Raymond Blanc ‘approves’ Sweet Freedom

Sweet Freedom
Sweetener made from just apples, grapes and carob

Are you familiar with Sweet Freedom? It’s the low GI (glycaemic index) sweetener that you can use instead of sugar or honey and it is made just from apples, grapes and carob. Excellent for Vegans and those wanting to avoid animal products, excellent for those who don’t want a sugar rush from sucrose. Excellent all round really…and now it’s been discovered by Raymond Blanc.

Deborah from Diet Freedom explains:
“Here we were busily working away on all things Diet Freedom when the phone rings and a lovely lady from Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons (Raymond Blanc’s famous restaurant in Oxfordshire) asked if she could set up an account and order Sweet Freedom as Raymond would like to serve at Le Manoir with coffee, teas etc!!! Well … we didn’t have to think about that one too long as you can imagine. They do not want to offer anything artificial to their customers apparently and rather than decant they are going to offer in our ‘very practical’ bottles too!

And then two weeks later, low and behold more excitement at DF HQ when Raymond’s amazing head chef GaryJones, ordered more to use in the kitchen as well … we are very flattered that they seem to love it as much as we do!”


Sweet freedom can be used exactly as you would sugar or honey: use to sweeten all hot and cold drinks, bake ‘no added sugar’ muffins, cakes, flapjacks, brownies and puddings plus make desserts such as ice cream, cheesecake, mousses, drizzle over porridge and cereal and tastes great on toast instead of honey or jam.

Low Glycaemic Index

As Sweet Freedom is made from fruit it is absorbed slowly into your system and doesn’t peak your blood sugar levels in the same way as sucrose would.  The rate at which a sweetener is absorebed into our blood can be measured and this indexed and called the GI (Glycaemic Index)  or  GL (Glycaemic Load).  Sweet Freedom has a low Glycaemix Index and load.  (More on Glycaemic values) Because of this Sweet Freedom would be the preferred sweetener for  for weight management.  It has  25% less calories than sugar plus you can use 25% less. It is also suitable for diabetics and vegans. Top down squeezy bottle with drip free cap means really easy to use and no mess.

Sweet Freedom is available in two varieties,  Mild and Rich. Both are multi-purpose syrups but the Mild is best for tea as it’s the most neutral and sugar like, the Rich has a lovely toffee like taste.

Suitable for Vegans

Sweet Freedom sweetener is suitable for the following dietary types:

Diabetics, vegans, those avoiding sugar and on a ‘no added sugar’ diet, gluten free, gluten and casein free diet, dairy free, egg free, low fat , lactose free, wheat free, yeast free, and soya free diets.

As well as Raymond Blanc, Sweet Freedom has also been discovered and recommended by the  ‘queen of natural products’ Janey Lee Grace, co-presenter Radio 2 with Steve Wright and The Wright Stuff, Channel 5. Janey says: “This is a Godsend, the kids love it on porridge and we use it for making bread – a wonder product!”

Nutritional Information

For those of us who read the labels, the nutritional breakdown is:

Per 100g:
Energy 1252kJ/299kcal, Carbohydrate 77g (of which sugars 77g), Fat 0 (of which saturates 0g), Protein 0g, Fibre 0g, Sodium less than 0.05g


Sweet Freedom, we are proud of you.


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