- Pack of four, .41-pounds, total of 1.64-pounds
- 20% daily vaue of antioxidant vitamins C&E
- Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Packets, are individual portions in the familiar yellow packets.
- Life is sweet–and SPLENDA sweetener products make it even sweeter, by giving you a delicious alternative to sugar
- Sweeten beverages and sprinkle on cereal, fresh fruit, and more
Fine on my morning hot oat meal
I think even the ants are fooled, because I found them
crawling around the box…
Since I have pretty much gone away from using the
two white powders: sugar and salt,
I probably wouldn’t buy this. I try to sweeten naturally
or go without.
I like this stuff and it is good that has Antioxidants
like nature sweeteners.
Buy regular Spenda and take a vitamin and save yourself 300%
First off, the product tastes just like Spenda to me in my Iced Tea. It is good to know that I might be getting some nutrition with my sweetener, then I looked at the economics of it. Nutritionally enhanced Spenda costs ($0.09/packet) about three times more than regular Splenda ($0.03/packet). Now that may not seem like much but if you put two packets in your coffee that is 12 cents a cup. Many of us have multiple drinks in a day, adding to your routine. No so much to make you think twice as you get ‘more’ with Spenda Essentials, but it adds up and you may want to think again.
I am a little concerned that the addition of the antioxidants requires putting the Spenda in a foil packet rather than the simple paper cover for regular Spenda. The packaging kept reminding me that I was getting chemistry along with my sweetener.
I am not saying that you should avoid this product and its better getting some vitamins rather than none. But it seems to me that a more effective approach would be to use regular Spenda and take a multivitamin. Not only is it less expensive, but the vitamin provides a broader range of nutrients than what is found in this product.
So as a product, its great, tastes like regular Spenda, delivers antioxidants and mixes well in my drinks. Economically, I think that you have a better alternative that is cheaper, better nutritionally and still gives you all of Spenda’s taste.
Great but a bit pricey
A Better Splenda
Taste wise there isn’t much difference from the original
I do believe that using a sweetener as opposed to just regular cane sugar is healthier for you. Even though there are some people that would disagree with that.
Regardless, I like it and like this product. However, I couldn’t really taste any difference in it from my regular splenda. I like that it has antioxidants though, so since I already like splenda to begin with and since this has no difference in taste, I will be buying this one from now on for it’s a bit more healthier than the original.
I love Splenda!
This version has added antioxidants. Since they do not change the flavor, I can’t really comment except to say that they are reputed to be a healthy thing to eat.
But it’s Splenda. Enjoy!!
Citrus flavor put me off. Not thrilled about this product.
I tried the product in coffee, in cereal and straight out of the foil-lined packet. This product has a pronounced citrus flavor that I am not exactly loving. Don’t get me wrong, I do like citrus. But I’m not really looking for a citrus flavor in a product that I might use to sweeten things that don’t necessarily benefit from a citrus taste.
This product is certainly not objectionable. I couldn’t really taste the citrus in my coffee but I could taste it in my breakfast cereal. I also noted more of a citrusy (is that a word?) aftertaste that seemed to linger.
Spenda with Antioxidants doesn’t seem as sweet to my tastebuds as “normal” Splenda. Typically I use 3 Splendas in my morning coffee. Today, I used 3 packets of Splenda Essentials with Antioxidants and the coffee didn’t seem as sweet as usual. I added a 4th packet and it still didn’t seem as sweet.
As of this writing, this product is a fair bit more expensive then regular Splenda. I am not thrilled with the flavor, not crazy about the price, and I’d rather just take vitamins on my own.
My gut feeling is that this won’t be an especially successful product for Splenda. Maybe I’m wrong. By all means, feel free to try it, as maybe your opinion will differ from mine. While I don’t necessarily dislike Splenda Essentials with Antioxidants, I wouldn’t personally buy it. I don’t hate it, but it’s not recommended.
It’s good, but…
Taste-wise, I like this well enough that I might get another box if there are any left when I go back for refills. I was surprised to see that others complained of a citrus taste, as I didn’t really get that in my drink. However, I generally only drink Splenda in my coffee or tea, so the taste might’ve been overwhelmed by how strong I generally like to brew my drinks.
Now here comes my kicker: I didn’t see a huge difference when it came to antioxidant benefits. I know that many times you can’t see a huge difference or there won’t be a visible difference for months and months, but I just didn’t see anything. When you figure how expensive the original price for this was (the original price was about $1-2 more than the regular box of Splenda on the shelves of my Kroger), I just can’t warrant other people paying this much for something where there’s not a big difference in your daily life. My only other gripe was that the packets were a little bit of a pain to open. Nothing major, just that I had a harder time shaking the packets to where the product settled in one corner. (You know, so it won’t spill out everywhere.) This wouldn’t deter me from continuing to use what I bought or even lower the star rating, but it is slightly irritating.
The bottom line is this: if you can get these on sale for cheaper than or around the same price as your regular sweetener, go for it. There’s not really any taste difference that I can discern and I like it. However, it’s just not good enough to where I’d say it’s worth the extra dollars on the price tag. Considering that the only big draw to this product would be the antioxidants, save that extra money and buy a bottle of deluxe vitamins. If you’re really worried about getting in the extra nutrients in a tasty format, it’d be easier (and yummier) to get some gummy vitamins or something.
The paper is too thick
It’s Splenda with vitamins E and C
Two different takes
I hardly noticed a difference from the regular Splenda. Except for it taking a little more stirring to desolve, I found it almost identical. That in and of itself is not a bad thing, but if you compare the prices – currently $17 for 320 packs of this and $19 for 700 packs of regular Splenda – I have a hard time justifying buying this rather than sticking to regular Splenda and using the money you saved to buy a supplement. I guess if you would forget to take the supplement, this could be a good compromise.
Mom, however, hated the stuff. She could not get it to dissolve in her (cold) iced tea, and in fact most of the Splenda stayed on top of the ice rather than falling to the bottom. She also noticed a slight difference in taste. Finally, she had issues with the packages, which are actually foiled on the inside, which make them harder to open than the regular packs. Anyone with arthritic or particularly thick fingers may have issues here.
All in all, while not a BAD product, I can’t really recommend this to anyone. No matter how you slice it, there’s a better option out there.
Choose an all-natural sweetener like Stevia instead
I like the idea of adding antioxidants to a widely used product, but you would think most people are getting their Vitamins C and E from a multi-vitamin, so I do wonder if this product is really necessary.
I’ve been reading a lot about No Calorie Sweeteners lately and I used to use Splenda by the boatload, but I’ve learned that artificial sweeteners may put us in even greater metabolic danger than sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup. If you’re looking for a natural alternative, Stevia offers a safe, all-natural, alternative to these artificial sweeteners and Stevia is much sweeter than sugar and has none of sugar’s unhealthy drawbacks.
Tastes like splenda
My only gripe – and it’s a very small one – is that the packets feel weird. Instead of being a lot of paper and air with a little bit of sweetener, the packets are packed full to the brim. Maybe the vitamins require a vacuum in there, or maybe it’s just a way for them to fit more boxes into a smaller space… but it interferes with my ritual of flicking the packets to make sure all the sweetener is at the bottom before ripping the tops off. (And, since I can’t do that, there’s almost always a small mess from powder on the counter after I make my coffee.)
Good, Not Great
On the bright side, the packets are the nicest I’ve seen because of their foil lining. They’re a bit stiff, and offer a lot of reinforcement.
Though I’m a bit curious over exactly how many antioxidants can be put in a packet, this Splenda has a good taste and does its job nicely. A bit pricey and not quite as sweet for my liking, but if good packaging and potential health benefits are your thing, go for it.
Just like regular Splenda, but more pricey
Tastes great. No aftertaste!
This Splenda with Antioxidants tastes exactly the same as the regular Splenda. NO aftertaste or funny residue in the cup.
You get the bonus antioxidants for the same taste. I’m sold!
Pretty Much Like The Regular
These packets feel more stiff because they are foil-lined instead of the standard paper packet that you find in restaurants.
Splenda is my favorite sweetener. I tried this in some cappuccino and it did seem like I had to put more in to get the same taste that I get with regular Splenda.
I can’t offer too much more. Though this was a good product, there was not enough difference for me to write an essay worth.
Tastes exactly the same in coffee
Good sugar substitute
My wife and I are trying to reduce the amount of sugar in our diet (we’re in our late 20’s early 30’s) because of health issues that run in our families. The problem is that the artificial sweeteners we’ve tried have all left a bad taste in our mouth (pun intended). This is the first time we’ve tried splenda, in spite of having been on the market for awhile, and quite honestly we were both shocked. It’s sweeter than table sugar, so you don’t use as much, and it doesn’t have the strange aftertaste that is usually a hallmark of artificial sweeteners.
We have not tried cooking with it yet, but for tea, fruit, cereal and general use it is really quite good.
Different from regular Splenda
Splenda is my favorite sweetener
5 stars for taste, 3 stars for the foil lined packets, 4 stars overall.
Great Idea, Improved Packaging
The sweetener is more concentrated than the stuff you buy in the bag, and like its yellow package brother, a very nice alternative to sugar.
The packaging is what I really like. The thicker foil packaging is great. It is vacuum sealed and water `resistant’. For camping, and other activities where you need to toss a couple packs in your bag, this is the ticket. I don’t have to worry about them tearing open or getting soggy.
The flavor is terrific and about the same as the regular stuff. I tried mixing them both in a cup of water for comparison. I couldn’t tell any difference.
What I like best about Splenda is that it does not give you the sugar-shock that high-fructose-corn-syrup gives me. No calories, great taste, antioxidants, works with any diet, and very portable.
On a side note, the sweetener in these packets seems slightly more intense, so I find I don’t have to use as many packets as I normally do, which adds value for me.
Try a teaspoon of Truvia and a vitamin for far less money.
Sorry, I’m not falling for it.
I prefer Splenda
And now we have Splenda packets which I can use in my morning coffee or iced tea which contains antioxidants. That will be of definite benefit to my multiple personal health issues. Usually, products for consumption have some negative aspect — to add antioxidants to Splenda is a terrific idea.
Good deal.. slight aftertaste
Sweet(er) than sugar
The packaging of that with antioxidants in this convenient package is perfect for the office or the kitchen.
Vitamins have a taste
I have been getting the fiber splenda. One gram of fiber per packet didn’t seem to be much, but it was something to make the sweetener less empty, and it eliminated the gram of dextrose used to stretch the Splenda to make it measure. You occasionally see the tablets of Splenda, but they are rare, and they don’t work on oatmeal.
So I asked my wife, “Please surprise me by switching to the Splenda Essentials with Antioxidants some morning over the next week.” She agreed. On the third morning, I noted an odd taste in my cereal. Not unpleasant, just odd.
I asked her, and she confirmed, that was the first morning she had used the Antioxidant Splenda.
So, unlike the fiber splenda, the antioxidant Splenda has a taste.
Now, I normally only put sweetener in my coffee if it is nasty tasting. But I don’t have any nasty tasting coffee, so I put the antioxidant Splenda sweetener into regular coffee just to see if I can taste it.
I am pretty sure I can taste it, but it is not a blind taste test. I am going by what I taste in my oatmeal.
As I’ve said, the taste is minor and not unpleasant. It is hard to detect when I put one packet into 8 ounces of coffee.
My opinion is that Splenda is the best artificial sweetener on the market. The worst tasting is aspartame, then stevia because of the odd licorice overtone. Then saccharine, and that only when a small amount of saccarine is used. I used to make ice tea with a half gallon of strong tea and one saccharine, and at that ratio, it was not bad. It took the bitter edge off of the tea.
If you can get cyclamates, they go here, and then, at the top, Splenda. Nothing tastes like sugar, especially not corn syrup, but splenda has the most neutral sweet taste of the artificials. Now that it is available, I try not to use any of the other artificials, and I am not supposed to consume a lot of sugar.
So plain splenda would get five stars as an artificial sweetener. Essentials with fiber would get the same score. Antioxidant gets 4 stars because it has an off taste that is not a bad taste and because it is detectable other than sweetener. I believe that even with this off taste it tastes better than saccharine. So it loses one star for the detectable taste, but not more.
This sweetener comes in a heavy, stiff, hard to tear bag, that could probably survive being kept in a wallet in the rain without damage, and the bag is stiff and strong enough that someone with bad arthritis might not want or be able to use the sweetener in the bag.
Tastes the SAME as regular SPLENDA, just BETTER for you …
When I saw the SPLENDA ESSENTIALS (basically Splenda with a BONUS, something good for you … fiber, antioxidents or B vitamins), I decided to try ALL of them. I really like the SPLENDA ESSENTIALS. They all taste the same to me … the same as regular SPLENDA. The ONLY difference I noticed is the packaging. It is not that THIN, yellow packaging. It is a thicker (almost like a wet-n-dri wipe) package. Other than that, I wouldn’t have even noticed a difference. I now use all three of the different SPLENDA ESSENTIALS (fiber, B vitamins and Antioxidents) to sweeten my tea so I can get the nutritional benefits of all three.