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Aspartame Stinks!



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.

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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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  • ANDREA1876
    I think it's a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils, or what works best for you. Aspartame gives me migraines, but Splenda doesn't. I do prefer using Stevia (although too much tastes just as bad as aspartame!), but it is soooo expensive that I buy Splenda instead. People may disagree about using artificial sweeteners, but personally I think if it's what works for you, then do it. - by ANDREA1876
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    I don't use artifical sweetner's, they are really bad for my digestive system, the same with stevia. I will stick to plain white cane sugar. - by LIVINGONMYTERMS
  • As with every thing we all have our own opinions. I prefer stevia but just because I am a health nut and like the natural things in life. - by 2BFREE2LIVE
  • This is radical. I remember once someone told me: "depends on how you want to die, diabetic or cancer." And since then, I have learned to eat things natural (drinks) no sugar added, and no replacements either. Of course there are times that you cannot avoid sugar sweetened foods, but then I would just count carbs and calories and watch the whole day intakes.
    emoticon - by BRADIA
  • splenda is processed with chlorine.....splenda is not good...stevia comes from a plant and we keep one in a pot near the back door so if we want to sweeten something, we can just pluck a couple of leaves...i agree with deanne43 about using sugar vs. splenda - by TWINKIEQUEEN
  • DEANNE43
    if you knew the history of how splenda came to be you would rethink that option. Yes real sugar maybe bad for me but i'll take that over the fake stuff anyday. Just like anything else, as long as it's in moderation you'll be fine. - by DEANNE43

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