Agreed! I have never liked artificial sweeteners. If I can't have my Coke (or, more likely, ginger ale or root beer) with real sugar, I'll stick with water or order an Arnold Palmer (unless the lemonade is also artificially sweetened, in which case it's unsweetened tea for me).I wasn't quite crazy about the flavor of Tab, tasted a bit weird.
I consume too much sugar myself, in my coffee, my cereal and a few others, could be that's why I'm so hyper sometimes.I have replaced all the sugar in my diet with a product called Swerve. It's actually very good and replaces granulated, confectioners' and brown sugars well enough that I can't tell a difference. Agave syrup does a good job in coffee. I'll bet it would work just as well in tea.