Which sweetner do you prefer?

Splenda Sweetner - Yellow packets of Splenda
@terri0824 (4975)
United States
June 22, 2007 9:30pm CST
I like sugar! But I also will use Splenda. It doesn't appear to have an after taste to me as sweet n low and equal has. I don't care for the taste of aspartaime. I don't have a reason to have to use an artifical sweetner, but many people do for health reasons. People use artifical sweetner because they are trying to lose weight or because they are diabetic. So what is your preference of sweetner? Do you use artifical sweetner because of health reason?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
I use Splenda. I am trying to lose weight. I did use the other sweeteners but they tasted rather metallic, but Splenda was the best. I heard there is another product called Stevia, which is natural, but it is not available as a substitute for cooking here in Canada. It is only for sweetening coffee and tea and I would rather have something to use in baking. Splenda is rather expensive.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I have heard of stevia too, I think it comes in liquid form, and you use a dropper, If I am recalling correctly.
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@AmbiePam (45854)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think that I saw that in a store the other day. A cheaper way to have something like Splenda, but still tastes the same.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think I've tried it before, and from what I recall it taste as good if not better than splenda.
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@wiccania (3362)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I use sugar and honey. I don't use artificial sweeteners because I can always taste the difference, not to mention the aftertaste.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Yes, honey is a good alternative for sweetner.
@AmbiePam (45854)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I like Sweet & Low in my tea, and sugar in my cookies. I don't eat cookies much anymore because of the sugar. But recently my mom made cookies with splenda instead of sugar and they were good. They already sweeten their strawberries with Splenda instead of Equal.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
They make splenda just for baking. So I imagine if you use the splenda for baking that they were good. And splenda on strawberries sounds good too.
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@AmbiePam (45854)
• United States
23 Jun 07
It's not just for baking anymore. They are marketing to put in tea and sweeten fruit. At first I think that was all they were comfortable marketing it for, but I guess they decided to branch out.
• United States
28 Jun 07
Equal substitute. I love sweet and think sugar in that amount wouldn't be healthy! I buy the generic of Equal as Splenda is not sweet enough for my taste.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Thank you for your response. I guess it just depends on what you get use too!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
24 Jun 07
Hey there, I know my dad uses "Splenda" but in our house we use the normal "Sugar"
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Thank you for responding. I use both too!
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
I am afraid to use aftificial sweetners before coz my friends told me that some of it can cause certain cancers. But when i have learned that it wasn't true,then i started to use it as part of my regular diet. I am using equal brand or aspartame. I think it is okay.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Thank you for responding. I really don't care for the after taste of equal. But I have to agree with you I don't believe that they will cause cancer.
@KatieS (504)
• United States
23 Jun 07
We use sweet & low. My husband is diabetic and I just really don't like the taste of real sugar too much since I was a kid. My MIL uses splenda so that's what we use at her house, I'm used to the pink stuff so it doesn't taste right to me either. The blue stuff doesn't disolve that well for me but my hubby uses it at the restaurants.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think it just depends on what you get use to using. Thanks for responding.