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.
Blueberry Mojito that uses Truvia instead of sugar. This is the perfect summer cocktail!
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
8 ounces of your favorite rum (aged)
16 packets of Truvia(tm) natural sweetener
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
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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.