So we are coming into baking season and it's only fair that I start getting to some of these products. The Winter and Fall baking season often come laden with items full of sugar.
For some people that is fine. For some, we would love to cut back and for others cutting sugar is a must.
If are familiar with certain diets like Keto, then stevia and erythritol, are already part of your shopping list. But this may or may not be keto-friendly. While this has no calories it still seems to have 8 grams of carbohydrates. And yes, this is a blend that has stevia in it.
But there can be some drawbacks with those items, namely the after-taste. While sweet, for some of us the aftertaste of those items can be so off-putting that we know it's fooling no one.
There is a recipe for chocolate chip cookies on the back. I tried it and they were pretty good. But there is a slight flaw with the recipe: it still calls for quite a bit of brown sugar. So basically you are making reduced-sugar cookies.
To be honest, I thought they were pretty good. But I also knew the brown sugar was hiding the possible aftertaste and was making the cookies taste sweet anyways.
So I made a batch of oatmeal bars just using Allulose in place of the sugar. I found them to be not a full 1:1 sweet replacement. But they really weren't bad either. Best of all, I wasn't detecting an aftertaste. A big plus in my mind.
Keep in mind this is only 70% as sweet as sugar itself. So much like the cookie recipe on the back, you'll either want to use some form of regular sugar or add more allulose to compensate.
This comes in a resealable bag. The sugar is powdered pretty fine but stops short of being like powdered sugar. This is sold in a 12-ounce package.
For $4.99 this is obviously priced much higher than regular sugar. I had some readers say they liked the product but the product didn't agree with them. So just be aware that has been reported. I didn't have such issues, but some readers messaged me through Instagram saying they had issues with it. And according to Healthline, this is a possibility.
But as far as artificial sweeteners go, this was really one of the best sugar substitutes that I've tried so far. It mixes well and tastes pretty close. While I wouldn't swap it out for everything, this is a solid product to help reduce your sugar intake. Just keep in mind it isn't quite as sweet as sugar so you might find yourself needing just a bit more to keep the taste similar.
Would I buy Trader Joe's Allulose again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Allulose again. If you are looking for a sugar substitute that actually tastes like sugar then this might be the best one to reach for. It is keto-friendly but because we don't know the source of the allulose it may not be paleo-friendly.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Allulose
Product Name: Trader Joe's Allulose
Product Description: Trader Joe's Allulose is one of a few zero-calorie sweeteners on shelves.
Trader Joe's Allulose is new and pretty close to sugar without much in the way of aftertaste.
- A pretty good sugar substitute
- No funky aftertaste
- If you are making a sugar-laden dessert, this might be best to mix in with regular sugar as this is only about 70% as sweet as regular sugar
- Some readers have complained it doesn't agree with them