The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: CLOSED ~ Truvia Review and Giveaway

Friday, November 20, 2009

CLOSED ~ Truvia Review and Giveaway

For a few years now, I have used artificial sweeteners. I gave up using sugar in my beverages when I was dieting. I am always dieting so I never went back. The good thing about sweeteners is that they usually have no calories and that is always good for the diet. The bad thing about sweeteners is that they are artificial and god knows what you are putting into your body.

So when I got the opportunity to try Truvia a natural sweetener harvested from stevia plant, I jumped at the chance. I had seen blog reviews and ads about Truvia but never ever tried it but I have always wanted to try it.

I wanted to give you a few facts about Truvia from the website because they say it better than I can. And these are good facts:Truvia™ is the brand name for a great-tasting, natural, zero calorie sweetener made with rebiana, the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Truvia™ natural sweetener provides consumers with a new, natural sweetener choice to reduce the number of calories in their diets and provides a new option in their overall wellness plan. Truvia™ sweetener is available both as an ingredient and as a tabletop sweetener.

Truvia™ natural sweetener is safe for use as a general purpose sweetener. Based on stevia's long history of use around the world, previous scientific research, and a rigorous safety evaluation program, Truvia™ natural sweetener has been established as a safe product for use as a general purpose sweetener.

One packet of Truvia™ natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar. Truvia™ natural sweetener is suitable for people with diabetes. The product is kosher certified (Parve circle U).


Now with that being said, it's my turn to tell what I thought. I first used Truvia in my morning coffee. Right now I am using the little yellow packet sweetener and I like that. Truvia was just as good. It made my coffee taste sweet like I like it but it's not overly sweet and it doesn't have that chemical taste. It is easy to use and dissolves quite well. There was no weird aftertaste and I had a very good cup of coffee. Then I tried Truvia on my morning cereal and, once again, it tasted good and was perfect on cereal. I used it for a few days and had no problems and I really like it.

Now all things being equal, really no pun intended, I will probably switch over to Truvia the next time I need to buy sweetener. The reason? Because it is a natural sweetener. Why suck down artificial stuff when you can have the same product in a natural version? Plus it fits right into my diet. Because it has ZERO calories, it is a good alternative to sugar as well. You can also use Truvia like sugar and cook with it. Now again, if I can make shortbread cookies with less calories, I will. That just means more cookies for me. If you already use artificial sweeteners, Truvia is a great alternative. If you don't, this is a chance to stop using sugar and not have to use artificial sweeteners.

Thanks to Truvia and Cargill, 5 of my wonderful readers get to try Truvia as well. Not only do you get a box of Truvia to sample but you will also receive this beautiful Truvia tote bag and gardening gloves. Oh I am so jealous because this is a beautiful tote. Plus, I am a gardener now so I am coveting those gloves!! So if you want in, you know the drill: read the rules and enter!! Good Luck everyone!!

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Visit the Truvia site and take a look at the recipes and come back and tell me which one you would love to try if you won this terrific prize pack.

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Deadline: Wednesday, December 16 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the product I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.

202 comments:

  1. We just went apple-pickig, so the apple crisp recipe would be perfect to try!

    I am so curious about this product, sounds great! And safe!

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  2. I would love to try the Cheesecake. I am crazy for cheesecake. I already use the sweetener in my coffee and love it..
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  6. I would love to try and make the Chocolate Chip Cookies using the Truvia!

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  7. I think I'd try the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes with he Truvia. I'd love to know how they turn out!

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  11. I currently use Truvia in my coffee and I agree, the taste is pretty good.
    I'd try the Sweet Potato Pie.
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  12. I would like to make the Fresh Raspberry Sauce and then use it on ice cream.

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  17. I'm going to try the Hot Cocoa Mix with Truvia™ Natural Sweetener. I suppose if I load it up with marshmallows .... hey, maybe Truvia has marshmallows too :o)

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  22. The apple crisp sounds great! I tried Truvia and it really is good!

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  40. I would love the apple crisp and or apple pie. These are my favs.


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  47. I love pecan pie during the holidays! And would want to try that recipe using Truvia...could it be possible that pecan pie can be made without sugar? Can't wait to find out!

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  48. Chocolate chip cookies!
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  51. I'd like to try the Chocolate Chip cookies.. mine are currently coveted by many family members and I'd love to see if there is a huge taste difference.

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  52. The classic Cheesecake.

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  53. The Sweet Potato Pie recipe looks great.

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  55. Cheesecake caught my eye. We use splendar presently and would like to try this product. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  105. Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts, so I would want to try that first!

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  107. I actually have the stuff here right now to make a pear crisp, so I would try that apple crisp recipe.

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