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02-11-2010, 10:51 AM
So the Splenda Brown Sugar package says 10 cals in a 1/2 packed Tsp. I'm having a loosly packed Tbsp. So I'm figuring that to be 60 cals, do you agree?

Wouldn't a 1/2 packed Tsp. just be a packed 1/2 Tsp. and a Tbsp would be 6 1/2 Tsp's. This is so stupid, why would they list it that way?

02-11-2010, 02:55 PM
That is why I do all my serving sizes in grams. . . .

02-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Ncuneo, your calculations are right and I agree that it's a silly way to list the nutritional information. :)

02-11-2010, 03:04 PM
I'm confused by the confusion!! lol! Splenda is sweeter than sugar, so you wouldn't use nearly a whole teaspoon ful for the equivalent of a tsp of sugar, so even with the brown sugar added, 1/2 tsp has been a normal serving for me to add to oatmeal, etc.

It's not a huge calorie difference from plain brown sugar, but I figure every little bit helps!