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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5/5May 09, 2017
Reviewer: Cherie in Pennsylvania
* FINALLY, a pudding I can indulge in that has NO sucralose or aspartame! Tried both flavors using almond milk. Added cocoa powder to the chocolate and a few drops of liquid stevia English Toffee and it was delicious! The vanilla is good, but it needs a little ooomph ... maybe I will add flavor drops next time along with a little vanilla extract.
* I've been looking for a good low-carb aspartame-free pudding mix forever. The flavor and texture are excellent. I used 10 oz. almond milk as directed and beat on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. The pudding thickened up remarkably well, and thickened up even more when I let it sit in the fridge for 5 minutes. I haven't used this to make pies, but I think it would work well.
My only qualm is that I think the formula uses a bit too much erythritol. Erythritol has a very easy-to-identify cooling effect in the mouth, and if you eat enough of it in a concentrated amount, it causes a burning effect in the back of the throat. Half of this box of pudding with almond milk is only 70-80 calories, which is great for a snack, but it's enough to cause both the cooling and burning sensations. So my conclusion is this pudding is great in small doses, and maybe mixed with other things, but avoid a whole bowl of the stuff straight-up.
* I was leery of this pudding the first box I tried. I made it with sugar free almond milk. It was ok but it is much better with half and half or heavy whipping cream and for us low carber's that is great for us!
It is good to mix half sugar free almond milk with your half and half or heavy whipping cream also.
This is very good and very low carb especially compared to other sugar free puddings on the market and in stores. I like both the vanilla and the chocolate very well.
* The box suggested 10 ounces of almond milk for low-carb. I used 8 ounces and 2 ounces of heavy cream to thicken it up. It was great. My only complaint is I wish the carbs were just a little bit lower. It's still pretty high if you're trying to stick under 20 net carbs. Still the best I have found though, taste-wise.
This review is specific to Sugar Free Pudding and Pie Filling, Instant, Chocolate