RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1694 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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Coyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1684 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.
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.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1611 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.
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1595 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.
Tootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
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.
TLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 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.
Alias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1527 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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Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1498 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.
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...
: Splenda uses sucralose, not aspartame.
: 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
: Coke Zero, as it's based on the formula for Coca-Cola; Diet Coke with Splenda uses the Diet Coke formula.
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: Oh Right, thanks. I must have been thinking of 'Sweet 'n Low' Alex
: 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