I have noticed that both Domino and C&H brands have both come out with “light” versions of sugar, a stevia/sugar blend.
Both brands claim the same for their products: half the calories of sugar, a half a teaspoon of “light” equals the sweetness of one teaspoon of plain sugar, with no artificial ingredients.
No artificial ingredients.
If you check out the ingredients for both products, they are exactly the same: Sugar, Stevia, Natural Flavoring. I can’t locate what the natural flavoring is.
Also, on the S&H FAQ Page, there is this disclaimer:
Q. How much stevia is used in C&H® Light?
Since C&H® Light is a proprietary blend of sugar and stevia, we are not at liberty to share the particulars with the public. C&H® Light is an all natural, reduced calorie sweetener that has met with all FDA regulations and contains no known allergens.
There’s no way to find out the ratio of sugar to stevia, and who knows what “natural flavors” mean, so I guess I will be leaving this on the shelf.
Oh, I also came across Nectresse, made by the makers of Splenda. The first ingredient is erythritol, a sugar alcohol. Next ingredient is sugar, third is Monk Fruit, last is molasses (from http://www.nectresse.com/faq#32).
Nectresse sounds good, looks good, is marketed really well, but is it really beneficial for us?