When I have oatmeal, I like to have a spoonful of Splenda Brown Sugar in it for that nutty sweet flavor. (Easy Oatmeal Recipe) It's half the sugar content, right? So it's a good choice. Or so I believed until tonight.
I am almost out of Splenda Brown Sugar and I was at the grocery store, so went to grab a new bag. Out of curiousity, I thought I'd compare labels with the Splenda and normal brown sugar. Surprise! Surprise! Guess what I found out?!
Splenda Brown Sugar
Serving size 1/2 tsp (2g)
Normal Brown Sugar
Serving size 1 tsp (4g)
What the heck?! How did I get fooled on something so elementary? I'm kind of pissed at myself for falling for the advertising hype. I've been paying $3.59 for 8oz of Splenda BS that I could have been getting 16oz for $1.66. Do you know how many Goodwill bargains I could have bought?! Dang!
EDITED TO ADD: Yes, I realize that Splenda Brown Sugar is suppose to be "twice as sweet" as normal brown sugar so you are not suppose to need as much for recipe. But seriously... have you ever measured out 1/2 teaspoon of Splenda Brown Sugar and added it to a bowl of oatmeal? Does 1/2 teaspoon even cover the top or is it even able to be spread evenly enough to flavor the whole bowl? No, not exactly.
I've switched to back to normal brown sugar.