This will be one of the things I'll be selfish on. $1 for a box of 50 splenda packets fits my family's budget. $3 for 50 of something else seems a waste. I've spent 30 years making sure the family's needs came first, 30 years of denying myself what I wanted to eat, drink so we could afford what they want, needed. This will be one of the things that when I find a sweetener I like I will buy what I need and not worry about the cost.