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      04.05.2012 15:33
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      A great alternative to sugar

      I have been doing Slimming World for the past month and it is recommended that you replace sugar with sweetner to save on your 'syns'. Basically syns for those who don't know are values given to foods on the Slimming World plan, you are allowed between 5-15 a day and sugar is quite high and in my opinion not worth wasting syns on.

      You can get Canderel in different sized dispensers 100 tablets or 300 tablets. You can then also get a pack of 500 refills. The smaller 100 tablet dispenser is the one I buy and this costs around the £1 in Tesco. The dispenser is small and fits in my handbag which is useful for out and about. To dispense the tablets you simply click the button once and one tablet comes out.

      Canderel is made from Aspartamine.

      I only take sugar in coffee and can't drink it without. I have tried a few different sweetners over the last 2 weeks as some I have tasted leave a horrible aftertaste which I don't like. Canderel is supposed to be equivalent in sweetness to a spoon or sugar but unlike sugar which contains 20 calories Canderel doesn't have any.

      These tablets are fairly small in size. I use three in my coffee. I would normally have 2 spoons of sugar. The first time I used these I was really suprised with the taste as in the past I have found sweetners nothing like sugar. Canderel in my opinion is the closest in taste to real sugar. Since using these daily I can't really notice any difference I think I have acquired a taste for them.

      Since I tried Canderel these are now my sweetner of choice. I really like the taste and wouldn't go back to sugar when you think how many calories you save. I would give these 5 out of 5 stars.

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      23.03.2012 15:08
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      I like the fact that these come in a little container which can easily be popped into your haNDBAG.

      I have recently joined a Salsa Keep Fit programne, but obviously changing my eating habits too will also help me with the sheding of a few pounds. I have decided to swop the calories of sugar with some sweeteners and that will obviously help too.

      Canderel was recommended by a friend of mine to use as it was the best one she could recommend as to being able to taste ok, and not have that horrible after taste that so many artificial sweeteners have.

      I brought a container of these sweeteners, and the little container has a press button across thye bottom of the unit you simply push it in and then one sweetener pops out, so you can pop it into the palm of your hand or you can pop it into the cuppa straight away, so no fuss and no mess.

      The container full contained 100 tablets, and it cost me a £1.00, you can also obtain larger containers full in sizes of 300, but as I was just giving them a try I opted for the smaller one to see whether I actually liked them or not, which I did.

      I found that the container was handy too, so you could pop it into your handbag if you so wished.

      The really good thing I loved about these sweeteners was the fact that there was no aftertaste and also the fact that there were no calories in these.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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      17.03.2012 15:59
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      Once in a while won't hurt

      I have recently dropped a few pounds in weight and want to continue to get trim for the summer and look good at all the weddings we have been invited to! One little change I have made is not having sugar in my tea and coffee. I can drink both tea and coffee without sugar or sweetener but when I fancy a sweeter drink I'll add a Canderel sweetener as it contains a lot less calories than cane sugar.

      Each sweetener is in a small pill form, white in colour and easily lost if you don't aim it right in the cup! They do not contain any calories so it's a good way to sweeten your drinks without having to worry about your calorie consumption. A spoonful of sugar can be 30 odd calories and these soon add up if you are drinking tea and coffee throughout the day with two sugars like I used to!

      You can get them in little dispensers of 100 or 300 and they usually work out at less than a penny a pill.

      Many people worry about the health side affects of the ingredients in these sweeteners and as they are all artificial ingredients I wouldn't want to be consuming a lot of these so I have them as a treat when I fancy a sweeter coffee etc.

      Some of the ingredients on the back are -
      Aspartame
      Acesulfame - K
      They also contain lactose from milk so beware if you have allergies.

      I wouldn't recommend these sweeteners for regular consumption as I believe they are too new a product for us to see any long term damage on our bodies from them. I'm happy to use these as an occasional treat in my hot drinks though.

      The taste does take a bit of getting used to and does taste artificial compared to normal sugar.

      Thank you for reading x

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      16.03.2012 23:18
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      A decent sweetener if you don't mind the aspartame!

      Over the last couple of years I have lost a few stone. I have really achieved this by changing my lifestyle generally and by getting some medical problems corrected which has helped greatly. In addition to this I have been using water retention tablets, herbal weight loss tablets and basically anything else I can to help me lose weight in a legal way.

      One way that I have been trying to save calories is by using sweeteners. I first tried these Canderel sweeteners after seeing them reduced in my local Sainsburys store. The usual price for 300 tablets is £2.93. You can also buy this in granulated form, in refills and the original packets. This full price works out at less than 1p per tablet which seems very reasonable to me.

      These tablets come within a plastic pot and you can click one out in to your tea or drink. The packet of tablets is on a cardboard packaging with a hang tab for when its hung up waiting to be bought in the supermarket. The packaging is standard really and can be recycled when finished with.

      These Canderel tablets are small little pill like sweeteners. They are white and they just feel like other sweeteners really. They have a sweet scent and they are very simple to use. I just drop mine directly from the dispenser in to my cup of tea and give them a stir. They dissolve fast because of their small size and I can enjoy my tea just as quickly as I could if using granulated sugar.

      The taste of these sweeteners is different to that of cane sugar but it is not a taste that I dislike. It does take a little bit of time to get used to not having sugar but sweeteners instead but once I become used to the taste it was not too bad at all to use these sweeteners. The taste of these is quite sweet and it definitely makes tea up to a drinkable & tasteful level for me.

      These sweeteners are great and less than 1 calorie each, this is definitely a plus point for me. This helps me to save about 100 calories per day on my hot drinks and I feel much better without being overloaded with sugar.

      If you are looking for a sweetener that will calm your sweet tooth cravings when drinking tea or coffee then I would definitely recommend this. I will continue to buy them and besides the Tesco granulated stuff they are the best sweeteners I have tasted.

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        16.04.2011 23:14
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        A sweet tasting alternative to sugar with no bitter aftertaste

        I have been using sweeteners on and off for many years but since discovering Canderel i don't use any other kind. For me, they are a real, sweet and flavoursome, no calorie alternative to sugar! There is no bitter aftertaste like you will sometimes find in other sweeteners.

        Canderel tablets are generally available in 2 different sizes (100 and 300 tablets) in a handy small red dispenser . They are also of the size that it is rare for them to get stuck as you click them out of the dispenser (again, unlike some other sweeteners). You can take Canderel in both tea and coffee. I don't have them in tea as i drink my tea without sugar but I would usually have 2 sugars in coffee.I would recommend that if you do usually have 2 sugars in your coffee/tea that you try 2 Canderel . I don't think you will be dissatisfied with the taste! There are no calories in Canderel tablets (unlike sugar which has about 15 -20kcal per level teaspoon). In saying that you may prefer to have one canderel and one teaspoon of sugar (Half/half).

        Diabetics can use Canderel as can children (although it is not particularly recommended for children aged 3 and under). Canderel is also suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.

        Canderel tablets contain aspartame, lactose from milk and a source of phenylalanine. It is said by some that aspartame is bad for your health. From some research i have completed i am not convinced that it is and I havn't come across definate evidence that could confirm any negative health affects to a human being. To be honest if it were that bad for you, there would be an awful lot of products that would have to be banned from the supermarket shelves! Personally, I am not the sort of person to worry too much about everything that is contained in foods/what things are good for you and what are bad. I think if you get too carried away with worrying about everything that you intake you wouldn't end up eating at all! However, it is good to have knowledge about what you are eating (which isn't always the case/or you need to read the very small print); therefore I would recommend anyone who is at all concerned to conduct their own research/make up their own minds.

        Canderel tablets are fairly cheap, priced at around £1.00 per 100.

        For your information Canderel is also available in granules (2 kcal per teaspoon). You can use the granules as a replacement for sugar in cooking and baking, although personally i have only used it as a sweetener in hot drinks.

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        07.06.2010 09:59
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        A great, and easy, sugar substitute

        Coming ever closer to summer I am trying to be good and cut out some of the rubbish from my diet. A friend suggested a no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol and no carbs after 6 detox which; while sounding crazy hard, only lasts two weeks and I decided to give it a go.

        If I was going to do it as properly as possible (which, to be fair, I didn't entirely) I knew my two sugars in my morning tea would have to go. I started off just having no sugar but that was AWFUL so someone suggested sweetners.

        These were on offer for 2 for £2 in Sommerfield so I decided to give them a go. You get a hundred tablets in the pack so 2 cups of tea a day using 2 sweetners at a time means the pack should last about a month. Not too shabby. The pack works by pushing in a release button and they drop out of the bottom one at a time.

        I don't know about using them in baking etc. You can get them in granules which would be ideal for baking but in something that usually requires a lot more sugar than a cup of tea the taste difference may be more noticeable.

        Obviously you cannot fake the taste of sugar. However for a zero calorie substitute I think sweetners are fab! I have finished that crazy detox now and will be using sweetners for the foreseeable future as I see them as a compromise. Gaining back calories on something as simple as your morning tea means you can indulge somewhere else!

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          27.05.2010 20:33
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          A great sugar substitue

          ==Canderel Tablets==



          Trying in a desperate bid to shed a final half a stone before the summer I have even cut down my normal 2 sugars per tea to using half a sugar and one of these Canderel Sweetener tablets. The taste is not as good but after a while I found I have become used to it and would love to work out how many calories I have saved by doing this swap.


          The Canderel sweetener tablets can be found in almost all retailers as they are probably the most popular brand of this kind of product. The price is pretty much the same where ever you go unless they are on special offer which is why I purchased these as I saw them for £1 when in my local Co-op store a short while a go. I think this is about half price as they usually are around the £2 region when I have purchased them before.


          For your £1 you are getting a small and very portable box like packaging which holds 100 of the tablet sweeteners. This initially comes housed within a cardboard outer packaging to keep it safe which is easily removed to reveal the pot. The tablets are easily dispensed out of the box by pushing in a large red button type section which allows for the Canderel to fall out of the bottom of the box and into your cup. Occasionally two will come out at a time but this is not very often.


          I do know as well that there are packets for refilling this box so that there is less waste. I personally have never bought this as I have found it handy to have several pots of these sweeteners in various places including at home, at work and one for my handbag. Perhaps next time I shall buy the refill for the pot but I have not seen this as easily available as the pots and I am not too sure on what the pricing of these is like.


          The tablets inside the box are small pill like tablets. They are white in colour and have a slight chalky feel to them. There is not much of a smell from them apart from that of a sweet aroma which is pretty much what you would expect from a sweetener. I find they dissolve in my cup of tea very well and because they are only small this takes hardly any time at all.


          They certainly give a good sweet taste to my cup of tea which is not that much like sugar but does give it a certain taste that I have become used to. The taste is more like sugar than some of the other cheaper sweeteners I have tried and in this case I feel it is better to pay that little bit more to get a closer to sugar taste.


          The calories content of 1 Canderel sweetener is 0.3 of a calorie which when compared to a teaspoon of sugar at around 16 calories is some what of a good saving and worth making the change. The Canderel sweeteners are suitable for diabetics and vegetarians and I suspect because they are suitable for diabetics, I have even seen them being sold in the chemist next to where I work!


          All in all I think in a week I will be saving a lot of calories in my tea considering I drink around 6 cups per day if not more. I will probably be switching to having 2 Canderel sweeteners in my tea and end up having no sugar whatsoever which will be even more of a saving calorie wise (and be better health wise too).


          For these reasons I feel this is most certainly a 5 star product and I will be giving it a high recommendation. Your taste buds really do end up getting used to the taste.


          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.


          Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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            16.06.2009 16:22
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            Try it, but don't expect it to taste exactly like sugar.

            Canderel tablets are from the range of canderel low calorie sweeteners. I believe canderel to be one of the best low calorie sweeteners on the market. I have tried time and time again and ultimately failed to drink tea and coffee without some form of sweetener. I am always watching my weight, so Canderel Tablets are a good option for me and help me to cut out a few unneccessary calories. It doesn't have an overpowering artificial taste like other sweteners I have tried.

            I have a pack containing 100 tablets and it's packaged in an oval container with a clicker at the base to dispense the tablets one by one. It sits neatly in the palm of your hand and is easy to use. The pack is re-fillable and re-cyclable.

            100 canderel tablets will cost you about £1.50. It is possible to buy larger packs and save a bit of money. I have also seen a small handbag sized dispenser, really sweet to look at, but probably not very economical in the long run. Obviously the tablets are intended to sweeten hot drinks, but canderel is also available in granules to use in baking, cooking, on cereals etc. I have tried the granulated canderel and it tastes pretty good as a sugar substitute. I have never encountered a sweetener that tasted just like sugar, and probably never will, but Canderel is the closest yet!

            One canderel tablet contains 0.3 calories, compared to a whopping 20 calories in 1 teaspoon of sugar. One tablet is equivalent in sweetness to one teaspoon of sugar. Canderel contains the artificial sweeteners aspartame and aceslfame -K. It is suitable for diabetics and vegetarians.

            If you are trying to lose weight, I would recommend canderel tablets as a really good alternative to sugar for sweetening your hot drinks. Better than any others I have tried.

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              17.03.2009 10:37
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              A good alternative to sugar. Excellent product for diabetics and dieters.

              I have an incredibly sweet tooth, and have had ever since I was a nipper. Nowadays I have three and a half teaspoons of sugar in my numerous mugs of coffee and tea, and also use sugar copiously on my morning cornflakes or weetabix.

              My 18-year-old daughter has inherited this sweet tooth from her old dad, but unfortunately she has been a type 1 diabetic (insulin dependant) ever since she was 5 years old, which means that too much sugar in her diet can be extremely hazardous to her health.

              This means we have had to find an alternative sweetener which she can use in her coffee and other drinks, (she also inherited my love of coffee) and an alternative for sugar in cakes, scones, etc and which she can also use on her breakfast cereal.

              Canderel, the artificial sweetener, serves both purposes.
              It comes in a box of 100 wee tablets that she can use to her hearts content in her hot drinks, and also in powder form that can be used as an alternative to sugar in baking.

              My daughter swears by the tablets, which only cost around Euro1.49 for a box of 100 in our local supermarket, and never goes anywhere without a packet in her pocket or handbag. She reckons that they leave no nasty aftertaste in her mouth when compared with Hermesetas, Canderel's main competitor.

              I've tried them myself as now and again I worry a little about my enormous sugar intake, but to be honest I personally find them a poor alternative to actual sugar, although I *WILL* use them on the odd occasion we run out of actual sugar.

              My wife also uses the powder form of Canderel for baking, so that my daughter doesn't have to forgo the delights of cakes and desserts, and to be honest I really can't tell the difference between Canderel and sugar when it is used in baking.

              The main ingredient is called aspartame, which is a combination of two different kinds of animo acid which seemingly combine to give the sweet taste. To be honest all the scientific stuff goes right over my head, but the product was thoroughly tested for safety before it was released to the public.

              Obviously, Canderel is not only for diabetics, and is very popular with folks who want to drop a few inches of the old wasteline, as it contains no calories.

              They have an excellent website (just Google Candarel) which gives you all sorts of general info and some wonderful recipe ideas.

              Highly recommended by my daughter, and loved by her father as it allows her wee simple pleasures in life she'd have to otherwise do without.

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                26.10.2008 22:24
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                A brilliant alternative to sugar

                I drink around 7 cups of coffee a day and wich 1 sugar in each I decided to give sweetners a go.

                I bought Canderel from Wilkinsons. It is in a pack of 100 and I paid 99p for it.
                With it being on offer I bought 3 packs!

                Now I have never used sweetners before but as im on a diet I thought I should cut out my big daily sugar intake. I expected to be quite dissapointed with sweetners and thught they would taste bitter, but I was really suprised! I honestly cannot tell the difference.

                Each Canderel tablet contains NO calories whatsoever, compared to 1 teaspoon of sugar whcih contains 20 calories.

                This has meant im saving nearly 1000 calories a week by using Canderel, Yey!!

                Canderel is available in the following pack sizes:

                80 tablet slim pack (ideal for my handbag)
                100 tablets
                300 tablets
                500 tablets

                I have been using them for 2 weeks now and I have lost 2lb in weight!

                Needless to say, I am now a Canderel convert and wont go back to sugar again!

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                10.10.2008 11:16
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                For coffeholics its a fair replacement

                I do like a gallon of coffee or so a day but with one teaspoon of sugar going in each time I decided to try sweetners again - last time I tried hermesetas which I found revolting but things move on so its always worth another go.

                Candarel

                Currently priced at £1.36 for 100 tablets in Tesco this come sealed over a red card with the word CANDEREL in large white lettering with a picture of a cup of coffee or tea under it and the words Tastes just like sugar . It comes in a dispenser which is easy to use - just click and go.

                History

                The main sweetening ingredient - aspartame - was discovered in 1965 by Dr James Schlatter ( a scientist researching amino acids) who was licking his finger to pick up a piece of paper and realised how sweet his finger tasted. Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sucrose (sugar) and is made up of a combination of 2 amino acids, aspartic acid and methyl ester of phenylalanine.

                It was branded Nutrasweet and marketed in 1979 in France as a pharmaceutical product only, though of course it is widely available in Supermarkets etc now.

                Canderel is currently distributed by a South African company - Meribrands.

                Claims

                The product claims "the subtle and unique blend of ingredients enhances your coffee and tea with a delicious sweet flavour...and no aftertaste".

                Facts

                1 teaspoon of sugar is equivalent to 20 calories compared to 1 tablet of canderel which is 0.3 calories. The product is suitable for diabetics and vegetarians.

                Ingredients

                Lactose, Sweeteners: Aspartame* and Acesulfame-K, Leucine, Binder: Cross-Linked CMC, Flavouring, *Contains a source of Phenylalanine

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                Make your hot drink as normal but instead of a teaspoon of sugar, click the canderel and dispense one tablet ( obviously if you normally have 2 sugars add 2 tablets etc ).

                There is no way I can pretend this tastes the same as sugar but for me the aftertaste was not the bitter one I remember having before with sweetners - it is an aquired taste though and it took me a few cups to get used to the difference so it is worth perservering for a while if you can. My husband has 2 sugars and he is unable to drink it with sweetners - I made him a cup of tea using sweetener not sugar without telling him and he immediately spotted the difference!

                I tend to stick to normal sugar for my first cup of the day but then have sweeteners for the rest because sugar feels such a pointless waste of calories - I think it's worth it, my husband doesn't so you will need to make up your own minds on this one.

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                  23.07.2008 01:03
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                  Don't buy on it, cut back on sugar instead of replacing it

                  Well as we all know to much sugar in our diets is bad for us. Those of you who have read my previous reviews will know that I have a seriously sweet tooth so a few months ago I tried to cut back on the amount of sugar in my diet starting with the stuff I put in my tea. Admittingly I don't drink tea that often but when I do I normally like to put in tons of sugar. Deciding that sugar in my tea would be an easy place to start I decided to see what sugar replacements I could find.

                  I came across Canderel Tablets in the supermarket and decided to try them because they were reasonably cheap compared to the other makes at just £0.98 for 100 sweetener tablets!

                  Incase you're wondering what on earth Canderel Tablets are I'd better fill you in, they are basically a substitute for sugar for those people trying to eat less of it, it's also low in caloriesat just 2 calories per teaspoon.

                  To be perfectly honest with you I did not like this priduct, I don't think that anything can really replace the taste of sugar and much as this company claims that it tastes just like sugar, it doesn't. I could really taste the artifical stuff they put in there to try and make it seem sugary. It tastes fake and I gave up on the idea of a sugar substitute after just a couple of days, it tastes horrible.

                  Overall not recommended.

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                  Canderel tablets, with its latest blend of ingredients, gives a delicious sweet taste to your hot drinks without any bitter aftertaste! Canderel is available in dispensers of 80, 100 and 300 tablets as well as in a 500 refill pack. Check out the latest Slim pack limited edition, ideal to slip in your pocket or to pop in your handbag! One tablet is equivalent in sweetness to one teaspoon of sugar. Low Calorie. One tablet of Canderel = 1/3 of a Calorie compared to 1 teaspoon of Sugar = 20 Calories. Suitable for Diabetics. Suitable for vegetarians.