I know there are so many substitutes for sugar. You have your Equal, your Sweet N Low, your Splenda. I have tried these as substitutes for the taste.
Equal made me want to throw up.
Sweet N Low made me Unsweet and Mad.
Splenda...well, there's nothing Splendid about it, especially if you have to pay more money for something that advertises it tastes "just like sugar".
I know on some things, the substitutes will do, but on sugar, not for me.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
Perhaps it's because of the Southerner in me. The Southern style sweet tea. When baking, always using authentic ingredients, from the flour to the vanilla extract. Yes, a bit more fattening, but the flavor is always richer; the taste buds more satisfied.
I am using sugar but less of it. I'd rather do that than to deal with all of these substitutes, and my favorite type of sugar to use at that (even though it's hard as heck to find it on sale).
P.S. I'm not opposed to Sugar in the Raw....that I can somewhat handle.