Disclaimer: This is an unpaid review, I was sent products to try and have chosen to review them. These are my personal views.
This week I’ve been trying out some products sent to my by Sukrin. It’s a product that I hadn’t heard of until I visited the Allergy Show. Sukrin is a natural sweetener produced by natural fermentation from the glucose found in pears, melons and mushrooms. The manufacturers say that is has 0 calories, 0 carbohydrates and a 0 GI plus is 100% natural.
I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of sweeteners and prefer to use naturally sweet products such as dried fruit to add sweetness to my baking or I just use sugar, but I was intrigued by the Sukrin Gold. This looks just like brown sugar, it taste sweeter than brown sugar to me but does taste pleasant and it worked really well in baking.
The items I was more excited about were the bread and cake mixes. Now I’ve tried a lot of gluten free, wheat free breads in my time and I’ve often been disappointed. The bread mix is gluten, wheat, soy, milk and yeast free…. the packet tells me it has only 1g carbohydrate and 58 calories per slice but is high in fibre content. Made with sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and flax seeds plus fibre from sugar beet, chicory and peas, pea protein, almond flour and surkin this bread just doesn’t just sound superhealthy it tastes supergood. I found it easy to make and it had a great texture, the major bonus, it tasted like bread! If doesn’t make a large loaf and as you would expect as a nutty taste to it bit I really enjoyed it.
The cake mix is sugar, wheat and gluten free. Using ground almonds instead of wheat flour and sukrin plus sucralose instead of sugar it was be used as a base for a whole range of cakes. I simply added cocoa powder and made it into cupcakes. These rose well, looked great and had a lovely texture. The taste was for me a little too sweet but I don’t have a sweet tooth so that may just be my personal preference.
Overall I really enjoyed tasting and testing these products and was impressed with them.