Easily substituted and suitable for diabetics

We’re psyched by the new Equal Gold ($5.95/box of 50 stick sachets), a zero calorie sucralose sweetener with a crunchy granular texture that’s exactly like the real thing. This means it can be used to make caramels and can be easily substituted into pastries, pie fillings and other treats. It’s also suitable for diabetics as it doesn’t raise blood glucose or insulin levels.

If you still want the real thing, but less of it, try the Equal Sugar Blend ($2.90/400g, available in major supermarkets), which is designed mainly for baking. It’s part sugar and part sucralose, has half the calories but is twice as sweet, so you use less. Both products are vegetarian, halal and gluten-free.