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Does what I expected,
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This review is from: Vegetable Glycerine Kosher USP - 1 Half Gallon (64 oz.)
Not a expert on this substance by any means.
I started using Glycerin recently when I make my
ice smoothies as it makes them much 'smoother'.
I'm not a chemist so have no insight on why this is but
when making smoothies without real sugar or alcohol in
the mix the ice will be clumpy and just not right.
Now this is a issue with my slushi concoctions because
I' need to be as sugar free as possible as I'm type 2 diabetic.
Pure alcohol as in a bourbon or vodka does not mess with my blood sugar
much (in fact it can suppress readings) but of course it adds a significant
calorie component to any slushi type mix.
SO then I read about Glycerin and tried the variety I found at the
local Walmart in small 8 oz or so bottles. That worked but then I read
maybe it wasn't supposed to be consumed. It was unclear to me if that
was 'safe' glycerin or not. Supposedly some is mineral based, other 'vegetable' based.
IT was rated USP on the label but no mention of 'food grade' and I suffered
no noticable ill effects by consuming this in my slushi mixes.
Well, since I end up using more of it over time I found this
on Amazon and tried it. Seems a decent value and it is , to my taste buds,
the same sweetness level as the drug store variety I found at the Walmart.
(sorry I forget the brand)
What is confusing though to me is the labels on all these Glycerins say 'call poison control center'
if too much is consumed or words to that effect.
Bottom line. THis stuff isn't killing me that I'm aware of and I've not felt ill using it.
Depending on how large a drink I'm making I use about a half oz to 2 oz. It does not take
much to provide enough 'lubrication' to make the ice act right when blending.
TYpical slushi I make is often based on sugar free lemonade mix one can find at box stores or lime
margarita mix of the sugar free type.
Or, a fresh lime and lemon mix made with real fruit.
Or , a muscle build mix one can buy as a low calorie shake, vanilla or choco type flavors, sometimes
with milk or just water and ice which I toss in extra sweeteners like STevia at times, mint or root-beer
or the like concentrates or some pure powder cocoa for variety.
The Glycerin means I no longer am forced to add real sugar or rum/vodka/whiskey to the mix in
order for the ice to flow properly.
SInce I like my slushi's thick as I can make em, that is important.
Oh, the package arrived without being ruptured in a surprisingly large box. Rather quickly too, Amazon prime member.