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Old 02-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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I guys I've just started a batch of cider which I am going to prime when bottling, I am intending to use Splenda to sweeten the cider.
I was just wondering if anyone has used Splenda to sweeten cider, and if the are any adverse affects to taste or anything?

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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You can always use part of you hydrosample to sweeten at different level. Just make sure you are doing it in measurable amounts.

I did a similar thing when I backsweetened with truvia.

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Splenda in coffee, tea & mixed drinks is IMHO blatantly obvious & has a nasty, bitter aftertaste; as does every artificial sweetener I've ever tried. I refuse to use any of them.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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The only no-calorie sweetener that I've tried that does not have that 'nasty, bitter aftertaste' is XYLITOL, which is sold in some stores under the brand name 'Ideal'. I use it as a non-fermentable sweetener for my cider when I bottle (along with sugar for bottle-carbing). Around here (South Carolina) it's much harder to find than Splenda, Equal, Stevia, etc, but I can definately taste all the others. Ideal/xylitol just tastes sweet. (Around here, it's available in Bi-Lo stores, can also be found on-line)

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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I just used Xylitol in my first batch. Pleasant sweetness with none of the nasty aftertaste.
I cant stand any of the artificial sweeteners out there.
If there is a health food store in your area you should be able to find it there. Xyla and Xylosweet are two of the name brands I found. It runs between 7 and 10 dollars a pound. You need a little more than sugar as it is only about 75% as sweet. Just add it to taste before you add your priming sugar.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your help, I will have a look for Xylitol, not sure whether it will be in the same name here in the UK but should be able to find it.

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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I've used up to 2 cups to backsweeten a cider and not a single person can tell I used splenda to do so.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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It depends on if the people drinking are sensitive to the taste of Splenda, some people taste it some don't. I don't pick it up much but some of my friends do. I just leave my cider dry now.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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I am one of those unfortunate Splenda sensitive people, and would never use it to sweeten anything.

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