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non-sugar sweetener in their rubs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arnie, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Does anyone have any experience with using sweet n low or any other non-sugar sweetener in their rubs?
     
  2. baboy

    baboy Fire Starter

    I would use Sucralose, sold under the trade name Splenda. It is heat stable and if you purchase the "splenda for baking" in a bag it meaures one for one with sugar on a VOLUME basis, (it is sucrlose and a maltodextrin mixuture). Acesulfame-K is also another choice due to its heat stability but bakers that use sugar substitutes like splenda. Aspartame (equal, nutrasweet) is not heat stable and I do not believe Saccharin (sweet n low) is heat stable or it is not as stable as Sucralose.

    The Sucralose will brown and act more like sugar than the others
     
  3. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I second the use of Splenda (for baking type).  I've used it in several of my rubs as well as some sauces.  It really shows it's adaptability when I use it in my Carolina Style Mustard.  There are several members of my nuclear family who must WATCH the sugar and this substitute works great.  I use it one for one.  Also, Splenda makes a brown sugar sub, but it's a blend of real and substitute but still an improvement over regular.  My annual A1C (a sugar level measurement taken as part of a physical) certainly has improved since converting.
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've used baking splenda. And it works great
     
  5. I use the Splenda brown sugar bland mentioned before.  And I cant taste the difference from the real thing (besides the price).
     
  6. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the input. I've been eyeballen the Splenda, but choking on the price. I may just have to bite the bullet and try it.
     
  7. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I know Costco carries it in the large size.  I can't speak to the other big box stores.  Yes, it's expensive.  That's why I don't use it in everyday cooking but rather in my Qing, morning coffee and afternoon tea.  I've noticed that when I started thinking about the items to use the substitute in, just how much sugar was being unnecessarily added.  It's like the pickled egg thread posted elsewhere.  Where it calls for sugar, I'll use splenda and perhaps reduce the amount not only to cut back on the amount of splenda used (a savings) but to help cut down on the "sweet tooth".  It's not that I'm a fanatic about it, it's because my Doctor is, and she can been very direct about it.  I think she use to be a drill sgt in a former life.[​IMG]
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now I too have used Splenda and I really can't tell the difference either.
     
  9. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Till I saw you're from Washington I thought maybe we had the same Doctor. She won't let me eat pork either! If I didn't think she had my best interest im mind we'd have more words than we already do.

     
     
  10. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As a type II diabetic, I use Splenda® in everything, inlcuding Diet Rite Zero® soda which is made with it. My A1C is 475 -550 consistently every 3 months, too. 
     
  11. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Pork?  Now them's fighting words.......  I don't mean to pry but was there a specific reason or just something in your dietary needs that prohibit Pork?

    Pops6927,  those are numbers to live by[​IMG]   I'm still working on getting them down there.
     
  12. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    I was recently test and found I have some minor food allergies.

    In addition she says I am having difficulty digesting meat in general and that pork is more difficult to digest than beef or poultry, and since I am unable to do most things in moderation when I “sneak a little pork” my triglycerides and uric acid seems to spike.

    Most of the time I’m a good boy, but then there are time I just can’t help myself.