I was sent three products from Kozy Shack, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Hazelnut, and Tapioca pudding—all gluten-free. The Tapioca and Chocolate Mint are sweetened with Splenda and the Hazelnut with sugar and natural flavors.
The products with the Splenda left us with an aftertaste in our mouths after the first spoonful. They were creamy as a pudding should be, but just not true to the flavor it was named after. Is this possibly due to the use of Splenda?
The Chocolate Hazelnut, even though it had no Splenda, also had some aftertaste unfamiliar to us.
I appreciate the efforts to make a low-calorie, sugar-free, gluten-free alternative to pudding, but I can’t recommend these products at this point in time. My tester and I both felt these products did not taste healthy nor all that good.
I personally would rather use agave, or even sugar, in order to have a true chocolate or tapioca pudding. Unfortunately this company did not get a favorable review from both my East and West Coast kitchens, and so we can’t recommend it as a delicious GF dessert.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.