This past August I was walking through our local store gathering items from my shopping list. But, a brightly colored package caught my eye and had me stopping to check it out. The package was a box of individual packets of NECTRESSE™Sweetener. Upon pulling this particular item off the shelf, I was really intrigued about how it might be as a sweetener. I’ve tried all of the mainstream sweeteners out there and often found them leaving me with an aftertaste or worried about chemicals.
Nectresse™ is not just a compilation of chemicals to trick your taste buds into thinking what you are consumming is sweet. Rather, they have harnessed the sweet goodness from monk fruit and blended it with other natural sweeteners that deliver what I must admit is the closest to the taste of sugar without all the calories. At this point in time, Nectresse™ is the only 100% natural sweetener made from fruit – monk fruit extract available where you shop.
Since bringing Nectresse™ into my house, my primary use has been for adding a little sweetness to my tea. This product is really sweet and a little goes a long way. I typically use one little packet for three big mugs of tea.
I’ve started using this in my hot cereal in the morning instead of brown or cinammon sugar. After cooking up a serving of 7 grain hot cereal, I added about a third of a packet of along with 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds and 1 Tbsp of craisins. I’ll often add a splash of milk to cool it down as well.
Given how I’ve enjoyed using it in those simple ways, I am curious to see how it does as a sugar substitute in baked items or other foods where I typically add a bit of sugar. For those uses, I plan to pick up a canister so it is easy to scoop and measure what I need.
Anyone can get a FREE sample of NECTRESSE™Sweetener to experience this goodness for themselves.
I’m not the only one enjoying Nectresse™. Check out Lisa Ling talking about why she loves this new product:
Nectresse™ Sweetener is available now in grocery stores, drug stores, supercenters and online for suggested retail prices of $3.99 (packets) and $6.99 (canisters).