Organic Sweet Dreams® Brown Rice Syrup

Lightly sweet, honey-colored and smooth, Lundberg Sweet Dreams® is a nutritive sweetener about one half as sweet as sugar, brown rice syrup is a healthful, tasty alternative for those who watch their sugar intake. Bake with it, pour it over ice cream or pancakes, or stir it into your favorite coffee.

Refrigeration is not necessary, but can be used to prolong the shelf life.

Cooking Instructions

Substitute rice syrup in place of sugar, honey, corn syrup, maple syrup or molasses. To substitute sugar, use 1¼ cup rice syrup for one cup sugar, using ¼ cup less of another liquid in the recipe.

Recipe Suggestions


Organic brown rice, pure filtered water.



Comments 25

  1. Dorothy Vollans 03 Feb

    Please tell me what is the nutritional value... vitamins? minerals?

    Your syrup is brown rice and water.  What makes it syrup-y?
    I like it.
  2. Lori 12 Feb

    I like the product but would love it in a squeeze top container.  Less mess.
  3. Kathy 20 Apr

    what is the shelf life of unopened sweet dreams?  i found a bottle in my pantry that i bought a few years ago, & now that i am gluten free i need some for a recipe. there is only a code, no expiration date. 
  4. Lundberg Family Farms 25 Apr

    The shelf life for the Sweet Dreams syrup is 18 months. The code that's on the package is a Julian Date code and we have a calendar on our website that will help you figure out the day the syrup was produced. You can view it at
  5. Amy 14 May

    Hi, I found the following information concerning brown rice syrup:

    Brown rice syrup, also known as rice syrup, is a sweetener derived by culturing cooked rice with enzymes (usually from dried barley sprouts) to break down the starches, then straining off the liquid and reducing it by cooking until the desired consistency is reached. The final product is 45% maltose, 3% glucose, and 52% maltotriose.

    I was wondering if this holds true for your syrup? If it is cultured using an enzyme like dried barley sprouts, then it would not be a gluten-free product.

    I just want to be sure of the product before purchasing since I have celiac disease.

    Thank you
  6. Melissa 20 May

    I second the squeeze-top idea!  Would love it
  7. Lundberg Family Farms 26 May

    @Amy - for our brown rice syrup, the rice is cultured with fungal enzymes NOT barley sprout enzymes so it is Gluten-Free :)
  8. Alison 04 Jul

    My jar has totally hardened (it's been around for a while). Is there a way to soften it back up again?
  9. carole 04 Jan

    We love this syrup!
    We would also love a squeeze top version.  I've been funneling it into a squeeze bottle and it's a messy project.
  10. Concerned Parent 16 Feb

    There have been several reports linking rice and rice syrup to high cancer causing arsenic levels, have your products been tested?  What are the levels?  Love your product but need to know.
  11. Nancy 16 Feb

    Do you test this product for arsenic?
  12. Bozena 16 Feb

    What can you tell about arsenic amount in your syrup?
    All over the news it is a big issue right now.
  13. christina 17 Feb

    Is there a recall on this product?
  14. Kim 17 Feb

    Do you have any information regarding arsenic in this product? Although the news is general and not brand specific, it sounds like all syrups contain it.
  15. Peter Huff 17 Feb

    I notice that your Sweet Dreams brown rice syrup has a label that says "distributed by" Lundberg Family Farms. This is compared to your rice label which says "manufactured by".  Does this mean you do not make the actual syrup base, or is it your base processed and packaged by someone else?
  16. Lundberg Family Farms 21 Feb

    Hi everyone, thanks for your questions regarding the recent study of Arsenic in rice. We never have and currently do not test our products (including the syrup) or rice fields for Arsenic. In light of this study, we have assembled a team that is looking into testing. Until then, we have created a page on our website that is dedicated to this topic: You can see the action steps our team is working on as well as the peer-reviewed Arsenic data they are reading. There is not a recall on this product and we stand behind it's safety, nutritional value, and health benefits. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
  17. Lundberg Family Farms 21 Feb

    Hi Peter, very good question! We use a co-packer to process and package our rice syrup. This means we send them our rice, they then process, can, & box it all up, and then send it back to us to distribute. Products like our raw rice, couscous, risottos, & rice cakes are all produced in-house so they are labeled as "manufactured by".
  18. AMJ 29 Mar

    Im wondering if you have had your brown rice syrup tested for its Glycemic Index.
    It wwould be helpful for you to have it tested by an independent lab aand verified, then posted online,
    for those of us who watch our consumption of high GI foods.
    Thanks fr your consideration--
  19. Lundberg Family Farms 11 May

    Hi AMJ, At this time our Brown Rice Syrup has not been tested for its Glycemic Index. That information would indeed be helpful to our consumers though, thank you for the suggestion. 
  20. Karen 18 May

    Do I need to refrigerate the syrup, after opening ?

  21. Lundberg Family Farms 24 May

    Hi Karen, Our brown rice syrup does not need to be refrigerated after opening. Thanks for asking! We hope you enjoy it :) 
  22. Denice 25 May

    I see under nutritional fact that 22 gm of sugar; would it be considered a glucose or fructose sugar?
  23. Lundberg Family Farms 31 May

    Hi Denice, The Organic Brown Rice Syrup's sugar breakdown is as follows: 8% glucose and 31% maltose. Hope you enjoy the syrup!  
  24. Tanya D 12 Oct

    My 4 year old daughter has treenut and peanut allergies.  Is your brown rice syrup manufactured or packaged in a facility that is peanut and treenut free?
  25. Lundberg Family Farms 15 Oct

    Tanya, our Brown Rice Syrup is not manufactured or packaged in a facility that produces peanuts or treenuts. We list any allergens on our labels, and those are not listed on this label. Hope this helps!

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