Trader Joe's New Sugar Substitute Has Fans Talking

Looking to reduce or remove sugar from your favorite baking recipes? A new Trader Joe's sugar substitute might be the sweet product that is the perfect answer. Found by Instagram account @traderjoeslist, the Allulose Sweetener blend is intended to be a one-to-one sugar substitute, which means that baking measurements are an equal swap. From a spoonful in a coffee to substituting traditional sugar in a cookie recipe, there are many uses for this ingredient. While the flavor is similar to traditional white sugar, this option has "no sugar and no impact on blood sugar."

As the name states, it is a blended sugar substitute, and the fan account shared that it does have a hint of stevia flavoring, which led to some followers expressing their disdain. "I was excited till you said stevia," wrote one commenter, while another more bluntly explained, "I hate Stevia."

Others voiced their excitement about the product, with some people saying the blend tasted pretty good and others sharing that they couldn't wait to bake with it. Despite the critics, it seems that many people will be adding the Allulose Sweetener Blend to their carts. According to the post, one 12-ounce bag costs $4.99, but prices may vary depending on location. The sweet life is within shoppers' grasp, but it doesn't have to come with compromise thanks to Trader Joe's sugar substitute.

What is allulose?

While sugar might be a commonly known ingredient, allulose listed on an ingredient list might leave people scratching their heads. Allulose is a natural sweetener with no calories. According to Food Dive, its chemical components are similar to table sugar, and many find it's comparable to traditional sugar in terms of flavor and texture, too. Even if it is a tad less sweet, some folks prefer this sugar alternative to others, like stevia or monk fruit.

Although some turn to allulose for the lack of calories, there is another element to be considered when opening the bag. Healthline reports that there seem to be no detrimental side-effects from ingesting the sugar substitute, but it's worth noting the product is new and more findings are being revealed. For example, allulose cannot be digested by the body, leading to reports of gas and bloating problems, but those outcomes might be bearable for people who want a zero-calorie sugar alternative. If you're interested in giving it a try, look no further than Trader Joe's.