How can I find an artificial sweetener that tastes good?

You should know that some of these artificial sweeteners have a bitter aftertaste. It varies from person to person, but some people are sensitive to this bitterness and do not tolerate certain sweeteners very well. This means you may have to try a few before finding one that you like, or you may not even notice a difference.

When you buy artificial sweeteners in the store as table top sweeteners, you can get them in large packages or as individual packets. You have probably seen some of the name brands like Splenda, Sweet 'N Low, or Equal. Many stores also carry generic brands which tend to cost less.

In order to make these table top sweeteners look similar to sugar, additional ingredients are added to the pure sweeteners for texture and volume. These ingredients (some common ones are dextrose and maltodextrin) will also add a small amount of calories and carbohydrate to the product.

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