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Old 10.08.2018, 17:14
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Does anyone use this to sweeten their tea/coffee? Husband's trying to give up sugar as much as possible, but this seems to be so sweet I can't work out what the equivalent of a teaspoon of sugar would be.
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Old 10.08.2018, 17:18
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Does anyone use this to sweeten their tea/coffee? Husband's trying to give up sugar as much as possible, but this seems to be so sweet I can't work out what the equivalent of a teaspoon of sugar would be.
Can't your husband work it out by trial and error? (Starting with a smaller amount and working up?)
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Old 10.08.2018, 17:29
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Re: Zucrinet

Yes, that's the plan, but I've tried a few grains of it myself and it seems very sweet. Just wondering if anyone had used it for this purpose and in what quantity. Quarter teaspoon, eighth, half?
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Old 10.08.2018, 17:45
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Re: Zucrinet

I take it you have the powder? I use the tablets. One tablet is like 1 tsp of sugar in my coffee. Maybe start with 1/4 tsp and then move up or down? You can always add more if it's not to his taste, but if you add too much at the beginning then the taste could be ruined and not worth drinking.
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Old 10.08.2018, 17:52
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Yes, got the powder as I thought it would be easier for adjusting the sweetness. Thanks 3Wishes, I'll start with that and see how it goes.

We got some Colo from Lidl in the UK and that's great since it's one for one. But haven't seen anything similar here. Will have to do a stock up when we next go over.
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Looking at the ingredients, its probably very similar to sweet n low - the stuff that comes in pink packs....so probably 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon equals one teaspoon sugar.
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Update - started off at a third of a teaspoon which was okay for him. Upped it to a half a teaspoon which was better. So thanks for the feedback. Now I just have to be brave enough to put it in his coffee as well.
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Re: Zucrinet

Unless he does it for his teeth, I see no advantage in using Zucrinet (or any of that stuff). It's not healthy, that's for sure.
If he does it re his blood-sugar level, look into birchsugar (not from maize, from birch, the real stuff). His teeth will also be happy with that solution. But you need to be willing to pay the price!

Then there is an other solution:
I used to drink tea and coffee with lots of sugar. One day we visited friends and I was asked how I take my tea. I said with two spoons of sugar please and my then boyfriend said "no you don't". That was weird
He was right, I no longer did. This guy had lowered the sugar content of my tea over months bit by bit. ROFL.
He is long gone. But so is the sugar in my tea and coffee.
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Old 15.08.2018, 19:38
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Look into birchsugar (not from maize, from birch, the real stuff).
Do you think there is a difference between xylitol (birch sugar) made from scandanavian trees and maize?
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Unless he does it for his teeth, I see no advantage in using Zucrinet (or any of that stuff). It's not healthy, that's for sure.
If he does it re his blood-sugar level, look into birchsugar (not from maize, from birch, the real stuff). His teeth will also be happy with that solution. But you need to be willing to pay the price!

Then there is an other solution:
I used to drink tea and coffee with lots of sugar. One day we visited friends and I was asked how I take my tea. I said with two spoons of sugar please and my then boyfriend said "no you don't". That was weird
He was right, I no longer did. This guy had lowered the sugar content of my tea over months bit by bit. ROFL.
He is long gone. But so is the sugar in my tea and coffee.
Oh, I've been doing that for years. Unfortunately whenever he makes it he still puts in 2 teaspoons. Luckily he doesn't make them that often.
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Re: Zucrinet

@Medea - do you have pets? For some reason, I thought you had a cat. If you do, no birkenzucker ( xylitol) - its deadly if ingested.
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@Medea - do you have pets? For some reason, I thought you had a cat. If you do, no birkenzucker ( xylitol) - its deadly if ingested.
Sadly, no. We used to have a cat, but she passed away many years ago now aged 16. Haven't gotten around to getting another one or two yet.
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Do you think there is a difference between xylitol (birch sugar) made from scandanavian trees and maize?
Not in taste. But the one from maiz is often made from genetically manipulated maiz. Lot's of maiz used for it comes from China and it's hard to control this.

I suppose (I can't tell as I stick to birchsugar) in taste, effect etc. it is the same. Therefore in the end it is a matter of mindset.

PS: Yes, for animals it is deadly. Thanks edot. I must say though, I always had pets and birchsugar. It never crossed my mind to introduce the two to eachother
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He was right, I no longer did. This guy had lowered the sugar content of my tea over months bit by bit. ROFL.
Hang on. Was this your boyfriend or your butler?
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Old 15.08.2018, 21:24
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Hang on. Was this your boyfriend or your butler?
He was English, I had tea in bed every morning. Awww, them good ol' days
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Old 21.08.2018, 19:17
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Bit the bullet and put half a teaspoon in his coffee. No complaints so I guess it's fine.
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