Splenda is a brand name almost everyone recognizes. Splenda is only one of many brand names for SUCRALOSE.
Ford = car
Splenda = sucralose
Splenda or other brands of sucralose are widely available and can be found in most grocery and drug mart stores. I suggest purchasing only the packets, even for cooking and baking because this is one of the cheapest options. Buying the cup-for-cup product is a waste of money. You are paying a premium amount for the filler, which in baking simply melts away.
If you are willing to forego the brand name … N’Joy Zero will save you over $20 for the same quantity as the Splenda link above. N’Joy Zero Calorie Sweetener, Yellow Sucralose, 2000 Count
Costco sells their Kirkland brand sucralose in 1500 packet boxes and Safeway has their own brand in smaller quantities. Watch the prices and see if you can get it on special.
If you use sucralose a lot and especially in baking, there is an **EVEN CHEAPER SOURCE** … keep on reading!
You can use the bulk sucralose to make your own liquid sucralose solution, or to cook or bake with sucralose.
Here are two brands that I tried out with equal success. I always **purchase at least 500 grams** or more. 500 grams is just over one pound.
The two brands I have tried are:
1 teaspoon. Sucralose powder = 12.5 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon. Sucralose powder = 6 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon. Sucralose powder = 3 1/8 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon. Sucralose powder = 1 1/2 cups sugar
Make Your Own Sucralose Liquid
Measuring out the tiny quantities of sucralose you need for a cup of tea or coffee can be a challenge. Here is how to convert the sucralose powder into a liquid.** You MUST use dropper bottles to measure out the liquid.
Mix 6 teaspoons of sucralose concentrate into 1 cup (240 grams) of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved.
Using a small funnel, pour into cobalt blue or brown dropper bottles.
This makes a 1:16 sucralose:water solution.
2 drops = 1 teaspoon sugar
4 drops = 2 teaspoons sugar
4 drops = 1 packet Splenda (sucralose)
If you want, you can make stronger concentrates.
Mix 6 teaspoons of sucralose concentrate into 1/2 cup (120 grams) of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved.
1 drop = 1 teaspoon sugar
2 drops = 2 teaspoons sugar
2 drops = 1 packet Splenda (sucralose)
One Amazon reviewer went through the complicated math to figure out the **savings involved in purchasing the bulk sucralose vs. Splenda Granular:** I bolded the important part of the calculation to make it easier to read!
Note: The price would have been even cheaper if this customer had purchased a 500 gram (1 pound) quantity.
I paid about $37 including tax for 3.5 ounces of sucralose. To get the sugar equivalent, multiply by 600: 3.5*600=2100 ounces of sugar. 2100/16=131.25 pounds of sugar. Splenda granular is sold in 5 and 10 pound equivalent bags. I’ll use the larger 10-pound equivalent which is less expensive. One such bag costs a minimum of $13 anywhere I can find it including Amazon with the exception of sales. If you figure the number of equivalent bags: 131.25/10=13.13. Multiply this by $13 to get the amount you’d pay for this much sucralose “fluffed up” into Splenda: 13.13*$13=$170.00. **So you’re getting roughly $170 worth of sweetener for a price of around $37. I call that a bargain.**