Sugar Free Mint Syrup--Anywhere Local?
Cynaburst has become rather fond of the various Monin and Torani sugar-free syrups I've brought home for her to try. Vanilla, coconut, almond are favorites; she mixes them with 0% Fage yogurt or Almond Breeze, among other things. Now she's asked if I can locate a sugar-free mint syrup.
The websites for Torani and DaVinci both say that they do make this product (Monin apparently does not). But I've checked the usual sources--Surfas, Cost Plus, Smart & Final--and they don't carry it. I don't know any other local stores that carry more than a very small selection of syrup flavors. I could order on-line, but the shipping costs are not cost-efficient for one or two bottles. (Or I guess I could try making it myself by soaking a bunch of mint leaves in a bottle of plain or vanilla sugar-free syrup--would that work, or do you need more alcohol to soak up the flavor?)
So, if anyone knows of a source in LA where they carry sugar-free mint syrup, we'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Well you could buy pure mint extract at whole foods. It tastes good, and a little goes a LONG way and then sweeten it with whatever artificial or substitute sweetner floats your boat ;) i'm partial to stevia. The NuNaturals 0 Carb brand I get from iherb online is my favorite shipping is really cheap and it comes a day or two after you order it. Second favorite sweetner would be pure stevia extract made by KAL from whole foods but it's less sugar like and more expensive.
There's a low-carb grocery store on Melrose near Larchmont that carries a lot of DaVinci sugar-free syrups. Their website says that they have the creme de menthe flavor. Maybe you could give them a call to double check.
Lo Carb-U Foods
5770 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles,Ca. 90038