Lakanto Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Searching for answers? We rounded up your top burning questions on Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners, talk about erythritol, and even answer the many places you can find our products online and on store shelves! You might already know some of these...but which ones are new to you? Dive in below to find out.
Why do you add erythritol to your monk fruit sweetener? Why isn’t it just monk fruit all on its own?
Great question! The reason erythritol is added to granulated Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners is because monk fruit can be 150x - 300x sweeter than sugar on its own. That’s a lot of sweetness! To put that into perspective, imagine eating a cookie-- now imagine multiplying the sweetness of that very cookie 300 times. Look, who doesn’t love cookies, but that? That’s a little too much cookie. At the end of the day the erythritol reels back that sweetness and instead, aims to find that sweet spot… literally.
So, how does it work exactly? In order to tone down the monk fruit’s sweetness and make it taste the same as sugar, it’s paired with erythritol. Erythritol is only 70% as sweet as sugar and closely resembles sugar as a granule, whereas monk fruit extract is a powder. This combination makes it granulated and easier to use in recipes without having to do math to convert it! Plus, there’s consistent sweetness throughout the whole bag. Each granule is monk fruit extract and erythritol.
If you’re wanting to learn more about the monk fruit extraction process before it goes into Lakanto sweeteners, check out our page What’s Monk Fruit? If you have more questions about erythritol, visit our page How Erythritol Perfectly Pairs With Monk Fruit.
Are Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners Interchangeable?
It all depends, but generally the answer is no. For the most part many sweeteners tend to serve a distinct purpose, which can vary from desired flavor, texture, or moisture content. Swapping one for the other may turn out to be a failed science experiment more than an actual baked goodie. At the end of the day, we can't guarantee that your recipes will turn out the way you want. To learn more about how each sweeter is commonly used and what it was designed for, read Lakanto’s Sweeteners and Their Many Uses.
Where can I find Lakanto products to buy?
Lakanto.com: If you want access to the FULL lineup of Lakanto products, they're all exclusively on our website! We’re working on getting more Lakanto products everywhere else, but in the meantime you’ll be able to find them all here.
Walmart.com: We’re on the physical and virtual shelves of Walmart!
We’re honored to be in so many stores across the nation. It’s hard to list all of them, but here are a few of the main ones you’ll see a red Lakanto bag in: Whole Foods, Kroger, Walmart, Winco, CVS, Sprouts, H-E-B, Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, Grocery Outlet, Woodmans, Albertsons, or Wegmans.
Is your local store not on the list? Check with them to see if they carry Lakanto products, or make a request to the store manager so they might put it on the shelf for you!
What’s the best way to get discounts on Lakanto products?
Email: We do occasional promotions and discounts on our website and let our email subscribers know first! Keep up to date with product launches, news, and promotions by signing up for our newsletter.
We have a loyalty program that gives back! By joining our Sweet Rewards program, you automatically earn 50 points. Each time you shop, you earn points! Watch them add up and you’ll be redeeming discounts and free products before you know it.
Refer your friends! Give your friends $10 off their first order of $40 and get $10 (in points) for each successful referral. Start referring now and share the savings! You can refer your friends here.
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Still have a question? While this list may only address the most common questions we’ve recently had from customers, we have a list of other frequently asked questions on our Help Center page!