New in the Market: Sans Sucre Baking Mixes

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on July 23, 2012 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Sans Sucre (which means “sugar free” in French) produces a line of baking mixes sweetened with Stevia, a natural, no calorie plant, native to Paraguay that has been used as sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries. Stevia sweetener is new to the US market and it is appearing in a wider array of foods. The mixes also contain sorbitol, a sugar substitute found in many sugar free and sugar reduced foods.

To prepare the mixes you simply add water plus 2 tablespoons of oil and bake for 30 minutes. There are 4 varieties available.

Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix and Classic Blondie Brownie mix have the same nutrition profile – 1/8 of the package as prepared has 130 calories, 3 grams of fat (no saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol), 25 grams of carb (1 gram of which is sugar and no fiber), and 45 to 50 milligrams of sodium (depending on flavor).

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix – 1/7 of the package as prepared has 150 calories, 4 grams of fat (no saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol), 30 grams of carb (3 grams of which are sugar and a trace of fiber), and 150 milligrams of sodium.

We found the taste of the mixes to be very sweet, but that may be personal preference. Others we served the mixes to enjoyed the very sweet taste. They are well suited for topping with nonfat whipped cream or lowfat ice cream. The mixes are kosher (cRc).

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