July 31, 2014

My review of LC Foods Sweetened Condensed Milk - Sugar Free, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Sweetened Condensed Milk


My online 'healthier' product orders are usually pretty standard as the products are expensive and I don't have a budget that allows me to order often, nor to splurge much.  However, I do try to find a product or two each time to 'try' and this was one of them.  It was a first time order for me, and purchased with one particular 'not so healthy' recipe in mind that uses sweetened condensed milk, that I hoped to make a sugar free, healthier version of.

This is a powder, that when you reconstitute with cream and vanilla is to resemble the thick, gooey and oh-so-good sweetened condensed milk from a can.  It makes two (2) cans worth so I used half the package and prepared as per directions to use in my recipe.

My review is mixed.  I would love to say it's a complete 5 stars... I wish I could.  But I'm going to give it 2 out of 5

LC Foods Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • gluten Free, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Corn Syrup Free
  • Wheat Free, Diabetic Friendly, Low Sugar Product, Soy Free
  • Net carbs 0g Protein 4g Fiber
  • 40 servings of approx. 2 Tbsp prepared condensed milk
  • 106g Makes 2 1/2 Cups - 28 oz (2 cans) Condensed Milk
The product is easy to mix, quick to use and you get a thickened liquid that isn't close to the 'real' deal, but it is thicker than cream alone.  The taste however, is not close to sweetened condensed milk.  For the recipe I was using it in, it worked just fine as I was using whipping cream, vanilla (more than the little bit used to reconstitute the LC Food product), as well as crushed sugar free cookies, etc. so I had enough foods that my finished product was perfect.  My dessert did not depend on the distinctive flavor of sweetened condensed milk, just a sweetener that was thicker than liquid.

The flavor is absolutely 'off' from what sugar would be.  It has the strong 'fake sweetener' taste.  If your dessert needs the real taste of sweetened condensed milk to turn out, or you don't have other ingredients to mask it, I wouldn't suggest using this one.  However, if it is one of many ingredients, and you need to avoid sugar or gluten or soy completely, then yes, I would use this as a go-to product.

(I will be posting the recipe I made with it - it was incredibly yummy! Check back soon!)

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