Originally Posted by TMunday
1 packet of splenda is 0 points... but once you hit 4 packets (2 packets per cup of coffee) it is 0.5 points.
You are onlying getting 16 calories and under W/W PointCalculators that is still 0 points.
Unless you are over using them or excessively using them most do not. If you use a couple throughout the day it is fine. I received this from the SPLENDA company:
Thank you for visiting the SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener website. We hope you
became more familiar with SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener during your visit to
The caloric and carbohydrate content for SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener is as
1 tsp = 0.5 gm carb = 2 calories
one half cup = 12 gm carb = 48 calories
1 cup = 24 gm carb = 96 calories
*1 tsp. = 1 serving
Packet of SPLENDA(R)
1 packet = .9 gm of carb = 4 calories
*1 packet has the sweetness of 2 tsp of sugar
Note: Per U.S. labeling laws, anything with less than 5 calories per serving, is
properly labeled as "zero" or no-calorie.
The caloric and carbohydrate content for sugar is as follows:
1 tsp = 4 gm of carb= 16 calories
one half cup = 96 gm of carb= 385 calories
1 cup = 192 gm of carb = 770 calories
Note: The calories and carbohydrates in SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener come
from dextrose and/or maltodextrin, which are added for bulk. Sucralose, the
sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener, has no calories and is not
Granular - sucralose, maltodextrin (0.5 gram per serving)
Packets - sucralose, maltodextrin and dextrose (less than 1 gram per packet)
SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener (sucralose) has no known side effects.
Sucralose can be used by everyone; including people with diabetes, pregnant and
nursing mothers, and children. The safety of SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener has been
demonstrated as part of our clearance process with the FDA as well as other
regulatory agencies around the world. There are no warning labels on the
product to exclude anyone from enjoying SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener.
January 3, 2005
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