Is it sugar or a sugar substitute you enjoy? I’m not a fan of Aspartame found in NutraSweet and Equal, even though the FDA stands by its findings. There is a controversy around Sweet & Low and the substance saccharin. Are these substitutes good or evil?
There’s saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame and acesulfame potassium. Whew so many choices to sweeten my coffee and tea. I don’t consume soda, diet or otherwise. I’ve never been a fan of diet foods. I like a good piece of gum, but stopped after I had an asthmatic episode from Dentyne. I personally blame it on Aspartame.
I actually like SweetLeaf Stevia, which is headquartered in Gilbert, AZ. Though I’m a lazy consumer if it’s not in my nearby local grocer I won’t go out of my way to find it. With the prices of gas I’ll take my chance with Splenda. In a pinch I will use sugar. I don’t use sugar in an obsessed way just one teaspoon will sweeten by coffee or tea nicely.
Henkel, John. (1999, November/December). Sugar Substitutes: Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite. FDA Consumer and contains revisions made in December 2004. http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/1999/699_sugar.html
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2006, May). Sugar substitute. This article is going through fact checking. It offers a list of substitutes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_substitute
The Truth about Splenda by the Sugar Association, http://www.truthaboutsplenda.com/
Alexander, Kelly. (2002, September 11). Sweet Relief? A sugar snob taste-tests Splenda and other sweeteners. Slate.com http://www.slate.com/?id=2070686
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