Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Whole Earth Sweetener with Stevia Review

Whole Earth Sweetener cubes and granulesI first came across the new Whole Earth Sweetener Co. sweeteners while in a branch of Starbucks. I sweeten my coffee with Truvia but noticed they’d replaced their regular Truvia packets with Whole Earth 0 cal sweetener packets.

Examining the packet more closely, I realised it's another Stevia sweetener, like Truvia, which is bulked up with erythritol. Each packet has zero calories and is equivalent to the sweetness of one teaspoon of sugar.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. have brought out 4 different versions of sweetener with stevia/erythritol:
  • Granulated available in a 250g resealable plastic packet
  • Granulated available in individual sachets (only seen in coffee shops so far)!
  • Sweet Mini Cubes in a handy pocket sized tin.

Whole Earth Sweetener cubes and granules

Cubes: 1 cube = teaspoon of sugar in sweetness
Granules: half a teaspoon = 1 teaspoon of sugar in sweeteness.

The individual packets don’t state their sugar sweetness equivalent. However they contain around half a teaspoon of sweetener, so I’d say they were equivalent to 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Whole Earth Sweetener cubes

I love the little cubes and the tin they come in is really cute. They take around 30 seconds to dissolve completely when added to hot drinks and sweeten just the same as the loose granules.

The Whole Earth sweetener is very similar to Truvia, but the granules are a bit finer. I find the Whole Earth brand sweeter than Truvia and didn’t notice any bitter aftertaste. Although the ingredients are very similar, I prefer the Whole Earth brand. Perhaps it has something to do with the ‘natural flavourings’, although I’ve no idea what they are!

Whole Earth Sweetener cubes and granules

Stevia granulated sweeteners are expensive compared to sugar so I’m always checking out the prices in different supermarkets. Truvia is very rarely on offer.

Truvia granulated sweetener in a 270g jar costs £5.00 (£1.85 per 100g) while the Whole Earth sweet granules cost £4.25 per 250g pouch (£1.70 per 100g).

Alternatively, there is another similar version from Canderel who also have a Stevia/erythritol blended sweetener. Theirs is available in a 275g glass jar for £4.50 (£1.63 per 100g)

What the company say:
"At Whole Earth Sweetener Co., we've taken our passionate sense of curiosity and relentless pursuit for innovation to craft a superior taste that you can't find anywhere else.
Our Sweet Granules with Stevia (sweetener of plant origin) is a delightful zero-calorie sweetener that enhances your coffee, tea, cereal or fruit with a pure, undeniable sweetness that will have you forgetting sugar with your first taste.
This small leaf is native to the mountains of South America and is made sweeter with rich soil, warm sun and generous rain. It has been used by the Guarani people for centuries to sweeten herbal tea."
Available in Waitrose, Sainsburys.

Ingredients: Whole Earth Sweet Granules: Bulking Agent: Erythritol, Sweetener: Steviol Glycosides (0.75), Natural Flavourings.

Ingredients: Whole Earth Sweet Mini Cubes: Bulking Agent: Erythritol, Sweetener: Steviol Glycosides (1.1%), Natural Flavourings.

Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.

There is also a honey with Stevia and Brown sugar with Stevia produced by the same company.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. Brown Cane Sugar with Stevia

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. Honey & Stevia Blend

Related Posts:

Stevia Sweeteners from Canderel and Morrisons: Read Post
Sugar Substitutes Using Stevia: Read Post
Light at Heart Sugar and Stevia Blend: Read Post
9 Non-Artificial Alternatives to Sugar: Read Post

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