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When sweetening food or beverages, is it sugar or artificial sweetener for you?

We’re laughing at ourselves. In yesterday’s poll we asked if you prefer cake or pie, and today we skipped the desserts and went right to the sweet source: sugar! Yesterday we said we had food on our mind, but what we think we meant is we have sweet treats on our mind. If we ask you another question about sweets this week… please send help!

Anyway, when sweetening foods or beverages (like your morning coffee or tea), what do you use? Sugar? Honey? Sweet’N Low? Splenda?

Tell us in the poll below. If you use something else in your beverages or foods, leave a comment and tell us what it is. Thank you!

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Michael
7 months ago

The “diet” sweeteners are chemicals which contribute more to weight gain than sugar. Probably cause other body problems.

Richard Winchester
7 months ago

Being prediabetic I use sweeteners in my drinks except when I drink hot tea then it’s honey.

Ray
7 months ago

We have been using a natural sweetner called monk fruit for several years. It comes in granular, powdered as well as brown form.

Shannon OBrien
7 months ago

I use natural sweeteners, rarely refined sugar, but I do use coconut sugar, honey, stevia and maple syrup when baking. No sweeteners in my tea or coffee.

John Koenig
7 months ago

I can’t remember the last time I used / added ANY kind of sweetener to my food or beverages. I generally do NOT buy products that contain High Fructose Corn Sweetener (HFCS) either. In my youth, I did add copious amounts of sugar to coffee. tea etc but, I broke that habit LOOOOONG ago.

Roy Davis
7 months ago

I admit I will always choose sugar, whole milk, real eggs, and real butter. Growing up on a farm may have impacted my practice. We raised chickens, hogs, and had dairy cows. DYK margarine was developed to fatten turkeys but they had enough sense not to eat it.

Tom
7 months ago

Don’t add sweetener to my drinks. If I need something sweet I get a kiss from my DW. 😊

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7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

That’s very sweet, Tom. Obviously, you’re not one of those husbands who said yesterday if they had to get rid of 250 pounds from their RV, they’d leave their wife behind. 😆 Have a great day! 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Richard Winchester
7 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Right on Tom!

Deborah Johnson
7 months ago

I collect local honey from wherever I travel and use that when I am in the area. It helps to diminish my seasonal allergy symptoms.

Gena
7 months ago

We grow & use stevia. It’s kind to the body.

Chris
7 months ago

Sugar for sure. Don’t like the chemicals nor the taste

Sink Jaxon
7 months ago

I don’t use sweeteners, but like yesterday’s poll…I LOVE CAKE AND PIE!!!

Neal Davis
7 months ago

I use sugar in my coffee and iced tea (added when the tea is hot). My wife uses artificial sweetners. I think it is the stuff in blue packets. We keep the stuff in yellow packets and in pink packets for company.

Gary S
7 months ago

I have a slice of toast with butter and homemade jam about three or four times a week for breakfast. That’s the only sweetening I do.

Jim G.
7 months ago

Honey and raw sugar in that order, as I try to keep things natural.

James LaGasse
7 months ago

I use stevia which isn’t sugar or honey and is natural not artificial and not represented in the poll. Some people say it has an after taste, my daughter says it taste like chemicals. I have never noticed an after taste or any funny chemical taste and have used it exclusively for many years.

Donald N Wright
7 months ago

Physician told me use sugar, but half as much.

Bill
7 months ago

monkfruit sweetener

Wayne
7 months ago

Coffee black but any other drink I use Splenda. The DW is fabulous in using Splenda blends in her baking.

Ron H.
7 months ago

I do what I can to minimize sugar in my diet and I like the way things taste without adding extra sweetness.

Ray
7 months ago

Great survey. Surprised so many still use sugar. If you could break the results down by age groups of 10 year increments I think that it would expose a migration from sugar to substitutes with age.

Tommy Molnar
7 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Somewhere along the line I think it was decided (by those who ‘know everything’ . . .) that real sugar was better for you than any kind of substitute. I think it had something to do with the chemical makeup of the sweeteners. Similar to going back to real butter instead of margarine or whatever else is out there.