Those tricky nutritional labels. I did the comparison of Sweet Perfection to Sugar and Splenda and used the nutritional information on the Splenda box. Well, I remember reading that Splenda did have some carbs, so I did a backup email to the company. Turns out I was right. I have updated the Sweet Perfection post as well. (Those calories do add up, and Sweet Perfection compares much better than before.)
I am enclosing the email:
Thank you for visiting the SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener website. We hope you became more familiar with SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener during your visit to the site.
The caloric and carbohydrate content for SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener is as follows:
1 tsp = 0.5 gm carb = 2 calories
one half cup = 12 gm carb = 48 calories
1 cup = 24 gm carb = 96 calories
*1 tsp. = 1 serving
Packet of SPLENDA(R)
1 packet = .9 gm of carb = 4 calories
*1 packet has the sweetness of 2 tsp of sugar
Note: Per U.S. labeling laws, anything with less than 5 calories per serving, is properly labeled as "zero" or no-calorie.
The caloric and carbohydrate content for sugar is as follows:
1 tsp = 4 gm of carb= 16 calories
one half cup = 96 gm of carb= 385 calories
1 cup = 192 gm of carb = 770 calories
Note: The calories and carbohydrates in SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener come from dextrose and/or maltodextrin, which are added for bulk. Sucralose, the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener, has no calories and is not a carbohydrate.
Granular - sucralose, maltodextrin (0.5 gram per serving)
Packets - sucralose, maltodextrin and dextrose (less than 1 gram per packet)
SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener (sucralose) has no known side effects. Sucralose can be used by everyone; including people with diabetes, pregnant and nursing mothers, and children. The safety of SPLENDA(R) Brand Sweetener has been demonstrated as part of our clearance process with the FDA as well as other regulatory agencies around the world. There are no warning labels on the product to exclude anyone from enjoying SPLENDA(R) No Calorie Sweetener.