In the past couple of weeks I saw some posts about the SF syrups and it got me interested. In my area I hadn't seen them so went to cost plus and got 3 flavors : brown sugar cinnamon, toffee, salted caramel. They sound delish, right? I think I'm using them wrong. In my coffee (12 oz) a tablespoon of the syrup was bitter, like I could taste the "fakeness" of it. In my vanilla protein smoothie (32 oz) I didn't even taste it and I used two tablespoons. So, I'm wondering where do you use your syrup and what is the ratio of syrup to liquid?
OGW:150 (reached on 10/6/18)
Hey Sheila, You know it's really personal taste and some flavors are more potent than others, also some shakes are sweeter so that will change how much you need. I use SF Vanilla in my coffee and I use 3 pumps to a 12 oz cup and 2 in tea. SF Vanilla is the sweetest IMHO.
Here are some shake recipes if that will help https://www.pinterest.com/eggface/protein-shakes-and-smoothi es/
I also cook with it so if you scroll through my blog you'll see lots of recipes (protein cake, muffins, protein granola, etc. with it) www.theworldaccordingtoeggface.com
I use 1 oz in my 14 oz coffee
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For me - if the flavor is really strong I will use less and add a splenda if I need it sweeter or mix with another softer flavor. For instance - gingerbread is strong and bitter, so I will do half gingerbread - half vanilla - to taste. Salted caramel is one I will use a smaller amount (it can be a little overwhelming) and add a splenda.
Everyone is different. I played around with it until I found what I liked and threw out many horrible failure cups in the process!
SW 309 CW 150 GW 145
I use about 2 -3 pumps. i also make my coffee weak