Once again, Bodybuilding.com forums have done me solid by awaring me of this gems existence. You can find it in the diabetic/specialty food section of most supermarkets and its runs for about $3.50 per bottle. Since discovering this I have ripped through multiple bottles, and have bee using it for oats, and french toast almost daily.
|Getting a solid picture of this was tough, but this shows the color alright, which is similar to real syrup.|
The taste is quite authentic, especially for something that boasts 0 calories. A lot of other sugar free syrups are loaded with sugar alcohols which I avoid like the plague (and also carry calories), but this has none and is sweetened with splenda. You can detect a slight artificial taste if you taste it by itself, but when used to top dishes that traditionally have syrup on them, the taste is almost indistinguishable from the real deal. The texture is the one fall back however, as it is quite watery. This stuff really likes to slide right off whatever you pour it on and flood your plate. This is a very minor setback however, as I will gladly mop it up with my french toast/pancakes/waffles/ etc. (you get the idea)
Not much to be said about the nutrition facts. Zeroes across the board with a trace of sodium. In reality, if you were to drink the entire bottle there are probably like 20-30 calories, but when used in reasonable quantities its negligible and can be considered 0 cals. This is clearly the biggest selling point of this product and the fact that it tastes awesome is nothing short of incredible. This can save you a ton of calories and would make a great tool to a serious dieter. Or if you are like me and just like to have extra cals to play with, its definitely worth checking out. FYI they have a full line of products that are zero calories that I am slowly working my way though. So far this is the best of the bunch though.