favorite artificial sweetner - splenda, stevia, truvia, equal, etc?

@maezee (39493)
United States
October 4, 2009 9:17pm CST
I know that "health" probably isn't the best section for artificial sweetners, but I couldn't really think of any other place to put this. I used to be pretty loyal to Splenda, but recently have started taking an interest in Truvia after trying it. Truvia and Stevia are newer artificial sweeteners; have more recently been put on the market. Have you tried either one of these? I was really pleasantly surprised with Truvia - how it has absolutely NO after taste! What about you? Which is your favorite, and why?
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@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I haven't really tried any of the newer sweeteners, like Truvia. I typically use Splenda but I also like sweet n low (in the pink packets.) I have a lot of splenda here at our house because I bought it with a lot of coupons that I had. But if I go out to like Starbucks and get a drink then I typically put sweet n low in it. I'm not too picky when it comes to artificial sweeteners!
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Although I do like Splenda, I have found that the Wal-mart brand, Altern is just as good if not better. I use it regularly instead of sugar. I can't say that it has absolutely no after-taste because it does have a slight one, but I really like that it doesn't take much to sweeten things and it tastes pretty close to regular sugar.
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@peavey (16912)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener, it's all natural, but has only recently been approved for use in the US. The sugar companies didn't want the competition. With no calories, it's the best and healthiest choice if you like the taste. I like it in some things and other things, it seems to lose its sweetness too fast.
• United States
5 Oct 09
Stevia is great - all natural, doesn't raise your glucose, and its been used as a sweetener in foods in Japan for over 30 years.
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Same here. I used to use splenda and equal and now that I tried Truvia I am finding that I like it. Have to watch out for coupons now.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I like Splenda better...you need the least amount to get the same results. Also, I'm not sure if it's true, but I heard that it doesn't have aspartame so it's actually not as bad for you as the other brands.
@reneh2o (87)
• United States
14 Oct 09
artificial sweetners are very toxic for your body!! PLEASE do some research on them..the best way to go for sweetening your foods is to use natural health alternatives like Stevia from a health food store..
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
As I have know, Splenda is good artificial sweetner compare to others. I has less side effect to our body because of the sucralose contain, which our system can digest it well or absorb it. About Equal, It contains Aspartame which many people complaining for a lot of side effects. It really not good for our body. Stevia and Truvia, I don't have any knowledge about this. Our nutrition teacher only talks about Splenda and Equal.
• United States
6 Oct 09
Aspartame, also known as Nutrasweet. I think it's found in equal. Apparently, it's more than 30x sweeter than regular sugar and it has very low calorie content. Very beneficial if you ask me, although there are some urban legends that surround Nutrasweet.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
I thought Stevia was natural, lol. Isn't it a kind of herb? I'm pretty ignorant about these things. I used to occasionally go for Splenda (my grandmother was diabetic and we always had lots of it) and then there was all this rage about the evils of aspertame in my mommy group, so that somehow left an imprint on me. Honestly? *whispers* I still use sugar - muscovado, most of the time. :)
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Oct 09
I really stick to condensed milk. I use that for coffee and most other things. I like the milk in it and its very sweet. Sugar type sweeteners and too mild and you have to add milk anyway.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I don't like those artificial sweetner, I prefer the real sugar more. The real sugar tastes a lot better than the fake one, thefake ones just tastes really weird.
• United States
5 Oct 09
Thats interesting, as I have been using Stevia (in its supplement form, before it was officially a sweetener) but I have not tried Truvia yet. Stevia does have a weird little aftertaste so maybe they have got rid of that with Truvia? I'll try it!
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Oct 09
Hi maezee I like to use Splenda as it sweetens without that awful aftertaste of some of the other artificial sweetners and you can use it in cooking too which is a great advantage Yesand you can get splenda mixed with a little sugar that has its advantages too.