For those of you who are using isomalt, I have a question or 2 hoping someone will know.
I purchased the Isomalt sticks, the pkg says they are unsweetened. Can I add sugar to sweeten them. Want to try and use them for lollipops. Or are they just to be used purely for decorative purposes??
Thank you for any help.
Isomalt is one of those sugars that can give a tummy ache if eaten in large quantities, you may be better off with regular sugar. I only use it for decoration. hth
Isomalt is used as a sugar sub in sugar free candy, and as said above can cause tummy issues. I would look up a lollipop recipe to use for them rather than the isomalt.
"However, like most sugar alcohols (with the exception of erythritol), it carries a risk of gastric distress, including flatulence and diarrhoea, when consumed in large quantities. Therefore, isomalt is advised to not be consumed in quantities larger than about 50 g per day for adults and 25 g for children. Isomalt may prove upsetting to the stomach because the body treats it as a dietary fiber instead of as a simple carbohydrate. Therefore, like most fibers, it can increase bowel movements, passing through the bowel in virtually undigested form."