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Old 04-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #61
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I am a super taster and it just doesn't do it for me.
I have always been fascinated by this. I've heard that many children are super tasters, which is why they are not necessarily trying to be difficult if they are picky eaters. How did you discover this about yourself?
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I have always been fascinated by this. I've heard that many children are super tasters, which is why they are not necessarily trying to be difficult if they are picky eaters. How did you discover this about yourself?
Hey there! You look super cute, by the way! Way to go on your successes!

Supertasters have an excess of tastebuds, so unfortunately, we're the picky bastards who hate everything.

The bonuses:
We're also the coveted cuppers, the wine tasters and the recipe developers who can come up with foods for even the pickiest eaters. We can taste a food and nail most of the ingredients in a single bite. At the same time, when there's something we hate, we hate it. A lot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:08 AM   #63
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I've been a solid Splenda user for about 14 years, and go through a lot of it. I have 4 packs in my hot tea, which I have 4 - 6 cups a day.

I'm really trying to cut down on GMOs and chemicals - just not my diet coke! LOL

I follow a blog by this gal called FoodBabe. She did an article on Stevia. Interesting all of the chemicals that are added to them. From that, I've done some research and found that Sweet Leaf Stevia was pure extract and fiber. Nothing else, so it states. Non-GMO. It takes a while to get used to because my tongue is used to Splenda.

Recently I ordered a bag of freshly dried grounded stevia leaves from a place in KY. I'm going to give that a try by adding it to my loose leaf teas. I really hope it tastes decent. Would be nice to have a truly natural sweetener.

Anyone else try stevia leaves?
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:27 AM   #64
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If you use that much Splenda, I recommend you at least switch to liquid sucralose (there are a lot of brands available, I prefer sweetzfree, do a search for it), or pure sucralose powder that you dilute yourself. I get pure sucralose from Amazon for a very reasonable price, about $13 for enough to last me close to a year.

Just a suggestion.

I can't do stevia, so I don't know about buying the dried leaves. I know at least one person who grows her own stevia plant and goes from there.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:25 AM   #65
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Does anyone use Nectresse? (Hopefully I didn't miss it in the prior posts...)
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JoeyA- WOW!! 4 pks. in your tea, you must really like it sweet.
I have eliminated Splenda all together in my coffee except of when I have espresso then I use 1/2 pk, do use 1/2 pk in my tea if it is still too sweet I add more hot water and let it steep longer.Sometimes I use Xylitol. For baking I mix Xylitol and Splenda together but always use much less than the quantity called for as I find it way too sweet.
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Does anyone use Nectresse? (Hopefully I didn't miss it in the prior posts...)
Nectresse is made of a sugar alcohol (erythritol), regular sugar, monk fruit extract, and molasses.

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Hey there! You look super cute, by the way! Way to go on your successes!

Supertasters have an excess of tastebuds, so unfortunately, we're the picky bastards who hate everything.

The bonuses:
We're also the coveted cuppers, the wine tasters and the recipe developers who can come up with foods for even the pickiest eaters. We can taste a food and nail most of the ingredients in a single bite. At the same time, when there's something we hate, we hate it. A lot.
Thanks for the compliment! I remember reading on another thread that you are a food writer? I guess being a supertaster is a good job qualification!
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I have been a heavy user of Splenda in many forms for a decade. I decided stevia and erythritol, as naturally occurring compounds, were probably better for me. So just this past week I bought some Truvia packets and some Sweetleaf packets. Sweetening coffee, iced tea and yogurt are my primary uses. I like the taste of both but Truvia dissolves poorly unless the liquid is hot, which is very frustrating. I don't think I'll buy it again. I bought the Sweetleaf vanilla creme drops and have yet to try them. I have always hated the taste of aspartame and saccharine. Maltitol tastes fine but I think my body thinks it's sugar.
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Maltitol is very active so I wouldn't touch it with a 10 feet pole.

Taste wise Stevia is the only sweetener I have tasted which has a stronger bitter aftertaste than aspartame. I have a hard time believing it would be this popular if it wasn't for the natural label.

Splenda + erythritol is the closest thing to tasting like sugar.

Btw natural doesn't necessarily mean healthier.
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Maltitol is very active so I wouldn't touch it with a 10 feet pole.

Taste wise Stevia is the only sweetener I have tasted which has a stronger bitter aftertaste than aspartame. I have a hard time believing it would be this popular if it wasn't for the natural label.

Splenda + erythritol is the closest thing to tasting like sugar.

Btw natural doesn't necessarily mean healthier.
I find that organic stevia from Whole Foods has no aftertaste, but stevia in the raw (the green packets) has a pronounced one.
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I've tried many different Stevia brands and they all have the same aftertaste. I've mostly used liquid ones which are suppose to be more pure than ones with the crystals, but still same aftertaste.

So I think what I'm tasting comes from the same chemical that makes the sweetness, rather than some other stuff.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:53 PM   #74
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Mr Geiri, sounds like you're a bit of a super taster yourself! I'm pretty picky and don't touch artificial sweeteners besides Splenda, but depending on the brand I'm good with stevia. Some seem to hide the aftertaste better than others. It still doesn't taste exactly like sugar or even Splenda. It's like the sweet taste hits my tongue later than with other sweeteners. I'm getting used to it. Natural is not always better, but stevia has been around and consumed by humans for generations, and Splenda's only been around 15-20 years. So I feel better with the green stuff.
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