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8/20/09 1)Splenda v.s.Equal and 2) Splenda weaker lately?

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8/20/09 1)Splenda v.s.Equal and 2) Splenda weaker lately?

opinionatedchef | Aug 20, 2009 12:02 PM

I did do a search before posting this, and read a few threads, directed mostly towards diabetics. I am not diabetic. I used Equal for years and switched to Splenda a few yrs ago(cannot remember why).Both have tasted fine to me (as opposed to the earlier -used Sweet 'n Low). Lately I have noticed that it takes TONS more packets of Splenda to sweeten my home made iced tea- than it did before. I do not like cloyingly sweet Iced Tea, but it still takes me 7+ packets to sweeten a 1/2 gal pitcher of tea. I hate opening all those packets and wasting all that paper, but when I tried the bulk pour product; i gave up because it seemed even less sweet than the packets. Has anyone noticed this? I also wonder if possibly Splenda loses its sweetness over time; mine comes from a bulk 500-packs box. Your experiences? Any reason I shouldn't just resume my Equal use? I am not an organic-goaled eater.
Thanks much for your help.

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