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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:13 PM

Anyone know of a decent 'tasting' sweetener, largely for coffee?

Thinking my 'pre-diabetic' situation will benefit from such.

Thanks

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Reply Anyone know of a decent 'tasting' sweetener, largely for coffee? (Original post)
elleng Aug 2019 OP
tblue37 Aug 2019 #1
CentralMass Aug 2019 #5
Blue Owl Aug 2019 #2
hlthe2b Aug 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Aug 2019 #9
MuseRider Aug 2019 #32
SHRED Aug 2019 #4
PJMcK Aug 2019 #6
elleng Aug 2019 #7
AJT Aug 2019 #8
Marie Marie Aug 2019 #18
pangaia Aug 2019 #10
gilligan Aug 2019 #11
hlthe2b Aug 2019 #12
virgogal Aug 2019 #13
Yonnie3 Aug 2019 #14
PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #15
dweller Aug 2019 #22
TreasonousBastard Aug 2019 #16
elleng Aug 2019 #37
hot2na Aug 2019 #17
Arkansas Granny Aug 2019 #19
Bayard Aug 2019 #20
Karadeniz Aug 2019 #21
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2019 #23
Fortinbras Armstrong Aug 2019 #24
Demsrule86 Aug 2019 #26
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:14 PM

1. I prefer saccharine. I hate all of the others. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:22 PM

5. Same here. I use saccharine or nothing.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:15 PM

2. Black or Bust!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:15 PM

3. I use pure stevia and the best one (sans any other additives) is SweetLeaf IMO

I buy it on Amazon, but any good health food store should have it. Grocery stores tend to only sell the commercial stevia products that contain a second artificial sweetener in it. I avoid those like the plague.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:29 PM

9. That's what I use as well.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:25 AM

32. THE best!

If you are lucky you can find drops in the store, if not and you use Amazon you can get it there.

I finally just stopped and went to straight black coffee almost all the time. When I was a sweet cup'o creamy mmmmmm I use sugar now because the Stevia was a bit expensive when I used it all the time. I am going back to it pretty soon when I get my diet all ready to change again.

It really is the best, not bitter at all for me anyway.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:17 PM

4. I've never found one without an aftertaste

 

Good luck on your quest.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:23 PM

6. I was about to say sugar

Before I saw the body of your text. (Sorry for the snark, elleng!)

I had a friend who used to put honey and milk in his coffee. It was quite tasty. Could you try that?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:25 PM

7. HAHAH!

Dunno, PJ, may have similar 'adverse' effects as sugar. I do use milk.

I have LOTS to learn about this 'status!'

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:28 PM

8. Splenda.

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Response to AJT (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:26 PM

18. My choice also.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:31 PM

10. Truvia... maybe..

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:34 PM

11. Well

Try enjoying the coffee unsweetened
I'm diabetic. Who needs sweetener.

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Response to gilligan (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:36 PM

12. I drink brewed coffee and all teas unsweetened, but I need something for my occasional latte...

Stevia works well for me.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:36 PM

13. Go unsweetened,you'll never go back.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:42 PM

14. I'm trying for no sweetener at all

I will have the label 'pre-diabetic' if I have one more bad test. I've been reducing the sugar I put in my coffee. If it is good coffee it it is starting to seem OK with no sugar or sweetener. I used to have sugar or honey in my tea, but have stopped that entirely. All the sweeteners I've tried seem to give me an aftertaste. I have not yet tried the pure Stevia.

As usual I have an anecdote, but no answer.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:01 PM

15. Agave Nectar

No idea whether agave is compatible for diabetic conditions; you would need to look that up. However, both my husband & I completely dropped sugar, which we only used in coffee, and replaced it with agave about 20 years ago. Both of us saw weight loss fairly quickly and have remained trim since. Again though, we do not partake of sugar with anything else other than once-a-year birthday cakes. Almost all grocery stores now carry agave nectar. Good luck!

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Response to PandoraAwakened (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 12:49 AM

22. this 👍🏻

works for me as
a substitute

✌🏼

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:06 PM

16. If pre-diabetic, you should change a lot more than that. But, since you asked...

I use stevia, Splenda, and saccharine, depending on my mood. I also have this huge box of Equal that I bought for some reason I can't remember.

All of them, and anything else you find out there, have different tastes and often react a little differently depending on what they are mixed with. Splenda tastes closest to sugar most of the time, but not always, and stevia often has maltodextrin or other things added to make it tastier or sweeter. Beware of anything with ending in "-ol" as in xylitol, maltitol, etc. These are sugar alcohols that do nothing good, but often often cause diarrhea.

BTW, I started a diabetes support group a while back that should be more active than it is. Part of that's my fault, admittedly, for not posting enough in it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1271

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:16 PM

37. Thanks, TB;

Looking at your group, as I may be there sooner rather than later.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:24 PM

17. Try monk fruit sweetener

It has zero calories and has nutritional value.

https://blog.julianbakery.com/monk-fruit-best-sweetener-world/?gclid=CjwKCAjwyqTqBRAyEiwA8K_4O835sajlBf5VwV0T7h0wcUmBtudRnmi0W2uf2HL-j-U6wSJ5jKU9jRoCVLwQAvD_BwE

What is it? Monk fruit extract is a potent, no-calorie, Paleo-friendly sugar substitute made from the goodness of fruit. It can be used to add sweetness to a variety of dishes without the calories and health problems associated with table sugar. Using monk fruit extract in place of sugar can help reduce the glycemic load of what you eat, and be a healthy part of a Paleo diet plan.

Used for hundreds of years as a natural sweetener and traditional medicine, monk fruit extract—derived from a small, subtropical Asian melon—is becoming increasingly popular sweetener in no-sugar-added foods.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 10:40 PM

19. I use Stevia. Name brand or generic, seems to be no difference in taste.

It's not as cloyingly sweet as others I've tried.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:16 PM

20. Stevia

Dollar General sells it for a dollar a box here.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:29 PM

21. So glad you asked! Stevia, I find, is nasty and the artificial sweeteners have an aftertaste.

There is a natural product that doesn't raise your blood sugar level and tastes perfectly fine. Xylitol. Next to no calories. It's on the pricey side, so I buy it over the internet. Enjoy!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:53 AM

23. Actually, real sugar, just in a small amount would be the best.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 06:48 AM

24. I have that same problem, and I am diabetic

Saccharine does not taste sweet to me, it tastes bitter. Sucralose tastes nasty. Aspartame tastes worse. Stevia tastes strange.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:53 AM

26. Try swerve. It is new and very good IMHO.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:52 AM

25. I hate Aspartame, Saccharin...I can tolerate splenda and stevia (in the bottle liquid)

But the best sweeteners I have used lately are Swerve comes in granular and powdered also brown sugar...and Swerve with monk fruit...both are good. You can bake with swerve to. My oldest uses it in her coffee everyday...she was using sugar because she didn't like the artificial sweeteners.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 09:56 AM

27. Works for me

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

28. Saccharine (Sweet-n-low) is ok for coffee and tea

I think the taste of the beverage hides the aftertaste. Remember that 1 little packet = 2 spoons of sugar. But saccharine sweetened soda (Tab back in the day) was totally disgusting.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:12 AM

29. Agave nectar-Costco-2 large bottles for $8.99.

I also use it in place of maple syrup, in smoothies, etc.. No aftertaste, organic.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:13 AM

30. I use Stevia + Monk Fruit by Whole Earth....

That I get from Costco. I use it in tea, but not coffee. But I am sure it will taste good. It is naturally sweet with no aftertaste.

Artificial sweeteners over time cause toxic buildup in the kidneys and urinary tract. They should be avoided as much as possible.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:16 AM

31. Try the various stevia sweetners to see which you like.

They don't elevate blood sugar and are natural. My dad's dr. recommended this change, among many others when he was trying to eat his cancer. Dad was also a diabetic. There's also monk fruit sweetners. Those taste better but are fairly expensive which is why I use stevia products.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:31 AM

33. I use agave in teas and ceral - it's really good!

No aftertaste, the darker agave is my favorite. I avoid sugar when ever possible.

Agave is safe for diabetics is what I've read, though you should research that yourself.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 10:47 AM

34. I've been very happy

with Stevia for the past couple of years.

I get pure Stevia online.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 11:47 AM

35. My beloved has type II

and we use coconut sugar. It has the same number of carbs, but has a lower glycemic index number and it has a nice aftertaste. I just got him some drink addition stuff and it uses inulin which has no calories and no carbs and doesn't leave an aftertaste.

I don't recommend that shitty yellow stuff, it is chlorinated sugar molecules. I always liked the pink stuff and even if it's supposed to cause cancer.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 07:19 PM

36. I'm going to give you an unpopular opinion

Learn to drink your coffee unsweetened. Anything sweet will stimulate insulin and make you hungry.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 11:06 PM

38. SweetMate

$1 a box at the Dollar TRee

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