My Painfully Honest Review of Birch Benders Keto Frosting

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I taste-tested the new Birch Bender’s Keto Frosting and I’m keepin it real… 

birch benders keto frosting chocolate

I love trying new keto products!

I have a confession to make, but don’t tell anyone ok? I’m a lazy keto eater… yep, I said it.

Due to being a busy mom, working, and volunteering, I just don’t have a lot of time to whip up keto treats from scratch. I would much rather run to the store and grab something premade, enjoy it, and then be done with it vs. having to bake and then clean up my kitchen.

birch benders keto frosting

Introducing the new [keto] kid on the block…

I recently spotted the new Birch Bender’s Keto Frosting at Walmart and just had to try it! I was so excited I even took a photo and started texting my keto friends to tell them about it. I mean, is there really anything better than creamy frosting? Nope, it’s basically one of the best things in life, but sadly most frostings are loaded with sugar and are not keto-friendly AT ALL.

holding Birch Benders vanilla keto frosting

So I grabbed one of each flavor (chocolate & vanilla), and just knew that I was going to have a hard time keeping myself from eating it by the spoonful. I also grabbed a box of keto cake mix to try with it, because who doesn’t love a delicious cupcake for an afternoon treat!? I’ve gotta admit, I was so curious about this frosting that I broke open both containers to give it a try before I baked my cupcakes.

We realize that many consider this frosting to be dirty keto, so please keep that in mind when deciding if it is something you want to add to your snack options.

Sadly, this keto frosting is *not* it…

chocolate keto frosting

I really, really hate to say this, but this keto frosting was not good at all. It was over the top sweet – but in a fake way, and let me tell you, I love me some sweet stuff. But there was a next-level aftertaste that I just couldn’t shake. So much so that I had to brush my teeth to get the taste out of my mouth. The vanilla was almost like the consistency of Crisco shortening, not like creamy frosting.

holding Birch benders keto frostings

I then hopped on Google to look up product reviews for this Birch Bender’s Keto Frosting and was kind of stunned to see some rave reviews about it. I will say there are also a fair amount of people saying it doesn’t taste good, but the raves left me scratching my head. I decided to wait until the next day to give this frosting another fair shake to see if maybe my taste buds were having an off day.

keto frosting on a spoon

I thought, “it’s a new day, this frosting is going to be amazing, I just know it…” so I grabbed a spoon and decided to give it another go. Mannnnn, no, just no. The vanilla is just so not good, the chocolate is tolerable but not enjoyable. I’m actually bummed about this as the Birch Bender’s keto products I tried in the past were pretty tasty!

icing on spoon

I’m not one to give up so I started trying to mix it with other things to see if I could make it taste better. I tried various types of flavoring, like peanut butter and even some of my favorite keto-friendly syrups, but sadly, still a no-go.

While I wouldn’t buy this frosting again, I do know that everyone has different tastes so maybe it’s just not my jam. If you do decide to grab this keto frosting, I’d suggest the chocolate as it was the better of the two.

keto frosting

Birch Benders Chocolate Keto Frosting Nutrition

Serving Size: 2 tbsp | 130 Calories | 14g Total Fat | 9g Total Carbs | <1g Dietary Fiber | 0g Sugar | 9g Sugar Alcohol | 1g Protein | 0g Total Carbs

Ingredients: palm oil, erythritol, coconut oil, cocoa, cassava starch, vanilla extract, stevia extract, monk fruit extract, salt. Contains coconut.

icing nutrition label

Birch Benders Vanilla Keto Frosting Nutrition

Serving Size: 2 tbsp | 120 Calories | 13g Total Fat | 11g Total Carbs | 0g Dietary Fiber | 0g Sugar | 10g Sugar Alcohol | 0g Protein | 1g Total Carbs

Ingredients: palm oil, erythritol, cassava starch, coconut oil, vanilla extract, stevia extract, monk fruit extract, salt. Contains coconut.

But never fear… you can make your own DELICIOUS keto frosting at home that tastes MUCH better and costs less! 

keto buttercream frosting

While this store bought keto frosting was a bust, you can make your own yummy keto frosting at home! Give our keto cream cheese frosting or keto buttercream frosting a try. I love to make a batch of the cream cheese frosting and dip my strawberries into it for a yummy snack.

Have you tried the Birch Benders frosting or our keto buttercream? Let me know your thoughts!

Looking for more sweets? Make this delicious keto birthday cake!

About the writer:

Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and has 25+ years of experience as a writer and photographer with her work being featured in US Weekly Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more.

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Comments 11

  1. Dawne Almazan

    I just had it tonight on a cake (Keto and Co) and it was so gross. Like Crisco like you said. Also, it made my stomach hurt tremendously. No way Jose! Yuck. PS. The cake however, was amazing.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Sorry to hear it hurt your stomach! Thanks for sharing with us, Dawne!

  2. Susan

    So far I have only tried the chocolate birch benders keto frosting, but I have to say I LOVE IT! Maybe that’s because I have only eaten real frosting about 5 times in the last 15 years! However, I wasn’t crazy about the yellow cake – it tastes at best like corn bread to me. But with the keto icing, it was still a treat. To each his own I guess!

  3. Gretchen

    I tried the vanilla today and am not impressed. I hope the chocolate is better!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting, Gretchen! Hoping you might like the chocolate!

  4. Sheryl

    I’m so glad you posted this. I completely agree!! I couldn’t wait to open the can and then, YUK!! It was like a mouth full of crisco! Gross! Thank you for telling the truth! Who are all those people giving the great reviews?? I saw them too. Couldn’t believe it!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for letting us know what you thought of it, Sheryl! 💖

  5. Anne Atkinson

    I mixed the vaniilla Frosting with a 1/2 block of cream cheese and a little half & half. True, it’s not amazing, but I put on KETO sugar cookies made with coconut flour. It gave me the “faux” sugar cookies a good cream cheese frosting favor.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s a great idea! I think cream cheese adds a great flavor!❤

  6. Lisa

    Except other keto recipes call for dairy. If you’re dairy free and gluten free, the chocolate is really sweet but it does the trick. Mine was smooth, soft and fluffy. Don’t need as much either because it’s so sweet.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the helpful comment, Lisa!💞 Good to know the chocolate is sweet and that you enjoyed it! 😋

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