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Have You Tasted Splenda?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

I reduced my sugar consumption in my coffee and tea drastically since a year but the tea or coffee tasted so bland because my taste buds were too used to the sugar test. i tested quite a few sustitutes but they were more sour than sweet.
However,when I went to Costa Rica last december, I discovered a new miracle... Splenda!
Quite a few products in CR are imported from the US, so I guess you can find in in the US and in most of Latin America. However, I still haven't found such a thing in Switzerland. Thus I get a pack send my mail by my mom every now and then.

what do my fellow a.netters think about Splenda?

I just love it !



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

You are aware that that shit is made with bleach. Right?


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User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Yes, here in the US and in England it is very popular. Allegedly it is 'safe' (unlike Sweet n Low, Equal, etc) as it is made from sugar rather than from chemicals. It doesn't have an aftertaste either.

I love it too, I use it in coffee all the time, plus you can buy it in bigger boxes or jars, and use it in cooking instead of sugar.

I'm surprised you can't buy it in Switzerland yet.


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

I'd rather keep my intake of Aspartame and Phenalaline tied into Coke Zero, and use normal sugar for other sweetening purposes.
One guy can only handle so much crap


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Tastes all the same too me. I have no beef with it.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 2):
I'm surprised you can't buy it in Switzerland yet.

Maybe the Swiss know something we don't.

My mom likes Splenda... she's diabetic.

I heard it's fun to snort.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

I use it in coffee, french toast etc. It taste fine to me.


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User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 5):
Maybe the Swiss know something we don't.

LOL well you could be right. Like I said, it is 'allegedly' safe, but of course in my other post on here I am talking about not believing everything you are told... so it could just be excellent marketing. Oh well, probably doesn't matter anyway. Our great leaders will take us to armageddon before we have time to die from any splenda related disease.


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1535 times:


At first I thought it was condoms...  Wink



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 2):
it is made from sugar rather than from chemicals

I always suspected that our friend sucrose wasn't really a chemical.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8873 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1529 times:



 yuck 



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

We use it at work all the time for coffee and are very pleased with it.


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User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

I like it, but if you use it for cooking use less because it is sweeter; even though they say it is a 1:1 replacement.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

I use it as well in coffee and in tea. Quite a few diet soft drinks have switched from using aspartame to sucralose (Diet 7-Up, Pepsi One, Diet Shasta, many private label soda sold in stores, Diet Rite, Hansen's just to name a few), as have many other products like Torani Sugar Free flavoring syrups. In some cases, it has been used in a mix with Ace-K or high fructose corn syrup since sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar.

It is a bit more expensive than aspartame because Tate & Lyle still holds the patent rights on Splenda. Once that patent expires, you'll see generic versions of it on the market.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

So this stoner wakes up one day, goes down to the kitchen, brews some coffee, and reaches over to get some artificial sweetener. Sadly, in his mind-altered state, he couldn't get the packages open without spilling their contents all over the table. Blurry-eyed and irritated, he looked down and -- voila -- he saw...

You guessed it....

Splenda in the grass.

 

More seriously: No, I haven't tried Splenda. I'm a traditional sugar type of guy.

[Edited 2006-08-10 23:37:59]

User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Splenda´s taste is very nice and better than aspartame. Also I tend to think is better for your health.


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User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
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Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 2):
Yes, here in the US and in England it is very popular. Allegedly it is 'safe' (unlike Sweet n Low, Equal, etc) as it is made from sugar rather than from chemicals. It doesn't have an aftertaste either.

There is no science to support calling Equal / Canderel / Aspartame unsafe.


User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I am a diabetic so I use it all the time. I love Splenda! I never had a problem with Equal though. Even Sweet & Low is fine if I don't get too much of it at one time, as it has somewhat of a bitter aftertaste.

-TLG


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

So I have a question for everybody...

What's the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke w/Splenda???



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User currently offlineTouchdown777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 14):
I'm a traditional sugar type of guy.

Ahh ... a true American.



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2715 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

I haven't tried it yet, and I plan to stick with sugar. I try to avoid putting man made chemicals in my body when possible. Also, honey works great in tea.

Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 16):
There is no science to support calling Equal / Canderel / Aspartame unsafe.

I wouldn't say that. There are hundreds of studies both for and against the safety fof aspartame. The FDA approval was pretty shady as well, leading many to question the safety of the product. Fairly interesting reading.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Quoting TWFirst (Reply 18):
What's the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke w/Splenda???

Coke Zero is sweetened using a blend of Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) and Aspartame while Diet Coke w/Splenda uses and blend of Ace-K and Sucralose (Splenda).


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 21):
Coke Zero is sweetened using a blend of Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) and Aspartame while Diet Coke w/Splenda uses and blend of Ace-K and Sucralose (Splenda).

Which one tastes better according to you ?



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I've heard that Splenda is bad for you, but i really wouldn't know. Since i don't like sugar, I'm not really interested in finding out the details. For me, tea cannot have sugar in it. It completely ruins the taste!! I'm a huge tea drinker, and love to taste various teas. With sugar they are completely ruined.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 23):
I've heard that Splenda is bad for you

As far as I remember, it contains high levels of Aspartame and other sweeteners, which according to 'scientific research' can lead to mutations and cancer.
Then again, they say that roll on and spray on deodorant causes cancer.
Everything these days seems to...


25 Alias1024 : Splenda uses sucralose, not aspartame.
26 DeltaDC9 : A lot of people including my wife agree, but on the other hand on the lable of Earl Grey they tell you to enhance the taste, add sugar, but I add hon
27 Srbmod : Coke Zero, as it's based on the formula for Coca-Cola; Diet Coke with Splenda uses the Diet Coke formula.
28 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Speaking of various sugary substances, Coca-Cola (Classic -- the one and only, and before it even had the qualifier "Classic") hasn't tasted the same
29 Post contains images Redngold : You could call it "faux iced tea" since what I get is a 4C brand that is both decaffeinated and made with Splenda. I've been able to drastically incre
30 Srbmod : You can still get Coke sweetened with sugar cane. Go to any store that caters to those from South of the Border and you'll find Coke and other soft d
31 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Sweeeet! I've got to remember that. If only we could buy it here in the 'States. Even if it's just in specialty stores. Heck, we've got something lik
32 Srbmod : You can, just about every gas station or grocery in areas where Mexicans live you can find it. These imports are a bit of a gray area, as some local
33 Post contains images AerospaceFan : That's extremely helpful -- I appreciate it! I can't wait to see if I can find some. It's been years since I've had that wholesome, original taste of
34 ThePRGuy : Oh Right, thanks. I must have been thinking of 'Sweet 'n Low' Alex
35 Srbmod : Which is a blend of saccharin and dextrose in the US, but made with cyclamate instead of saccharin in Canada as saccharin is a banned except for diab
36 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I've tasted Glenda.
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