BEST SUGAR SUBSTITUTE ON THE PLANET
UPDATE : NORBU has now merged with Stevia to create a product called "Raw Earth" but amazingly it tastes just like Norbu only better (just a bit sweeter ) I have a sweet tooth so the news that sugar was bad for you was bad news indeed but then I found Norbu (and now "Raw earth"). The taste is incredible and the best substitute for sugar I have tasted (and I've tasted them all).Best of all it bakes like sugar ! In my opinion Norbu is far superior to Stevia (Natvia) with a far more natural sweet taste that so closely resembles sugar that I can't ...really tell the difference. Norbu has a far milder intensity with an almost creamy finish that totally lacks that unpleasant after~taste so common in other non~sugar sweetness (I hate Stevia because of the after-taste but there is no stevia after taste in the merged product ).It isn't quite as strong as sugar so you may need to use a bit more but it is worth it. I've been adding a little bit to fresh berries which can often be tart and the effect is delicious which makes me eat more fruit. It is particularly great as a sweetener for unsweetened yoghurt and you can enjoy all the pleasure of a tasty creamy treat without any guilt ! Norbu is made from Erythritol and Monk Fruit. Erythritol is totally natural and is produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast but also occurs naturally in pears, soy sauce, wine, sake, watermelon and grapes . Erythritol is the best sugar alternative around and this is supported by numerous scientific studies . It may make some people a little more gassy but that is really the only side~effect ! It contains almost no calories. It has 70% of the sweetness of sugar but It doesn't raise blood sugar or insulin levels or cause tooth decay.As I explained it doesn't have that nasty after~taste that many people experience with Stevia. It is the perfect substitute and gets a ten out of ten from me. (But I give raw earth an 11 out of 10 ! )
Excellent sugar substitute
This natural sweetener is just like sugar. It has no after-taste, does not cause tooth decay, and has few calories. It is much better than some stevia sweeteners. However, I have not been able to buy it any more. I find that the Natvia brand of stevia is equally good.
I purchased both the tablet and granular Norbu sweetener to try. I can honestly say that they should be sued for false advertising. The word sweetener is a joke, these have no hint of sweetness, leave a very unpleasant after taste and I usually end up with a mild headache after using them. As asked by the company on their label for feedback I wrote them and received NO reply at all. Will definitely NOT buy this rubbish again!!!
Nothing, junk and a rip off
No sweetness at all, bad after taste and produced a mild headache whenever I used it.
Love this stuff!
I, too, have been searching for years for a natural sweetener which actually tasted good. I found that Stevia leaves a bitter aftertaste and is not good for baking. Norbu tastes great, no aftertaste and is great for cooking and baking. I checked with my nutrionist and he gave it the thumbs up. Been using it for 3 months and couldn't be happier.
Natural. Safe. Tastes good. No aftertaste.
A bit pricey but well worth it.
Great awesome taste. New sweetener sensation.
Monk fruit (also known as luo han guo) has been used by the ancient Chinese as a sugar alternative for hundreds of years. We in Australia have finally got this miracle fruit in our supermarkets. Fructose free and low calorie, this stuff is amazing. It works great in teas, coffee and even baking! Love it.
Fruity taste, versatile uses. Great with anything.
Not enough people know about it
Questions & Answers
Why does it have 99.6g per 100g of ERYTHRITOL in it?
I can't find anywhere that says that ERYTHRITOL is made from monk fruit.
In fact, it seems that ERYTHRITOL is made from corn. Often GMO corn.
If this contains 99.6g per 100g of ERYTHRITOL then it must only contain .4% of monk fruit.
Am I missing something?
Erythritol is a natural product often used in sweetners as a binding and filling agent to produce crystals similar to sugar . It is totally natural and is produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast but also occurs naturally in corn, pears, soy sauce, wine, sake, watermelon and grapes . Erythritol is the best sugar alternative around and this is supported by numerous scientific studies . It may make some people a little more gassy but that is really the only side~effect ! It contains almost no calories. It has 70% of the sweetness of sugar but It doesn't raise blood sugar or insulin levels or cause tooth decay.
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