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The Return to Sweets: Too Sweet?


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The Return to Sweets: Too Sweet?

tracylee | Apr 24, 2011 09:43 PM

It occurred to me to ask this after seeing the changing over age taste thread. I hope this is in the right place.

For the last two years, some medical issues have made me have to eliminate sugar from my diet. I've tried various natural and unnatural sweeteners and they either acted like sugar on my body, or they tasted vile.

I've really been missing baked goods, and not having cheesecake was driving me up a wall!

I decided after internet research to try Truvia in home baking. Wooo hooo! Pumpkin Cheesecake, hot chocolate, blood orange ginger sorbet. I have a list of things to try now, and I'm excited.

However, I found that the sugar equivalent on the container and the Truvia site recipes to make things sweeter than I really want. It's basically 1 part Truvia replaces 4 parts Sugar.

I'm wondering if this is due to not having sweets for so long, or if recipes are made sweeter than I remember.

Does anyone have any experience with eliminating an ingredient, then finding it overwhelming when re-introducing it or an "equivalent".

Oh, and BTW, after the research, I'm aware of the arguments against any artificial sweeteners and people advocating giving up sweets altogether. I don't need to lose weight, so that's not an issue either.

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