Not to sound like that old fool Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes but, "Does anyone use real sugar anymore?"
I've been giving it some thought lately because circumstances led me to switch from my usual Sweet'N Low artificial sweetener to Equal. You see, I drink mostly iced tea at home and always buy bulk on both teabags and sweetener at the Costco.
Recently, the store I shop stopped carrying the pink one and started selling the blue one. I resisted at first - old habits die hard - and started buying smaller boxes of Sweet'N Low at the regular supermarket. Well, I was out of the sweet stuff and found myself at the Costco the other day so I bit the bullet and bought a box of 800 Equals for the first time.
Imagine my surprise to find out how much more I liked it! Equal kicks Sweet'N Low's ass!!!!! Praise Allah!!
But wait! if I was so wrong about Sweet'N Low's superiority over Equal, what do I make of the Splenda? I know people (and relatives) who swear by the yellow packets. So what to do?
Help me out, dear readers. What is the best artificial sweetener and why? Are any of them healthier than the others? Are they all about the same calories? Are there any other reasons to use one over the other? Please discuss.