Reviews you can trust.


We tested Splenda’s claim that it can be used cup for cup to replace sugar.

What We Learned

Splenda is the brand name of a product sweetened by means of sucralose, a substance derived from sucrose, better known as table sugar. Making sucralose involves changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydrogen-oxygen, or hydroxyl, groups. According to manufacturer McNeil Nutritionals, part of Johnson & Johnson, sucralose provides ...

Try All Three of Our Sites
FREE for 14 Days

Get Instant All Access to 25 Years of America's Test Kitchen

  • All Foolproof Recipes on America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Illustrated, and Cook's Country
  • NEW! Over 1,500 recipes from our award-winning cookbooks
  • Complete TV Show Video Library—watch entire episodes or individual clips
  • Up-to-Date Taste Tests and Equipment Reviews
  • Save Favorites, Print Shopping Lists, Share Comments