lapaglia and Tusch, thanks for your responses.
What you said Tusch parallels my thoughts.
Don't wish to hijack ILurvTheWhiskey's thread re 'Getting the wife into the spirit...' but am curious re Freezeblades comment re 'weirdness' and lactose?
Negatives as to using lactose to backsweeten is what I was wanting to hear; does anyone have anything to add?
FWIW have searched out Stevia and it is available here, but, as it is deemed a 'healthy' commodity, it is priced accordingly.
Not that I want to have my cake and eat it too , but it can be grown here so may be that's the way to go!
Still interested on lactose negatives tho.