Enjoy Equal Artificial Sweetener in Coffee, Tea, on your cereal in the morning and much, much more! Equal tastes just like sugar without the calories! Equal contains no saccharin or sodium. Each Equal packet (or 1/4 teaspoons of Equal for Recipes) is equivalent in sweetness to two teaspoons of sugar. Equal measures just like sugar. Equal sweetens similar to sugar, but its use in cooking is different. Equal does well in fruit pies. Cakes, cookies and pastries depend on sugar for bulk, tenderness, and browning and Equal can not provide these qualities. In those cases sugar must be used. You can adjust the amount of equal you want to use according to your individual taste for sweetness. When cooking with Equal remember this tip: Prolonged cooking at high heat levels may result in some loss of sweetness. In addition, Equal is good for diabetics to use because it does not contain sugar. Equal has provided diabetics with a healthy sugar alternative for over 20 years. If you have diabetes and are looking for healthy living tips or if you are just an Equal user and you want to find some great recipes go to www. equal. com for some excellent information regarding Equal.