Artificial sweetener question

Well, yes, but we can’t measure sugar by length or area. The only way to describe a quantity of sugar by spatial dimensions is volume.

I would agree.

Anyhow, it looks like the packets are sweeter, but the Splenda sold in bulk is one-for-one by volume to be used as sugar. So if a recipe calls for half a cup of sugar, half a cup of Splenda is used. The filler is maltodextrin.

Yeah, my post (#11) breaks all these things down, but it’s largely been ignored in favor of my inadvertent sidetrack :smack:

It’s also worth mentioning that in order to get the same sweetness-per-volume from bulk Splenda, they need to make the crystals a much more complicated and “fluffy” shape than the cube-ish shape of sugar grains.

Yeah, bulk Splenda is a very different texture than regular sugar. “Fluffy” is a good description of it. It’s very light for the volume. Maybe a bit like sawdust in terms of density? Or if you shredded paper into tiny granules. That’s what it feels like.