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  1. cheekychinchilla

    cheekychinchilla Gold Member

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    Hey all!
    I've been having a look round for the sweeteners I can use as Syn free, but they're all SO expensive :cry: The only thing I would use it for would be in the dessert recipes and the occasional sauce recipe-I don't use sugar in or on anything else anyway.
    Is there a nice cheap one someone can recommend? Or one of the cheaper shops (B&M, Home Bargains, etc..) that stock any??
    Thank you for any help.
    Kelly.xx
     
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    I buy "Simply Sweet" which only costs 99p - it's a granular, looks a bit "powdery" but it tastes fine in any of the recipes I've tried, I use it sprinkled on frozen fruit and leave it to thaw slowly overnight in the fridge and by breakfast time a lovely sweet thick "syrup" is present - I don't use it in tea / coffee myself but I have it in my sugar caddy and no-one has ever questioned whether it's real sugar or sweetener so I presume it tastes ok in hot drinks too. I've bought it in various places - Tesco, Asda, Sommerfield and our local Co-op.

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    That's brilliant, thank you!! :D I will keep my eyes peeled for it. No one uses sugar in our house, except for following recipes, and I just didn't want to spend a fortune on something I would only use v occasionally. If it works in the recipes then that's good enough for me.
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    Tesco's own brand comes in a lightweight plastic jar with a red label and is only 99p also. This is great for cereals, tea and coffee and general use.

    Although for recipes, Splenda is the only one you should use!
     
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    Why only Splenda?? Is it just the best one to use or one SW recommends? I won't be buying Splenda tho as it's just not worth the cost.
     
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    It's only 2 quid in Asda at the min, and it's well worth it. You use so much less in recipes to get the desired sweetness for things like cous cous cake.

    For general use, anything will do, but I can't cook sweet things without Splenda. I know it costs a bit more but it lasts for ages and if you shop around at least ONE of the majors is bound to have it in for cheapness.

    I got a clickpack of Sweetex tablets too for cups of tea from Home Bargains for less than a quid and there was loads in it. I think it's a 500 clicker.
     
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    We don't have an Asda near us really :cry: But I will keep my eyes open for offers. x
     
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    Aw sorry hun, I hope you can find something good soon xxx
     
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    I do find some sweeteners taste really rank it cake recipes etc. Is splenda much better then Vix?

    Is pretty expensive here, but if it tastes better then I will get some.
     
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    I think the only reason Splenda is so expensive is because it doesn't contain that dodgy Aspartame ingredient which all other sweetners do. x
     
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    I won't buy cheap sweeteners because of thr aspartame as I always feel hungover the day after having it and it gives me awful headaches.

    As far as I am concerned the raised price of Splenda is worth it just for skipping on the aspartame!
     
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    Definately splenda for taste. It is the most expensive but at least you won't be pulling any funny faces when you taste it lol. I think it is made from fructose (natural sugar) so doesn't have that chemical taste to it. Deffinately worth the investment hun.
     
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    i use morrisons own but only tend to have it on weetobix or is i make a rice pudding use it,in my tea i normally use the click ones
     
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    right well I am definately buying some splenda today lol.
     
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    I am a newbie on this site but not new to s/w and i have started to use Splenda in my cake recipies but find i need to use a lot. I was told i did not need to use as much as the recipie states for normal sugar but i still find i use a lot, i must agree i do prefer Splenda and seems worth that bit extra.:newbie:
     
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    Morrisons own is only about a £1 for a huge jar.
     
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    Tend to use either the cheaper own brands or simply sweet.

    I've been using artificial sweeteners for years & I just think if we didn't have anything that people suggested may be bad for us then we probably wouldn't eat very much at all.

    Everything in moderation I say.
     
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    i agree with that, but i suffer with migraines and aspartame seems to be one of my many triggers unfortunately :(
     
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    I use Splenda and Candarel..
     
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    i usually use splenda but a friend always uses morrisons own, i have got one for a £1 for a big jar and it says suitable for baking so i will try it to see how it tastes, x
     
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