Tuesday, August 01, 2006

'Sweet Simplicity' Has All-Natural Erythritol

Now erythritol comes in these convenient packets of "Sweet Simplicity"

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my readers is where they can purchase a usable consumer version of the sugar alcohol erythritol. Unlike that "other" sugar alcohol (you know, the "m" word!) that causes some rather unpleasant gastric distress, erythritol does not cause these issues to happen in most people and is an excellent sweetener to be included in any of the low-carb products you decide to purchase.

In fact, one of my favorite items when I was losing weight in 2004 was Z-Carb bars because they were made with erythritol. I never had to deal with the unpleasant feeling of excess gas and diarreah from eating these awesome virtually ZERO carb chocolate bars. Unfortunately this product is no longer around, but I was thankful to have an erythritol-sweetened product to help me when I was losing weight. Are you listening candy manufacturers?

But there's only one problem regarding this excellent sugar alternative -- you haven't been able to buy erythritol at the store like you can Splenda, Equal, or Sweet N' Low. Well, all of that changed a few months ago when a brand new product made from erythritol hit the market called "Sweet Simplicity".

I know, I know. NOT ANOTHER SWEETENER! Yep, it is ANOTHER sweetener that is excellent to use when you are livin' la vida low-carb. It offers you a pleasantly sweet-tasting sugar alternative that is high-quality, calorie-free, and 100% all-natural.

Produced by the Whole Earth Sweetener Co., "Sweet Simplicity" contains erythritol, a small amount of fructose and other natural flavors. For people who think sugar substitutes stink because of their experience with the others ones out there (you can't blame them for assuming all sugar-free sweeteners taste awful!), I cannot think of another sweetener on the market today that will convince them that there are viable and desirable replacements for sugar.

This product is perfect for use in virtually anything that you would put sugar in, including beverages, on fresh fruit, and even in your favorite dessert recipes. They come packaged in 30-count boxes at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Just like sucralose, you do have to count "Sweet Simplicity" as 1g net carb per packet, but it is oh so worth it. If you are looking for something to replace the sugar you have been eating in your diet, then I cannot think of an easier or more complete way to do that than with "Sweet Simplicity." This is yet another effective way to end your addiction to sugar.

"Sweet Simplicity" is available at your local Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats natural food stores or by visiting their web site located at


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