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Sugar substitutes

Phoenix

Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 03:02:09 PM
What are some good sugar substitutes?

I've been using a stevia brand by President's Choice, but it's being discontinued due to low sales. It's about 50% stevia and 50% corn maltodextrine and it tastes great. I tried a couple other stevia brands but they were practically tasteless and I had to use many packages at once.

I noticed these other brands didn't have any corn maltodextrine in them, so I'm thinking it might be the corn maltodextrine that had given the President's Choice brand the good taste.

Aspartame is less healthy than sugar, sucralose too I believe from what I've read--and in both bases my stomach confirms it--but I'm considering corn maltodextrine or dextrose, any advice? Or does anyone know a good stevia brand?

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 03:16:06 PM
I go with avoidance. I don't add it to tea or coffee. I occasionally just eat sugar if it is a baked good or whatever that requires it.
I don't know about you guys, but I love my under-120s. They're so cute and funny. Just yesterday one stole my GPS unit and another one took a dump in my yard. Ha ha, they're such cards.

Phoenix

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
Black coffee, it's a thought. A sordid thought, but a thought nonetheless.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:14:46 PM
I found my relationship with black coffee improves with time. It can force one to spend a bit more denarii in favor of higher quality variants though. The differences stand out a bit more as milk and sugar act as a bit of spice and can successfully mask lower quality.
I don't know about you guys, but I love my under-120s. They're so cute and funny. Just yesterday one stole my GPS unit and another one took a dump in my yard. Ha ha, they're such cards.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:18:24 PM
Just add milk, no sugar.
but i'm not sure if i can tinkle in front of a crowd.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:27:46 PM
It's best to go with something natural like honey and mapple sirup.
I'm not a food specialist but I'm sure there's a way to make your own sugar with fruits.
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Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:34:55 PM
White sugar may as well be arsenic. Avoid at all costs.
Honey fulfils most needs.
And for the more exotic: there's nothing on earth as sweetly delicious as birch syrup.
Unfortunately, you'll have to distill your own, because it takes about fifty million gallons of sap to get a teaspoon of syrup.
Squawk!

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
I'm going to become a drug dealer, running a birch syrup lab inside of an RV and selling it by the drop to nameless vagrants.

Gotta get my hustle on...

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 05:46:57 PM
Fuckin' entrepreneurs :)
Squawk!

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 03, 2012, 11:40:03 PM
I'd try to avoid corn based sugar products if I were you. High Fructose Corn Syrup ringing a bell? Our bodies can't really digest corn; when it's made into a sugar the results are similar. Corn is in fucking everything. Reduce your intake of it in general.

Honey is great; best natural sweetener there is. I'm damned near addicted to the stuff.

Cane sugar is also worthwhile if you come across it. Specifically, this stuff - http://www.intheraw.com/products/sugar-in-the-raw. Some of the best sugar I've had.
No.

Having reviewed the thread, baby Jesus is most definitely weeping at this point.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 04, 2012, 01:03:06 AM
Quote from: H.R. from the Bad Brains - Dos and Don'ts of a True Person
10. A real person loves to eat sugar cane because it's sweet and juicy.

They don't think it be like it is, but it do.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 04, 2012, 01:48:52 PM
What are some good sugar substitutes?

I've been using a stevia brand by President's Choice, but it's being discontinued due to low sales. It's about 50% stevia and 50% corn maltodextrine and it tastes great. I tried a couple other stevia brands but they were practically tasteless and I had to use many packages at once.

I noticed these other brands didn't have any corn maltodextrine in them, so I'm thinking it might be the corn maltodextrine that had given the President's Choice brand the good taste.

Aspartame is less healthy than sugar, sucralose too I believe from what I've read--and in both bases my stomach confirms it--but I'm considering corn maltodextrine or dextrose, any advice? Or does anyone know a good stevia brand?

In the past I have found maltodextrine at nutrition stores, believe it or not. Weight lifters use it in post-workout shakes to recover lost glycogen and stimulate the anabolic cycle.

Also, and please correct me if mistaken, I think that those artificial powdered creamers are made of this stuff.

Re: Sugar substitutes
April 04, 2012, 03:31:42 PM
Eat some fucking fruit and homemade syrup (not that corn syrup garbage) and your set.


Re: Sugar substitutes
May 22, 2012, 11:45:29 PM
Those fine white crystals commonly sold are refined into a sort of super sugar, bleached the same as paper products only to look pleasing to the bourgoise primadonna shopper. The product is overkill and unnecessary.

This one is less refined and not bleached. It's just crystallized cane. http://www.intheraw.com/

Good in baked food and beverages alike.