After a long but lovely month of cryptid competition, David and Dave are ready to taste something new, and that something is artificial sweeteners. The subject of heated debates for years, they have a shadowy past or a bright future, depending on which side you’re on. Used as a “safe, healthy” alternative to sugar, artificial sweeteners remain controversial due to hoaxes, scares, and legitimate science. The Davids put them under a microscope and see just what all the fuss is about, including what info is true and what is as fake as the sweetener in your pop. They also announce the last finalist for the Blurry Photos 2013 Miss Cryptid Contest. Go vote on who you want to emerge victorious this year. Enter for a chance to win a prize pack including a replica Golden Goatman trophy! Hopefully this episode of the podcast won’t leave you with a bitter aftertaste.