Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Do you like it sweet?

I love sweets but know too much sugar is not healthy and certainly not on my Revolt diet.  My problem is, I don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners...none of them, not even "natural" stevia.  I think they all have a bad aftertaste and I am pretty good at picking up on the artificial sweetener taste after just one bite.  Do you know how many food and drink items have some form of artificial sweeteners in them?  A LOT!

So when I had the chance to try two new sweeteners, I jumped on the opportunity.  They are both made by Equal.

For more than 30 years, Equal has offered their trusted "blue" packets using the ingredient of aspartame.  Equal also offers yellow (sucralose) and pink (saccharin) packets that bear the brand name and deliver the quality and taste patrons expect. 

Naturals is a 100% all-natural zero-calorie blend of monk fruit and stevia.

I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately it still had the bad artificial sweetener aftertaste.

The second one is Equal Next.  It's a new zero-calorie sweetener that's a blend of aspartame and saccharin, sweeteners that are used in the Equal “blue” and Equal “pink” packets.

Although not as bad as aspartame or saccharin on their own, it still had the bad aftertaste.
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I'm glad I got to try these new sweeteners but I'll stay with good ole sugar for now.

Do you like artificial sweeteners?



  1. Sugar may be bad for me but it's the substitutes that I find a bit scary! Too bad about the Naturals, it sounded promising.

  2. Some stevia has a really terrible taste but I find that I like Truvia. I really try to only use Truvia or real sugar. I think those are so much better options than aspartame and artificial sweeteners. I haven't tried these yet, but the Natural's one sounds like it maybe be worth looking into.

  3. I am the same way....I can only have real sugar. Some not only have a bad taste to me but they mess with my belly!!!

    I may be wrong but I think sugar is better than chemicals....right?


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