Lakanto monkfruit and gestational diabetes: review of 4 products

this article which explains more about monkfruit and how it’s different from other sweeteners.

My hubby and I have been buying Lakanto’s classic monkfruit sweetener for several months and have been very happy with it. It doesn’t have a cooling effect or bitter aftertaste like some sweeteners, and is great to use in cooking and baking. Since we’ve been using it for a while as part of a low-carb diet, we decided to try some more of Lakanto’s products. And we were not disappointed!


If you like chocolate-hazelnut spreads, consider a monkfruit product for your gestational diabetes diet, like Suntella. I used to eat Nutella all the time growing up (oh, to be a kid and blissfully unaware of carbs again! haha). Suntella is my new favorite thing!

Suntella is a chocolate-flavored spread made with sunflower seeds, coconut oil, and cocoa. With 2g net carbs per serving, it’s a delicious, low-carb chocolate treat! Another bonus is that it’s nut-free, so great for anyone with nut allergies. I seriously think it tastes better than Nutella. I add it to Greek yogurt. I haven’t had a chance to try it as a topping for anything else, and I may not get the chance…because I keep sneaking spoonfuls out of the jar, so it’s going to be empty soon! At $9.99 per 10-oz container, it is a bit pricey, but I think it’s worth it. I give it 5 stars.

Brownie mix

brownie mix. These brownies only have 3g net carbs per serving and they taste really good. The ingredients include tapioca fiber, rice flour, cocoa, and xantham gum. These definitely did not stick around for long. Good thing I got one picture before they all disappeared. 😉 I give these 4/5 because they had just a hint of a funny aftertaste, which I did not expect.

Golden sweetener

Now, for the golden sweetener. I expected this to be good, but I did not expect it to be so similar to brown sugar. I have always loved the flavor and texture of brown sugar and honestly, I can hardly tell the difference! I used this on steamed carrots with butter (my grandma always used to make steamed carrots with brown sugar and butter), and the kids kept asking for more! I give this 5/5.

Sugar cookie mix

sugar cookie mix! It’s made with almond flour, monkfruit sweetener, tapioca flour, sugarcane fiber, chick pea flour, brown rice, sea salt, and baking powder. And there’s only one gram net carbs!

It’s so easy to make- just add coconut oil or butter, and an egg; then stir and bake. We had an adventure with our oven when preheating it for the cookies…there were sparks in the heating element! So fun right? Apparently that’s what ovens do when they get old….So I baked the cookies on the Traeger grill.


Looking for recipe ideas with monkfruit? Check this out.

Have you tried other Lakanto products? Let me know in the comments!

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