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Old 05-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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RIP, Splenda Quick Packs

Hello My Friends:

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of yet another great low-carb product. Ah, Splenda QP, you were truly our friend. . . .

Well, as Netrition's Tom confirmed in another thread, Splenda has done what I long suspected/feared -- discontinued the Quick Packs. I hadn't seen mention of it here on the Recipe Help/Suggestions thread, so I thought some of you may have missed this info. (If you knew about it you'd be as freaked as I am, right?? )

Some folks are stocking up when they see the boxes for $1 and under at Big Lots, but we don't have them here. Splenda's website is offering a free case (6 boxes), plus free shipping, when you buy 2 cases. (only one free case per customer, no matter how many cases above the 2 you purchase.) The per case price seems a bit discounted already, even without the special offer.

Please let us know if you find any other deals for those of us planning to stock up.

Ah, Splenda QP: Your life was short, but oh so sweet

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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Bummer

I'll check my .99 stores.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #3
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FYI the order works out to 42 cents each with the free pack figured in. Just for reference if you find them anywhere.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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Splenda's website is offering a free case (6 boxes), plus free shipping, when you buy 2 cases. (only one free case per customer, no matter how many cases above the 2 you purchase.)
About a month ago I ordered QP's from Splenda and got the free case. Today I ordered again - and they sent me a confirmation so I presume they're going to send it. If you've already ordered try again. I think they mean only one free case PER ORDER. Hopefully!!
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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Yep, after the other thread, I wrote (email) t them. Here is what they replied:

Dear Billie:

Thank you for contacting McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, makers of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener QuickPack. It is always important to hear from our consumers, and we appreciate the time you have taken to contact us.

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the availability of our SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Quick PackTM product.

We appreciate your loyal use of the SPLENDA® Quick PackTM pouches over the past several years. However, we recently made the decision to discontinue this product.

Although we no longer market the SPLENDA® Quick PackTM pouches, we invite you to try one of the many SPLENDA® Sweetener Products still available with the coupon enclosed. In addition, please note that for a period of time you will be able to find the SPLENDA® Quick PackTM pouches in stores as retailers deplete their inventory, or you can purchase it at Splendidlife.com.

Again, thank you for your interest in our company. Should you have any comments or questions in the future, please contact us via our website or by calling our toll-free number 1-800-962-5357. Our specialists are available Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 8 PM EST and will be happy to assist you.

The Information Center

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By the way this is what I got ----- No coupon as was mentioned!
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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About a month ago I ordered QP's from Splenda and got the free case. Today I ordered again - and they sent me a confirmation so I presume they're going to send it. If you've already ordered try again. I think they mean only one free case PER ORDER. Hopefully!!
Hmm, I suspect a certain amount of time must pass as I tried to place a second order after my first today, under a different household member's name, different credit card, and even on a different computer (case they were tracking -- yeah, I was trying to be sneaky ) and couldn't get it to go thru to the same address.

Double bummer. . . .

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Old 05-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #7
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FYI the order works out to 42 cents each with the free pack figured in. Just for reference if you find them anywhere.
Just to clarify for those that may misunderstand, that's for each packet, not each box of 5 packets. The folks who are finding the 5 pack boxes at the discount stores for .99 and under are really lucking out -- may be they should go into business and become resellers to us

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Old 05-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #8
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Well this just stinks! I already have several stocked up but will be buying all they have at the store next time I go out.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #9
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If you go to the MANAGER of the .99 cent stores they can order them for you. My sister and I did this and we got 100 five pack boxes . They will do this for you.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:46 AM   #10
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Hmm, I suspect a certain amount of time must pass as I tried to place a second order after my first today, under a different household member's name, different credit card, and even on a different computer (case they were tracking
I re-ordered the QP's about a month apart and they sent them to me
If you've ordered in the past try again - I'm going to order again in a few weeks and they'll send me another order.
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I re-ordered the QP's about a month apart and they sent them to me
If you've ordered in the past try again - I'm going to order again in a few weeks and they'll send me another order.
Thanks for that info -- I'll try again in a few weeks.

I was out of town this past weekend and saw a Big Lots which we don't have locally where I live. Went in on the off-chance I would find some QPs at the 1.00/box price and indeed, I did. I bought all they had on the shelf. But how old were these suckers?? -- they still had the "NEW!!" imprint on them from when Splenda first released the product!

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Old 05-19-2008, 11:27 AM   #12
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retroworx,

Thank you for posting this information. The store where I regularly buy them was out last time I was there, and I didn't think anything of it.



I ordered my 3 cases.

One thing I noticed with the Quick pack is that stores didn't stock it in the same areas as all the other Splenda. They'd stock it near the powdered drink mixes, or near the tea. Why not put it with the other Splenda products? If I'm looking for Splenda, I go down the bake aisle to the sweeteners, not to the tea aisle. Maybe that's why it wasn't selling.

Sad. That was a great product.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
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retroworx,

Thank you for posting this information. The store where I regularly buy them was out last time I was there, and I didn't think anything of it.



I ordered my 3 cases.

One thing I noticed with the Quick pack is that stores didn't stock it in the same areas as all the other Splenda. They'd stock it near the powdered drink mixes, or near the tea. Why not put it with the other Splenda products? If I'm looking for Splenda, I go down the bake aisle to the sweeteners, not to the tea aisle. Maybe that's why it wasn't selling.

Sad. That was a great product.
You're quite welcome, LCC!

Yeah, I agree that the product placement and marketing of the QP was ambivalent, at best, which is why I've suspected this product was not long for our world. I believe MacNeil (spelling?) wanted to tie it in to sweetening SF Kool-Aid packs (hence that aisle), while not cutting into the Splenda Granular sales in the baking aisle. For the people they were trying to sell to (Moms) it was a poor product idea -- I mean, if she was using Splenda for her family already, why would she buy a different kind just to sweeten their drinks?? She'd just throw in the appropriate amount of the granular. And I'm sure they don't think there's enough of a low-carb market for it, since most low carb consumers are not as astute as those of us here on LCF () and think that Splenda granular is low carb enough (especially since the FDA lets them list all the stats per serving as zero!)

So, I'm trying to stock up as much as is reasonable since I don't have a clue as to the shelf-life, and in the meantime I am gradually trying to switch over to Stevia, tho I am not having much success finding one I like as a stand-alone (I've tried the various brands' powder and liquid forms suggested here by different folks on LCF and have a few more experiments on their way, so hopefully I'll find a happy compromise soon.)

Yours in Quick Pack Mourning,

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:12 PM   #14
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I agree with LowCarbConvert..........the Splenda Quick Packs shouldn't be with the KoolAid (powdered drinks) only. Why not have them with the other Splenda products, too. I bought the remaining 40 packets at my nearby Kroger for 34 cents per packet.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:35 AM   #15
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I'm just sick that these are being discontinued.

I looked on mine and ddnt notice an expiration date. I bought 49 packs earlier this week and plan to get more this weekend, if I can find them
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Just one more reason we should be glad that Macneil-whatever's (Johnson and Johnson's) patent has expired.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:46 AM   #17
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I could only find them here in a very few stores even before the discontinuation notice. I did luck onto a bunch at Big Lots. Had thought the packets would be the answer to the "unregulated" liquid Splenda I've been buying off the net. Hope THAT doesn't dry up, too!

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Has anyone heard the "reason" for them being discontinued?
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FYI: I emailed Big Lots yesterdayto ask if they planned to offer QPs in any of their stores in my area & quickly rec'd a list of 60 or so stores that had 'em (looked like they were scattered across the whole state of CA!) I hustled on over to a store in Long Beach this morning & picked up 18 boxes (they had tons!) at $1.00 or 20 cents a packet...SWEET!
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I can buy up the whole bunch at Big Lots if anyone wants 'em. Just send a pm.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #22
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i can't find it at the splenda store online to buy it do you think they are already out?
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Ya, it's not been available for a while now, about a year. They were sold at the dollar stores /big lots type stores for a buck a pack last year. That's what I'm out of, that stock.
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i didn't see the date on the original post *sigh*
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I still have about 100 of them. I dont use much Splenda these days but for baking during the holidays I like to use a Splenda/Erythiritol/Stevia mix for the best taste. I wish they would have kept making them, they are great!
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I will miss my Splenda Quick Packs too, when they are finished. They make Splenda in India too. Wish the company who manufactures it there, would see a future for SQP's in the USA and elsewhere.
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i know, you'd think the low carb bakers alone would keep the supply and demand going by itself

I really miss that product. Won't buy regular splenda, just too many carbs in regular for me. I use it mostly to sweeten greek yogurt and bake. I'll try stevia again I guess.
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I know, that's how I feel about my splenda quick packs. They go everywhere with me.
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I know, that's how I feel about my splenda quick packs. They go everywhere with me.
Hi 24Fan! How have ya been? -- Correction "They went everywhere with me.
Seriously though, sorry to hear that your out - I know how much you liked them.. I'm fortunate enough to still have some left.
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