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Old 03-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #11
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I use it in place of honey. It has a sweeter, but similar flavor and I can use less. But generally speaking, I use sweeteners of any kind sparingly. I think the real problem is the abundance of concentrated sweeteners, regardless of the source, that you find at the top of ingredient lists of so much processed foods.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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I just wish the sugar industry would switch to natural sugar. Less processing has to be more energy-efficient and cost-saving, doesn't it?

I also don't get why folks think flour and sugar need to be pure white. It's just silly.

And after using the natural stuff for a few years, the white sugar doesn't even appeal to me anymore.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #13
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Wait, wait, are you saying I should STOP chugging high fructrose agave nectar straight from the bottle? How will I wash down my special made KFC bucket o skin? Geez! I guess I have to go back to melting icecream and drinking it over pork rindes.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:44 AM   #14
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Wait, wait, are you saying I should STOP chugging high fructrose agave nectar straight from the bottle? How will I wash down my special made KFC bucket o skin? Geez! I guess I have to go back to melting icecream and drinking it over pork rindes.
Whenever I eat deep fried bacon with a melted lard dipping sauce, I wash it down with HFCS. Stay away from the agave, it'll kill you.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:58 AM   #15
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KFC bucket o skin
I am surprised they have no started selling that yet. I bet it would be their biggest seller.
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I am surprised they have no started selling that yet. I bet it would be their biggest seller.
They're working on it. The issue is the cost of the defibrillator they are including with each bucket.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #17
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I would SO eat the bucket of skin. Some things are bigger than any diet.
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Wait, wait, are you saying I should STOP chugging high fructrose agave nectar straight from the bottle? How will I wash down my special made KFC bucket o skin? Geez! I guess I have to go back to melting icecream and drinking it over pork rindes.


I've never used agave nectar and don't even know what it is! I still use sugar when I'm baking but when it comes to adding "sweetness" to things like coffee, tea or cereal I use either honey (because it's natural) or Splenda.

What's the verdict on Splenda? When it came out it was touted as the healthy alternative to Nutrasweet & Equal (can't stand the taste of either). Have they determined that it's going to kill us all yet? I figured it was just a matter of time.

What else do you guys use for sweeteners? What's the best alternative to sugar in baking?
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:21 PM   #19
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I'm a Splenda fan!
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I'm a Splenda fan!
It definitely tastes better than any of its artificial sweetener cousins. I'm just wondering when they're going to tell us it gives us cancer.....because everything gives you cancer eventually.
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