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Wholesome Sweeteners is a company that produces fair trade certified organic sweeteners and syrups. They recently sent me their entire line of sweeteners and syrups to test and review. And they are very generously sponsoring a giveaway for one of my readers with a nice gift basket filled with their awesome products. The giveaway will be open in a few weeks after I have a chance to sample all of their great products. I plan on doing several posts sharing my experience with some of Wholesome Sweeteners products and then opening the giveaway.
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The first product I am going to share with you is Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Turbinado Sugar. My mom has used turbinado sugar for a few years in her coffee and tea so I was somewhat familiar with this type of sweetener. Mom and I tested it in our coffee and found it to be comparable to other turbinado sugars on the market, the big difference with Wholesome Sweeteners sugar is that it is fair trade and organic, in other words good for you and good for the people who produce it!
I checked the Wholesome Sweeteners website for some turbinado sugar recipes (they have a huge recipe database) and found a great recipe for Berry Berry Berry Pie which is a perfect summer recipe with berries being in season. I easily found all the ingredients at my local grocery store and made this tasty pie the other day. I did not tell my family it was made with Wholesome Sweeteners turbinado sugar so that I could get an unbiased opinion from them. The verdict? It was a hit with everyone including the fussiest eater in the family, my oldest son. Here's the recipe:
|Berry Berry Berry Pie|
|Source : adapted by Wholesome Sweeteners from Midwest Living magazine|
|Comments : While we always prefer fresh farmer's market berries, they are not always available. Frozen unsweetened blueberries or raspberries will do just as well in this recipe. We suggest using organic ingredients whenever possible.|
Disclosure: I received samples of Wholesome Sweetener products for testing and review purposes. I only recommend products I personally use and my opinions remain my own.