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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