Just Like Sugar Table Top Sweetener -- 16 oz
Does *NOT* taste anything like sugar!
Really disgusting stuff. I know it's natural, but it tastes very artificial/chemical and leaves a horrible aftertaste. I'd rather go without any sweetener than use this nasty stuff. If you are use to artificial sweeteners then you might be okay with this stuff. I thought it was disgusting and threw the whole bag out. Don't let the name fool you - it is NOTHING like real sugar! There are better sweeteners like raw honey to use instead.
April 1, 2014
only takes a small amount to sweeten foods
February 25, 2014
This is OK
This sugar substitute is not sweet like sugar. Even increasing the amount of "Just like sugar" in your recipes will not get it to be as sweet as sugar. That said it is a good substitute if you want things just sweetened a little bit. It worked well in the Almond/Coconut oil/cocoa snacks I made, gave a more dark chocolate taste than sweet. I happen to love dark chocolate.
February 9, 2014
Tastes just like sugar
Better than expected fantastic
January 30, 2014
The best overall sugar-substitute for baking
I have tried several alternative sweeteners. I like JLS because it is a chicory root fiber, according to Jane's Healthy Kitchen, it is also a paleo sweetener. It is the best for baking because of its' more neutral flavor. While it is not quite as sweet as sugar, its' consistency works well in cakes, etc. I learned that if you use JLS cup-for-cup to replace sugar in a recipe, it can leave somewhat of an aftertaste. So the key here is to use less. I don't use more than 1/2 cup in most of the desserts I make (not more than 1 cup when making cheesecake.)
Another reason to use less: It is expensive! I found that as you lose your craving for sweets and work on curing your sugar addiction, you don't need a dessert to taste as sweet, so it is fine to use less JLS sweetener. If I need a dessert to taste sweeter, I will compensate by adding mashed fruit to the recipe, or adding a sweetened topping when serving.
January 30, 2014