What artificial sweetener tastes best with coffee?

by Mary
(Dacula, GA)


I've tried Splenda, Equal, and Truvia, but none taste very good in coffee. I always end up going back to good old sugar. Is there an artificial sweetener that meshes well with coffee so that it doesn't taste like a bitter tasting pill?


I think this is a great question – but I have no idea of the answer. I agree with what you say. Artificial sweeteners always seem to add an unwelcome taste to coffee.

Let’s hope someone reading this will have found an answer, and will share it with the rest of us.

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Nov 02, 2018
Not Sure
by: Anonymous

If you find one let me know. I've tried Splenda, Truvia, and Erythritol. Agave tastes good but it's basically just liquid sugar no health benefits I know of over using sugar. I haven't tried monk fruit or xylitol yet.

Just a note i saw someone who said they stopped trying new ones because they didn't like them. I like Splenda and erythritol just find in baked goods and in Tea. It's like they have some kind of reaction with coffee's chemistry... except I have the same problem with soda. I have never found a diet soda I can tolerate. I haven't tried Truvia that way yet. I know a lot of people suggest using stevia and erythritol together n baked goods or when making sugar free chocolate. I haven't tried yet.

Mar 11, 2018
What taste better sugar free
by: Anonymous

Monk fruit is vey good. No funny aftertaste how or cold

Nov 12, 2010
ahhhhhh,, nutrasweet / aspartamine
by: pistachio

Aspartame poisoning is commonly misdiagnosed because aspartame symptoms mock textbook ?disease? symptoms, such as Grave?s Disease.

Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load as a result of aspartame poisoning.

Ever gone to the doctor with real, physical symptoms, but he/she can?t find the cause? Well, it?s probably your diet, your environment, or both.

Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92 different health symptoms at the root of modern disease. The Aspartame Detoxification Program demonstrates the most effective way to reverse disease symptoms is removing the underlying cause - aspartame.

Nov 12, 2010
aspartamine = poison
by: Anonymous

Aspartame Side Effects

There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?

Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.

The multitude of aspartame side effects are indicative to your genetic individuality and physical weaknesses. It is important to put two and two together, nonetheless, and identify which side effects aspartame is creating within you.
Aspartame Side Effects

The components of aspartame can lead to a number of health problems, as you have read. Side effects can occur gradually, can be immediate, or can be acute reactions.

Aspartame Information:

Aspartame Side Effects
Aspartame Case Histories
Artifical Sweeteners
* Phenylalanine
* Phenylketonuria

Message Board Forum:

Think you are having an aspartame reaction? Join Dr. Hull's aspartame message board forum and communicate with others!

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According to Lendon Smith, M.D. there is an enormous population suffering from side effects associated with aspartame, yet have no idea why drugs, supplements and herbs don?t relieve their symptoms. Then, there are users who don?t ?appear? to suffer immediate reactions at all. Even these individuals are susceptible to the long-term damage caused by excitatory amino acids, phenylalanine, methanol, and DKP.

Nov 12, 2010
for mr or ms anonymous
by: pistachio

Sugars exist throughout the food chain. Fructose, Maltose, Dextrose and many others....

Aspartame is a false chemically fabricated sweetener which is dangerous.

Toxicity Effects of Aspartame Use and the usage can cause panic attacks.

Selection of Health Effects from Short-term and/or Long-Term Use Note: It often takes at least sixty days without *any* aspartame or NutraSweet to see a significant improvement. Check all labels very carefully (including vitamins and pharmaceuticals). Look for the word "aspartame" on the label and avoid it. (Also, it is a good idea to avoid "acesulfame-k" or "sunette.") Finally, avoid getting nutrition information from junk food industry PR organizations such as IFIC or organizations that accept large sums of money from the junk and chemical food industry such as the American Dietetic Association.

Panic Attacks (common aspartame toxicity reaction)


Seizures and Convulsions



Migraines and Severe Headaches (Trigger or Cause From Chronic Intake)

Memory Loss (common Nutrasweet toxicity effects)

Slurring of Speech

Numbness or Tingling of Extremities

Chronic Fatigue




Marked Personality Changes


Rapid Heart Beat, Tachycardia (another frequent NutraSweet reaction)

Asthmatic Reactions

Chest Pains

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Nausea or Vomiting


Abdominal Pain

Swallowing Pain


Hives (Urticaria)

Other Allergic-Like Reactions

Blood Sugar Control Problems (Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia)

Menstrual Problems or Changes

Impotency and Sexual Problems

Craving for Food

Weight Gain

Hair Loss (Baldness) or Thinning of Hair

Burning Urination

Excessive Thirst or Hunger

Bloating, Edema (Fluid Retention)

Infection Susceptibility

Joint Pains

Brain Cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals)


Nov 11, 2010
by: Anonymous

Asparatame (Nutra Sweet) gets a bad name because some people believe its bad for you. The truth is nobody has ever been able to prove its bad for you in any country in the world, and its used everywhere and approved everywhere.

Its also a LOT better for you than sugar, which is really bad for you and well known to cause serious health problems.

Any alternate sweetener is better for your health than sugar, so pick one based on taste and don't worry about it!

Nov 08, 2010
by: Sukispop

Before Splenda came out, I tried the other sweeteners. They were bad. Then I tried Splenda. Definitely better than the others, but still not good. I've been using Agave nectar, and that's been quite good. It's natural, and, although it still has a sugar form, it has a relatively low glycemic index. For me, it's as good as a teaspoonful of sugar, taste-wise. It doesn't alter the taste of the coffee, imho. And that of course is a good thing.

Sep 17, 2010
I too am searching...
by: Anonymous

I have tried Erythrital (sugar alcohol), Stevia, Just Like Sugar and today I am trying Sweet n Low. Go figure. So far, I like sweet n low the best. I know it's a chemical, but as far as my research shows, it is the safest of the chemical/artificial sweeteners. I would like to try Xylitol, but I am sick of buying stuff that I end up hating and it just sits in my pantry.
I think I'll try the vanilla extract thing this weekend.
Oh, I've also tried Honey, maple syrup and agave. None of them taste as good as plain old sugar - I usually buy, raw organic sugar. But right now am on a sugar free diet.

Dec 29, 2009
how sweet it is.........
by: pistachio

not sure what you mean by "artificial" sweetners!

I can se that you are on a mission to find a substitute for Sucrose,, regular ol' sugarcane refined sugar.......

I have found that Fructose, available in health food and nutrition stores has a rich natural and smooth taste. It is 'fruit' sugar and is 2x the sweetening power of reg sugar, so this is an alternative.

Xylitol is NOT an artificial sweetener. It is made from birch trees and may have other sources as well. It is white crystalline and look and sized like regular sugar and tastes natural. It is metabolized So Slowly in the body that it does not effect insulin levels in the body. It may be just a little more White than reg sugar and it is definitely more expensive but this may be an alternative for you. I believe it may have implications for those who have diabetic sugar probs. IF you use TOO MUCH it can have a laxative effect.

Stevia is an herb that mimics sweetness. I have never had it but I have heard if you use Too Much it then gets bitter.

Honey doesn't work well in Coffee [ Aaaack!]

There is a syrup called Agave from cactus and I have never had it so I Wonder about it....

Lots of the names that Artificial Sugars go by are Trademarked and are sometimes chemical compounds that can be in the long run dangerous to use........aspertame is DEFINITELY one of them.
There are other compounds like sugar alcohol, Sucralose and Splenda that defy definition and really are not natural and I don't think are too good for you to use.

and here is a special hint,, just for fun,, put a drop or two of real Vanilla Extract on the ground before you brew,,,,,,you will be surprised at the good Vanilla that comes from in in your coffee!


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