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    Has anyone tried this as a no calorie sweetener? There was a coupon for it in the paper (60 cents off) but I REALLY am against artificial or chemical sweeteners. I think this one is marketing itself as "natural". I am wondering how natural it really is.

    Just wondering what everyone elses thoughts are on this or if anyone knows anything about it. Like, how does it taste, etc.

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    Hmmm. I found an interesting review of it

    http://www.janethull.com/newsletter/...ing_stevia.php

    My father is a diabetic and currently uses Splenda. I was hoping as well to see if Truvia would be a healthier substitue for him.

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    I know that stevia is a no calorie natural sweetener and it's not suppose to raise your blood sugar. you grind the leaves into a powder to use in drinks and I've gotten the commercial stevia at my local grocery store in the organic section in the supplement isle. You can use it in cooking. It's 300 times more sweeter than sugar so you only need a tiny bit in things. It's expensive, but you use so little that it lasts a long time. Haven't checked the ingredients of this truvia

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    I use stevia all the time, but I haven't tried Truvia yet.
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    I'm excited to try Truvia...I forgot to check for it the last time I went to the grocery store. Maybe next weekend.

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    I'm interested in the responses to this. I saw this in the store the other day and wondered about it myself.....???

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    Truvia is just a fancy name for stevia....I have used stevia and it is pretty good but expensive

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    yes it is expensive. But, you use such a tiny amount for the same sweetness that it may be worth the fact that it (possibly ) doesn't raise the blood sugar. I use 1/8 tsp in my tea (iced/hot).

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    I dont think we sell this in Canada yet?

    I thought Truvia is a brand name for stevia sweetener however it can not be labelled as a sweetener like Splenda b/c there isn't enough research on its effects etc. It has not been approved by the FDA as a sweetener so its a 'dietary aid'. I think thats what I recall about this product. I have seen the ad on the tv but those were the US channels.

    For me, I stick with Splenda or natural sweeteners or go without if possible.
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    I haven't tried the Truvia, but I tried Stevia before and hated the taste. For now I'll stick to Splenda or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulaPAFW View Post
    I haven't tried the Truvia, but I tried Stevia before and hated the taste. For now I'll stick to Splenda or nothing.
    Someone from my work bought it in the US while down there to try. I should ask her how it is. It comes in lil packets like any other sweetener. She too said she tried stevia a long while back and realled hating it. I wonder if this 'new' stevia has a modified taste? I'll have to let you know when I find out!

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