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7/3/11 11:56 P

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If I need something with a little sweet in it, I go with Truvia. I think it's the lesser of all the evil fake sugars. I also use Agave Nectar on waffles instead of syrup. It's just as good.

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6/29/11 5:49 P

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That's the brand I get. It also comes in different flavors. Vanilla, etc.

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6/29/11 5:10 P

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Now brand makes an organic, liquid stevia extract that is very pure tasting; doesn't have that cranky off flavor. It's great for a touch of sweetness in tea or tossed with tart fruits or in a smoothie that needs a sweet boost. Only takes a drop or two to make just the right little difference in something. It's great in those once-in-a-while nut butter/coconut butter-type raw "cookies".
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It comes in different flavors too.

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me too. I don't add sweetness to many things. I use a little honey or pure maple syrup sometimes.

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6/28/11 7:14 P

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Truvia leaves an odd aftertaste in my mouth. Not sweet, but a kind of off flavor. It's hard to describe.

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I stick to organic, liquid stevia extract. But then I don't do any baking or make anything where the "sugar" is needed for texture. I put the stevia drops (occasionally) in a smoothie type drink that needs a little lift (like an eggnog) or sometimes in my tea if I'm in a mood for a sweet taste. I also on occasion will mix a couple of drops into my nut butter/cocoa/coconut butter raw "cookie".

But honestly, I find that I have been growing more and more away from the need for sweet things at all. DH and I split a brownie thingy for dessert at our anniversary going-out-to-eat celebration and afterwards my mouth just felt so overly and uncomfortably sweet. That is a new experience for me--I've always been a sweet treat person...especially brownies!

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Great info! Thanks! I was just wondering about this the other day.

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6/28/11 3:28 P

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Eythritol isn't bad... it it made from fruit sugar. Is less sweet than sugar and contains almost no calories. I use it in a blend with stevia if needing to have volume in baking. It can have laxative effects if consumed too much. However, I don't use Truvia for "other" reasons. It is a company ultimately owned by Coca-Cola.
I do try to not use a LOT of ANY of this stuff (sweeteners). If I need something sweet, I try to stick with natural fruits.

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6/28/11 3:11 P

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My husband uses Truvia and likes it but for me I will retain fluid if I use Truvia. I strictly use Stevia in the raw packets. The bulk powder form also has additives. I prefer the pure only Stevia in the packet form.

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6/28/11 3:09 P

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Well crap. I just bought the larger size Truvia. Oh well, I will use it up and then get another brand that is more of the real stevia.

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You can get pure stevia. Truvia is a blend.

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6/28/11 2:48 P

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I've been wondering the same thing. My chiropractor who is a health nut and on the P90X infomercials says NO to Truvia because again it is a processed sugar......Kinda torn, I use it because it is the lesser of the other evils......lol I know the other ones are horrible for you. I don't believe Truvia to be poisonous for us like the others but have not done enough research to know for sure. Soooo on that note, I use it when we go out. Otherwise at home I have switched to nothing or Agava when I need a little something extra. Will be interested to see if anyone has dug deeper into this. Great topic!

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What do you think of Truvia? It is a sweetener made from Stevia, but after reading the package I discovered it also contains something else called Erythritol. It says it is a natural sweetener produced by a natural process, found is fruits like grapes and pears. I'm skeptical, because it does not sound very "natural."
Has anyone done any further investigation on Truvia and Erythritol?
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