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03 September 2014 06:46
PaulManuell
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I'm giving up sugar, I use far too much of it. Which ones do you recommend (through personal experience) as being the most sugar like taste without the chemical after taste usually associated with sweeteners?


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03 September 2014 07:54
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Go cold turkey. Yes things taste horrid for a time while you body adapts but after a couple of months the sense is the other way round. Anything with sugar in it now tastes horribly sickly to me now. Just hard to believe that initially.
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03 September 2014 08:00
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My experience is that ALL sugar substitutes taste pretty awful to begin with but when you find one that suits you; after a while it becomes preferable to sugar. I went through many until I settled on Cologran from Lidl. Not too expensive and does not have the after-taste of some. The granular version is hardly worth it. If you need to sweeten cold stuff you are better off dissolving a number of the tablets in a couple of teaspoons of boiling water and using that when cold. Sweeten the milk before putting it on the cornflakes and the like.
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03 September 2014 09:12
PaulManuell
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Sorry, I should've mentioned it's only coffee that I have sugar in, not on cereals or anything, so it's the clickable tablet dispenser type of sweetener I'm after really. I drink 8-10 cups (at a guess) daily, so a fair bit of sugar there.


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03 September 2014 11:28
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Quote from redbaron
Go cold turkey. Yes things taste horrid for a time while you body adapts but after a couple of months the sense is the other way round. Anything with sugar in it now tastes horribly sickly to me now. Just hard to believe that initially.




Totally agree, anything without sugar tastes so much better.
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03 September 2014 12:08
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Cut down gradually over a few weeks?
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03 September 2014 12:11
PaulManuell
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I enjoy the sweet taste, though, so don't want to give that up tbh. I just want a less calorific sugar substitute that tastes as near sugar as possible. Will just plump for one next time I go shopping and see what they're like..


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03 September 2014 14:12
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Anything containing saccharin has a lingering bitterness.
Nearest to sugar is Aspartame, this is said to taste "hollow".
Xylitol, made from Birch trees is quite good. Used in those little tiny mints
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04 September 2014 01:46
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Stevia's quite nice, albeit somewhat expensive. Coca-Cola are going to release a new version of their drink soon that's made with this (called Coca-Cola 'Life')

Aspartame's (aka Neutrasweet) disgusting stuff and makes me feel ill. There's lots of horror stories about it on the web and people have been campaigning for years for clear labelling of it or even banning it as a result.
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04 September 2014 09:00
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I've tried them all, I use Tesco's own brand myself but my wife hates them and uses sweetex. I quite like sweet & Low you find in restaurants but I've never found it in a clickable dispenser. I tried going without but preferred my coffee sweet unless I'm drinking good coffee, as for tea I have to spit it out if someone has sweetened it.

On another note read the users comments on the amazon about sugar free gummy bears

http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B006J1FBLM/ref=acr_dpx_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0



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