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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE ™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a commercial for the new natural no calorie NECTRESSE (TM)Sweetener. It featured little animated butterflies cleverly crafted from Nectresse™ packets flitting around monk fruit trees. I was intrigued. Monk fruit? Aparrently Nectresse™ is made from the extract of this exotic fruit. The sweetener is 100% natural and available pretty much everywhere.

Interesting… but I wasn’t sold.

I’ve always been very critical when it comes to artificial sweeteners. I have a serious sweet tooth that truly never goes away and artificial sweeteners that parade around pretending like they taste good really irk my taste buds. No one likes a poser.

Remember when a certain unnamed soda manufacturer came out with a new 0 calorie soda and swore that you wouldn’t be able to taste a difference?

Well I could.

Artificial sweeteners seem to all have this weird, tangy, almost bitter aftertaste that turns me off. As you can see, my expectations were low regarding this newfangled sweetener.

I guess my friends over at Nectresse ™ could sense my cynicism and wanted to prove me wrong. A few days after seeing the commercial I found a neat little package from them in my mailbox containing a box of Nectresse™ with a note asking me to sample.

Dunn, dunn, dunn.

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I ripped open the box immediately, eager to get this over with. “Poor Nectresse™. Not sure if you’ll get the ‘We Got Kidz Seal of Approval’ on this one” I said aloud.

“Wha-?!” My husband hollered from the living room.

“Oh nothing. Just talking to myself again.”

“My wife’s a loon.” I heard him mumble under his breath.

I let that slide as I ripped open an individual pack of Nectresse™ and stuck my finger in for a taste test. It actually wasn’t bad. It tasted like… sugar. Maybe that was a fluke. I decided to test it in my morning cup of joe. My husband always teases me about how I make my coffee. “Would you like any coffee with your sugar?” he asks.

Nectresse™ had their work cut out for them.

I brewed up a batch of my favorite caffeinated beverage and stirred in a few packs of Nectresse™. I took a sip.

It was delicious!

Were my taste buds deceiving me? The Nectresse™ had a naturally sweet taste that didn’t leave any sort of aftertaste. It was great. And the bonus? No calories! Sorry sugar. I think I’m about to leave you for Nectresse™.

I decided to take things a step further. Nectresse™ passed with flying colors in my beverage, but what about in a sweet edible treat? And would my husband eat it? Nectresse™ had oh so graciously included some receipes that I could try that included Nectresse™ as a sugar substitute. I chose apple cinnamon pancakes. The recipe seemed simple enough, and the husband and I love breakfast foods. I slaved away and in about fifteen minutes had a stack of steamy, wonderfully fragrant apple cinnamon pancakes.

Check out the recipe and images below:

Note: A delicious alternative to apples in this recipe is pears. Additionally, if desired, light butter or margarine can be used in place of butter.

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The whole family sat down at the table to have a helping. They were fantastic! Sweet. Buttery. Delicious! Sugar? What’s that? Who needs that high calorie junk when you can use Nectresse™? Now I use Nectresse™ on everything – satisfying my sweet tooth without all of the guilt.

Check out what Nectresse™ spokesperson Lisa Ling has to say about the sweetener:

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2 Comments

  1. Adam S
    February 8, 2013 at 9:05 am — Reply

    I love Nectresse too, but you misidentify it as an "artificial sweetener" in the beginning of your review. Nectresse may be a sugar substitute, but it is not artificial. The fact that it is all-natural is what makes me love it so much.

    • February 8, 2013 at 9:14 am — Reply

      I believe I was using "artificial" in the context of "it ain't sugar". lol! I appreciate you stopping by to set me straight. Thanks! 🙂

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