EQUAL PLUS with Caffeine and Vitamin B12, Zero Calorie Sweetener, Sugar Substitute, Fortified with Vitamin B12, Aspartame Sweetener, 100 Sweetener Packets (Pack of 12)
- EQUAL PLUS SWEETENER PACKETS: Enjoy a delicious zero-calorie sweetener with caffeine and Vitamin B12! Contains 12, 100-packet boxes of EQUAL PLUS with Caffeine and Vitamin B12
- ZERO CALORIE SWEETENER: Get great-tasting sweetness plus 20 mg of caffeine (about the amount of caffeine in 1/4 cup of coffee) and 10% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin B12 in each serving
- FORTIFIED WITH VITAMIN B12: The EQUAL zero calorie taste you love with caffeine and a good source of Vitamin B12 in the convenience of an EQUAL packet
- SUGAR PACKETS ALTERNATIVE: Get the benefits of caffeine and Vitamin B12 while sweetening anything from coffee to fruit without all the calories of sugar or raw sugar packets
- SUGAR SUBSTITUTE: One packet of this aspartame sweetener sweetens like 2 teaspoons of sugarGREAT WITH COFFEE: Sweeten coffee without all the carbohydrates or calories of sugar packets or raw sugar packets—perfect for your favorite coffee at home, Keurig K Cup coffee at the office or Starbucks coffee on the go*EQUAL PLUS: A great alternative to sugar cubes, sugar packets for coffee, sugar canisters and other sweeteners and sugar alternatives
"EQUAL PLUS with Caffeine and Vitamin B12 offers the same great-tasting, zero calorie sweetness as EQUAL 0 Calorie Sweetener. With 10% Daily Value of Vitamin B12 and 20 mg of caffeine in each serving, EQUAL PLUS is fortified to provide a level of caffeine and Vitamin B12 together with sweetness. EQUAL PLUS with Caffeine and Vitamin B12 is kosher certified, gluten free and can be enjoyed by individuals with diabetes. EQUAL 0 calorie sweetener products can be useful in the diet of individuals with diabetes. Sugar substitutes, such as EQUAL, can be used to sweeten foods and drinks with less calories and carbohydrates when they replace table sugar. One serving of EQUAL contains 0 calories and less than one gram of carbohydrate. Those with diabetes or concerned about glucose levels should consider the impact on their diet of other ingredients used in foods sweetened with EQUAL. A food or beverage containing EQUAL 0 calorie sweetener may still have calories and carbohydrates, so always check the Nutrition Facts panel or other sources. *All trademarks used herein are owned by their respective owners and the products advertised on this site are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by those trademark owners."
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My husband and son use zero calorie sweeteners in their drinks and food and they like aspartame. This one is unique since it includes 3 of the B vitamins we all need. I am particularly pleased that it includes Vitamin B12. As people age, they are less able to absorb B12 from the food they eat and since it is primarily found in animal protein, people like us who eat very little meat are almost certainly deficient without supplementation. We take B12 supplements but I like that every packet has 10% of your RDA for B12. Every little bit helps as B12 deficiency can cause so many problems - especially for aging adults. B12 is water soluble so no worries about getting too much.
I also got the Equal Plus with Vitamin C and zinc. What a great idea for cold and flu season. Each packet contains 10% of the RDA for Vitamin C and zinc so while it's not a huge amount, if you drink a lot of coffee or tea, you could easily get 50% or more of your RDA without any effort.
We drink a lot of coffee and tea and my husband is happy to use this sweetener. He cannot taste the vitamins in the sweetener - it just tastes like aspartame. One packet has the sweetening power of two teaspoons of sugar. The packets are foil lined to protect the vitamins from light and air but otherwise, it's just like the regular packets. They are a little tougher to tear than regular, paper, packets so I keep a small pair of scissors at our coffee machine for ease (although you can tear them with your fingers, for sure.)
You get 12 boxes that contain 100 packets each for a total of 1200 packets. I like the boxes rather than getting one bog box with over a thousand, loose, packets. Easier to store.
Ok, on to the topic of sugar fortified with vitamins: Equal Plus. This is a new line by Equal which aims to make the sugar substitute a little healthier by fortifying with known 'goodness'. I'm not a dietician or doctor, so I'm not going to comment on whether or not that's good. As a consumer, I like the idea of getting a little extra, in this case, Vitamin C in my diet. The great thing is that it doesn't affect the flavor. At least for me.
As I mentioned, the taste is the same. I specifically use this for Coffee. I normally drink my coffee black, but on occasion, I like to make it a little sweeter. I like Equal over sugar because 1 packet of Equal in a 12oz+ cup of coffee is perfect amount of sweetness (for me). With sugar, it seems like I have to add more than two packets that Equal substitutes.
If there's only one complaint that I have, it's the packet itself. It's a different thickness and paper quality then a normal packet of Equal. A normal packet of Equal is very flimsy and easy shake the sugar around and ultimately tear. The Equal Plus packets are not quite as easy to do. However, I'm not going to take a star away from this review because of it. It's just something that I wasn't expecting.
Overall, for me Equal Plus remains a great substitute over regular sugar. The fact that it's fortified with Vitamin C is a 'Plus'. I would recommend this for anyone feeling like they need to get extra vitamins in their diet and may also use a sugar substitute on a regular basis.