Splenda Vs. Truvia: Zero Calorie Sweeteners And Sugar Alternatives

From MAYS 2011-10-22 11:22:55 -0500 12 Comments

Splenda seems to be the new hot sweetener and it certainly tastes better than aspartame or saccharine, but Sucralose (splenda) doesn't break down in the environment, and has all sorts of nasty side effects to marine life.

Truvia is based to stevia, and is a great, if expensive alternative as long as you aren't trying to bake with it.

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12 replies

Sumac42 2013-02-25 16:15:28 -0600 Report

After using Splenda since it came on the market, I had to change to Truvia last fall after discovering the cause for the almost debilitating diarrhea I was experiencing was due to Splenda. When I quit using it, everything returned to normal. I had blamed it on all kinds of foods and tested everything except Splenda. After eliminating it from my diet (including sugar-free foods), I am fine. Truvia doesn't seem to adversely affect bg's, either.

Lois F
Lois F 2013-02-23 10:45:20 -0600 Report

z sweet is stevia. Look at the ingredients. Anyone try Nectresse? It's monk fruit whatever THAT is!

puggys 2013-01-15 19:13:07 -0600 Report

Bought Truvia today. Bitter aftertaste, too many carbs, and too expensive. i still like Splenda.

SirLoin 2011-12-12 09:28:51 -0600 Report

Interesting, so the truvia is better for diabetics to sweeten teas and coffees? What's the impact on BS levels?

Lileas 2011-12-11 13:40:01 -0600 Report

I haven't tried Truvia or stevia and hesitate to because of the price, If I could get a sample size I would be willing to try it

clry9 2011-12-10 15:13:09 -0600 Report

The problem I have with using Truvia or Stevia ,is that every time I've used them , my sugar went up. With Splenda my sugar stays about were it should be. Also Truvia and Stevia has a nasty after taste, which I don't like. As for Splenda not breaking down, it breaks down in hot tea or cold tea with no problem for me. Sounds like a bunch of hype to me.

shani elyse
shani elyse 2011-12-10 13:01:11 -0600 Report

it's funny that this is the topic…I just recently got splenda and then found out it can do more harm than good…so I'm definetly gonna try truvia…thanx

MaDenne 2011-11-22 19:38:21 -0600 Report

Has anyone out there tried Z-Sweet? I had some baked goods at a Farmer's Market made with Z-Sweet and they were amazing! I ordered some online and I think it is a great substitute to Splenda, etc. You can bake with it and I use it on cereal, fruit - anyplace I would use regular sugar. But don't buy the little 1 tsp. convenience packs; they taste metallic and are not anything like the granulated product sold in bags or shaker containers. Might be worth a try for those of you not sold on artificial sweeteners.

Jellybeanz 2011-10-29 09:03:47 -0500 Report

While I agree to a point that Truvia maybe the next big thing It has a ways to go to get me converted. I have been using Splenda for over 10 years ever since i saw the first sample cards in my diabetes Dr's office and I started hording them because you couldn't get it at any restaurant. I recently tried Truvia and while overall its the same in taste the product has a hard time dissolving in liquid, unlike Splenda. I drink hot tea and ice tea year round because its one of the few drinks i can control the sugar that doesn't taste funny because of after taste. Plus i don't like coffee..i know sacrilege. Anyway i noticed that half the packet i put in my cup or glass was left on the bottom when i finished my drink when using truvia and didn't get consumed. The packages are already heavier which i assumed was filler to give weight. But considering the cost, to have about half of the product left behind when it is so expensive and doesn't appear any better then Splenda, I'm staying with Splenda until things change. If things get better maybe we can have a price war on Splenda and Truvia but for now i swipe extra Splenda at Duncan Donuts and buy in bulk at Sam's and BJ's wholesale clubs.. Just my 2 cents.. :o)

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