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Old 01-02-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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Granulated Splenda Question

Good morning!
I'm sure this has been discussed here before and I tried to search it before posting again... but can someone explain why I shouldn't use Splenda
Granulated as my main form of sweetener? I scoop this in my coffee, use for baking, making sauces, etc? I can get a 1lb bag pretty cheap...I'm confused about all that I have read on this.

The packaging info:
SPLENDA Granulated
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 tsp. (0.5g)
Total Carb. Less than 1g

I have tried Sweetleaf Stevia Packets, SteviaClear Liquid, and flavored Liquid Stevia... They taste like chemical to me and a strange aftertaste that I just can't take (and I eat just about everything because I'm not a picky eater)

Thank you for any advice you can give me!
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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Granulated splenda has 24g carbs per cup, so it's up to you if you use it or not.
If you use a lot, then I'd opt for a carb-free liquid, but if you only use a little, it's not too bad
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Dottie! I had no idea that a cup of that had 24 carbs... Yikes.. I do use a lot of it!

So I went out and purchased the Splenda in packets... I am hoping that they have less carbs then the granular.
I suspect now I am eating way more carbs then I thought I was

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The packets are a lot less than the geanular splenda but even better are the pure liquid forms...zero carbs
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. I switched to the splenda packets but I am interested in learning more about what liquid 0 carb sweeters some use? As I mentioned before, I tried the SweetLeaf liquid Stevia and I did not like it due to the terrible taste and the awful "cooling" effect.

Any suggestion for a Stevia brand/manufacturer that doesn't have cooling effect or chemical taste?

Thanks again!
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I use splendex drops or I use the DaVinci or Torani syrups.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #7
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I use EZ-Sweetz liquid sucralose that I order from Netrition. It is concentrated, so one drop from the bottle is equal to one packet of Splenda and it contains zero carbs. Since it is not a powder, there is no added bulking agent. It is the bulking agent that adds the carbs to the granulated and packets.
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The packets and the bags of splenda have the same amount of carbs.
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Thanks for the responses. I switched to the splenda packets but I am interested in learning more about what liquid 0 carb sweeters some use? As I mentioned before, I tried the SweetLeaf liquid Stevia and I did not like it due to the terrible taste and the awful "cooling" effect.

Any suggestion for a Stevia brand/manufacturer that doesn't have cooling effect or chemical taste?

Thanks again!
I use the Whole Foods organic Stevia brand and can detect no aftertaste. You may also become acclimated to the taste and not detect any bitterness or cooling after a while. That's what I experienced.
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The packets and the bags of splenda have the same amount of carbs.
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I'd like to add: One of the reasons you hear some people not want to use it is because they prefer a natural sweetener - and Splenda is a chemical compound - not natural.

From the official Splenda website;
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In the case of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, chlorine is used in a process that alters sugar to create the very stable no-calorie sweetener, sucralose. A large amount of research shows that sucralose can be used safely by everyone and that there is no cause for concern about safety because of chlorine.

Sucralose (or SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener), the high intensity sweetener used in all SPLENDA® Products is not natural. It is a no calorie sweetener that is made from a process that starts with sugar. Although sucralose has a structure like sugar’s and a sugar-like taste, it is not natural. The advertising and packaging for SPLENDA® Products do not represent the product as “natural.”


If you prefer to use natural products, Ideal and Truvia don't taste as "chemical" to me as some of the others I've tried.
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You can get stevia and erithrytol as separate products (liquids will usually have less additives) and determine your own preference for percentage (Truvia is 99% erithrytol and less than one percent stevia). Can potentially experiment with others. Xylitol often gives a "cool" perception and enhances minty flavors.
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The EZ-Sweetz has a few versions. One is - 1 drop = 1 tsp. of sugar and another is 1 drop equals 2 tsp. of sugar. Zero calories.
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