Since 2015, specialty baking mix brand Foodstirs has offered a range of baking kits and mixes for brownies, cakes, cookies, pancakes and protein bars.
They call their products a “junk free bakery,” with each mix having 25% to 50% less sugar than other brands. In addition, the products are USDA organic and non GMO.
Now, the company has a new line: fresh baked goods with 50% less sugar than conventional products.
You won’t notice the “missing” sugar in the least.
The products are grab-and-go miniature donuts, muffins and brownie bites with a diameter of about 1-1/2 inches.
They are sold in sleeves of four pieces, available online and in select retailers:
The company uses sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients such as fair-trade chocolate, biodynamic cane sugar, single-origin and identity-preserved flour and colors from natural sources.
We tasted all but the Snickerdoodle, and really liked four of the five. They tasted like “the real thing.” No one would suspect they were a guilt-free indulgence, but with 50% less sugar.
The one flavor that wasn’t right for us was Chocolate Brownie Bites. We missed the buttery flavor of a good brownie.
But that’s not a problem, because the Blueberry Mini Muffins, Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins, Powdered Mini Donuts and Double Chocolate Mini Donuts were so satisfying.
In fact, while the recommended serving size is all four pieces in the sleeve, we found that just two were satisfying, along with a cup of coffee or tea.
How can each bite, donut or muffin have just 2g of sugar (3g for the brownies)?
First, they’re minis: two bites per piece.
Second, Foodstirs developed a terrific sweetener system, to provide sweet flavor that replicated pure cane sugar.
The ingredients are a combination of organic cane sugar, tapioca syrup, agave inulin and stevia leaf extract.
These bakery nibbles were created to provide the full-on experience, without the guilt in either calories or sugar grams.
The concept is similar to Halo Top, the ice cream brand that’s only 300 to 380 calories per pint.
Go ahead, eat the whole sleeve. Maybe with a side of Halo Top?