2018 Clean Choice Awards: Clean Sweeteners

Whether you want to sweeten up your coffee or you want to add some sweetness to your baking, these are some of our favorites.
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Wholesome Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey

A MOST WHOLESOME SWEETENER

Wholesome Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey

Stir a little sweetness into your tea or baking recipes with this organic raw honey with butterscotch notes. We love that it’s Fair Trade certified and pesticide- and antibiotic-free. $9, wholesomesweet.com

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia SteviaClear Sweet Drops

PURE SWEETENER

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia SteviaClear Sweet Drops

Whether you want to sweeten up tea, a smoothie or water, adding up to five drops of this zero-sugar natural sweetener does the trick. $15.50, sweetleaf.com

The Maple Guild’s Organic Maple Cream

CREAMY DELIGHT

The Maple Guild’s Organic Maple Cream

CE editors love adding this Steam-crafted organic Vermont maple cream to oatmeal, toast, teas and smoothies – anything to enjoy its velvety sweet taste. $18 per 16 oz, mapleguild.com

NOW Real Food Organic Coconut Sugar

BAKING BUDDY

NOW Real Food Organic Coconut Sugar

This baking staple is a winner for good reason: It’s low-glycemic, imparts caramel-like flavor to recipes and is less processed than both white table sugar and brown sugar. $6, nowfoods.com

XyloSweet Xylitol Sweetener by Xlear

JUST AS SWEET

XyloSweet Xylitol Sweetener by Xlear

This diabetic-friendly, 100% Xylitol sweetener, sourced from non-GMO corncobs and stalks, has 40% less calories than sugar but boasts the same level of sweetness. $8 per 1-lb bag, xlear.com