If you're afraid to try sugar-free things because you've done it before and didn't like the taste, try things with sucralose (Splenda) or stevia extract instead of aspartame. Aspartame has a very bad aftertaste. Also, sugar free foods taste better than sugar free drinks, generally.
I haven't tried stevia extract yet, but boy do I love sucralose/Splenda, even in drinks! I especially like Red Diamond sugar free tea. Tastes a lot like calorie-laden sweet tea, but with no calories and only 5 mg sodium! I also really like Jello Mousse... the caramel flavor is to die for!
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For a long time I could not stand the taste of diet soft drink, the aspartame in Diet Soft drinks causes a very unpleasant aftertaste. My partner went grocery shopping and came home with a different softdrink about 2 years ago called Diet-Rite, It comes in a range of flavours along with a Cordial range also and It doesn't contain any aspartame it has a great flavour with no bad aftertaste.
I've noticed that regular packets of Crystal Light have aspartame listed as an ingredient. The Crystal Light PUREfitness Drink Mix has 75% fewer calories than leading beverages and is not sweetened with aspartame. Not only does it taste great mixed in water, but it will help those who need the extra flavor to drink your 8 glasses or more of water every day!
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