I'm not sure what the hang-up is about a scoop of sugar in my morning caffeine, but I always reach for those little yellow Splenda packets instead. I've done this for years and only a few times have I stopped and wondered if I should switch to real sugar completely.
The truth is that I am not really sure why I've stuck to Splenda in my coffee. Just an old habit? Do I want to save a couple calories? Maybe, but I don't count calories? Splenda tastes "sweeter" than sugar? Maybe? When I've used regular sugar it seems like I use more than just that one packet of Splenda and subconsciously think that's not a good thing?
I've heard Splenda is the most natural artificial sweeter and in the past hadn't really looked into it too much. Here's what I do know: it still has that little word artificial, is chemically altered, and it is not natural sugar. I am debating cutting it out all together despite my mental roadblocks (that means you too coke zero, well ... possibly soda all together!).
What do you use?
Do artificial sweetners bother you??