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BMWGuinness 04-04-2017 09:14 AM

No calorie SPLENDA packet has 4 calories (equivalent to 1 gram of sugar)

Splenda is a "zero-calorie sweetener", at least in the US. Or at least, that's what it says on the packet. With the help of some Benedict's Solution, and his chemistry teacher, Alex is going to do some food science.

BigPecsPeter 04-04-2017 11:10 AM


Yes. 100g of splenda contains calories. About 350kcal or something, similar to the calories in table sugar. Obviously it contains a lot of calories gram for gram.

The point is, only a tiny tiny amount is used in order to achieve an enormous sweetening effect. 50mg of splenda is sweeter than 5g of sucrose. That way, it is "zero calorie".

lostmyoldaccount 04-06-2017 04:48 AM

The calories is from the maltodextrin they use for filler. Only a very small portion is actually sucralose. Pure sucralose has zero calories and a gram of it would be massively too much for regular use hence they add filler, which has the calories.

Of course it says this on the back of the packet... Contents: 1g maltrodextrin

LightCrow 04-06-2017 06:14 AM

A cup of black coffee has like 5 calories in it. Don't tell the IFers or they might have aneurysm and mental breakdown just like Martin.

highwire 04-06-2017 01:14 PM

In a Layne Norton video he mentioned this as well as if you buy the liquid version it's pure sucralose

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