Some Like It Hot Best Bites ([check][check]) are all--or nearly all--whole grain (we counted bran as whole), contain no--or very little--added sugar, have no more than 100 mg of sodium and 3 grams of saturated fat per serving, and are free of acesulfame-potassium
free of acesulfame-potassium
, sucralose, or monk fruit extract.
Among its Brand Names Our Rating Acesulfame- Equal Original Avoid potassium Equal Spoonful Advantame Safe Aspartame AminoSweet Avoid Equal Next Equal Original Equal Spoonful NutraSweet Neotame Newtame Safe Saccharin Equal Next Avoid Equal Saccharin Sweet'N Low Sucralose Equal Sucralose Caution Splenda "NATURAL" HIGH-POTENCY SWEETENERS Monk fruit Monk Fruit in Caution extract the Raw Nectresse Stevia leaf Pure Via Safe extract SweetLeaf Truvia SUGAR ALCOHOLS Erythritol Nectresse Safe in Truvia moderation Hydrogenated Wholesome starch Sweeteners Zero hydrolysate Isomalt Lactitol Maltitol Mannitol Sorbitol Xylitol Notes: Equal Original and Equal Spoonful contain aspartame and acesulfame-potassium
. Equal Next contains aspartame and saccharin.
and aspartame were the most widely used sweeteners in diet soft drinks sold there.
. Tests conducted in the 1970s--one of which suggested an increased cancer risk in female rats--were of mediocre quality.
Just make sure that your double fiber bread is whole grain, and that it's free of the questionable artificial sweetener acesulfame-potassium
. Double fibers typically have 5 to 6 grams of fiber per slice.
It's mostly polydextrose, artificial sweeteners (including poorly tested acesulfame-potassium
), and food dyes.
"Light" cranberry juice cocktails, which replace sugar with the safe artificial sweetener Splenda (sometimes also with acesulfame-potassium
, which may not be safe), have only 40 calories a glass.