Low Carb Maple Syrup
Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup 1 Net Carbs
It's true people! A maple flavored syrup that's only 1 net carb actually exists! This is hands down the best low carb maple syrup out there! The best part is that you can't tell that it's not real maple syrup. It looks and tastes like legit maple syrup and even has that oh so good sweet, mapley smell. Not only is it low carb and taste amazing, but it also is friendly to blood sugar levels!
Another plus is that contains Monk Fruit which studies have shown can help prevent and reduce inflammation. Lekanto maple flavored syrup is perfect to top pancakes, waffles, yogurt, cottage cheese and even to use in baking recipes. If you love maple syrup this needs to be a staple in your house...especially during the holidays if you like to bake.
The are only two (minor) downsides to this syrup. The first is that it's more perishable than traditional syrup and once opened and needs to be consumed within 90 days. The second is that it also contains erythritol which some people aren't a fan of. However, it's by mixing monk fruit with erythritol that Lakanto is able to create a substitute for sugar in a 1 to 1 ratio. And because it mixes so well and the maple flavor is so good, you don't taste the erythritol. So unless your stomach is very sensitive to erythritol, it's not really a negative that it's used as an ingredient.
ChocZero’s Low Carb Maple Syrup 1 Net Carbs
If you aren't a fan of low carb food that is filled with sugar alcohol, you are in luck. This maple syrup does not contain ANY sugar alcohol at all and somehow still manages to only be 1 net carb per serving! So how do they do it? The secret is that it's sweetened with Monk Fruit mixed with soluble vegetable fiber (instead of erythritol).
The taste of this syrup is very close to actual maple syrup, it doesn't contain any preservatives, is very high in fiber and has a honey like consistency. I like the consistency of this syrup a bit better than Lakanto's but I like the flavor of Lakanto's a bit better than this brands. And I love the fact that both brands are only 1 net carb. However, in my opinion Lakanto's is the best low carb maple syrup, but this one is a close second.
Fun fact: ChocZero's claims to be the only maple syrup on the market that doesn't contain sugar alcohol. The reason why I say "claims" is because I don't know for sure if that's true. After lots of research I haven't found any other maple syrups that don't contain some amount of alcohol sugar, so ChocZero's claim very well may be true. So if you're in the market for a low carb maple syrup but hate sugar alcohol, this is the maple syrup for you!
Pyure Organic, Low Carb Maple Flavored Syrup 3 Net Carbs
With 4 net carbs, Pyure's maple syrup is a carb friendly option that's organic too! And finding a low carb syrup that's also organic isn't easy to do. Unlike ChocZero’s low carb maple syrup, this syrup contains sugar alcohol. As for the taste, it's pretty good, however the consistency is a bit watery. The bottom line is that this syrup is good, but I wouldn't give it the best low carb maple syrup award.
It's just that both ChocZero and Lekanto's syrups are tastier, both are only 1 net carb (this one is 4) and ChocZero's syrup has a better and thicker consistency, which is why both of those are my "go to" choices.
So while I think Pyure's maple syrup is fine and is a good option to use in a pinch, outside of that it's definitely not a must have product for me. But if organic products are important to you, this would be the recommended choice as it's one of the few organic, low carb options available.
This Pure Grade A, maple syrup is the real deal. Perfectly crafted in Vermont, it's delicious and a true full-flavored maple syrup. However, just like any other maple syrup, it's overly packed with carbs. This syrup has 53 grams of carbs and sugar per serving. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about that amount of sugar.
I've always loved pancakes topped with rich, buttery, maple syrup. But even as a kid, a stack of pancakes topped with sugary filled maple syrup, washed down with a glass of orange juice used to make me feel nauseous and sleepy. That's a great state to be in when it's time to head off for school right? Not so much. I can't believe I was allowed to consume orange juice with it (my mother may have been trying to kill me).
Joking aside, as I got older the combination of pancakes and syrup (even when not consuming orange juice with it) still used to make me feel like crap after I'd eat them. So as much as I loved pancakes and syrup I stopped eating them. But then once low carb / low sugar pancake and syrup options became available, it was life changing. I could again enjoy one of my favorite meals without feeling like I was going to go into a coma. While it's true that the low carb maple syrup options are actually maple "flavored" syrups, they taste so similar to the real deal, are friendly to you pant size and won't make you feel like you haven't slept in a year, that in my opinion they are a million times better than actual maple syrup.
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