Truvia *Review and Giveaway*

Thursday, June 17, 2010

    My family loves sugar, practically everything we eat or drink has it in it!  I love to bake, so naturally I use sugar, and we love kool-aid, so again naturally we use sugar!  I was sent Truvia  to try, so I decided to use in replace of sugar!  My family liked it.  Although I thought it tasted better in cooking, and baking than in drinks.
    Truvia sweetener is natural calorie-free sweetness.  It is made with ribiana, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf - sweetness from nature.  The stevia plant, is native to South America.  Dried stevia leaves are steeped in water, similar to making tea.  This unlocks the best tasting part of the leaf which is then purified to provide a calorie-free sweet taste.
    My family liked Truvia, and most of the time didn't even realize it wasn't sugar!  Only when I put it in drinks was it noticeable.  And even then only me, and my fiance noticed, our daughter didn't even care!  I liked it a lot better for cooking, and baking!  But when put in drinks, was a little sweet for my taste, but delicious in brownies!  Overall I recommend Truvia for anyone that bakes, or likes sweet stuff!  My daughter never noticed it in any of her drinks, so it just depends on your tastes!  I want to share Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot's reciepe for blueberry mojito:

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


And now for the fun part!  The giveaway!

Giveaway Details:
*Giveaway ends on June 27th
*the winner will have 3 days to contact me before another winner will be chosen
*Open to US residents only (sorry!)
*Must complete mandatory entry before doing the extra entries.
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I received Truvia free of charge, so that I could do this review!  No other compensation was given.  I was only asked for my honest opinions!  These thoughts, and opinions I stated, are mine, and mine alone!  This review was made possible by The Product Review Place!

15 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Truvia in place of sugar in everything we make for one week. And see what we think of it after that.

    ~Steph
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  2. I follow you on twitter.

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  3. I follow you on GFC

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  4. I subscribe via email.

    ~Steph
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  5. I'd like to try Truvia in baked goods :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  7. That drink sounds pretty great. Following from Bloggy Moms--- that drink will be so worth the stop!

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  8. I'd use it to sweeten my tea.

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  11. in summer fruit smoothies
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  12. I would like to try Truvia on my oatmeal in the morning!

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  13. This giveaway is closed! The winner has been chosen! Thanks to everyone that entered! For more chances to win check out the giveaways tab! :)

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