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Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertaste

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Bluebell13, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a sweetener without bitter aftertas

    Xylitol - the only artificial sweetener that is actually good for you (supposedly). No aftertaste at all, looks like sugar and has the same sweetness by quantity, so you just put the same amount of xylitol in as you would have used sugar
     
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    josielou Family member · Member

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    Tesco's own brand sweetener is good and doesn't have a nasty after taste. It is in the powder form, and tablet form. Two tablets in a cup of coffee with Rappor is heavenly!!
     
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    Sugar but just a 1/5 of a spoon in a coffee I've cut back to but I still need just that little bit of sugar as I can't find a good sweetener that I like


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    If I need to sweeten anything I use Truvia (terrible advert on tv) but it tastes ok . It comes from the leaf of a tree so not full of nasties.


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    I use the ones from Lidl. Best I've ever tried.
     
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    opacity Type 2 · Member

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    I am also very sensitive to bitterness and have found xylotol and maltitol sweetened lollies taste just like the real thing. I didn't realise you can buy them on their own. I am still sneaking sugar in my tea, but I use a low GI brand ( GI 50, with molasses retained.)
    It's been scientifically proven that some people are more sensitive to bitterness, and amongst my friends, I am the only one who is. It is apparently an evolutionary survival development, as most bitter fruits, leaves, etc are poisonous. So I console myself that I am more evolutionally evolved than my friends! (But I wish I wasn't....) I don't like coffee or beer, for example, and I take 3 spoons of sugar in my tea, or else it tastes bitter. Grapefruit? Yuk! But I like sour tastes - lemons, plain Greek yoghurt, etc.
    I'm off to my local health food shop tomorrow to see if Xylotol powder is available here. Otherwise I'll have to try on the 'Net. I always learn something new on this forum. So glad I found it! Cheers everyone. Lee
     
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    sweetparadox79 · Newbie

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    Yes I hated all sweetners but found sweet n low the best by far and u can buy it online
     
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    Terryfholmes · Newbie

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    Xylitol is famous and highly recommended for dental care. It is tooth friendly and obvious choice of any dentist. Then there's also sorbitol which is a natural sugar substitute found in fruits and vegetables.
     
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    I use Boots own brand, £2 for 1000, 1 tablet per cup of coffee and no aftertaste for me whatsoever :)
     
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    Be careful with Xylitol if you have pets. It can be fatal if given to dogs, I believe it causes kidney failure.
     
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    Hi Bluebell 13
    You have probably had lots of answers by now. I have been using Splenda which I find great. It measures and sweetens spoon for spoon like sugar. There is no aspartamine (not sure of the spelling) in Splenda!

    Good luck,
    Mikejsb
     
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    I recommend a 50/50 blend of Xylitol and Splenda. Xylitol alone tastes uniquely 'wet', nice and fresh, but 'wet'. Splenda alone in larger amounts gets too metalically sweet. The blend is almost perfect for taste in any amount, whether in coffee, cooking or on cereal.
     
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    The only sweetener that I know that is not affected by cooking temperatures as for cakes is Sucralose. This is sold as Splenda but also just as sweetener granules by Asda and probably others which is cheaper. You need to check for the name of the actual sweetener used to be sure (in the small print). I suspect ordinary sweeteners will break down with heat leaving a bitter taste.
    Fructose is used instead of sucrose for diabetic cakes so you could also investigate cake recipes using fructose. Fructose is not a sweetener but another sugar that does not increase blood sugar as much as sucrose
     
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    Sucron, I buy it from Boots. It comes in powdered form, is four times the sweetness of sugar so you only need a small amount, and can be used in cooking, in drinks and can sprinkled on things you want to sweeten. Enjoy.
     
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    I use Truvia - made from stevia leaves. Third of a teaspoon equivalent to a teaspoon of sugar.
     
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    i use Splenda. tablets when out in cafes etc granulated when at home or for porridge,cooking etc.
     
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    I have found Splenda very good no bitter after taste and you can use it in cooking, I would not be without it. It is a bit pricey but you get 125grams for £3 15. Lovely in cakes just follow the advice given. Best of luck, Liz Martin
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the different suggestions - Splenda does seem to be very popular. I have been using xylitol (brand name Total Sugar) which is quite good. Total Sugar is 2.70 for 225grms . They all seem to be quite expensive.
     
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    Hi, Bluebell13

    I have been using Truvia, one of the Stevia plant extract sweeteners and in its granular form I find it has no nasty aftertaste, it can taste a little like caramel, which is no bad thing in my mind. I prefer it as it is not chemically tasting like some.

    Never tried it in cakes yet. About a third of a teaspoon is equal to one teaspoon of sugar.
     
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    Hi I have found stevia to be good, when I was in Denmark recently I noticed they were making sweets using stevia, I purchased some licorice and it was really enjoyable, with no stomach side effects :D
     
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