This post is sponsored by DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’ve recently tried a few low sugar snacks sweetened with DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose. I’ve realized there are a few benefits to getting my favorite treat alternatives sweetened with Allulose instead of sugar, and I’m excited to share them with you!
First, what is Allulose?
Allulose is a non-artificial sweetening ingredient that provides the taste & texture of sugar without the calories. It is a rare sugar that can be found in small amounts in raisins & figs. It is available in a granulated form. It looks like sugar but with 70% of sucrose’s sweetness. Allulose naturally exists in very small quantities, but Tate & Lyle has worked hard to make Allulose more widely available.
But is Dolcia Prima Allulose “Good for You”?
I personally hate the phrase “good for you”. Most foods are ok in moderation. As runners, we need to consume more calories than the average person. If you don’t fuel enough, you will get injured or not achieve what you want.
But, as runners and athletes, we also can’t consume a steady diet of cake and cookies. If you feel good, you’ll run “good.” You should have balance and treat yourself but should also aim for a healthy diet.
Here are a Few Facts About Dolcia Prima Allulose:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, including Allulose. Their Allulose product is named Dolcia Prima.
- Tastes like sugar
- 90% fewer calories than sucrose
- Balanced sweetness and flavor profile
- Very similar texture and mouthfeel to caloric sugars
- Extended shelf life
- Enhanced moisture-binding
- Good meltdown
- Demonstrated improved product acceptance and better qualities of flavor, texture and
appearance in some applications.
What has the FDA Approved with Dolcia Prima Allulose?
Allulose has been approved in frozen desserts like ice cream, cereals, pudding, and salad dressings.
I recently tried SmartSweets made with Dolcia Prima Allulose. I’ve always liked gummy candies, but I was a skeptic at first. I wasn’t sure how I would feel eating Dolcia Prima Allulose instead of sugar because I thought it might taste a little fake sweet, but they proved me wrong and were absolutely delicious!
First, SmartSweets is woman-owned!
• 83% of their staff are women
• 60% of their board is female
I’ve really enjoyed the taste of Smart Sweets. I like that they taste good and I can feel good about snacking on them during the day. The flavor is similar to any sweet snack but without the extra sugar. Most of the SmartSweets Snacks have 90-100 calories, with around 13 grams of fiber and 3 grams of sugar. Plus, they are plant-based! My body feels fine and The SmartSweets Peach Rings are my favorite.
So, if you’ve been curious about minimizing your sugar intake, try Dolcia Prima Allulose. If you’re like me and were a skeptic at first, give it a fair shot. There is no aftertaste and you can feel good knowing you’ve had a lot less sugar.
There are several other products containing Dolcia Prima Allulose, including:
- Magic Spoon Cereal
- Nick’s Ice Cream
- Sweeties Ice Cream
- Killer Creamery Ice Cream
- The Keto Cookie
Thank you, DOLCIA PRIMA Allulose for sponsoring this post. You can follow their Facebook page here or visit their website for more treats made with Dolcia Prima Allulose.
Questions for you:
Have you tried any of the DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose products?
Do you have a sweet tooth?
This looks like an interesting alternative. I also have a sweet tooth so I’d be keen to try sweets that are ‘better for you’!
Yes, I appreciate the minimal sugar because I also have a huge sweet tooth.
I would give these a try. I am always looking to find new snacks. I have tried Nick’s Ice Cream, which I loved!
I like Nicks Ice Cream too. I hope they come to West Coast stores soon!
My boys have tried the Sweeties ice cream and loved it. I need to try these smart sweets
That’s awesome, I bet you would like the Smart Sweets. The Peach Rings are my favorite.
I didn’t know what allulose was until reading your post. I try to stay away from sugar as much as I can and eat as natural as possible.
I really love the smart sweets. I have tried them a few times and find them to be a great alternative!
That is great to hear! Do you have a favorite flavor?
Great to hear about these smart sweets that has less sugar and a healthy option for those with a sweet tooth.
Yes! Do you have a sweet tooth?
I really love discovering smart healthy snacks to have in each purse and in the car 🙂
Me too Marie! I find if I pack healthy snacks, I’m more likely to eat them versus stop somewhere for something less healthy.
Interesting! I’ve never heard of allulose before! But sounds like a great option.
I hadn’t either until I started doing research on it Rachel. It’s a lot better than I anticipated.
I would love to try this out!! who could say not to sweets… WOuld love to know more about allulose.
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