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Truvia Natural Sweetener Product Review

on March 28, 2012

Included as part of the Influenster Love Vox Box that I was so fortunate to receive this month was a package of Truvia. My first question was: Is it pronounced TRU-via, or tru-VIA? Answer: It’s tru-VIA.

Truvia is a totally natural sweetener made from the stevia plant. Now, I planted a stevia plant in my herb garden last summer and can attest to the fact that it’s SWEET. One tiny bite of a leaf was almost unbearable. If one were to just use this as a sugar substitute the amount needed would be miniscule. So Truvia uses a substance called erythritol to add some bulk. Also a natural product, erythritol is a fermented sugar alcohol. Those two ingredients, plus some trace, unnamed natural flavors make up Truvia.

I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’m not in the habit of using a sweetener on a daily basis. I do, however, have a spot of tea now and again. I tested a packet in a mug of herbal tea and almost couldn’t drink it. WAY too much! Turns out, for me, all that was needed was about 1/3 of a packet. Good value, and no calories.

A 40 packet box of Truvia retails for about $3.99. At the rate I use it, one box should last me a good long time. It also comes in a recloseable jar to spoon out just what you need. At this time, Truvia is on the verge of releasing their newest product; Truvia Baking Blend. Used at a ratio of 1/2 cup for 1 cup of sugar it could substantially change the calorie content of all those yummy baked goods we usually have to steer clear of.

Travel Score:  A

Super tiny, easy to transport. I’ll be bringing these packets with me when I travel so I’m not subject to the usual array of artificial sweeteners far from home.

As part of the Influenster program I’ve been given the opportunity to sample and evaluate a variety of items. These were given to me free of charge for my evaluation and my opinions are all my own.

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2 responses to “Truvia Natural Sweetener Product Review

  1. Stevia sugar is a lot better than artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are very harmful on your body to begin with. If you’re on a diet, or trying to lose weight, Stevia is the best alternative! Awesome post!

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