• 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2/5 November 25, 2012
    Reviewer: LeeAnn in Ohio
    I haven't tried the regular granulated Swerve. This review applies only to the confectioner's style. I bought this as a better alternative to a different brand of confectionery blend (which I just found out was discontinued, and that's too bad). If suffices to say that I'm sorely, sorely disappointed. First of all, unless you combine the confectioners blend with a non-fat liquid, it makes everything cold. I don't just mean a cold mouthfeel, I mean literally cold. The chemical reaction between this and fat makes it literally unusable. I bought this with the primary intention of using it in buttercream for cakes, but it's about to go in the garbage. I've tried it in buckeyes (peanut butter balls) and various frostings and they're completely useless. I can't really explain it, but in addition to the cooling effect, it is so finely ground (which of course is necessary-- I get that) I want so badly to like this, but I just can't get on board because it's simply not good. Don't waste your money if you're trying to make frosting or peanut butter balls. :(
    This review is specific to Swerve, Confectioners Style
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  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2/5 September 27, 2013
    Reviewer: Danielle in Pennsylvania
    I bake a lot and bought this for that purpose. The cooling effect others mentioned was present and far too much of a hurdle for me to get over. Nothing worse than biting into a piping hot brownie and in the middle it tastes...cold. The best way to describe it is to say this sweetener makes your tongue feel like you've been chewing mint. It doesn't go away after a while but remains. For example, I froze some cookies made with this and when I heated them up to eat they were still cool in the middle. I found this intolerable in my baked goods. The product is also very overpriced.

    I gave it 2 stars because there is no bitter or obnoxiously sweet aftertaste like with other sweeteners and if you don't use it to bake perhaps the cooling effect isn't present.

    This review is specific to Swerve, All-Natural Sweetener
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  • 2/5 August 17, 2014
    Reviewer: Nicole in Colorado
    Despite the high price, I decided to try Swerve due to the many recommendations by low-carb bakers. It has a bizarre odor and aftertaste, along with a strange powder that gets in the air every time the bag is opened. I much prefer ZSweet, both for the taste and the price.
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  • 2/5 August 15, 2014
    Reviewer: Catherine in New Jersey
    I tried it on strawberries and it was ok. I like my tea sweet and I put 3 packs in my tea, but couldn't taste it, so I put in 4, same issue and there was this "sludge" on the bottom of the cup. The next time I put in 5 and got a little of the sweetness, but lots of the "sludge" in the bottom of my cup. I'm not a fan. Will stick with Stevia for now.
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