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October 01, 2014Reviewer: Christina in New York* I like the fact that Hersey products are made with Erythritol which does not give you a gassy effect as some of the other sugar alcohols can. I think it also tastes better.
January 19, 2014Reviewer: Jason in Colorado* Got a non-Hershey's after taste but still very good. Its worth your money if your looking for a substitute because nothing better out there.
January 04, 2013Reviewer: Bruce in California* I have been using this syrup for a couple of years now. I get it at my local grocery store. I've only tried the chocolate variety. I honestly can't understand how taste buds can be so different between people. I give this product 4 stars because I'm rating it as a low carb product. Meaning, if I rated it against regular, full-sugar chocolate syrups and sauces out there, it wouldn't do too well. However, when compared to any other L/C chocolate syrup available, (That I've tried) it's far superior. Not perfect, but very good. When I make chocolate milk I think it tastes very good. Again, not as good as regular Hershey's syrup, but good enough that my teenage kids and myself drink it on a regular basis with no problems at all. When added to my hot coffee something happens and the flavor tastes a little off, bad enough that I don't do it. I don't think it likes the heat. But when kept cold in milk or over ice cream, it's good. If I taste it on my finger, it's not great, but, that's not what it's for. It's for adding to other products. I was a chef in some very nice restaurants for about 10 years and a number of years as a caterer, and I have over 30 years overall cooking experience. It was my business to know what tastes good to other people, and I was very good at it. I enjoy high quality foods, including high quality chocolate. No, this doesn't taste like Guittard chocolate. But for a low carb product I find it completely acceptable, and actually pretty good. I've been eating low-sugar and sugar-free for years and I've come to realize that some people have very different tolerance levels to artificial sweeteners. I can only guess that the people who claim that it's some ingredient used for torture in hell have a low tolerance to artificial sweeteners, have unrealistically high expectations, or really like to exaggerate to make their point in a review. I suspect it's a combination of the last two.