Thanks for the suggestion with cottage cheese. I’ve actually been looking for new mix-ins to try, and that one sounds good to me.
I agree that some SF stuff is foul (as is some GF stuff, some DF stuff, etc.). Honestly, anything trying to be something it’s not has an uphill climb. But some substitutes are fine, and it really is just a matter of personal taste.
My dad couldn’t have cared less what he ate: beanie weanies made him exactly as happy as steak did, and so did the plates of cottage cheese, fruits, and veggies my mom gave him after his first heart attack. He truly didn’t notice or care, beyond being grateful that someone else had provided food.
I’m not quite as indifferent as he was — I can tell the difference between real maple syrup and the fake stuff, and I prefer the real deal — but some things aren’t worth the calories to me (or the BG spikes to my daughter), either. We use Smucker’s SF jam, and it’s definitely easier to dose for than the full-sugar version. Ditto with hot chocolate, which is completely unmanageable for my daughter, period. A heart-felt “thank you!” again to whichever poster years ago suggested reduced-sugar hot chocolate packets for ski trips. Total game-changer.
So, yeah. Additional sugar-free or reduced-sugar suggestions for various things are always welcome as far as we’re concerned. And, hey, if no one likes it, I won’t buy it again.