My journey along the yellow brick road to becoming an RD
I haven't tried xylitol but this is the second positive review that I've read so I'll have to keep my eyes peeled! Also, thanks for the GI note - that's one of the worst side effects of artificial sweeteners that I think a lot of people forget...
I've got my review planned for Tuesday, so I'm going to try baking with it today. Glad to see that you liked it! I've found that other sweeteners (Stevia) you can tell that it's not real sugar, so it's nice that this one seems to disguise that a little better.
I've never used anything other than normal sugar in recipes, but I use stevia sometimes to sweeten yogurt or in smoothies. I hate that artificial taste, but I would try this stuff since you said it tastes normal!
nice review! I actually didn't know much about sugar alcohols before reading this so thank you for informing me! Xyla actually sounds pretty cool, and I like that you can use it in a 1:1 ratio...however....my intestines may not enjoy it so much LOL...sensitive stomach problems :-/. You are going to make such an awesome RD, seriously!!
Thanks for the review Chelsea. I have heard about Xyla on other blogs but never tried it! Since giving up artificial sweeteners last year, I tend to use honey as a sugar alternative. It's great to know that some exist which aren't dangerous like aspartame...and actually taste pretty decent too. Although a lot of bloggers seem to love NuNaturals, even a couple of drops tasted gross to me!
iiiiinteresting. i use nunaturals most often for my sweetner. well, besides honey. i love honey.
Ohhhh future dietitian talk. Learned about this in my clinical class that I just took this semester if good ol' diabetes section lol. Never actually tried it, but interested to see what this "cool" taste is like!!
I've heard great things about Xyla, and think it's great that it tastes so similar to sugar! Sadly, I don't tolerate sugar alcohols well, though, so even a gram or two sends my tummy into a tailspin! I try to steer clear of of all the "-ols"--especially maltitol, which seems to be the most problematic. I love stevia, though! And I don't shy away from other natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and even sugar. :)Hope you had a wonderful Monday, Chelsea! <3 xoxo
Other than in products that contain it, I have never tried it on its own. I like that you reviewed the product by the spoon and in baking. It is awesome there is no after taste because I know that is a huge problem people experience with splenda and truvia and other sweeteners that might be used to replace sugar.
I LOVE xylitol! It's definitely one of my favorites...right up there with NuNaturals stevia. I was super nervous about trying it so I'm glad that Xyla offered to let me sample some products for a review as well...I totally swear by the maple syrup that they sent me! I actually tried some regular syrup last weekend and found it to be waaaaaaay too sweet for me. Guess I'll have to start BYOMP'ing if I go out for breakfast anywhere, huh? Lol