Notes by Shannon.
This week’s podcast is going to be sweet.
It all started with the discovery of Swerve Sweetener. Picked up on a whim, we tried this sugar alternative after seeing it in a blog recipe. After making one kick-butt pumpkin pie, our interest was piqued.
Could this product that tastes comparable to sugar (you can use it 1:1 in most recipes to substitute regular sugar), with zero effect on blood sugar & insulin response, be too good to be true?
We put the question out into the world (and social media) and got a response. A response from the folks at Swerve Sweetener no less, offering up an interview with their President and CEO Andress Blackwell!
The quest for more information about this sugar substitute, which we have previously chatted about in a past episode, is what led to this week’s interview. Nick got the chance to ask those questions that had been nagging at us for weeks:
- Where did the development of this particular sugar alcohol – erythritol – come from?
- How was it different from other sugar alcohols that can cause some… gastric issues?
- Where has it been tested? Will there be more tests in the future?
- What’s the mission for the Swerve Sweetener team?
- Who could benefit the most from a sweetener like this?
- Where can you find this product now?
Nick got the answers to these questions and more in the interview.
As for where you can find this product to try it out for yourself (just in time for the holidays no less!), you can use the store locator feature on their website to find a retailer near you.
We’re not the only podcast talking about sugar substitutes. Friend of the podcast, Vinnie Tortorich voiced his opinion in an episode of his podcast not too long ago. (If you know Vinnie, you might very well be able to guess what his vote on any sugar-like product would be.)
Our main takeaway, though? It’s easy to see how something like this could come in handy as an extra tool to battle the overwhelming amount of sugar in our diets around the holidays (and the rest of the year). There’s a good chance I’ve got a couple batches of favorite holiday cookies baking up in the oven right now. It’s tradition after all.
But don’t take our word for it! Listen to the interview and let us know if this is a product you might be using to sweeten up your life in the future.
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Links to this week’s episode