There is nothing as satisfying as enjoying your coffee or some lemonade enhanced with SF Vanilla syrup. What does SF Vanilla mean at Starbucks? Read to find out more.
After 35 years of living I tried out my first sugar free vanilla latte at Starbucks just recently after concluding my research on the SF Vanilla syrup, impossible right? Despite living in New York I had never given this a shot. If you are reading this and have been giving the sugar free syrup some thought, I got some good news for you, guess whose lemonade, smoothies and shakes will be tasting better? First things first, knowing what sugar free vanilla syrup is and differentiating it from the regular syrup.
As the name suggests, the SF Vanilla syrup is sugar free. The sugar content is substituted by other components which cut out the level of carbs thus reducing the calorie count as well. The main purpose for this type of syrup is so that one gets to enjoy the sweet taste of vanilla extract without worrying about the sugar content or calorie count in it.
Is there sugar free vanilla syrup at Starbucks?
Yes. On top of that, the same sugar free vanilla syrup served at the different Starbucks cafés are now sold in different stores.
What is the sugar free vanilla at Starbucks made of?
The SF Vanilla syrup is made up of Water, Vanilla extract with other Natural Flavors, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate (preserves freshness), Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, and Xanthan Gum.
Is Starbucks sugar free vanilla syrup sweetened?
Yes. Starbucks uses artificial sweeteners for the sugar free vanilla syrup.
What sweetener is in Starbucks sugar free vanilla?
Sucralose. It is a natural flavor which is used as a sweetener in the Starbucks sugar free vanilla syrup. This sweetener has no calorie which makes it suitable for people who are watching their weight. It is essential to note that sucralose sweetness is estimated to be 600 times more than that of sucrose. Despite it being termed as sugar free it is not flat in taste.
Does Sugar free Vanilla syrup cause weight gain?
Sugar free vanilla syrup is beneficial for managing weight since it contains 0 grams of protein and fat and has just 1 gram of carbohydrate in a 30 gram of serving. This constitutes to zero calorie intake in such a serving. However, when one takes it added to smoothies, shakes, coffee that have high calorie count it does not magically take away the amount of calories in that drink.
As a 35 year old woman trying to watch her weight, keep everything in check while not going to the gym every day, I think it is safer to just consume as small quantities of the sugar free vanilla syrup as possible. As effective as it is in management of weight, moderating the amount taken will prevent the negative side effects from spoiling the beauty of the sugar free syrup’s benefits.
Where is sugar free vanilla syrup used?
Enriched with vanilla’s rich flavor, the sugar free syrup goes well with any hot or cold beverage, smoothie, shake or cocktail. That aside it can be used as a dessert topping, for pancakes, oatmeal, roasted nuts or in baking. There is no limit to how you can use the sugar free vanilla syrup. Creativity goes a long way in making the most out of it. Plus where one would like to taste vanilla flavor, determines to what one can add it to.
What brand sugar free Vanilla does Starbucks use?
The sugar free vanilla syrup sold and used at Starbucks have been branded by Starbucks however they are made by a different company, Fontana.
Is sugar free vanilla syrup from Starbucks healthy?
The fact that SF vanilla syrup is sugar free does not make it automatically safe. Yes it is calorie free which is so since it contains sugar substitutes which cannot be fully broken down. Which leads to a number of side effects such as bloating of the stomach, altering the blood sugar level or flatulence as a result of the bloating.
Therefore there is a lot to consider while deciding whether it is healthy or not. Moderate use of the sugar free syrup will help in ensuring that it does not lead to the negative side effects.
How many carbs are in SF vanilla syrup?
In a 30g serving, there is zero calories, 0g of fat 0g of protein and 1g of carbohydrate.
Is the sugar free vanilla syrup from Starbucks worth it?
If by good you mean tasty and worth it, the answer is yes. It has the best reviews and has high ratings. However this depends on one’s taste and preferences.