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Sweetening up!

chun-ky

Silver Member
#4
I only like the silver spoon sweeteners, i find the others leave an awful after taste xx
 
#5
I've tried half spoon for my hubby to have in his tea, it's half sugar and half sweetener so you use half as much. It's good for weaning off proper sugar

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#6
My hubby weaned me off my half a tsp of sugar in my tea. He said there was no point in only having half a tsp so he wasn't giving me it anymore whenever he made the tea. He's a mean man! Anyhoo ... it worked! I have been sugar free for over a year now and I much prefer the taste. Coffee is a different kettle of fish and I need 1 sweetner. My FIL weaned himself off by having 1 small biscuit with his tea/coffee to sweeten his mouth I guess lol and then cut back to half a biscuit then nothing.

As for what sweetner is the best .. I personally prefer candarel or splenda, the cheap ones taste salty to me?! Perhaps I'm just odd :giggle: I also find them sweeter than sugar so only use half the amount.

Good Luck :)
 
#7
I went bold turkey on sugar in tea years ago and wouldn't ever go back now! Coffee was harder though easier with black coffee I don't know why! I don't use sugar in anything now!
 

mrsjoyt

resident foodaholic
#8
I agree, I find candrell or splenda the best but have managed to wean myself off suagr or sweetner altogether, if i ever pick up the wrong cup and taste by accident it tastes horrible like syrup with it in now. I find i had to use a little less than sugar too otherwise it was over sweet.
 
#9
When I first did SW a few years back I drank maybe 3 or 4 cups of tea a day and had a tsp of sugar but decided when I started that there was no way I was wasting 4 syns a day on sugar for my tea! So used the granulated candarel stuff which was so disgusting I decided I'd go without and have been sugar free ever since. Now if my husband accidently gives me sugar in my tea I literally spit it out as it tastes horrible.

Think cold turkey is the best way to go!
 
#10
I much prefer granulated.
 

mrsjoyt

resident foodaholic
#13
it took me a few weeks, of 1 sugar, then 1/2 then nothing, its worth it if you can do it :)
 
#14
I have tried to quit sugar also, I'm down to having two Hermasetas... whenever hubby makes tea he tries to be sneaky and just adds one! I hope you find something you like as tea without it imo is ewww
 
#15
I have never had sugar in tea as it makes me feel sick if I get wrong cup. Coffee was difficult and many times I tried to drink it without sugar as I didn't like sweetener either. This time I have managed it and don't think I would go back to using sugar or sweetener. All I can suggest is keep trying and even if you do go back to having sugar give it another go to give it up. I managed eventually.
 
#17
I've tried half spoon for my hubby to have in his tea, it's half sugar and half sweetener so you use half as much. It's good for weaning off proper sugar

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I went on half spoon before switching to sweetners. I really liked it. A good idea.

My hubby weaned me off my half a tsp of sugar in my tea. He said there was no point in only having half a tsp so he wasn't giving me it anymore whenever he made the tea. He's a mean man! Anyhoo ... it worked! I have been sugar free for over a year now and I much prefer the taste. Coffee is a different kettle of fish and I need 1 sweetner. My FIL weaned himself off by having 1 small biscuit with his tea/coffee to sweeten his mouth I guess lol and then cut back to half a biscuit then nothing.

As for what sweetner is the best .. I personally prefer candarel or splenda, the cheap ones taste salty to me?! Perhaps I'm just odd :giggle: I also find them sweeter than sugar so only use half the amount.

Good Luck :)
I tried before, but found I just wasn't enjoying tea or coffee and gradually leaving more and more in each cup. Eventually I was drinking less than a quarter of a cup and throwing it away.


I think it is the word I can never pronounce, remember or spell (Aspartame or something?) that people find offensive or at least some do. I probably do, but find it less offensive than unsweetened drinks!

Having said all that, I usually have 1 "proper coffee" per day so could probably syn the sugar anyways! - I do miss cream though:( but that's a whole new thread lol...........

Steve
 
#18
I like silver spoon Sweetness and Light granulated sweetner- I use it to sweeten fat free yogurts etc and find it ok.
And yes, aspartame is the sweet component which replaces sugar. I know what you mean about tue aftertaste, as I drink sweetner in coffee- definitely go for granules over tablets :)
 
#19
I can't tell the difference between Xylitol (Perfect Sweet) and sugar - its VERY expensive though - but I have it on my weetabix, or strawberries and it has the same mouth feel / crunch as sugar. Still has syns though, but half that of sugar.
 
#20
I can't tell the difference between Xylitol (Perfect Sweet) and sugar - its VERY expensive though - but I have it on my weetabix, or strawberries and it has the same mouth feel / crunch as sugar. Still has syns though, but half that of sugar.
Wouldn't half spoon do the same job at a fraction of the price?
 
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