Natural Sugar Substitute vs. Artificial Sweetener "Terminology"

Hi. I've only browsed your site but I think I like it a lot! I did a search for sugar free dark chocolate and found your site. It's just what I was looking for with recipes and product and seller referrals! Thanks so much. I'm also quite intrigued by your About Us page and how this site came to be. Very interesting.

My comment about terminology is when you use "artificial sweetener" when you're actually talking about a "natural sugar substitute" such as xylitol or stevia. If I didn't know what those were I would avoid them because I don't want to use any true artificial sweetener (saccharine, aspartame, etc.) and things with a bunch of fillers. It's important to me to know if a sugar substitute is artificial or natural.

Thanks again for your site. I'm looking forward to coming back to investigate it more.

PS. I don't know if this is the forum for a comment like this but it's the best I could find.

What a nice note and terrific observation. You are, of course, exactly right. I love this kind of constructive criticism. It's "sweetly" put and spot on!

There is definitely a difference between artificial sweeteners and natural sugar substitutes. I do know that, but fell down in my writing.

For those of you who don't know the difference, true artificial sweeteners like aspartame and saccharine are basically poison, in my opinion. I've been guilty of eating and drinking products that contain these nasty additives over the years. I truly believe I've paid for it, too.

I've learned to have a little more self discipline and be more strict with myself. My mother is greatly relieved. :-)

I truly thank you for taking the time to point that out. A lot of people would have read it, turned up their nose and gone on without taking the trouble to help me out. I'm glad you aren't one of them.

Now I've got to go and find all the pages where I made that little 'boo-boo' and make adjustments. Another item to add to my "to do" list! :-)

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