Sunday, July 12, 2009

Smucker's Sugar Free Syrup

I was seduced by this golden temptress' nutritional facts:

Calories: 20
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 85mg
Carbs: 8g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 0g

As I compared Smucker's syrup its neighbor in the breakfast aisle (which was loaded with 52g of sugar), I decided to make the healthy choice and give Smucker's a shot for $3.99.

The eating (on blueberry Eggo's) started off promisingly. The taste is like the distant cousin of Aunt Jemima. A distant, dull, metallic cousin. Okay, it wasn't that bad, but it led me to wonder what exactly I was eating. The answer on the back of the bottle was aspatame.

As the meal progressed, the consistency of the syrup began to...shall we say take shape? Unlike most syrups which spread across the food and plate, Smucker's Sugar Free is gelatinous. It has a nasty blob-like consistency which turned my stomach.

My bottle's next adventure will be a trip down the garbage chute.

The flavor is a passable substitute for your run of the mill sugar syrup, but the consistency is stomach turning.

Rating: Fairly nasty


  1. Awesome review. Peter pretty much won't eat anything except the real maple syrup, so it's probably a mute point!

  2. I'm with Peter - the real stuff is the way to go if you can afford it!