I was graciously sent a box of products from the Sukrin company to try the products and share my fair and honest review with you guys. All opinions are 100 % honest and are my own any. In this post, you will read my thoughts on the products I have tried as well as some a link back to recipes that work well with the products.
If you are new to the Sukrin products, they are a company based in Norway. Their focus is on products that are gluten-free, sugar-free and low carb. Sukrin has gained momentum here in the United States for a little while now and I am so glad they have. They also offer many products in addition to of the ones here. Those items included but are not limited to bread mixes, almond flour, peanut flour.
So be sure to check out their website and view all they have to offer. I know many of my readers follow different eating plans like low carb plans and THM so please do your own research on the items and find where they fit in your dietary plan and nutritional needs. Please see all nutritional information their website. Now, let’s talk more about the products!
These syrups caught my eye the moment I stumbled upon the recipes of Kristie Huneycutt over on YouTube. I have never been a fan of the grocery store versions of syrup so any chance to try a better option thrills me. I know I can make my own, but let’s face it – even food bloggers get tired of cooking some days. So for those days, I would like to have a tasty bottled product on hand. I am happy to have found these options. The company offers two types of syrup to choose from – a gold and a clear. I have tried both and think they both are tasty. The dark color, or gold as they call it, has a nice rich flavor hinted with molasses.
So for those days, I would like to have a tasty bottled product on hand. I am happy to have found these options. The company offers two types of syrup to choose from – a gold and a clear. I have tried both and think they both are tasty. The dark color, or gold as they call it, has a nice rich flavor hinted with molasses.
The clear version is just as nice but I think has a much milder flavor which could be great for those recipes when you need a syrup element but not the darker flavor profile. One thing that I was really pleased with in these products was the texture. Many of the store-bought syrups I have tried over the years have been too thin or watery. Thankfully that is not the case here with either of these two syrups. They are thick and rich with a great mouth feel. In my opinion, they are wonderful on low carb French Toast, pancakes and biscuits. I love to drizzle some of Gold Fiber Syrup over a small bowl of my low carb
In my opinion, they are wonderful on low carb French Toast, pancakes and biscuits. I love to drizzle some of Gold Fiber Syrup over a small bowl of my low carb granola cereal. One thing is for sure, these syrups can open up a world of possibilities in recipes if you choose to use them. Note that the syrups are not on plan for THM ladies, so they would be a personal choice item.
** Here is another recipe from Cooking Keto with Kristie: Quite Perfect Pecan Pie. It uses the Gold Fiber Syrup as well as the Gold Sweetener.
Sukrin Chocolate Bars – I bet there will be no surprised when I tell you guys that low carb chocolate goes fast in my house. Am I right? Of course, I am right, everyone knows that chocolate is always first, lol. That was no different with the two bars that I received in my samples. Gone within minutes of opening the box. They did not disappoint! The chocolate bars come in Milk Chocolate and Almonds & Sea Salt. While I am naturally drawn to the almond bar, being the nutty girl that I am, both my husband and son preferred the smoother milk chocolate.
I thought both were very good. Yes, I managed to grab a bit of the milk chocolate away from the boys without injury! The chocolate was creamy, rich and satisfying. The bars would make a great treat their own but I also think the bars would add great flavor to baked goods like brownies or some nice Chocolate Chunk Cookies. My family and I were unable to discern t any sweetener aftertaste or cooling effect in these bars but I have read and heard from one friend that said she thought it had a bit of an aftertaste. She went on to say that she still enjoyed it.
So these may come down to personal taste and how sensitive you are to the sweeteners but for me and the boys I had to share with they were a hit. I would definitely order them again and recommend you give them a try.
One milk chocolate bar can be subbed for the chocolate chips in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake if you are looking for an amazing chocolate fix!
Sukrin Gold Sweetener– This golden granulated sweetener is a fantastic alternative to brown sugar. Before trying the Sukrin product, I would make my own using some Erythritol and a tsp or two of molasses, so I am excited about this product. The texture is moist and of the granular nature much like the real carb loaded brown sugar and it works well for adding structure to your baked goods such as cookies and bars.
I have enjoyed the flavor and everything we have made with it so far. When I first starting baking with it I could detect a little the cooling effect from the Erythritol in some instances but it was not overpowering. I have now used it enough that I don’t notice is much anymore at all. The benefit of using it in the recipe and overall taste make up for that little hint of Erythritol in my opinion. I have already ordered more and will definitely be using this product again in my baking future.
**For a wonderful recipe that incorporates the Gold Syrup and Sukrin Gold Sweetener check out Cooking Keto with Kristie’s recipe Low Carb Gorilla Bread: A Paula Dean Copycat.
Sukrin Icing Sugar (powdered alternative to sugar, pink/white bag) – This icing sweetener is comparable to a powdered sugar and works well for dusting the tops of dessert, sugar-free frosting or any dish that might call for a finer consistency sweetener. It has a nice flavor with only a slight cooling mouth feel and it worked nicely for the recipes I used it in. I find myself liking this brand more than I have any other powder sweetener so far.
I think it is a great product to have on hand. Granted you could get the same powdered texture if you took the company’s “Sukrin Granulated Sugar” and run it through your coffee grinder but I like saving that this product is ready to use and think it was super handy when I was baking my latest cheesecake. I enjoyed not having to grind it myself and will definitely order it again soon.
**For a cream and smooth texture the Sukrin Icing Sugar’s powdered texture works great in recipes like the filling in my Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Sukrin:1 Sticks (single serve packets) – The last item in my box was the single serve packets of the Sukrin:1. The box has 40 individual packaged servings and would work well if you take your sweeteners with you in your purse or keep some in your car for use on the go. While I love the convenience of having the handy packets to use while out and about I did however feel that the packages didn’t sweetener my coffee as much as my normal Truvia or Pyure does. Don’t get me wrong, the taste was great but I found myself having to use multiple packages of this in my coffee instead of the 1 or 1 1/2 I normally. I only enjoy a mildly sweetened coffee so I would use about 3 to 4 of these and still not be exactly where I thought it would be with that many packages. My husband on the other hand loves his coffee very sweet so our little box of 40 packets went super quick because of how many packages he had to use to acquire his taste preference.
Don’t get me wrong, the taste was great but I found myself having to use multiple packages of this in my coffee instead of the 1 or 1 1/2 I normally. I only enjoy a mildly sweetened coffee so I would use about 3 to 4 of these and still not be exactly where I thought it would be with that many packages. My husband, on the other hand, loves his coffee very sweet so our little box of 40 packets went super quick because of how many packages he had to use to acquire his taste preference.
So this cute little box didn’t last more than a few days. Again, the taste is nice and I will give the product credit there, but I just didn’t feel it was an actual 1:1 with sugar as stated. So, would I buy this again? Honestly speaking, no I would not. I stay that based on how fast the packets went and I don’t think it would be cost-effective for my family at $7.99 per 40 packets. However, you can buy this same (
However, you can buy this same (Sukrin:1) in a larger bulk bag for $6.99 and I think that is a better deal if you use every day. If you only want the packets to use “on the go” and enjoy the convenience of the packets then I would suggest you give these handy packets a try. I would love to hear your opinion of how they work for you.
I hope you find my thoughts and opinions on these items helpful when you are considering Sukrin products. Let me know your thoughts on these items if you have or do tried them. See you all again soon around the table!