Occasioned by my last post on sweetener alternatives a helpful reader (thanks Amy) commented about a new Splenda package that I must admit I was utterly unaware of: the Splenda Quick Pack. What the manufacturer has done is nothing short of brilliant.
To make it easier to use their product in quantity they’ve thoughtfully packaged it into a single envelope that packs the sweetening punch of 1 cup of sugar, but with only 0.5 gram of carb and just 2 calories. Gone is the debate about fillers and the number of carbs they may (or may not if the maltrodextrin filler is essentially a non-absorbable carb as some have suggested) bring to the table.
Better yet, it means saying goodbye to the hassle of tearing and dumping 24 individual packets!
One cup, of course, is the perfect amount for sweetening, say a 2-quart pitcher of unsweetened KoolAid, which explains its being shelved near the drink mix packets and not on the baking aisle, which, in turn, explains why I’ve never seen it, since I don’t often peruse the drink mixes. It’s even a pretty standard amount for baking, if the bulk of sugar isn’t needed to make the recipe work. But the real beauty of it to me, since I’m not big into KoolAid, is this: it’s perfect for a whipping up a big batch of eggnog or a double batch of margaritas.
Now you’re talkin’!