Many people out there are looking for a way to satisfy their sweet tooth without compromising the size of their waist. Zsweet ($15 / 1.5 pounds), a natural sweetener, may just be a solution for this dilemma. The "Z" stands for "zero" since it contains zero calories and has zero glycemic affect, making it a viable option for diabetics.
The main ingredient in Zsweet is erythritol, fermented glucose (simple sugar), that occurs naturally in fermented foods like soy sauce and wine. Unlike other sugar alcohols based sweeteners, Zsweet has a high digestive tolerance, so it won't leave your belly aching.
The best thing about Zsweet is you can bake with it and it is easy since you measure it just like sugar. I used it for cookies and received many compliments on the cookies; no one had any idea that I used a sugar substitute. However, I made pudding with Zsweet without much success. While the children loved it, the adults at the dinner party all found it too sweet, almost harshly so. I should have checked out the suggested recipes on the Zsweet site. My hubbie and I decided that the baking with this sugar substitute must have altered it more than just simmering on the stove for the pudding.