Wholesome Sweeteners Zero, 12-Ounce Bag (Pack of 2)
- 12 ounce bag, pack of 2
- The all-purpose zero-calorie sweetener made just from sugar cane
- Zero on the glycemic index, Zero artificial ingredients
- Gluten-free, vegan and kosher
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Erythritol. Erythritol is the only ingredient in Wholesome Sweeteners' Zero. No added flavors or intensive sweeteners.
Perfect for sweetening hot and cold beverages, sprinkling on cereal and fruit, as well as baking - the ideal replacement for artificial sweeteners. Zero is 70% as sweet as sugar so you may want to use a little more to sweeten your favorite food or drink, but with Zero Calories and Zero on the Glycemic Index you can indulge with Zero-Guilt.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's worth it to me for health reasons to use the Zero, although I do sympathize with others who feel it's pricey.
If you are planning on using it in baked goods, I'd suggest that you not. The "sugar" has a slightly cooling effect when you taste it (it's hard to explain). I tried to make cookies with it just to see how they would turn out, and they had that weird sensationy taste to them.
This "sensation" (taste isn't the right word) is not very noticeable if you use it in small amounts, such as on cereal, on fruit, in smoothies (AMAZING)...and I'd imagine in coffee (I don't drink it, so I don't know).
Organic Zero is sweet, and for the most part, it tastes--and even looks--like sugar (it's basically a sugar alcohol). Again, I would recommend it in small quantities, but not for baking purposes.
$20ish dollars is an EXTREMELY good price for two packages. I bought some at my local co-op and ended up paying about $15 for one bag.
If you're into artificial sweetners, I'd say it's worth a try--it doesn't have scary things related to it like aspartame and nutrisweet do.
So far I've made pumpkin spice cookies, banana nut bread and gingerbread cookies this way and it tastes fine in all of them.
I tasted this before dumping it in his coffee, and it tastes wonderful. One of the other reviewers mentioned a "cooling" sensation - it does taste like you're eating something cold, even though it's room temperature. It's kind of like mint in that way, but not mint-flavored. I put a little in my own coffee (usually I prefer coffee black, but I'm testing it for this review) and it didn't give the nasty aftertaste that "pink" (saccharine), "blue" (nutrisweet), or even "yellow" (splenda) gives. I also don't have a headache, which I get from "yellow", but then I didn't put much in my coffee - maybe a teaspoonfull.
I'm nervous about health issues, but since this is made from fermented cane sugar, I can't think of any health issues that this would have, as opposed to saccharine. I looked it up in Wikipedia, and the article on "erythritol" is informative and nerve-calming. You should read the article if you're curious, but apparently erythritol (which this product is) is safe, has almost no side effects (like gas or bloating) unless taken in HUGE quantities, and is even safe for your teeth. It also mentions the "cooling effect".
This was a nice surprise. It tastes like sugar and doesn't have a nasty after taste. I used it to bake a sugar free cheesecake, and it came out perfect with no bitter after taste. I like that you can measure it just like sugar and it seems to do the job just as well in baking.
I also don't want carcinogenic chemicals as substitute sweeteners.
I bought this product to try in my Easter Cake and it is DELICIOUS. It hasn't elevated my blood sugar at all. I will buy from Amazon using their subscription plan and lower my cost that way.
UPDATE, December 2009: Because ZERO is expensive, I use half Zero, half organic sugar and this is an excellent way to reduce the glycemic load of most baked goods. Most recipes start with way too much sugar, so I generally halve the total sugar to begin with, then use 50% ZERO and 50% sugar to fulfill the sweetness requirement for the product without murdering my budget.
Best price off the shelf so far has been $10 per 12 oz. bag on sale at Whole Foods Market. Check it out!
THANK YOU, WHOLESOME for an excellent product. Peace.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't think this stuff sweetens well at all! It took a ton of it to sweeten thingsPublished 1 month ago by Cindy S.
This sweetener is really special. Tastes great with no after-taste and is perfect baking or sprinkling over oatmeal. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JLC13
I love this sweetener, and it was much cheaper than I can purchase it for locally, even if I'm lucky enough to find it in our small AK community. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fish Wife
I've been using this stuff for a while, and it just got WAY more expensive. But, it's the best tasting artificial sweetener, hands down. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Linda Scott
Doesn't upset my stomach (or my wife's or my mom's) like other brands do.Published 10 months ago by Michael Paul
I used FOUR teaspoons in a cup of tea just now. I don't taste anything other than green tea. THIS PRODUCT IS A JOKE. Obviously many reviews are not genuine. VERY disappointedPublished 13 months ago by Chrysta Elliot
good for baking as well ; however I don't use more than 1/4 cup per recipe, so that there is no aftertastePublished 19 months ago by Donna J. Lucente
This is a great product to replace DEADLY sugar. It tastes great. Another brand by another company tastes terrible, and I had to throw it out. Read morePublished 23 months ago by TD (T Dickens)