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How on earth do you drink coffee with splenda in it?

I'm at work and there is no sugar. Splenda was all they had. So I put some in. Disgusting!! The aftertaste totally overpowered the coffee.

Mon. Apr 9, 3:21pm

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Sunday, November 05, 2006, 8:06 AM

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ITA. Splenda is fowl.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 3:26 PM

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Add a smidge of real sugar. I used 1 packet of Splenda plus maybe 1/4 tsp of real sugar and it really takes the edge off the aftertaste. Unfortunately, I can't make this work for a cup of tea, but it seems to work in coffee.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 3:28 PM

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3:26- a kind of bird?

Monday, April 09, 2007, 3:29 PM

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Hmm, I honestly don't taste any aftertaste when I use Splenda. Maybe some are more sensitive than others? I've eaten a packet of Splenda straight before (not in anything, just plain), and it really tastes like sugar to me.

Sorry you had such a bad experience!

Monday, April 09, 2007, 3:46 PM

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I love it. Sugar Twin is good as well.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 4:04 PM

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3:46 poster here again. I wanted to test this theory again, so I ate a packet of Splenda, that had been sitting in my drawer for quite awhile. While I didn't think it had a terrible aftertaste, I did think it tasted more like cardboard than like sugar. Maybe it just doesn't keep very well, and you had some old splenda? It's entirely possible that it picks up taste from the surroundings or something...???

Just a theory, I could be totally wrong!

Monday, April 09, 2007, 4:11 PM

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I love splenda

Monday, April 09, 2007, 4:19 PM

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3:46/4:11 ... I'm giggling my head off at the thought of you taking one for the team by doing a shot of Splenda.

I think it's easier to take fake sugar in things you don't eat or drink very often, like oatmeal. I switched from tea to coffee recently, and since I don't know what coffee tastes like with real sugar, I don't mind the way it tastes with the fake stuff.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 4:27 PM

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I haven't noticed a difference in having splenda with my coffee, if anything it's allowed me to wean myself off of cream.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 4:53 PM

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I wouldn't

Splenda is nasty. Either organic sugar or black

Monday, April 09, 2007, 6:08 PM

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I don't like any artificial sweeteners. I think they all have an aftertaste. I'm much happier with black coffee than coffee with splenda.

Monday, April 09, 2007, 8:17 PM

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Splenda And Coffe

Try and have a little bit less sugar every time you have a coffe it really works and so quickly you get used to the taste. Hope that helped :)

Saturday, September 06, 2008, 10:52 AM

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I sip it slowly...out of a mug.

Saturday, September 06, 2008, 11:19 AM

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I personally don't care for splenda sweet n low, equal.. any of those artificial sweetners. I much prefer agave syrup, stevia- plant extract, or honey.. or even just a bit of real sugar compared to putting something artificial in my body, but thats just me.. what works for one doesnt work for all.

* lynneta*

Saturday, September 06, 2008, 12:23 PM

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I never use sugar in anything because I don't like sweet stuff. Except for jelly when I want a nut butter sandwich. I bought 2 smuckers sugar free preserves that have splenda in them. One blackberry and one orange marmalade. They aren't bad but they aren't real good either. I like that they aren't sticky sickening sweet like regular jelly. But they do have an after taste. So this is something I won't eat very often. Just when I have an unbeatable craving for a nut butter sandwich. That happens maybe once a month. I'll deal with it.

But if I needed sugar for coffee or tea I don't think I could use splenda as an every day thing. I'd learn to drink it plain before I used splenda in every cup. but that's just me.


Saturday, September 06, 2008, 5:21 PM

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Ugh! Sweet N Low gross!

I used to hate Splenda! But I got used to it since my mom stopped buying raw sugar! Uuh. But the worst is Sweet N Low it has a really bad aftertaste. Yuk. Anywho regular sugar or raw sugar doesn't even have a lot of calories so its not a biggie right? Btw can you use Brown sugar on your coffee?


Saturday, September 06, 2008, 11:51 PM

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I suppose you could use brown sugar in coffee but I can tell you it tastes pretty awful. It only works (takes some getting used to) in tea, really, and honey or sugar in the raw is always so much better there. I say just use a tsp of real sugar. 15 calories, no suffering. :)

Sunday, September 07, 2008, 12:32 AM

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ewwww splenda in coffee

i use equal *winks =)

Sunday, September 07, 2008, 6:37 PM

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Dark agave nectar is divine in coffee. And lower GI than sugar.

But I also keep some vanilla in my desk to add to my coffee...

Sunday, September 07, 2008, 8:57 PM

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aw..I love splenda in my coffee...

Monday, September 08, 2008, 3:28 PM

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To me, Splenda has a funny after taste in coffee and tea. I usually drink coffee black, use agave nectar, or if I'm really naughty - coffee mate liquid creamer - sometimes you just need a taste!

Monday, September 08, 2008, 4:27 PM

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It took me a little over a week to get used to the taste of splenda in my coffee instead of sugar. I don't notice an odd taste anymore.
But I have to say that I think we can get used to the taste of anything if you use it long enough.
I personally can't stand stevia. But maybe if I used it longer I would adjust.
Anyway I just try not to have more than 1 cup of coffee a day. Don't want too much of the artificial stuff.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:33 AM

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