Monday, November 03, 2008
Ok, please feel free to correct me if I'm missing something somewhere. But I've looked at the labels twice.
I was thinking about purchasing some Brown Sugar Splenda for a recipe. I was putting it in my buggy, and almost as an after thought, I decided to compare it to regular brown sugar.
Regular Brown Sugar
1 tsp= 15 calories
Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 packed tsp= 10 calories
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that mean that 1 tsp of Splenda Brown Sugar would be HIGHER in calories than regular??? I don't even know how that is possible. I've always been a little slow in math. But I think I'm getting that part right.
I'm hoping that this is a case of, "Well, the Splenda brown sugar is loaded with ___________ (fill in the blank with some long, technically sounding healthy term), so it's actually better for you than regular brown sugar." I'm hoping it's that rather than what it seems to be: "Let's put that a half of a tsp equals 10 calories instead of 1 tsp equals 20 calories. That way we'll sale more,.... and who looks at the labels anyway, right?".
I couldn't believe it. And I ALMOST bought it! So for all of you who use Brown Sugar Spenda.....beware. Just use the real stuff and maybe put a little less than the recipe calls for. Enjoy the real thing!
Again, if I'm missing something...please feel free to correct me.