Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Classic

Looking to replace sugar in your diet? Discover monk fruit, the natural no-sugar sweetener!

Over a thousand years ago in the remote mountain highlands of Asia, a group of Buddhist monks, called the Luo Han, achieved enlightenment through meditation, prayer and pure living. On the slopes of a primeval forest, the monks discovered and cultivated a rare fruit, prized for its sweetness. This sacred fruit was named Monk Fruit, or Luo Han Guo, after its devoted caretakers and was used in elixirs to raise chi, or life energy.

In 1995, Lakanto was created to help people around the world quit sugar, to lose weight, help control blood sugar, and live a healthier life.

Lakanto is #ResponsiblySweet – an all-natural, 1 for 1 sugar replacement sweetener that cooks, bakes, and tastes like sugar, with 93% fewer calories but without the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners!

It is natural in taste and texture – just like real sugar. Its sweetness profile is nearly identical to that of sugar. Being heat stable makes it suitable for beverages, cooking and baking. You can now enjoy Lakanto in your favourite drinks, foods and recipes.

  • Naturally sweet
  • 93% less calories than sugar
  • Zero glycemic load affect
  • Gluten free
  • Keto friendly
  • Vegan
  • Stevia free

For more information, visit Lakanto.co.nz or watch the video below.

Reviews coming soon!

We have given 30 members the chance to trial Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Classic, a white sugar substitute. Watch for reviews soon!

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243 Comments

  1. Missmel123 01/04/2020 at 10:45 am

    this product was amazing we used it in coffee baking and on wheatbix coz we all know kids love sugar on wheatbix!
    Baking and coffee tasted great no fake sugar taste which is super awesome , the wheatbix we’re eaten without complaints.
    I have seen this in my local new world supermaket but would prefer to buy from pak n save as it’s where I do my normal weekly shop.
    I totally rate this product a 5/5 id love to beeable to buy in bigger packets as the size given was a little small to do more than one lot of baking with otherwise a total hit in this household

  2. Syboo 01/04/2020 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for choosing me for the trial of Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener.
    I received the classic type one to try.

    I am doing Keto and have been looking for a good tasting sweetener that does not have a bitter aftertaste. Needless to say, this is the best sugar replacement I have tried so far!

    It is as sweet as sugar, looks like caster sugar (or even finer) and even my kids could not tell the difference. And this says a lot since they are really fussy.

    I used it to replace sugar in my morning coffee and it’s perfect, sweet and tastes like sugar. I used as many teaspoons as I would use sugar.
    I also used it in pancakes that I made for my kids. They could not tell a difference, I even sprinkled a bit on top. They said it’s yum.

    The package looks unique, highly recognisable, easy to open and I love the fact that it’s re-sealable. This way it will not turn into a big hard lump.

    I have not seen this product in major supermarkets yet where I do my grocery shopping but would be really happy to see this product added to their stock.

    Not sure how many different products of this brand are available but I would definitely try the golden one to see how this one tastes as well as other products.

    I am really happy with the taste of Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and definitely will keep buying if I can get my hands on it.

  3. Ruzan 31/03/2020 at 2:17 pm

    I really like this product in my baking, can’t see any difference in taste compared with sugar but this one is much healthier. Looks like sugar, just more fine. I didn’t like it in coffee though, wasn’t sweet enough for me. But I love that it is a healthy alternative and definitely will keep using in baking. I haven’t seen it in supermarket yet because of lockdown, but will be great to see it in the shops and online too. Definitely recommend it and will use other products from this brand as well. Giving it 5 stars.

  4. Meggles 31/03/2020 at 11:11 am

    This stuff is amazing. I used it two ways- in my daily coffee and in my baking. As an alternative to sugar I felt a lot less guilty enjoying sugar in my coffee and my lactation cookies, knowing that this product made them both a lot healthier. In my coffee it added the sweet taste and dissolved just as you would expect. No strange taste, no remaining residue. In the baking is where I was really impressed with this product. When mixing with melted butter it creamed well and formed the appropriate consistency. The cookies turned out as they always do- with a significant amount less sugar. I would highly recommend this product in its use for coffee and baking. Will definitely be adding it to my pantry.

  5. suzannefd 30/03/2020 at 2:13 pm

    Its time to ditch the fowl tasting stevia for MONKFRUIT SWEETNER….this product went well with my cuppa. The sugar is grainy enough to measure for baking too. I cwill be stocking up on this. I have no flour..(thanks to panic buying out there) to bake at the moment…but I did have spoonful of sugary sweetness and it was delicious without the calories….Brilliant and highly recommend to all

  6. Oliver Harnett 20/03/2020 at 9:57 pm

    I would love to try this as I just had my third baby and have decided to cut sugar out of my diet to loose some of the baby weight

  7. Kat555 20/03/2020 at 9:33 pm

    Ooh this is such an exciting product. I am really trying to eat less sugar and I have discovered that stevia is something that I can’t eat. It makes me quite sick. It would be so great to try this sweetener. I do a lot of baking so it would be amazing to give it a really good try in some different baking. Please pick me!

  8. alisha 20/03/2020 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to try this product!
    I would use it in my coffees and for baking, we love to bake muffins, cookies and pikelets but are conscious of the amount of sugar we consume so this would be a great alternative

  9. Emmarosejarman 19/03/2020 at 8:10 pm

    Hi there, this product looks very interesting. I am always ready to try new things and my mother has recently joined the vegan bandwagon, and I am trying to ease my way into it. As well as live a healthy lifestyle which supports animals wellbeing, it would be an added bonus to use this in my cooking and baking.

  10. Tinaj 19/03/2020 at 6:08 pm

    Would love to try in my baking and coffee as I need to reduce normal sugar.

  11. Karen86 19/03/2020 at 5:52 pm

    I’d love to try this for baking. My daughter and I love to bake together but it would be great to have a healthier alternative to sugar!

  12. k1234 18/03/2020 at 9:35 pm

    Yes please me and my partner both do keto and love making keto sweet treats using sweetness. This sounds like it would taste great and be close to the real deal. We also love using healthy alternatives like this to sweeten greek yoghurt for out young girls.

  13. Lina Coello 18/03/2020 at 2:17 pm

    I’d love to try this sweetener! We have been doing a low-sugar stint for a few months now, but only using dates as a sweetener gets a bit boring after a while. I’d incorporate it into my baking more than anything.

  14. alley1992 18/03/2020 at 12:39 pm

    I love baking and coming up with sugar free recipes for my little girl. Would love to try this sweeter in her first birthday cake which is quickly approaching

  15. Shazzlich 18/03/2020 at 8:10 am

    With easter and birthdays coming up i want to make some sweet treats for the kids without all the sugar! Would absolutely love to try this monkfruit sweetener !!!

  16. KZone7 16/03/2020 at 8:10 pm

    Sounds perfect always looking for healthy alternatives😀🌈👍

  17. Katnaylan 16/03/2020 at 7:38 pm

    I would love to reduce the amount of sugar I eat, and this would still satisfy my sweet tooth. I have tried artificial sweetener, but I dont like the after taste.

  18. ruthchiam 16/03/2020 at 4:17 pm

    I would use this replace sugar to make my peach ice cream sorbet using peaches from our tree. my son is and 6 years old and are dairy free so we are always exploring new diary free and egg free options for them

  19. Anita79 16/03/2020 at 3:28 pm

    I love baking and all things sweet and so does my children. trying something different from sugar would be interesting and if it’s a winner I’ll continue using.

  20. suzannefd 16/03/2020 at 12:43 pm

    I would like to trial this product in cookies, coffee and sweet and sour chicken

  21. fliss1 16/03/2020 at 12:32 pm

    this would be great to cut down the family sugar consumption and give us some good new ideas

  22. Kamox 16/03/2020 at 11:37 am

    I would be keen to try this product. I try very hard to use alternatives to sugar in baking for my children, or to reduce the amount. This would help give us some options

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