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Do you use a sugar substitue...

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004: Do you use a sugar substitue...
By Marg on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 01:52 pm:

And if so what do you use, I've tried several and I don't care for them, but I never tried Splenda, anyone try this or any one in particular that you like?

By Melanie on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 02:36 pm:

I've used Splenda. I don't think you will care for this one much either, to be honest. It has that after taste. It's one of those things that you can get used to if you really tried, but I certainly had no desire to use it for long. :)

By Coopaveryben on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 03:38 pm:

Splenda or Equal, they are all the same. I agree with Melanie it just takes getting used to them.

By Momaroze on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 04:50 pm:

I bought splenda and really am pleased with it.

By Texannie on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 05:31 pm:

Funny, I can't stand Equal, but I like Splenda.

By Happynerdmom on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 05:45 pm:

I like Splenda better than any of the others, but I don't really like any of them!

By Mommyathome on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 06:32 pm:

Just regular sugar for us. I don't like the taste of artificial sugars. but, as said above, you can get used to something if you really wanted to.

By Annie2 on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:10 pm:

I use NutraTaste which is like Equal. I find the pink packets are too sweet.

By Blazermomof3 on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 10:40 pm:

Using Splenda here....I like it. I like it better than Equal. It's definitely better than Sweet 'n low.

By Jewlz on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 11:53 pm:

love splenda ... it cooks well and measures easily and is sweet like sugar ... the after taste is still there but not to bad it worth it in my opinion ....

By Eve on Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 07:59 pm:

I like Sweet N Low in my iced tea. I can't taste an after taste with the tea, because it's on the bitter side. I've used Splenda for baking and could taste it. I like my Diet Coke and it tastes more normal than regular soda. LOL! I guess it's all just personal preference.

By Wandilu on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 06:21 pm:

i dearly love Splenda !! i was recently diagnosed with diabetes,and Splenda has been a wonderful help.i can't taste any after taste.i love pepsi,but i now use diet-rite colas because they are made with Splenda.this summer,pepsi is going to have their own drink made with splenda.Can't Wait !!!!!!!

By Joanne on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 02:16 pm:

I heard on the radio last week that Splenda causes all kinds of problems with your liver and kidneys...you might want to do some research on it first.

By John on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 04:20 pm:

I use Stevia which is an herbal substitute from the leaves of a perennial shrub, native to the northern regions of South America. You can buy it at most health food stores.

It's been used in Japan and Central America for hundreds of years...

I tend to be pretty nervous about artifical sweetners since they always find that they're carcinogens 20 years after the FDA says they are safe.

Remember cyclamates, sacharrin, etc?

Some people can have severe allergic reactions to Sucralose (better known as Splenda) including rashes, liver problems etc.
Others don't seem to be bothered by it.

Nutrasweet (Aspartame) is known to be chemically unstable in the presence of heat and breaks down into formaldehyde (used to preserve frogs in jars).
Of course it should never have been approved for use in baked goods or in hot coffee ;)

I believe my father developed his bladder cancer from taking several sacharrin (Sweet and Low) tablets each day in his thermos drink for years. Of course the FDA said it was perfectly safe at the time.

I rarely use any sweetners but when I do I prefer things without foot long chemical formulas.

But that's just me...

If anyone is interested in documentary details I can provide links.

By Marg on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 04:38 pm:

John, could you give me more info on Stevia?

By Wandilu on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 06:42 pm:

could I also get info about Splenda?

By Insaneusmcwife on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 06:55 pm:

I've never used Splenda, but I do use sweet n low, I can't stand equal...I'd rather use real sugar than equal. Never heard of Stevia.

By John on Thursday, May 6, 2004 - 01:39 pm:

Here's the best site to learn about Stevia:

http://www.stevia.net/

You can get it from most health food stores including the online ones like Vitamin Shoppe (see menu above under V).

Splenda (Sucrolose) information is either highly PRO or highly AGAINST depending on the source.

I'll give you a sample of each:

From a food industry site:

http://www.caloriecontrol.org//sucralos.html

From a diet site (Negative)

http://www.foodanddiet.com/NewFiles/splenda-story-list.html

And more (with pictures of some peoples reactions):
http://www.mercola.com/2000/dec/3/sucralose_testimonials.htm

By Puddin on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Hi. I'm new to momsview. Both my husband and myself have diabetes so we have to use artificial sweeteners. We both use No Frills No Name Sweetener. We have used some of the others but they are too costly. Neither of us can taste any after taste from any of the ones we have tried. We have not tried Splenda yet.

By Texannie on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 07:16 pm:

I like Splenda. Think it's much better than nutrasweet. You can cook and bake with it just fine.

By Rayanne on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 07:53 pm:

I just bought Splenda and it is okay. Of course pure sugar is better tasting, but not the best for you.


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