I like it. Not tolerate. Not, "If sugar didn't make me fat and give me cavities, I'd be drinking a coke. But I guess I can bear to drink this diet cola. Maybe my tears will sweeten it a little . . . " Not eating those devil cookies, because you have to watch your blood sugar.
There's something evil about the way it tastes. Something ghostly, sweet but poisonous. I like it. I don't think I could eat it in a cake or a brownie, but I really enjoy the "diet" drinks. I've even been experimenting with putting it in my own tea.
Nobody agrees. I've experimented with sucralose (Splenda) in desserts. I've had a lot people surprised that the sweetness comes from Splenda. I know several people that prefer saccharine (the pink packets) in their coffee. I made a mocha cheesecake recently; I steeped cream with coffee beans and sweetened it with saccharine and whipped the cream to top the (sucrose sweetened) cake. People were happy. People like sugar (sucrose) and honey (glucose and fructose). But I don't know anyone else that really enjoys the taste of aspartame. They tolerate it like they tolerate the other cars in traffic.
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