How did you do with our artificial sweetener challenge?
Were you surprised by anything that contained artificial sweeteners?
I learned a long time ago to stay away from these, even Splenda (supposedly okay, since it's made from sugar--don't think so!), so I don't really come across many foods that contain these, except gum. I prefer Spry brand, since it's sweetened with Xylitol, but I don't have any on hand right now. I have Wrigley's, which does have some no-no's in it. (You have to be wary of gum that advertises xylitol, though, they almost always have artificial sweeteners also. They are riding the xylitol band-wagon, just using it because it's a popular ingredient.)
What about this new sweetener Truvia? It's made from Stevia, which we hear so much good about. For me, this is like Splenda. It may be made from a natural thing, but man has messed it up too much to have any remote nutrition in it. I have not heard anything negative about it, like I hear about aspartame, but it is a new product. I wouldn't be surprised if we hear bad things about it in the near future. Choose stevia in it's raw, green form. That's best.
Just remember, whether you choose stevia, sugar, or lo han, choose foods that are closest to how God created them and you'll do alright.