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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Truvia Nature's Calorie-Free Sweetener {Review & Giveaway}

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Truvia is a natural, zero-calorie sweetener made with rebiana, the best-tasting part of the stevia plant. Truvia offers consumers a new, natural way to reduce the number of calories in their diet. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar; one packet of Truvia provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar. Not only can Truvia be used to sweeten tea, coffee, cereal, fruit, etc., but you can also cook with it! You can also check out great recipes at their website.

Prior to trying Truvia, I was a Splenda girl all the way.... but since trying it- I think I'm a new fan!  Truvia looks, feels, and tastes more like real sugar to me.  Whereas Splenda is more powdery almost, Truvia is like sugar granules.  One of the small packets was PERFECT for my 14oz. coffee mug!!  I really enjoyed the taste- sweet but none of the 'after-taste'.

My daughter (5 yrs. old) seen the box and how it showed some on the strawberry, and wanted to put it on her fruit too.  She absolutely loved it, and then wanted to put it on just about everything (I had to draw the line when she asked if she could have some on her hotdog)... needless to say though, I will be buying this again!  Edited to add:  My hubby just told me he didn't like it.  He said it didn't taste like sugar & had a weird taste.  He used it in his coffee- black w/ just Truvia... so I guess we will still be buying Splenda for him & Truvia for myself.

Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot, best known as a semi-finalist on Season 2 of Bravo's "Top Chef," uses Truvia instead of sugar as an easy way to reduce the numbers of calories in his recipes without giving up sweetness or flavor. Diagnosed at a young age with juvenile diabetes, Sam's cooking is a reflection of his insistence on fresh, healthy and natural ingredients.

Check out Sam's recipe for a Blueberry Mojito that uses Truvia instead of sugar. This is the perfect summer cocktail!

Blueberry Mojito
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 lemon wedges
4 lime wedges
16 blueberries
20 mint leaves
Crushed ice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
8 ounces of your favorite rum (aged)
16 packets of Truvia(tm) natural sweetener

Directions
In a cocktail shaker muddle the blueberries, mint leaves and lemon- lime wedges. Add the crushed ice, lemon and lime juice and Truvia(tm) natural sweetener and shake well. Stain over cubed or crushed ice and garnish with lemon wedge and mint sprig

Now for the giveaway... one of my readers is going to get their own box of Truvia to try for themselves.

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Truvia and tell me a store in your area that sells it.

Extra Entries (only count if mandatory entry is done, leave a separate comment for each one that you do):

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• Blog about this giveaway (leave link to post) +5 entries, leave 5 comments

US & CANADA


This contest ends on 7/11/10 at 11:59 pm EST. U.S. & CAN residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner. Please make sure I can find your email on your profile or leave with your comment(s).

Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with these products are my own and yours may differ.



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60 Comments:

Laura M. said...

Walgreens in Livonia carries it.

Shannon said...

My local Weis market sells it!

mummashan at yahoo dot com

kathy said...

I have a Price Chopper right down the road from me that sells this.

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Laura M. said...

I subscribe via email-#1

Laura M. said...

I subscribe via email-#2

Judy said...

I can get it at my local Walgreens

Judy said...

I follow publicly via GFC
1

Judy said...

I follow publicly via GFC
2

Judy said...

Google Reader subscriber.
1

Judy said...

Google Reader subscriber
2

Judy said...

Your button is on my right sidebar.
http://beachbird2.blogspot.com

Judy said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/17659186706

Judy said...

I follow Truvia on twitter as BBirdie2

Judy said...

I liked you on FB as Judith B. aka beachbird2

Judy said...

I liked Truvia on FB as Judith B. aka beachbird2

Andie said...

Truvia is sold at Whole Foods
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Sue said...

I buy Truvia at City Market. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

walgreens in my area

loni said...

It says there are no stores in my area that carry Truvia, but that is untrue, as I have seen it at the grocery store and I believe Walgreens carries it

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

loni said...

I follow Truvia on Twitter

trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

llinda29 said...

walmart I hope

409cope said...

There are no stores in my area that sell Truvia.

409cope said...

I follow through google friend.entry #1

409cope said...

I follow through google friend.entry #2

409cope said...

I follow on twitter as 409cope and tweeted-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/17976819442

409cope said...

I like you on facebook.Shari D

409cope said...

I follow Truvia on twitter as 409cope.

sksweeps said...

Walmart carries it!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

clc408 said...

It said no stores were found, but I do have a Walmart close by.

clc408 said...

Following on gfc #1

clc408 said...

Following on gfc #2

clc408 said...

Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

clc408 said...

Like Truvia on fb (Cynthia Conley)

Jenn S. said...

Well, it says no places in our area but I have seen it at our local HEB

rah267 said...

crazyred61@yahoo.com
We can get truvia at our local walmart

Louis said...

I can buy it at my local walmart

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect 2

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via email (same as in my profile / this post)

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via email (same as in my profile / this post) 2

Louis said...

following you on twitter at rosidentevil
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18208426429

Louis said...

I like Truvia on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Louis said...

following Truvia on twitter at rosidentevil

Louis said...

I like Susie B. Homemaker on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Anonymous said...

this is available at Wal-Mart!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Waterlogged said...

I can buy it at Walmart in Seneca SC
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Waterlogged said...

I follow
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Waterlogged said...

I follow
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edmontonjb said...

The site says there are no stores in my area that sell Truvia

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brownhairgirl7 said...

It wouldn't let me put in a Canadian postal code, but it says that Wal-Mart sells it.

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow your blog publicly. #2

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow your blog publicly. #1

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I subscribe to your blog via email. #1

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I subscribe to your blog via email. #2

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow you on Twitter and re-tweeted:

http://twitter.com/MissJo1990/status/18311945860

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brownhairgirl7 said...

I follow Truvia on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

Bakersdozen said...

They sell it at Walmart. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

2. I subscribed to your blog via email. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

1. I subscribed to your blog via email. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

Walmart nearby sells it.

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