September 11, 2013 Reviewer: Maria in Pennsylvania
The Monin syrups are far better than the other brands. They are nice and thick. I am writing this review about the strawberry and caramel! They are so thick and delicious. I use them for pancakes, tea, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies, puddings. The only flavor that was a bit week was the hazelnut. Love them, try them you wont be disappointed. The chocolate is so good too.
Love the dark chocolate sauce, it's rich tasting and the sweetness is just right. The squeeze bottle is great for putting a drizzle of chocolate on ice cream or desserts, just right to drizzle a bit over whipped cream topped mocha coffee - yum!
I LOVE this chocolate sauce! It is really smooth and rich, so a little goes a long way. The squeeze bottle makes it easy to drizzle on ice cream, desserts, etc. for some added yumminess and visual appeal. I like to take a scoop of casein protein powder, mix it with a little water to form a "pudding" and then drizzle this sauce on top. A great snack before bed!
The dark chocolate sauce tastes great. BUT... I've tested my blood sugar level three times now after using 1 tablespoon in morning coffee and my reading jumps 25-30 points within an hour of consuming. Maybe it's just how I react to Malitol, but I don't get the same reaction from splenda or other sweeteners. Too bad, because it is delicious!
Best Berry Flavoured syrup I have tried! Can't believe how good it is! NO weird aftertaste. It's very smooth and smells lovely!! It's a little bit thicker than DaVinci Blue Berry Syrup. Definitely 5 stars!!
This review is specific to Sugar Free Syrup, Blackberry (plastic)
Almost all of these are positively delicious and do not taste AT ALL sugar free. The Chocolate is no better than any other brand, but Vanilla, Irish Cream and Caramel are amazingly good. Well worth the $2 difference. Note that some of them have lemon juice or citric acid for tartness, that will curdle half-n-half, so read labels if you're planning italian sodas. Strawberry seems to work fine.
November 10, 2009 Reviewer: A customer in Washington
I love Monin! I wish they had more flavors - apple, specifically. Their Blackberry is very nice, I use it in my morning hot cereal (1 beaten egg, 3/8 C flax meal, 1/4 C almond meal and 1/4 C Blackberry syrup - all mixed together), then I throw on top 4 or 5 frozen strawberries and microwave for 3 minutes, I only cook it about 75% through, else it won't be mushy like oatmeal. I break it up with a spoon, drizzle it with cream to taste, then sprinkle it with 1 packet of sweetener (I use Truvia because I like the granules, tastes and feels like real sugar on top.) Tastes just like flavored oatmeal - and it fills me up all morning. I tried it with Banana flavor of the other brand, but not as good. Also, I LOVE the SF Monin Caramel - I make a killer flan with it, where I don't miss out on the "caramelized sugar" flavor at all. Love this stuff - I'm stocking up for the winter.
I know I already reviewed the Blackberry Syrup, but I had to add one thing - Caramel!!! Caramel!!! Caramel!!! This is amazing. Even my husband, who hates all syrups with sugar substitutes, loves this. I've used this in protein shakes, on ice cream, and over flax cereal and it is wonderful.
Thank you, Netrition, for carrying Monin syrups. If there are more flavors available, please, please, please carry them.
This review is specific to Sugar Free Syrup, Caramel (plastic)