Artificial sweetener in England

Oct 5th, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Artificial sweetener in England

This may sound like a dumb question but I will be in England soon and I wanted to know if I had to bring my own artificial sweetener for coffee and tea?
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Oct 5th, 2013, 05:22 AM
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Sweeteners are widely available in the UK, in supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Even your hotle will have low calorie sweeteners available on the in-room tea'coffee tray. You won't have any problem.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 05:23 AM
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Nope, available everywhere.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Except, kamirob, I couldn't get Splenda at the Starbucks or the Costa Cafes. I always bring my own Splenda when I travel to England. They do have Sweet 'n Low, and some sweetener in a yellow package (that might be a Splenda-equivalent), but it doesn't taste the same to me. Or if you like Equal, I didn't see that either. If you're picky like me, I'd bring your own.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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Mickey D had splenda.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Don't bring your own. If you want Splenda, you can get it in supermarkets. Boots sell it too
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Oct 5th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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THere is a famous artificial sweetener in UK - ask for it by name "David Cameron"
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Oct 5th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Kamirob, you can get artificial sweeteners in the UK, but not every hotel and restaurant will necessarily have the brand you prefer. I like Equal, and those little Equal tablet dispensers are so small they will fit easily in a pocket or handbag. If your favourite brand has something like that, there is no reason not to bring it with you.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Since Splenda is a British invention (Tate & Lyle), I would be amazed if it were not available in the UK.
However as Heimdall says the dispensers are so small you can easily bring your own favourite variety with you.
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Oct 5th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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khunwilko - lol!
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Oct 6th, 2013, 02:50 AM
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I find it easier to buy Splenda dispensers in UK supermarkets than in the US. It is one of the few things we always bring back or ask friends to bring.
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