I haven't bought the Stevia To Go because there was some ingredient in it I didn't want (can't remember what though), so I bought stevia drops from another source instead.
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I'm simple. I just use liquid Splenda. I have the larger bottles at home, and the tiny one in my purse for eating out. Just a drop or two does the trick.

I don't do much baking, which is the only reason I'd use something else, but I'm highly sensitive to maltodextrin, so I can't use many of the powders anyway. The liquid Splenda is highly concentrated sucralose and distilled water only.
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