The Good: Not unhealthy, Tastes great!
The Bad: Slightly pricy, Takes some experimentation to use as a replacement in recipes.
The Basics: Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is a delightful way to replace sugar or syrup!
In starting to review sweeteners, like the Stevia In The Raw (reviewed here!), I find myself caring quite a bit more about nutrition in sweeteners. I have also been doing quite a bit more baking since my wife and I picked up Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar. A liquid sweetener, Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar replaces sugar, corn syrup or syrup for daily use. However, in replacing the sugar in recipes, using Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar requires quite a bit more trial and error experimentation than many of the sugar substitutes on the market today.
Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is a sugar substitute that is designed for people who have dietary needs that force them to take in less carbs and few calories. Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is one of the rare sweeteners designed to replace sugars in baking and it is good as long as one can take time to adjust their recipes accordingly.
Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is an amber fluid that replaces sugar. We picked it up in the 11.75 fl. oz. bottle. The bottle is about the same price as a five pound bag of sugar, though we got it on clearance for $2.50. The light flavored liquid sweetener is remarkably fluid, as opposed to syrupy.
Ease Of Preparation
Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is exceptionally easy to use on its own. It is easy to use in recipes, so long as one takes the time to make appropriate adjustments to the fluid in recipes. Simply open the bottle and squeeze the fluid into beverages, onto things one wants sweetened or even over ice cream. There is no trick to sweetening with the Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar. There is, however, a trick to replacing it in recipes. The Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar replaces sugar at 2/3 cup compared to a cup of granulated sugar. However, other liquids in recipes need to be adjusted and the bottle vaguely declares fluids must be reduced by ¼ to 1/3 cup and that variation is hard to reconcile on the first try. As a result, most recipes I tried took two to three attempts to make the substitutions correct.
Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar smells like rancid honey. In fact, I did not smell it in the bottle until after I had tried and enjoyed it and that made me very glad. In order to smell it purely, I opened the bottle and it smelled surprisingly horrible. If honey could go bad and be set on fire, that is what Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar would smell like.
On the tongue, Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar tastes like diluted honey. It is pleasantly sweet without any aftertaste or variation on the primary flavoring. This is a good, consistent sweetener.
As a control, I added Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar to my cup of Gourmet Supreme Coffee (reviewed here!) in order to test how it sweetened. The Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar completely sweetened the black coffee. The agave nectar made the coffee taste more syrupy and so effectively sweetened the coffee that it also had the benefit of eliminating the dry aftertaste of the coffee!
I was actually shocked by how good Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is on the nutrition front. In a 1 Tablespoon serving (there are 15 servings in the 11.75 oz bottle), there are 60 calories. There are only 16 carbs, no fat, and sixteen grams of sugars in the serving! There are no other nutrients in the Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar.
On the ingredients front, Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is pretty good as well! The Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar consists entirely of Organic Agave Nectar. There is actually nothing unpronounceable in this sweetener. It is made in Mexico and is Kosher.
I could find no expiration date on my container of Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar, but it seems reasonable that it would not expire so long as it is kept sealed.
If the Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar gets on clothing, it is sticky and will stain light fabrics. For fabrics, one will need to consult a fabric guide and on skin, it needs to get washed off. It easily wipes off any non-porous surface it gets on.
The Domino Light Organic Agave Nectar is easy and worthwhile to recommend! This is a wonderful sweetener that can replace sugar or syrup in a flavorful and delightful way.
For other garnish, spice or spread reviews, be sure to check out my reviews of:
Kernel Season’s Parmesan & Garlic Popcorn Seasoning
Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate frosting
Jif Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread
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