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Old 12-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #16
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Sun Crystals are pretty good. It is a blend of raw sugar and stevia. My hubby doesn't like Truvia, he thinks it has a licorice taste to it. This I can put in his coffee and he doesn't notice...

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:37 PM   #17
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I'm with Darway on this one. I went from a double double coffee (two sugar, two cream), to two milk two sugar, then down to two milk no sugar, and gradually reduced myself down to black. I can't even drink coffee with milk in it now. I notice the sweetness in everything. Even the smell of something is too much at times.

I think because of this I rarely drink soda anymore, diet or regular. I used to drink a lot, now maybe 3 or 4 a week, instead of 3 or 4 a day.


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Old 12-14-2010, 10:41 PM   #18
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Artificial sweeteners give me headaches (especially aspartame), so I don't use them. But for taste, if I had to, I'd go with Splenda.

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #19
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I use Truvia, I prefer the taste of it over Splenda, otherwise I try to avoid other artificial sweeteners as much as possible because they give me a headache but the truvia doesn't, I haven't tried the Agave yet.
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Most artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, bother me with a range of symptoms so I avoid them as much as possible. Fruit and regular sugar don't seem to affect me the same way, but I avoid added sugars whenever possible. I love to bake though, so I am forever testing to see how much I can reduce a recipe's sugar before it affects the chemistry.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:00 PM   #21
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I'm with gardenerjoy on this one... I really try to stay away from sugar and sweeteners of any kind but if I have to I go with raw honey, real maple syrup, molasses or agave
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hi. I can see this is an old, thread with occasional more recent posts. I tried splenda. Was feeling quite sick. Finally after several days of feeling sick I googled the symptoms and the word splenda. I found others reporting the same symptoms. I stopped and became non symptomatic

i do have a lot of trouble with sugar alcohols such as manitol,sorbitol, zylatol etc. So i stay away from any sweetner that has this in it. I tried truvia. But when I got it home I noticed it looked nothing like the stevia I buy at health food stores. I read further on it and decided it was not for me.

So bottom line for me is that if I want low calorie with no GI system side effects I have to go with pure stevia. Kal made a great one. But then they started adding maltodextrin ( a non caking agent) to it. I do not think that is a safe ingredient. Altthough it is present in many stevias that are on the market. Since KAL added that ingredient, I have been on a search for a decent tasting stevia to use in my hot chocolate. So far, no substitute for the KAL. But UPS has been busy delivering different stevias as I continue my search. Onward.

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:59 PM   #23
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I use splenda or the generic store brands. I have cut way back on the amount I use though.
Can NOT use aspertame. Always gives me a headache, I stopped using it years ago.

Sucrolose has never seemed to be an issue for me and I like the taste, I don't drink diet soda and only use some in my coffee and tea, and have reduced my sweet taste requirement by quite a lot.
I've tried baking with it and it will yield a fine tasting muffin but it doesn't work as well so I just bake with sugar for the rest of my family and try not to be tempted.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:36 PM   #24
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I use Stevia, as it is the only sweetener that is from nature, and actually has some health benefits (dental benefits). As someone else stated I can only tolerate the pure/raw form.

I actually get horrible cramping, bloating, and pain from many of the others including Truvia. I made the mistake of swapping out a ingredient in a dessert this week for something with Truvia and boy was I sorry....

For an entertaining read on fake sugar/sugar free sweetener effects, read the reviews on Amazons Haribo gummy bears http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Free-Gum...0_SR160%2C160_
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:44 PM   #25
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I'm using Stevia as well and I think I will order the liquid Stevia because I think I read it has less carbs compared to the Stevia packets. I'm doing Atkins induction so every little carb counts!!

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