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Can Sukré™ and Onosweet™ replace Erythritol? We think so.

Alternatives to Erythritol
March 27, 2023

Is there a way to eliminate erythritol from your formulation? Yes. We call it Sukré™, and it’s how we choose to sweeten things up without unwanted side effects.

First, let’s define erythritol. It’s a sugar alcohol that is commonly used as a sugar substitute. It’s a natural sweetener that is found in fruits and fermented foods. Erythritol has become a popular sugar substitute because it is low in calories and does not raise blood sugar levels. Even before the latest news alerts about erythritol, many were looking for substitutes to sugar alcohols – the ‘ols. They were looking to reduce the bloating or GI distress associated with mannitol, erythritol, xylitol, and more.

There are better sweetening alternative out there. Better-for-you sweetener strategies don’t need to rely on the ‘ols’ any longer. You can play around with a high intensity sweetener containing fermented REB M (aka Onosweet™), which is not stevia.  But what about inulin? While it’s slightly sweet and comes with fiber claims, it also causes GI distress and is only ~40% as sweet as sugar. The best alternative is trying Sukré™. Don’t want sugar alcohols? Use Sukré™. Sukré’s applications range from sweetening powders or RTDs to prebiotic and healthy blood sugar benefits. It’s also great as a functional filler in stick packs.

But first, here’s a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of using Erythritol as a sugar substitute:

Pros of Erythritol:

  • Low in calories: Erythritol is low in calories
  • Does not raise blood sugar levels: Erythritol has a low glycemic index which is why it has been popular with diabetics.
  • Does not contribute to tooth decay: Erythritol does not contribute to tooth decay because it is not metabolized by bacteria in the mouth.
  • Does not have an off-putting aftertaste: Erythritol has been used successfully in combination with stevia or monk fruit.

Cons of Erythritol:

  • May cause digestive issues: Erythritol may cause digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea when consumed in large quantities.Erythritol headache
  • Negative press: In recent years, sugar alcohols have fallen out of favor due to GI distress. Then, recent news about erythritol’s potential correlation with heart conditions has made finding alternative sweeteners imperative
  • Supply chain: Erythritol has had supply problems with widely fluctuating pricing over the past few years.

With the latest news about the dangers of erythritol, we’re throwing our hat into the ring with the best alternatives — OnoSweet™ and Sukré™.

Sukré™ Pros:

  • Sweetness comparison: Sukré™ is roughly as sweet as sugar
  • Low in calories: Sukré™ is low in calories, making it a great sugar substitute for people who are trying to manage their weight and calorie intake.
  • Does not raise blood sugar levels: Sukré™ maintains a low glycemic response and does not raise blood sugar levels, which makes it an ideal sugar substitute and healthier alternative for those sensitive to glucose.
  • Prebiotic: Sukré™ is a prebiotic, which means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut and may improve digestive health.
  • Sukré ™ can be used in a wide variety of applications including gummies, powders, RTDs, gels, and functional foods. It can even be used as a stick pack filler.

Here are the longer benefits of OnoSweet™ as a high-intensity natural sweetener:

  • OnoSweet™ is ~250x sweeter than sugar, making it roughly 2.5x sweeter than monk fruit.
  • Its sweetness does NOT peak and get bitter like stevia does, which makes it the best natural sweetener in the world
  • OnoSweet™ is less than HALF the cost-in-use of monk fruit, making it more far affordable.
  • OnoSweet™ is a more sustainable option than stevia or monk fruit.
  • OnoSweet™ is the cleanest and best-tasting natural sweetener in the world.
  • OnoSweet™ has a zero glycemic index.
  • OnoSweet™ is not a bioengineered food and does not contain genetic material
  • Sugarcane can grow continuously throughout the year and yield multiple harvests, making it more sustainable than planting large plots of stevia plants.
  • To produce 1 kilo of OnoSweet™, only 10% of the water and land required for 1 kilo of stevia is needed.
  • OnoSweet™ can be combined with other ingredients to optimize sweetness.
  • OnoSweet™ can be used in a wide variety of applications including gummies, powders, RTDs, gels, and functional foods.
  • The word “fermentation” is associated with ample positive press regarding gut health; and OnoSweet™ avoids recent news about stevia’s potentially negative impact on gut health.


OnoSweet™ is a superior tasting and more cost-effective natural sweetener compared to the stevia-monk fruit combination. It’s also superior to all the ‘ols out there, including erythritol. It is cost-effective, sustainable, and has a clean and great taste. It can also be used in combination with Sukré™ to round out sweetness profiles. Its versatility in various applications makes it a great choice for formulators.

While erythritol is low in calories and does not raise blood sugar levels, it may cause digestive issues (in addition to the news of major health-related concerns). Sukré™ and OnoSweet™ are two healthy alternatives to Erythritol that are prebiotic sweeteners, low in calories, and do not raise blood sugar levels. Why not sweeten your products while also functionalizing them with added  digestive benefits for the good bacteria in your gut?

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  • Don Joyner says:

    Where can you buy Sukre in the US

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Don! We supply only the raw material for formulation into finished supplements. As of now, we do not have just Sukré available on it’s own via one of our customers. Thank you for your interest!

  • Jan says:

    Do you foresee this becoming available to the general public in the near future?
    As a nurse, I can see this being a viable sweetener option for my diabetic patients.
    Thank you.

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