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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #121
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Sea Tangle noodles!! Much, MUCH better than Shirataki. No nasty smell, a nice crunch to start with, takes on the color and flavor what whatever you use them in. 0 carbs. $3.09/bag, 3 servings/bag.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #122
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This is a very handy thread. I just ordered oat fiber (for dumplings- weee!!), Ideal brown sugar, and low-carb tortillas. I am now wishing I would have added Davinci pancake syrup and Guys bbq sauce. Oh and those sea tangle noodles.

I think three items necessitates another order...
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #123
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I too love the Guys BBQ sauce!!!I will have to try the Sea Tangle Noodles, I did not like the other kind but I am not a paste person!!

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Adding the sea tangle noodles and ideal brown sugar to my list.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #125
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i'm going to try LC Foods Sweet Brown sweetener, and Toufayan Bakeries LC pita bread ( it's the only one without flax, another allergy!) and also NOW Inulin Powder.
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AddysMommy, did you place your order?

I have some new favorites from my order. The sea tangle noodles are great! I only ordered two since I wasn't sure how I'd like them and wish I had ordered more. I may be placing another order for them soon.

Oat fiber is another ones that will forever be on my list of things to get. I've been making hot cereal with golden flax, almond flour, shredded coconut, oat fiber and davinci syrups. To be able to have that oat taste without all the carbs .. I'm in love!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #127
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Netrition products you can't live without?

As I am expanding my low carb recipes with guidance from so many great ideas here, I'm seeing many recipes with ingredients you won't find at your typical grocery store, and in some cases, not even at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

One product that intrigues me is the DaVinci syrups---Particularly to use in something like cream cheese muffins. Seems many here use it.

When growing into a LC WOE the ingredients to get started with can be overwhelming. So I'm wondering which products y'all wouldn't want to be without, use the most, and why.
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They have DaVinci and Torani syrups at Wal Mart and Sam's in my area. But I wouldn't give you a nickel for any of it. I think it tastes horrid. When I started, there was a LOT of stuff I bought at Netrition- sugar free maltitol honey, Smaps (horrible soy cereal), Isomalt (for low carb candy), CarbQuik, etc. I eventually found out that I was better off with more of a natural approach using ordinary foods available at any grocery store.

If you put a gun to my head, I guess I would say sugar free ketchup, EZ sweetz, sugar free chocolate chips are my "MUST HAVES" but I try to keep it to a bare minimum.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #129
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I like Sweetleaf liquids, erythritol powder, Bob's red mill stuff, and Goya coconut milk
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #130
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They have DaVinci and Torani syrups at Wal Mart and Sam's in my area. But I wouldn't give you a nickel for any of it. I think it tastes horrid. When I started, there was a LOT of stuff I bought at Netrition- sugar free maltitol honey, Smaps (horrible soy cereal), Isomalt (for low carb candy), CarbQuik, etc. I eventually found out that I was better off with more of a natural approach using ordinary foods available at any grocery store.

If you put a gun to my head, I guess I would say sugar free ketchup, EZ sweetz, sugar free chocolate chips are my "MUST HAVES" but I try to keep it to a bare minimum.
Thanks for this. It's so tempting to buy every new thing and try it. However, I'm thinking of using the Davinci in recipes---do you find it tastes like crap in recipes?

I don't shop at Wal-mart. Ever. It's my political WOE, lol. And there's no Sam's club in my area, and from all I've read, I would prefer Costco, which is close enough, but can't get used to or use their king size everything.

Seems I can get Heinz reduced sugar ketchup at Target. I'm intrigued by the sugar free chocolate chips. Thanks for adding in.
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I like Sweetleaf liquids, erythritol powder, Bob's red mill stuff, and Goya coconut milk
Thanks picklepete, and howdy from a fellow Minnesotan! My instinct is to stick with whole foods and NOT stock up on unnecessary crap. Checking our your recs.
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do you find it tastes like crap in recipes?
I've dabbled with them. The ones that imitate a simple form of sugar like caramel, butterscotch, marshmallow, or praline are pretty convincing as long as you compensate for the liquid (treat it like extra water). The fruit and chocolate ones are pretty bad IMO.
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I've dabbled with them. The ones that imitate a simple form of sugar like caramel, butterscotch, marshmallow, or praline are pretty convincing as long as you compensate for the liquid (treat it like extra water). The fruit and chocolate ones are pretty bad IMO.
Oh, thank you for this! I was thinking of the caramel, to add to cream cheese muffins in hope of creating something like a creme brulee flavor.
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You might be able to sample the Torani and DaVinci brands if a local place uses them for sugar free drinks. At least you'd get an idea of what they taste like in a drink anyway.
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My instinct is to stick with whole foods and NOT stock up on unnecessary crap. Checking our your recs.
That's absolutely wise, I try to keep my food as perishable as possible (I know I'm doing well if the fridge is empty on grocery day). But there will always be social occasions and holidays and I like to offer something festive without keeping sugar and wheat in the house.
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That's absolutely wise, I try to keep my food as perishable as possible (I know I'm doing well if the fridge is empty on grocery day). But there will always be social occasions and holidays and I like to offer something festive without keeping sugar and wheat in the house.
Ha. You were generous with your icon regarding spring this year in our fair state. I'd go more for

So I think I'm going to try the Davinci Caramel. We'll see. But I figure the best way to learn is to dip one's toes in, a little at a time.
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I like the EZ-Sweetz sucralose and the Stevita liquid stevia extract (clear). I have lots of other stuff in my cart, but nothing I couldn't live without. They do have very good prices and service. I've placed two good sized orders and both have arrived quickly and everything is packaged very carefully.

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You can get a "syrup" like davinci at dollar tree that is caramel sweetened with sucralose that is pretty good imo....someone mentioned them here and I stopped and found them....and only $1!
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You can get a "syrup" like davinci at dollar tree that is caramel sweetened with sucralose that is pretty good imo....someone mentioned them here and I stopped and found them....and only $1!
Wow, who knew? Thanks. Problem is there are no Dollar Trees close to us, Dollar Stores are much more prevalent in my neck of the woods. But I'll check it out at the Dollar Store when I'm there next, maybe they carry it too. And I think there's a Dollar Tree downtown that I pass every now and then---now I have a reason to stop in.
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You might be able to sample the Torani and DaVinci brands if a local place uses them for sugar free drinks. At least you'd get an idea of what they taste like in a drink anyway.
Thanks reddarin. Interesting idea. However, I'm not very confident that most places are too interested in providing sugar free drinks. I've long been aware of and tasted Torani, not so much Da Vinci, but at least for Torani, it's no sugar free deal and don't even know if they have one.

I'm really interested in using DaVinci Sugar free syrups in baking recipes, as that's where I've most often read them used here in the recipe threads. Although I wouldn't mind if say, the caramel version tasted great in my coffee.
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I like the EZ-Sweetz sucralose and the Stevita liquid stevia extract (clear). I have lots of other stuff in my cart, but nothing I couldn't live without. They do have very good prices and service. I've placed two good sized orders and both have arrived quickly and everything is packaged very carefully.
Good to know. What is it you like about the EZ-Sweetz sucralose--- second rec in this thread for this product---as opposed to other sweeteners?

I have also seen that Stevia liquid extract is not easy to come by in grocery stores.
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Good to know. What is it you like about the EZ-Sweetz sucralose--- second rec in this thread for this product---as opposed to other sweeteners?

I have also seen that Stevia liquid extract is not easy to come by in grocery stores.
The EZ-Sweetz, being a liquid, has no bulking agents like malodextrin, plus it is highly concentrated. It comes in two formulas, for the one I bought one drop = 1 packet sweetener, 24 drops = 1 cup sugar. Very easy to use in recipes.
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The EZ-Sweetz, being a liquid, has no bulking agents like malodextrin, plus it is highly concentrated. It comes in two formulas, for the one I bought one drop = 1 packet sweetener, 24 drops = 1 cup sugar. Very easy to use in recipes.
That explains the benefit perfectly, so convenient. This is exactly the kind of info I was hoping for in looking for the best Low Carb products. Thanks Mistizoom
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SKINNY CRISPS (but I actually don't recommend buying them if you have even the slightest self-control issues...they are delicious and, although relatively low-carb (they are made with almond meal), the cinnamon one and chocolate brownie one are made with real sugar and not low-calorie). But having said that, I buy all of the flavors (cinnamon is my fave followed by chocolate brownie, cheese and toasty onion) and keep them stored in my garage freezer so I have to work harder to get to them. I crumble up the toasty onion and use it as a crunchy, tasty topping for baked fish...tastes very similar to onion soup mix without yucky stuff).

Also, all of my erythritol, Zsweet, and Just Like Sugar; sugar-free chocolate chips;coconut and hazelnut flours; MCT oil; few Big Train items; unsweetened cocoa powder; unsweeteneded coconut; oat fiber; etc..

Jay Robb unflavored whey protein; Whey Protein Crisps and Guy's BBQ Sauce.

I know there is more but I am blanking at the moment. I tend to only buy products that I use to make our food with (meaning not prepared or mixes, etc).

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Certain things they have that I actually use alot I'm lucky enough to be able to get locally as needed (Guy's BBQ sauce, Flackers, Carba Nada pasta, Reduced Sugar Heinz for example). Other things I buy regularly are the Quest bars for DF and erythritol which while I can buy it locally it's much more expensive. I also get the liquid splenda and stevia from netrition.

I used the SF syrups, but usually only in greek yogurt and tea.

Agree with above - service and speed are exceptional for online ordering.
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Yeah. And hello my fellow Minnesotans! Lovely out there, isn't it?

I buy snacks for my husband there -- he loves the popped cheese stuff with flavors like jalapeno. He also loves Linda Sue's peanut butter bars (made with almond butter, natch), so I buy Carbquik and polydextrose, too.
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[QUOTE=Knittering;16364633]Yeah. And hello my fellow Minnesotans! Lovely out there, isn't it?

OMG, an inch of SNOW this morning! Won't be the first time it's snowed in April but geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez! What I hate is when we skip spring and go from cold to hot within a couple of weeks.

Thanks for the product suggestions, knittering.
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Me too. Direct from heater to AC doesn't seem fair!
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[QUOTE=Girlieschmoo;16364389]SKINNY CRISPS (but I actually don't recommend buying them if you have even the slightest self-control issues...they are delicious and, although relatively low-carb (they are made with almond meal), the cinnamon one and chocolate brownie one are made with real sugar and not low-calorie). But having said that, I buy all of the flavors (cinnamon is my fave followed by chocolate brownie, cheese and toasty onion) and keep them stored in my garage freezer so I have to work harder to get to them. I crumble up the toasty onion and use it as a crunchy, tasty topping for baked fish...tastes very similar to onion soup mix without yucky stuff).

Thanks Girlieschmoo. The Skinny crisps really appeal to me as I am always looking for that CRUNCH. And btw, according to the product descriptions, ALL
flavors are the same carb count, about 1/2 net carbs per cracker, which is pretty darn good. Is this a mistake on their part, and when you actually get the Brownie or cinnamon there's sugar in them? That would be not OK.
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