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Stevia

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Sweeteners

For months The Glucoholic has been asked “Hey The Glucoholic, when are you going to review Stevia, the natural no-carb sweetener?” We’ve always kind of planned on doing a Stevia review, but frankly the controversy over the status of Stevia in the United States and Europe has kept us on the sidelines. More on that later. Well no more, as one of The Glucoholic’s most trusted informants contacted us today and said that Stevia had been used as a sweetener in a recipe on the NBC show The Biggest Loser. If it’s good enough for prime time network television, it’s good enough for us!

You can find Stevia in many health food stores as a dietary supplement. It is derived from the Stevia rebaudiana plant and is normally sold in a highly concentrated liquid or in powder form. Whole Foods Market is probably the most popular retailer of Stevia products. Concerning the controversy, the FDA has to date refused to grant sweetener status to Stevia products. Now the slightest of research on the old internet will give a conspiracy theorist a headache, but we’re inclined to let the Stevia lobby do all the work and we’ll just be happy and review this “dietary supplement” since it’s available today.

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Splenda Minis

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Sweeteners

Splenda MinisAre you surprised at how many restaurants and shops still do not provide Splenda as a sugar alternative? Or maybe you’re stuck in an office where they’re too cheap to buy Splenda for the break room. It can be frustrating to find a product you rely on heavily and then you’re suddenly without it. The Glucoholic tried to address this problem by carrying Splenda packets around in his pocket. This becomes impractical if you’re on the road or have to dine out several meals in a row. Packets can become bulky if you carry lots of them, and you don’t want to expose them to a great deal of moisture.

Enter Splenda Minis – an idea long overdue. This little plastic container is great. It contains concentrated Splenda tablets that dissolve as easily as regular Splenda. Each tablet is about half the sweetness of a packet of Splenda sweetener, and the case comes with a convenient button that makes dispensing a single tablet a breeze! The smallest container holds 100 tablets, so that’s like carrying around 50 packets of Splenda! Thank you to the folks at Splenda for creating another fantastic product. We’re proud to recommend it.

Splenda: Simply the best artificial sweetener

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
Sweeteners

SplendaWhat can we say about Splenda brand sweetener that has not already been said? The Glucoholic is a Type 2 Diabetic and he often says that his life changed when he discovered this wonderful product. The familiar single serving sweetener packets are actually only one of the fine Splenda brand products available for cooking and baking.

In The Glucoholic’s opinion, Splenda provides the most comparable taste to natural sugar of all the artificial sweeteners. Many of the best no sugar products available on the market today are sweetened with Splenda. More and more restaurants offer Splenda along with the competing brands. Once you try it we’re pretty sure you will love it and join the millions who ask for it in their favorite restaurants and look for it in products on the shelves at their local grocer. Given Splenda’s great taste you should expect to see a lot of products reviewed on this site that contain Splenda as well.

Splenda has almost 0% of the U.S. RDA of everything, and its list of ingredients only contains Dextrose, Maltodextrin, and Sucralose.