We Tried Sans Sucre Gluten Free and Sugar Free Brownies. Here’s the Verdict.
Can a brownie mix without gluten or sugar still taste like dessert? We had to find out.
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Sans Sucre, translated as “sugar free” in French, is a product from Bernard Food Industries, Inc. This line of sugar-free baking mixes is also gluten-free, making it an ideal product for those with celiac disease who want to cut back on sugar. While I do not have a gluten intolerance nor am I cutting out all sugar in my diet, this product intrigued me. Can there really be a sugar-free brownie that actually tastes good? I was excited to find out!
The Baking Process
The brownie was quite simple to make. I just had to add water and vegetable oil to the mix, give it a stir and bake it for 35 minutes. Anyone can do it. Something that surprised me was how thick the batter was. I couldn’t mix it on medium speed for the recommended 3 minutes before it climbed up the beaters. I scraped it down and kept beating.
The batter didn’t taste as sweet as a typical brownie, but that didn’t stop me from licking the beaters. I poured the batter into an 8×8-in. baking pan and waited. I checked the brownies after 35 minutes, but they weren’t quite done according to the toothpick test. I put them back for another 4 minutes, and that did the trick. Then the hard part: letting them cool before cutting in.
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The Taste Test
After the brownies cooled down, I cut out a 2-inch square piece. The top was moist and fudgy-looking. The rest of it had a cakey texture. As I went to take my first bite, I inhaled a wonderful chocolate aroma. It was delightful. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into this chocolaty treat.
While I could tell it was sugar-free (I have a huge sweet tooth and am used to lots of sugar), it still tasted like a brownie. Anyone who prefers cakey brownies to fudgy brownies would enjoy the crumbly texture. I shared some with one of our gluten-free editors, and she thought it was a good “knife and fork” brownie. I have to agree. It reminded me of a piece of cake. I wanted to slather on some frosting—sugar-free, of course!
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If you have celiac disease or are cutting out sugar, then you should try this brownie mix. For those who can’t eat gluten, it’s a nice alternative. You may want to add some frosting to give it more pizzazz. Or, cut it into bite-size pieces and add it to a bowl of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert. For those who are cutting out sugar, this would make a nice treat. It satisfies that brownie craving without the guilt. If you can have gluten and sugar, then stick with our Ultimate Fudgy Brownies.