Low Carb Friends

Low Carb Friends (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/)
-   Main Lowcarb Lobby (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/)
-   -   Other than Swerve.... (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/826508-other-than-swerve.html)

grneyedldy 03-25-2014 08:23 AM

Other than Swerve....
 
What brand erythritol do you use and where do you buy it?

Swerve is expensive and was out of stock last time I ordered from Netrition. I would love to just go pick something up at a nearby store. TIA

leeloo 03-25-2014 10:14 AM

My local food coop carries erythritol in bulk. Do you have a coop or natural food store nearby?

snowangel9 03-25-2014 12:24 PM

I use xylitol. I really like it. Mine is made from hardwood trees. I usually use a combo of that and swerve. I get mine at Fred Meyer's or Smith's maybe. Do you have a Natural Grocers or anything near buy?

Dottie 03-25-2014 12:27 PM

Just a word of caution: xylitol is toxic to dogs, so be cautious about using it if you have dogs :)

snowangel9 03-25-2014 12:29 PM

Thanks Dottie! Nope, no more dogs. But I did feed a bit of something made with it to my bird. Didn't kill him thank goodness. But I won't do that again!

Dottie 03-25-2014 12:33 PM

Apparently the insulin response and liver issue is limited to canines (weird, huh?).

MargD 03-25-2014 12:37 PM

I'm able to find granulated Swerve at a local grocer. I purchase the powdered version online.

I also like Truvia and the brand of Erythritol that my health food store carries (can't remember the brand, but have never noticed much of a difference between brands).

grneyedldy 03-25-2014 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leeloo (Post 16850157)
My local food coop carries erythritol in bulk. Do you have a coop or natural food store nearby?

I just googled and there are two, but not really close. I've never been to a food co op, what are they like? It might be worth the drive. Do I need to be a member?

grneyedldy 03-25-2014 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowangel9 (Post 16850353)
I use xylitol. I really like it. Mine is made from hardwood trees. I usually use a combo of that and swerve. I get mine at Fred Meyer's or Smith's maybe. Do you have a Natural Grocers or anything near buy?

I'm going to be near a Kroger tomorrow and will check. Thank you.

No dogs here either, so alls good. :up:

grneyedldy 03-25-2014 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MargD (Post 16850375)
I'm able to find granulated Swerve at a local grocer. I purchase the powdered version online.

I also like Truvia and the brand of Erythritol that my health food store carries (can't remember the brand, but have never noticed much of a difference between brands).

Thanks. I've never seen Swerve in a store here. Truvia is a blend with Stevia, right? I have some liquid stevia/erythritol (Skinny Girl on sale) and I've only tried it in iced tea. Not sure about it in a dessert.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:44 AM.