SomerSweet Review

Editor's Review: 3.0 / 5.0

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SomerSweet is a sugar substitute created by actress turned fitness guru, Suzanne Somers. She has created several different diet and weight loss products as well as clothing, books, jewelry and tapes. SomerSweet is said to be able to be used in cooking as well as have no aftertaste. This sugar substitute claims to be five times sweeter than regular sugar as well as contain nine grams of fiber. SomerSweet claims that it can be caramelized as well as toasted, frozen, baked, boiled and fried. This product can be found on various websites for approximately $9.00 per 5.29 ounce can.

The Suzanne Somers website seems to often be out of SomerSweet yet it is always promising to restock this product. The website provides no ingredient information or any other information about this product. The website does not have any user testimonials posted either.

List of Ingredients

Oligofructose, Inulin, Frustose, Sprouted Mung Bean Extract and Acesulfame K.

Product Features

SomerSweet contains the ingredient Inulin which is a popular ingredient in many sugar substitutes. It is said to have a lower caloric content than traditional sugar and it is also said to not be absorbed by the bloodstream until it reaches the colon. This is supposed to keep in from raising blood sugar levels in the body. The ingredient FOS is a derivative of Inulin and it is said to be healthy for the digestive system as well as have a high fiber content and a low caloric content.

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Advantages

  • SomerSweet does seem to be a sugar substitute that is low in calories.
  • This product is moderately priced.
  • SomerSweet can be used in all types of cooking and baking.
  • This product contains a decent amount of fiber.

Disadvantages

  • SomerSweet seems to always be unavailable.
  • There are no user testimonials posted for this product.
  • SomerSweet does not contain any proven fat burners or appetite suppressants.
  • This product will not directly affect weight loss.
  • The website for SomerSweet provides no information on the product.

Conclusion

SomerSweet does not really stand out from the rest of the supposed sugar substitutes available today. SomerSweet may not be an effective weight loss product because there does not seem to be any proven appetite suppressants or fat burners in it so those seeking a weight loss product with the ability to suppress the appetite and burn fat may want to research other products that are intended for appetite suppression and fat burning. Those seeking weight loss may also benefit from developing a healthy diet and exercise program that suits them and their lifestyle. Users will need to assess their health and fitness goals and decide if using SomerSweet is right for them.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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10 User Reviews about SomerSweet

  • 1
    Ronni Mayer

    At the price of $90, I’ll lose the old fashion way!

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  • 2
    Arlene

    Is Somersweet OK for diabetics? Where can I buy it, I live in England but will be coming to U.S. in the summer.

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  • 3
    rena strickler

    I have been using somersweet for 2 years. It tastes so much better than any other sugar substitute on the market. I have never had issues finding it either. I don’t drink any kind of diet soda due to the after taste but use somersweet in my coffee, ice teas, etc.

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    Julie Romero

    How do I order somersweet

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  • 4
    Don Siers

    i have been using somersweet for about two years.i was using about two and a half little scoops in my large coffee cup, but my last order seems to be a bad batch.i have to use two regular teaspoons and it is just barely sweet. has any one else had this problem with recent orders. i have e-maile them about this problem but have received no responce.

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    rena strickler

    Don,
    Last time I purchased somersweet it came in a different larger container than in the past and the usage stated that it was 1 teas. per equivalent of sugar. ( 1:1 ) This makes it easier to measure out when it comes to cooking. Perhaps that is what happened with your order. . . I was aware of it at the time of purchase.

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    Jeremy

    Yes, we’ve had the exact same problem. The new batch of Somersweet that we recently bought in the rather inconvenient 16oz cans isn’t NEARLY as sweet as the product was before. We too wondered if we had a bad batch or what?

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  • 5
    Susan Hea

    I love SomerSweet. I haven’t had any trouble getting it until recently and my husband and I find the taste far superior to any other sugar substitute on the market. We have tried a lot of them. It does caramelize well and I cook with it a lot too. I buy it in bulk. I give it a hearty thumbs up!!!

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  • 6
    Linn

    Is somersweet avaiable in a brown sugar product?

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    Susan Hea

    No. In order for it to be brown it would have to have molasses added to it. That makes it have sugar in it. You could try doing it yourself. It would be a lot less sugar content than if you had just white sugar and molasses (which is what brown sugar is).

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