* A delicious syrup made 100% from fruit!
* Best selling Vegan honey alternative!
* Great Taste Award Winner (Gold stars in Sweet Ingredient and Diabetic categories 2009 & 2010)
What is it made from?
100% fruit - just apples, grapes and carob and nothing else. No added colours, flavours or preservatives.
What is carob?
Carob grows on trees in a pod like case and is native to the Mediterranean. It’s been cultivated for over 4000 years as a source of natural sweetness.
What does it taste like and what can I use it for?
Sweet Freedom Syrup tastes sweet, rich and fruity (a little like honey without the bitter aftertaste).
Drizzle over porridge, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, pancakes, crepes and waffles. Bake healthier cakes, muffins, flapjacks, puddings, brownies etc, replacing all sugar and sweet syrups. Make healthier sauces, desserts, jams, lemon curd, chutneys, dressings, ice cream / lollies. Spread on toast in place of honey and jam. Glaze foods prior to cooking or BBQ’ing. Add a rich, sweet taste to your savoury dishes and stir fries.
How does it compare to sugar?
It has 25% fewer calories than sugar, is sweeter and you can reduce the amount used gram for gram by around 25% (i.e. if your recipe calls for 100g of sugar try 75g). It also has a lower GL (Glycaemic Load) making it a better choice than sugar or honey for diabetics and is produced using no chemicals or enzymes. *Recommended maximum oven temp for baking 180 degrees C.
How does it compare to honey?
It has a more neutral taste than honey with no bitter after taste making it more versatile. It also has a lower GL making it a better choice for diabetics. Children also prefer the taste to honey in taste tests (very young children can also be allergic to honey). It’s the best selling vegan honey alternative in the UK!
Can diabetics use it?
Yes, as it has a low GL it can help avoid blood sugar highs and lows making it a good choice for diabetics as part of a healthy balanced diet.
How is it made?
Unlike most sweeteners and syrups it is water extracted using no chemicals or enzymes.
What does it replace?
You can use it in place of sugar, honey, treacle, maple, agave, and golden syrups.
Where is it made?
It is produced in the UK in a nut free factory that is free from virtually all common allergens.
Is it suitable for children?
Is it suitable for vegans?
Yes, unlike honey it is vegan friendly. It’s ideal on toast in place of honey. *Registered with The Vegan Society and featured in their magazine.
Is it GM free and gluten free?
Does it contain any additives, preservatives or artificial colours?
How does it compare to agave syrup?
Agave syrup is produced in Mexico from a cactus like plant used to make tequila. It is processed using chemicals and enzymes and is very high in fructose (90g of fructose per 100g).
Sweet Freedom is made in the UK from 100% fruit (apples, grapes and carob) all sourced within Europe and is processed using no chemicals or enzymes. It has only 23g of fructose per 100g. *All fruits contain varying levels of fructose whereas many people assume they are all fructose! Recent research suggests we should limit the amount of fructose we consume as it can raise triglycerides and be bad for our hearts. Sweet Freedom also has a lower GI and GL than agave syrup, and the manufacturers of the very popular Lovebite Chocolate Balls is now using Sweet Freedom instead of agave syrup to sweeten their raw chocolate products.
How does it compare to Xylitol?
Xylitol is a polyalcohol, made from corn husks or birch trees sold under various brand names; it is chemically processed and produced mainly in China.
Is it easy to use?
It is very easy to use from the ‘top down’ squeezy bottle that has a non-drip cap so no mess or stickiness!
Does it need to be kept in the fridge?
No, it is an ambient product. The shelf life from date of production is two years.