We Tried Sans Sucre Gluten Free and Sugar Free Brownies. Here’s the Verdict.

Can a brownie mix without gluten or sugar still taste like dessert? We had to find out.

Sans Sucre browniesTaste of Home

Sans Sucre, translated as “sugar free” in French, is a product from Bernard Food Industries, Inc. This line of sugar-free baking mixes is also gluten-free, making it an ideal product for those with celiac disease who want to cut back on sugar. While I do not have a gluten intolerance nor am I cutting out all sugar in my diet, this product intrigued me. Can there really be a sugar-free brownie that actually tastes good? I was excited to find out!

Find our favorite homemade gluten-free goodies here.

The Baking Process

The brownie was quite simple to make. I just had to add water and vegetable oil to the mix, give it a stir and bake it for 35 minutes. Anyone can do it. Something that surprised me was how thick the batter was. I couldn’t mix it on medium speed for the recommended 3 minutes before it climbed up the beaters. I scraped it down and kept beating.

The batter didn’t taste as sweet as a typical brownie, but that didn’t stop me from licking the beaters. I poured the batter into an 8×8-in. baking pan and waited. I checked the brownies after 35 minutes, but they weren’t quite done according to the toothpick test. I put them back for another 4 minutes, and that did the trick. Then the hard part: letting them cool before cutting in.

Finished Sans Sucre BrowniesTaste of Home

The Taste Test

After the brownies cooled down, I cut out a 2-inch square piece. The top was moist and fudgy-looking. The rest of it had a cakey texture. As I went to take my first bite, I inhaled a wonderful chocolate aroma. It was delightful. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into this chocolaty treat.

While I could tell it was sugar-free (I have a huge sweet tooth and am used to lots of sugar), it still tasted like a brownie. Anyone who prefers cakey brownies to fudgy brownies would enjoy the crumbly texture. I shared some with one of our gluten-free editors, and she thought it was a good “knife and fork” brownie. I have to agree. It reminded me of a piece of cake. I wanted to slather on some frosting—sugar-free, of course!

Sliced Sans Sucre browniesTaste of Home

The Verdict

If you have celiac disease or are cutting out sugar, then you should try this brownie mix. For those who can’t eat gluten, it’s a nice alternative. You may want to add some frosting to give it more pizzazz. Or, cut it into bite-size pieces and add it to a bowl of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert. For those who are cutting out sugar, this would make a nice treat. It satisfies that brownie craving without the guilt. If you can have gluten and sugar, then stick with our Ultimate Fudgy Brownies.

We tested regular brownie mixes, too. These are our faves.

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.