This is just a quick post for a review on Pyure Sweeteners. I got some free samples in the mail and I have to say I have absolutely no complaints on anything I've tried so far. I'm not getting any money or benefits from sharing this. As many of you probably know, if you read my blog often, I have been using pretty much mostly Pyure Organic Stevia Blend in all my baking lately. So far that's the only one I've tried until I got the samples. I love it because 1) it's so much cheaper to use than most of the sweeteners out there. 2) Though some like the cup for cup measurements of Swerve or Erythritol, I like that I can use half the amount with Pyure Stevia Blend for the same sweetness. More for my buck. 3) I like that I don't have to order it online. It's available locally at most grocery stores. I've been getting it in my local Walmart.
If you want a cup for cup blend they have one, but it has maltodextrin in it which is just another carbohydrate and raises blood sugar. I would not recommend that. Here is an exerpt about maltodextrin
[Maltodextrin has 4 calories per gram — the same amount of calories as sucrose, or table sugar. Like sugar, your body can digest maltodextrin quickly, so it’s useful if you need a quick boost of calories and energy. However, maltodextrin’s GI is higher than table sugar, ranging from 106 to 136. This means that it can raise your blood sugar level very quickly.] Important to read labels and learn what the things listed in the label are.But the organic stevia blend is stevia and erythritol. I like the taste. To me it is as close to sugar as it gets for taste. I prefer it over Swerve. I also prefer the price over Swerve.
Today I tried the maple flavored syrup on one of my favorite pancake recipes "One Big Fluffy Pancake." I added some of my lacto-fermented fried apples to the batter and topped it with butter and the syrup. I was very happy with the texture and flavor, but this one is not available locally, and the price is beyond what I would pay for this size bottle of syrup. It does have a small bit of after taste that some may not like. It does not bother me as it's a good after taste anyway, and it doesn't last very long.
I've been otherwise using Walden Farms zero carb syrup which I like but I tend to add my own maple flavoring to it and a bit more sweetness. I didn't feel the need to do that with Pyure. But comparing the price, it's a no-brainer... I'll keep buying Walden Farms, which I can get locally, and adding maple flavoring and a dash of stevia extract to it.
The vanilla flavored extract is pretty strong on the vanilla flavor, which I like. Just so you know, use it sparingly at first and add a little at a time to see how you like it.
They also have a honey substitute, which I was hoping they'd send me, but they didn't. I would have liked to try that out. Here's the break down of it...
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carb 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 10 g||40%|
Anyway, just thought I'd share with whoever out there is interested since Christmas baking is right around the corner. Have a nice day! 😄