Thursday, January 08, 2009

I dislike artificial sweeteners...ALOT

When I was asked to try TRUVIA, a calorie free sweetener, I wasn't so sure.
I refuse to eat or drink anything with artificial sweeteners in it. It's just gross! The after taste is enough to kill you, or me anyway. So much so, it's a running joke to my sick children to try to get me to "accidentally" drink dad's diet drink, just to see the look on my face! (sick kids) So when my box came, I knew the true test would be to make myself a cup of green tea and put a pack in. If I screwed up my face like I was going to throw up, it would be like all the others. No way would I spend my money on it. I was prepared not to like it.
But I am telling you. HONEST, cross my heart. This has NO after taste! It tastes like sugar. But with NO calories. But I'm sure it has alot to do with the fact it's not a man made chemical. It comes from the Stevia plant. I really do like Truvia. I'll be using it in my coffee & tea to cut a few hundred calories out of my diet. If you want to find out alot more about Truvia, go to:
This is what to box has to say about it:

Water. Sunshine. Nutrients from the earth. That's what goes into the stevia plant. Then nature works her magic and creates a wonderfully sweet taste.
Next, we steep the leaves, much like making tea, that begins the process of capturing rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia plant. Ultimately, this little leaf gives back a recipe for sweetness that's both delicious and zero-calorie guilt free.
Try a spoonful of this sparkly-goodness in your coffee. Truvia™ natural sweetener is a sweet little something that satisfies your cravings without adding calories.

Things to Know
1- Truvia™ natural sweetener is refreshingly uncomplicated. Sprinkle it on your grapefruit. Spoon it in your coffee. It won't end up on your conscience or your thighs.
2- One packet of Truvia™ natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar.
3- Truvia™ natural sweetener is a great alternative for people with diabetes. It is also kosher certified.


Mothering4Money said...

I recently drank something with truvia/stevia in it and didn't like it. To me the drink had an aftertaste. There are lots of people who will love it though because of the lack of calories.

I'm too chicken to try green tea. What does it taste like?

Anonymous said...

Interesting...Stevia has been around a long time as a sweetener, but I never liked it to cook with. Sounds like they've repackaged it, so maybe it's an improved version of what I remember from 12+ years ago when we first tried low-carbing. I remember hearing not too long ago that there was some issue with the FDA not approving Stevia as a sweetener, but they called it a "dietary supplement" or something like that. I'll have to go look it up again.

Glad you found something you like!

Anonymous said...

Im so glad to hear that you dont like artificial sweeteners because they are so bad for you! I use Stevia and also find that it does not have an aftertaste. I buy Sweetleaf brand and buy it in the packets as well as liquid form. They have 11 different flavors that are wonderful in tea, plain yogurt and smoothies.