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Old 03-03-2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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Splenda Syrup

I was searching for some sugar-free snow cone flavors and came accross this site which sells a concentrated Splenda unflavored syrup. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about it? It sounds like the liquid Splenda we used to be able to get, maybe not as concentrated though? It is $36 for the pint, and sweetens 16-32oz. bottle of snowcone syrup.
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Snowie Sweet Thickener

Did you know that more than 16 million people in the United States are diabetics and millions more are dieting? Yes, It's true!

As shaved ice specialists, we should also be providing our customers an alternative to sugar like Sweet Thickener. Sweet Thickener is made with SPLENDA® and is suitable for people with diabetes. What makes SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener an ideal no calorie sweetener? It is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar. SPLENDA® No Calories Sweetener, is not a carbohydrate and has been shown in studies to have no effect on blood glucose control or insulin levels. Some say it's even better than sugar!

Sweet Thickener is thick and sweet just like regular sugar water and can be used with all Snowie flavors.

Sweet Thickener is concentrated and will make 16 (32 oz) serving bottles of sugar free syrup.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info. I already have my order in.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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Hi sp26, I hope you'll post how it works out when you get your order. I'm thinking it's the strength of the old liquid Splenda we used to be able to order the 8oz bottle equaled 32 cups of sugar. I'm going to order some when my stash runs out, although the shipping charges run about $10 for my state. Did you order any of the flavorings? I think I'll give them a try too. Appreciate your posting
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Darn. i didn't see their flavorings. They look like they would have no sugar in them. I'm going to call them to see if i can add to my order. My shipping is $11.50 but i bet it would be the same if i can get a couple flavorings added.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:04 PM   #5
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I use a lot of vanilla & strawberry Da Vinci flavorings for cooking, etc. so thought I'd try those 2 when I order. It should work out cheaper I hope. Keep us posted what you try. Thanks!
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Wow, cool, I'll be awaiting reviews from those of you who have already ordered from these folks!

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Wonder what the "Toxic Waste" flavor is??
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Man do I hate it when these companies don't list ingredients. It's 'thick and sweet.' The thickness has to be coming from something other than splenda. I'm very curious as to what.

It's just a hunch, but I think once a sugar equivalency is obtained, the price per cup will probably be higher than the more concentrated form of liquid splenda, especially factoring in shipping.
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I am curious re the "thickener" ingredient(s) too...so I sent the Company an E mail, asking for the complete ingredients list.

...waiting...

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I just got the bottle of splenda sweet thickener from snowie today. it shows no cal. and no carbs per serving which says is 1 tablespoon. but i tasted it and 1 drop is super sweet like trishZ splenda,you would never use a whole tablespoon for one serving. I took some pictures of the nutrition lable and ingredients that you can look at the following links( i'm not sure how to post pictures here.)
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I'm going to experment with it tomorrow and see how it works. the question is there $36 worth of sweetner in the bottle.
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THANKS for the Info, sp26 (I didn't get a Reply re my Inquiry, so glad you provided it)

Now we know what they are ! Hope you have some successful experiments/experiences with it.

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Interesting... kind of like glycerine then, I'm imagining? Let us know how it works for you.

Looked up propylene glycol, and found this at Wikipedia (if you can trust them...):

Propylene glycol (C3H8O2; CAS no. 57-55-6), also known as 1,2-propanediol, is a chemical compound (a diol alcohol), usually a tasteless, odorless, and colorless clear oily liquid that is hygroscopic and miscible with water. Its molar mass is 74 g/mol.

Propylene glycol is used:

as a moisturizer to maintain moisture in medicines, cosmetics, food, and tobacco products,
as a flavoring agent in Angostura and Orange bitters,
as a solvent for food colors and flavourings,
as a humectant food additive, labeled as E number E1520,
as a carrier in fragrance oils,
as a food grade antifreeze and in de-icing solutions
in smoke machines to make artificial smoke for use in firefighters' training and theatrical productions,
in hand sanitizers, antibacterial lotions,
as a main ingredient in many cosmetic products, including baby wipes, bubble baths, and shampoos.
is the primary ingredient in the "Paint" inside a Paintball (along with food grade dye for color)
is a common base ingredient used in aircraft deicing fluid


Safety
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined propylene glycol to be "generally recognized as safe" for use in food, cosmetics, and medicines. Similar to ethylene glycol, propylene glycol affects the body's chemistry by increasing the amount of acid, potentially resulting in metabolic problems. However, larger amounts of the substance are needed to cause this effect. Eating or drinking very large amounts can result in death, while large amounts can result in nausea, convulsions, slurred speech, disorientation, and heart and kidney problems. Propylene glycol is considerably less toxic than ethylene glycol. This is because propylene glycol is metabolized by the body into lactic acid, which occurs naturally as muscles are exercised, while ethylene glycol is metabolized into oxalic acid, which is toxic.
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Another thing i noticed is all the additives and gels settle to the bottom of the bottle. so maybe the pure sucralose could be kept seperate.
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Wow, how cool! Has anyone used it with good results? I use fiberfrit, the splenda packets and I have a bottle of unflavored Davincis simple syrup that I'll open tommorow. (I have just a few drops of fiberfit left.) I just can't handle sugar alcohols at all! Seems like this product doesn't contain them. Thanks!
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sp26, did you order any of the flavorings? I was interested in those too for using in snow cones with the syrup. I was paying about $5 a bottle for ready made sf Hawaii snow cone syrup, so I think even with shipping this will be cheaper. I was thinking that if 1 oz. of the syrup=4 cups "sugar" then the pint would equal 64 cups of sweetner. That would be a 1:1 (sugar/water) simple syrup, but some home made snow cone syrup recipes are 1 1/2:1, so maybe the syrup is even more concentrated.
Thanks for posting the ingredients list!
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #16
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Bassetmom, Well acording to my calculations Sweet Thickener would come out to 80 cents per cup of sugar equivalent and fiberfit would be $1.13 per cup of sugar equivalent. I was using their recipe for their syrup which is 1 oz. of sweet thickener per quart or 1.25 pounds of sugar per quart. of so if i figured right it's not a huge savings. i did order 2 flavorings and made some snow cone syrup and the kids and me did like it. We had 6" of snow last night so i just used the fresh snow for the snow cones. they have so many flavorings, they might work good in other lowcarb uses.
Carbkinky, I didn't know Davincis had unflavored syrup. is that new? I never liked Davincis syrups much because the flavoring gives things a chemicaly taste. If it's unflavored then that might be the cheapest way to go for splenda. But it wouldn't be as concentrated.
I also tried sweetning a cup of koolaid with sweet thickener and a cup of koolaid with Trishz splenda(the first stuff she sold). it took 6 drops of trishz's splenda and 9 drops for sweet thickener.
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