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November 21, 2011 6:42 PM
I used to buy low fat flavor creamers before for my morning coffee but it started making me sick. SO i use low fat half/half instead but now i have to add sugar to add some sweetness. Like umm 1 big spoon... I used splenda before and the other nasty 0 calories ones but that just doesn't cut it for me. What's a healthier choice to add to my coffee???
November 21, 2011 6:44 PM
Sugar. I went through a phase of trying to make my coffee healthier, I wound up just cutting back on the amount of coffee I drink and using the real stuff. All the other options don't taste right and most aren't very good for you. Agave nectar is more processed than HFC, honey is too sweet for me in coffee, all the artificial things taste artificial, etc. Some people really like stevia, but I find it to be disgusting.
November 21, 2011 6:46 PM
Sugar is the best one, or perhaps Stevia
November 21, 2011 6:57 PM
It's hard to get used to any artificial sweetener. It takes time LOL. I didn't like any at first but after about a week of using splenda now I can't go back to sugar. You can actually do a sugar/ splenda blend to wean you off of the sugar. Just keep decreasing the sugar and increasing the splenda till you can tolerate it more. I also like the splenda flavor packs ..they have vanilla and caramel and mocha. Also have you ever used the sugar free flavoring syrups? I have a Dollar Tree here and they have some coffee syrups and guess what not only are they $1 each but they are sugar free. I didn't even need splenda once I added the vanilla syrup and some half n half. It was great. Just another thought for you.

Nichole (Coffee addict)
November 21, 2011 7:01 PM
Stevia, sucralean, ect are all suitable substitutes.

I'm a coffee addict myself, but I drink mine black and unsweetened...After awhile you forget what your missing when it's all sugared up.
November 21, 2011 7:04 PM
You could try Stevia, or other natural sweeteners. I tried it, but didn't really like the taste. I just have half a tsp of raw sugar with instant and no sugar with barista made. I used to have like 4tsp when I was younger (first started drinking coffee) and then that went to 2tsp as my standard. I slowly cut down, 1.5 then 1 and now half! XD Your taste adjusts.
November 21, 2011 7:07 PM
There is no yummy substitute.. what worked for me is gradually cutting down on my sugar in coffee (along with cutting down in sweets in general), this way your taste buds become sensitized to it again and less sugar can taste the same as more sugar used to.. hope that makes sense..
November 21, 2011 7:11 PM
with them. either take sugar or nothing at all. I got used to less sugar after awhile and love it all the same
November 21, 2011 7:14 PM
Just add sugar. You might try cutting back a little at a time. I used to add about 5 spoonfulls to mine. I was cutting back a little at a time and now I am down to 1 tsp. I did it gradually so I didn't even notice the change in flavor. Now I can't stand it when my coffee is too sweet.
November 21, 2011 7:17 PM
As a morning coffee addict myself, I totally understand wanting it to taste good. I drink it black at work, but at home, I usually add some Torani syrups.....sugar free.....vanilla and English toffee are my favorite flavors. You can buy these at Walmart, but they are a much better price at Gordman's (if you have those in your area).
November 21, 2011 7:17 PM
Sugar gets such a bad rap. It's only 15 calories per teaspoon. A little won't kill you :)
November 21, 2011 7:20 PM
I use vanilla almond milk in my coffee.
November 21, 2011 7:30 PM
I like saccharin.
November 21, 2011 8:47 PM
I get these Stevia packets with vanilla - they are so delish with my tea! My doc was totally against white sugar and artificial sweeteners - stevia is all he's ok with :)
November 22, 2011 3:59 AM
I actually just keep the sugar in my coffee. Don't like any artificial sweeteners in it at all. I have tried them all. I figure if I cut the sugar in my diet in alot of other places...its ok to have some in my morning coffee. I only use 1-3 tsp. depending on the size of my cup in the a.m. so I am not to worried about it. My bigger problem was soda and I have cut that out almost completely now. Have 1 a week or so instead of 4-5 daily so that cut alot of sugar out of my diet.
June 3, 2014 7:02 AM
You should use coconut sugar! It is an all natural sweetner that is way healthier than regular sugar and tastes exactly just like regular sugar. It also does not have any chemicals in it. Its extracted right out of coconut trees. Make sure you get the organic kind though. you can find it at trader joes and most other grocery stores that sell more organic trade. Hope this helped
Edited by sonicmma13 On June 3, 2014 7:05 AM
June 3, 2014 7:07 AM
i use fat free french vanilla two tables sppons or less not many cal 25 or 35 i think
June 3, 2014 7:09 AM
I currently use 1 packet of aspartame, which I know is evil and all that. But I just drink one cup of coffee per day so I don't worry about it much. I'm planning to buy Stevia packets next time.

I am a fan of sugar, especially Sugar in the Raw packets, for other things...but for some reason I just don't really like the way it sweetens my coffee.

Years ago I was a huge agave fan but that stuff is NOT good for you!
June 3, 2014 7:09 AM
Didn't the flavored creamer that you used to us have sugar in it? What's the difference in just adding in the old fashion way? I'm confused....

If you don't like the white could use maple sugar...I don't know if it's better for you though.I think the fake stuff is just as bad. There are other "natural sweeteners but none of them taste like sugar they all have a funny after taste even if they are sweet. But I think a teaspoon or even a tablespoon of sugar isn't going to kill ya. Enjoy your morning coffee
June 3, 2014 7:13 AM
You could try Stevia or just gradually decrease your sugar.
June 3, 2014 7:20 AM
I tried stevia..made me gag from the aftertaste...ick

Sugar goes in my coffee.
June 3, 2014 7:23 AM
I add truvia to everything. It doesn't seem to have the bad aftertaste.


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