Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb)

Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) : Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) : Grocery & Gourmet Food

What are lakanto classic monk fruit sweetener with erythritol – white sugar substitute features?

  • Great for cooking and baking: white sugar substitute that’s perfect for cookies, coffee, desserts, and other sweet, sugar-free treats. Tastes, bakes, and cooks like sugar. Great sugar alternative. Made with only monk fruit sweetener and erythritol.
  • Matches the sweetness of sugar: a healthy cup-for-cup alternative to ordinary sugar. Monk fruit contains zero calories and is about 250 times sweeter than sugar.
  • Lifestyle friendly: works with ketogenic, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-sugar, non-gmo, and all-natural diets. Monk fruit sweetener may help with weight loss. Monkfruit contains natural sugars, mainly fructose and glucose. Add this perfect sweetnees to help enhance your overall health and fitness. Modern day superfood.
  • Sweet with no guilt, zero glycemic response: contains zero net carbs, zero calories, and is zero-glycemic. Monk fruit sweetener is safe for most people and can help manage blood sugar levels. Great for everyone of all ages.
  • Lakanto’s mission statement: at lakanto, our mission is to bring chi to life by inspiring people to reach their highest potential in health and wellness by creating products that are innovative, delicious, natural, and nutritious. Try some today!
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Lakanto classic monk fruit sweetener with erythritol – white sugar substitute details:

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11.89 x 7.91 x 3.03 inches; 3 pounds

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Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) AMAZON : Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) : Grocery & Gourmet Food

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What are all the ingredients listed for this product?

Lakanto isn’t truely a ‘monkfruit sweetner’, except as a marketing gimmick. It is basically the same thing as truvia, except that it is substituting in a bit of monk fruit instead of stevia to increase the sweetness so that it is more like using sugar in proportion. This is made even more obvious by their marketing it as a 1:1 substitute for sugar, while distracting people with the (erroneous) note that actual monk fruit is 300x the sweetness of sugar.

It would be more honest to market their product as an ‘erythritol sweetner’ with monk fruit extract, but that’s not as marketable.

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What is the percentage by volume of erythritol and what percentage is luo han guo?

This is almost pure erythritol, about 99%. Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar. They add enough monk fruit to make it as sweet as sugar. Being 99% erythritol by weight would not be deceptive because monk fruit is 150 to 200 times as sweet as sugar. What is deceptive is that only 30% of the sweetness comes from monk fruit. Thus it should be call erythritol enhanced with monk fruit, rather than monk fruit sweetener.

Having stated this, other than potential digestive problems resulting from erythritol not being digestible, there is nothing wrong with a sweetener being 70% erythritol and 30% monk fruit by sweetness, except calling it monk fruit sweetener.

If you want a granulated monk fruit sweetener with a higher percentage of monk fruit, you will have to look for one that is not a one for one replacement for sugar, or uses a less sweet base than erytritol.

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Does this product contain any carbs? Thank you…

About 90% of erythritol passes into the blood stream, where it circulates, but not metabolized by the body, and is eventually excreted in urine. The remaining 10% is broken down by microbes within the digestive system, which is how it can cause intestinal gas.

The other answer here incorrectly states ‘it is excreted before it can enter the blood stream.’ anatomically, the only way it can reach the urine is to pass into the bloodstream.

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What does it mean by 2:1?

2:1 reflects the ratio of sugar to our product. For example, in a recipe that calls for 2 tablespoons of sugar, you would only use 1 tablespoon of lakanto.

Is this product from japan?

No. The parent company of lakanto, saraya, is in japan. Saraya owns the monk fruit farm in china where it is run by strict japanese standards. The sweetener is processed on site at our farm to ensure the highest quality product. If you research monk fruit, it is indigenous to this one area of china and china has exclusive rights to grow it commercially. It is the only place it can be obtained from.

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Does the product melt easily if i want to put it in non baked desserts?

This sweetener has an appearance and texture similar to turbinado sugar, and it melts/blends like that sugar. I use it in my tea, and it dissolves and blends very well in very warm to hot liquid. You might have to stir it more in cool liquids to get it to dissolve and blend properly!

What is the difference between the white and golden? Do they taste the same or do you prefer one over the other?

Golden lakanto still has the skin of the fruit with it and white lakanto does not. There are a few slight differences in taste, however they are pretty similar. It comes down to personal preference!

Does this product contain gluten or corn?

None of lakanto products contain gluten. Our classic monkfruit sweetener does contain erythritol which is made from non-gmo, fermented corn.

What are the ingredients?

The ingredients are erythritol from non-gmo corn and luo han guo. The product looks and tastes exactly like sugar but is zero calorie, heat stable, diabetic safe and is described in my kindle book ‘naturally sweet and healthy – cook and bake without sugar or artificial sweeteners.’

I recently purchased swerve…i liked the taste of it, but couldn’t get over the cooling effect in my throat. Does this monkfruit do the same?

Its wonderful! I use in everything just like sugar, tastes just like sugar and none of the draw backs. Doesn’t raise the blood sugar, doesn’t have the calories, and tastes great. Use it in baking and i make delicious chocolate, it desolves quickly and leaves no gritty taste. I love monk fruit ad so does my whole family.

I don’t get it, if monk fruit is 300x sweeter than sugar, why is it a 1:1 ratio instead of x amount = 1 cup sugar like other sweeteners?

That’s why monk fruit is typically blended with erythritol — to balance the sweetness.

If used in making homemade yeast breads, does the crust of the loaf brown? Other sugar substitutes (like stevia) prevent a golden crust from forming.

The crust of the loaf does brown when you use lakanto sweetener. We will be posting a bread recipe to our website soon.

Is this better than stevia? I recently bought bitter stevia powder and im upset.

I always used to use stevia. I like this better. It is granular like sugar. I like it that way. You could dissolve first. I buy the golden because it has a lite brown sugar flavor. I’m on my 3rd bag. I use it in cooking too like for bbq -i have family that uses reg sugar and they make no comment. So not noticed by them.

Where is the product made?

it is now grown in china. First started out in japan according to their website.

What is the carb count?

Greetings~thank you for your message.the carb count is: 4grams for one teaspoon.please let us know if there is anything further we can help you with.kind regards.

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Can anyone provide a complete ingredients list? Thank you!

Lakanto ingredients: erythritol (main ingredient – sugar alcohol), monk fruit extract (lo han guo).
Sweeteners of lo han guo you can sometimes find in chinese stores. ‘just like sugar’ sweetener ( can be interesting too.

Where does this score on the glycemic index?

It has zero glycemic impact. My son is diabetic and uses it. My wife and i are keto and use it regularly because it has 4 carbs, which are alcohol sugars and do not count.

What are the ingredients in this product?

Unlike bland, powdery sweeteners, lakanto’s golden granules resemble natural, unprocessed sugar. It has a mouthwatering aroma and a delicious flavor, with no aftertaste. Lakanto is made from natural ingredients and contains no colors, preservatives or additives of any kind.the other ingredient – high purity luo han guo extract – is what makes lakanto so unique. Grown mainly in the guilin mountains in southern china, this prized fruit has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, earning it the nickname, ‘the longevity fruit.’ luo han guo is often used as a sweetener on its own, but due to its intense sweetness – 300 times that of sugar – it is impractical and difficult to use.

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Is this good for use in coffe?

It’s grea in coffee. Dissolves great. Also real good in baked goods. Lakanto makes a powdered sugar and is also good. No after taste with the monkfruit sugar.

What should i do if the bag as a tear where the sugar was leaking during shipment? I bought this as a present for a friend.

Do not touch this product….it is contaminated…..contaci amazon

Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) AMAZON : Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 3 lb) : Grocery & Gourmet Food

What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score
Worked for me

I am very sensitive to sugar. It makes me sick if i get too much or too little. I am also allergic to all those fake sugars that have flooded the market. Diet anything is to be avoided like covid. I might be able to squeak by if it’s at the very bottom of the ingredient list but probably not.

I have been looking for a better alternative now that winter is coming and i like to make cinnamon rolls and other goodies. Those call for sugar but i’ve always had trouble finding the perfect balance between sick as a dog and fine and dandy.

This came in a zip top bag, held a reasonable amount and best of all, no side effects whatsoever. I used it in kool aid and never tasted anything bitter or weird. The same with lemonade, hot coffee, iced tea, etc. And couldn’t tell you that there was a difference in taste at all. This bag lasted about 2 months but i only use sugar in drinks and those very sparingly.

5Expert Score
Tastes just like real sugar (really)

My wife is pre diabetic, so we started looking for alternatives. So many had that nasty after taste like something metallic. We tried the erythritol by itself at first because we liked the reviews and how it was broken down in the body. It still had a mild after taste but then we saw this in the store and thought we would give it a try. Perfect. It is the best alternative we have ever found. The monk fruit does the trick. Baking is great. The only big difference is when doing high heat cooking. I make fudge every year for christmas. The fudge does not harden as it would with real sugar. But it is good enough. It is just a softer fudge. Buying it on subscription is much cheaper than the store. You just have to figure out how much you use. We use it in coffee, sweet tea, on cereals. Guilt-free

5Expert Score
Best substitute for sugar

Have been using lakanto monk fruit for several years. We stopped using natural sugar since finding out about monk fruit. Way better than stevia or any of the other substitutes. Tastes, bakes, looks, and feels just like sugar. Do yourself a favor and try some. You will drop sugar and all the other substitutes forever once you tried. It is 0 calorie, hypoglycemic, and keto freindly.

5Expert Score
Monk fruit sweetener white sugar replacement.

I had already bought a pound bag of this and it went so fast i got the 3lb bag this time. I love love love this sugar replacement! It doesn’t leave that aftertaste like artificial sweeteners does. This is a natural sweetener from the monk fruit plant. It tastes so much like white sugar! It dissolves in cold beverages as well. This is my new sweetener! Thank you!

5Expert Score
Sweet with calories

I have been looking for a sweetener that does not have an aftertaste. I think i finally found it. I just ordered a second bag directly from the website along with the brown sugar version and coffee flavoring. I’ll let you know how they rate once i have tried them. So far loving this product.

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Tastes great!

I’ve discovered that i’m allergic to stevia, and needed a sugar free sweetener for baking. This measure and tastes like sugar. I use it when i make sweet tea instead of sugar and can’t tell the difference.

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Best alternative to sugar

I have tried many alternative sweeteners and just don’t like them. The aftertaste is a killer. I love this monk-fruit. It tastes 1:1 like sugar, no after taste and it works great with my diabetic diet plan. I can’t taste the difference between it and sugar which is great. I love it in my lemonade and i don’t feel deprived.

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Tastes just like sugar!

I was using stevia as a sugar substitute but it has such a potent aftertaste. I decided to try monk fruit because it looks really similar to sugar and i figured it probably will have an after taste but maybe it wouldn’t be so strong. I was wrong! Monk fruit looks and tastes just like real sugar! I can’t believe it! I put some in my unsweetened almond chocolate milk and it was so delicious! No funny aftertaste. I tried it just by itself too and yes it’s just like sugar. I honestly couldn’t tell even with a side by side comparison. It’s expensive but worth it if you’re watching sugar levels.

5Expert Score
Pricey but good

I’ve tried many sugar substitutes for myself, and this has been the best there’s no aftertaste like stevia has. No dangerous added chemicals like other sweeteners. I’ve tried it for my husband who doesn’t like the aftertaste of stevia or other sweetener products has, he can’t tell so that’s good. The only downside is the price but, how can you put a price on health.

5Expert Score
Really helps cut calories and sugar consumption.

I like this product as it measures like sugar and cuts my sugar consumption. I use it in hot tea and oatmeal, but have not tried cooking with it. Just like sugar!

4Expert Score
Beware, package leaks.

I like this sweetener. It measures like sugar and doesn’t raise my blood sugar. The only downside is that the packages leak. I have had significant leaks on two of the three packages i ordered through amazon. The one that just arrived was combined with a smoke alarm and speaker, so now my smoke alarm is full of sweetener crystals. If you order this product it may be best to have it shipped solo, and not combined with other orders.

4Expert Score
Expensive, but the best option for keto (taste wise)

My wife and i have tried almost every sugar replacement for keto, and we like monk fruit best. It has little to no cooling after taste. We got no problem with shipping and packaging so far. The only down side about it is the price, but i guess it’s still worth it since it’s healthier option compared to regular sugar. Maybe try to make coffee at home all the time, that will save up a lot of money 🙂

4Expert Score
Excellent sugar substitute for lchf, keto or anyone trying to avoid sugar

The baking sweetener dissolved easily into the other ingredients. The texture of the dish was unchanged by the substitution. It was a substitution that worked well. Best of all, the sugar rush and crash didn’t happen with this dessert. It was a novel experience. No aftertaste like stevia, no dangerous chemicals like other added sweeteners. I couldn’t be happier with the taste and knowledge that it is good for my health. Research it. If this was 100% monk fruit, it would cost a fortune. This is perfect and the reason i am using it daily and will be buying it the rest of my life. Mixing erythritol with monk fruit reduces the cooling sensation and makes for nicer tasting goodies. I’ve used it mainly for keto baking. Among the things i’ve made with it are cheesecakes, crumbles, cookies, raspberry jam with chia and bbq sauce. Many of my sugar loving friends haven’t been able to tell it’s not sugar. Erythritol doesn’t dissolve very well, so if you want a smooth consistency grind the sweetener in a (very dry) coffee grinder or food processor until it’s a powder. It may seem expensive but a little goes a long way if you’re no longer used to very sweet things.

4Expert Score
Tastes great!!

This has an excellent taste! I started with a small amount to make sure i wouldn’t have any stomach issues and after two days i feel confident using this in coffee and baking. I ordered a 1 pound package, but they shipped an 8 ounce package.

4Expert Score
An open bag during delivery

I received this yesterday and was very upset. Half the bag was in the bottom of the shipping box. Had some other stuff in with the sugar and it was covered in sugar. I ordered a 5 lb bag and lost most of it. The pictures are included. If i’m going to spend good money i expect my stuff to get delivered without wasting almost a whole bag of sugar. This stuff is not cheap and i’m not allowed to use any other sweetener. I hope you make this right.

4Expert Score
Package had a hole in it. It went everywhere!

I love this stuff! It’s unfortunate that it had a small hole in the seem and went everywhere when i opened the box and it’s not returnable. I didn’t get to take a picture because i had to clean it up due to my dogs being right there. This stuff isn’t safe for dogs.

4Expert Score
Not overly sweet, good mix for sugar replacement.

I use this sweetener in my drinks and for cooking. The flavor is comparable to sugar and measures as well.

4Expert Score
Almost as good as sugar.

Almost as good as regular granulated sugar. Not exactly “there” for lemonades if you are super picky, but does a good job on my coffee.

4Expert Score
Great sugar replacement but eat too much and you'll have gas

I am using this product to replace sugar in my meal prep. When adding it to something that is not heated the flavor is good with no aftertaste. When i baked with it it had a weird taste that we couldn’t put our finger on. Maybe it was the coconut flour… I’m new to baking with almond and coconut flour.
Also, i can only eat about 3-4 servings before getting gas.
Servings meaning 4 small energy balls or 3 lemon bars.
I’ll continue to use it. It’s expensive but it has a more desirable taste to me than stevia for when i need to use a large amount.

4Expert Score
Is ok. Lol. Idk. Not over powering, but quite the opposite.

Is ok. Lol. Idk. I still had to use sugar or other substitute. I didn’t find it as sweet. But ok. Flavorless learly. Not bad, just like that it’s light & not change flavor of shake smoothies, etc but still. So mild i used but more to see if drinks got sweeter. Idk. Maybe i need more then 8-10 tsp.

Important information

Safety Information

Erythritol, an ingredient in this Lakanto Monkfruit blend, is known to have side effects for some people, particularly when consumed in excessive amounts. While Erythritol side effects are rare, they may include diarrhea, stomach cramps/discomfort, headache, bloating and gas. In extremely rare cases, the use of Erythritol can cause an allergic reaction in the form of hives. However, because of the presence of Erythritol, we recommend that Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener be tried in small doses at first in order to screen out the potential of any negative reaction.


Non-GMO erythritol and Monk Fruit extract.

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