Product Review by Jane Barthelemy.
Just Like Sugar Table Top is my favorite natural Paleo sweetener by far. After testing hundreds of sweeteners I use it because it dissolves easily, it tastes delicious, and is easy to measure cup for cup like sugar. Even better, it has zero-calories and zero-carbs. It gently sweetens everything, and I get no sugar rush or aftertaste from it. The Table Top version gives me the best sweet flavor and texture in recipes. It is also great for coffee and tea. Let me say right away that I am not paid or endorsed by Just Like Sugar in any way – I just love their product.
Where to Buy Just Like Sugar:
You can find it in some Whole Foods Markets. If they are out of stock, you can ask them to order it for you. Or buy it online from JustLikeSugar.com, Vitacost.com, Netrition.com, etc. Make sure you ask for the Table Top version in the one-pound green bag for my recipes, not the Baking, because it is measured differently. I love Just Like Sugar and I think you will too.
Just Like Sugar Table Top is a blend of crystal chicory root that is 96% dietary fiber, mixed with calcium, vitamin C, and its sweetness comes from orange peel! Chicory root is high in sweet carbohydrate dietary fiber called inulin (IN-you-lin) not to be confused with insulin. Because of the structure of the inulin molecule, it is not digested in the human body, and does not metabolize as a carbohydrate. This means effectively that although it tastes sweet, it does not affect blood sugar levels, and it does not cause weight gain.
The health benefits of Just Like Sugar are unique among sweeteners:
1. Just Like Sugar is high in chicory root dietary fiber. Clinical research shows that a diet high in dietary fiber greatly benefits digestive functions.
2. Nutritional facts per the manufacturer’s label: A 100 gram serving contains 0 calories, 0 Sugar, 0 Fat, 0 Cholesterol, 0 Sodium, 0 Net Impact Carbohydrates and 0 Protein.
3. Just Like Sugar is not fermentable and will not promote tooth decay.
4. Just Like Sugar acts as a prebiotic in the body, meaning it helps to stimulate the growth and activity of healthy digestive bacteria.
5. Chicory root is often used to control blood sugar levels. It can be used to help stabilize the body blood sugar levels for diabetics and non diabetics alike
6. It is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free and vegan safe. It does not contain soy, yeast, animal derivatives or preservatives.
Note: The sweeteners I recommend are suitable for the vast majority of people, including most people with gluten intolerance, celiac disease and diabetes. However every person’s digestion is unique, therefore they may not be suitable for everyone. A few people suffering from IBS or SIBO may not tolerate chicory root fiber. Before starting any new diet, please check with your medical practitioner.
8 Replies to "Just Like Sugar Table Top - Natural Chicory Root Sweetener"
Randy July 1, 2022 (9:58 pm)
where can I get just like sugar? seems they went out of business
Amazon doesn’t have and just like sugar website down
Jane Barthelemy August 31, 2022 (9:16 pm)
Hi Randy, thanks for your message. Mike Sylver, the admired president of Just Like Sugar, passed away recently. He was a tough guy! He survived betrayal after betrayal by the Grocery Association, competitors, and Whole Foods Market – it’s really unbelievable. So we give it up. There is no more Just Like Sugar. I suggest one of these OK sweeteners at this link: https://janeshealthykitchen.com/5-top-paleo-sweeteners/
Best wishes for your delicious health! Jane
Vera Lauranc December 8, 2021 (2:48 am)
Same. But I found the expensive stuff here:
Jane Barthelemy December 8, 2021 (3:51 pm)
Yes, Sweet Perfection is OK to consume. But look, they’re doing the age-old money game with this one too. Fortunately, I’m completely off sweets now, and doing fine. Jane
JoAnn Austin August 18, 2021 (10:10 am)
What do you recommend in place of the just like sugar? I recently got your Paleo desserts cookbook and I’m looking forward to trying the recipes.
Jane Barthelemy August 18, 2021 (5:45 pm)
Hi JoAnn, thanks for your comment. I suggest Lakanto, PureLo by Swanson Foods, and Swerve. Check out this article for links: https://janeshealthykitchen.com/5-top-paleo-sweeteners/
Warmest regards, and let me know if you have any questions as you get into my book!
ElDee June 29, 2021 (2:36 pm)
This must be a very old post. I can’t find Just Like Sugar at any of the 3 websites listed. 🙁
Jane Barthelemy July 3, 2021 (10:03 pm)
Yes, you’re right. They are not responding. To be healthy we must use other sweeteners. Or skip sweets altogether. Best wishes! Jane