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The ‘Calorie Conscious’ Holiday Baker

December 3, 2013

I’m not a baker, but what I do know is the sweet sweet goodness of baking!

So when I received a surprise box of a new sugar substitute, Xyla (xylitol), I knew it was time to tie on an apron and get down to business!

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Now I’ve never liked shortbread, nor do I know the first thing about its baking process, so I decided that would be the perfect place to start!

After all, I’m a Leo… That makes me an expert at everything, including shortbread right!?

A quick trip to the grocery store and I was ready to start!

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A little for the bowl and a for me, Xyla was smooth & easily melted on my tongue. It was like nothing I’ve tasted before.

The consistency is closest to a decorating sugar and would give the top of a sugar cookie a nice appeal.

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But that’s not what I was making… And I best not stray!

The half way into my shortbread mixing I noticed a xylitol sweetened jam also in the box!

Time for an upgrade on the shortbread, I was now riding the Jam Thumb Print train!

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Then it was time for the oven.

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Now here’s the thing; because I don’t bake I’m not able to validate their claim that Xyla ‘Bakes just like sugar’…

But what I can tell you is that it’s just about as sweet… And can be used for more than just baking (strawberry mint mojito anyone?).

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What’s hooked me is the claim that it has 70% fewer calories than sugar.

And saved calories means less time at the gym… And less time at the gym means more time to bake cookies!

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There is no stopping me now!

Thanks Xyla!

Mr. Fab ylitol


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