Warning – rant ahead. Let me preface this that I cannot abide the taste of Splenda/sucralose. It is super bitter to me. I know a lot of people think it tastes like sugar, but it is awful on my tastebuds. Life would be easier if it was not that way.
I avoid products with sucralose in them like the plague, and I read labels on things to make sure it isn’t hidden there (like in the old Arnold Sandwich thins). You know it is going to be in ‘diet’ products like lite yogurt, diet sodas, etc – so that is easy because I don’t eat those things.
But can someone *please* explain to me what sucralose is doing in foods/products that it really is unnecessary to be in? I think to check things like cereals, breads, nut butters, etc. However, what the hell is it doing in my mouthwash??
And why, why, why did it make an appearance in a side item I had with dinner tonight?
Brussel sprouts! Seriously. I thought I would try something different, so I bought these. Normally I just get fresh brussels, but they looked anemic. So this sounded fun with a little sauce. Only 80 calories per serving. Then I taste the sauce and it tastes really weird and sweet (not expecting that for butter sauce, let me tell you). I look at label – sucralose! 👿
I do not get it.