By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-03-20 21:08:05 -0500
Started 2008-12-14 13:21:57 -0600

I just picked up a new sweetener called Truvia at my local grocer. It is made from Stevia but costs a bit less than the Sweet Leaf brand I usually buy.

Has anyone else out there see it? Used it? How do you like it?

21 replies

nanaellen 2011-03-20 21:08:05 -0500 Report

I've made Cheesecakes with Truvia and nobody knew the difference!! My Dad just found out he has Diabetes and he said you couldn't make a dessert that tasted good if it didn't have sugar!! Boy did I fool him!! LOL I couldn't find it in bulk though just packets. It's better than most as far as taste I think.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-03-20 18:15:29 -0500 Report

I just found it the other day and i like it but have to get used to it since i usually don't use any sweeteners at all. Will have to se how that goes.

Hereamisendme 2011-03-19 14:37:33 -0500 Report

My sister likes Truvia. I stuck with Sweet Leaf because of the erythritol in Truvia. I had tried Zevia, a good tasting soda with stevia and erythritol and it didn't agree with me. Since I know I tolerate stevia ok, I figured maybe it's the erythritol (another natural sweetener). I usually carry sweet leaf packets with me and use straight stevia at home. When I first tried stevia years ago, there was a strong licorice taste and an after taste, but I don't notice that at all with Sweet Leaf of the straight stevia I use at home.

GabbyPA 2011-03-20 17:42:38 -0500 Report

Yes, I have since changed my ways. I no longer use it, and now I am even experimenting with growing my own stevia in the garden. We will see how that goes.

Richard157 2008-12-24 08:54:34 -0600 Report

My wife is always in a hurry at the grocery store. I want to take my time and look over all the products but she gets so impatient. She oicks up the same items and the same brands and never looks at new merchandice. I do not get to discover new products like you did. I am going to have to make an extra trip all by myself and discover a lot of new things. My wife is concerned that I will spend too much if I do. She may be right. I guess I will stay at home.

2catty 2008-12-21 16:55:23 -0600 Report

Yes I bought some months ago. I really like it. I even wrote a product review on it a couple of months ago. I love the stuff in ice tea.

GabbyPA 2008-12-21 17:47:57 -0600 Report

Yeah, I went to look at it and chimed right in. I am so behind the times. LOL This has been out since July of this year, but this is the first I have seen of it, and now I am seeing the TV commercials for it.

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-21 12:09:48 -0600 Report

What do you think of it now that you've had it for a while?

GabbyPA 2008-12-21 16:25:36 -0600 Report

I like the flavor of it and it disolves much better than Sweet Leaf. The making of it seems to be a different process. It doesn't have an after taste. I have not tried it in baking tough, they don't sell it in bulk yet. Not so sure I want to pay for it to do that. I usually use raw sugar in my baking.

GabbyPA 2008-12-21 11:36:06 -0600 Report

Okay, here is the website for Truvia.
I was a little concerned because it lists "natural flavors" and "erythritol" in it. That is a similar ingredient to what is in xylitol and doesn't promote tooth decay. It does seem that they removed the fiber of it, and that is a bummer. But that is also what allows it to disolve more like sugar does. They don't grind it, it is steeped. So you don't actually get the benefit of the leaf, just the sweet of it. Hmmmmm....sounds refined to me.

So while the jury is still out on the "natural flavors" (I hate when they do that) So far I am liking it. I have not tested it singularly on how my levels react to it yet. So we will see about that.

I do like the look and texture of it, and it does hold it's own in least according to the website. I signed up for the news letter and such. So next year I will conduct my own experiments and keep you posted.

2008-12-14 15:05:48 -0600 Report

I noticed Friday night at my grocery store in the SUGAR aisle that they had a stevia product. Don't remember the name but did something change that they can sell stevia as a sweetener now? I just remembered the name of it, it was called PureVia. That one is from Pepsi and Truvia is from Coca Cola. :)

GabbyPA 2008-12-14 17:46:00 -0600 Report

It didn't have "supplement" on the box. I heard also in another discussion that Coke was considering using stevia in the sugar free products. For them to do that the FDA must have done something??

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-14 17:53:37 -0600 Report

I too just noticed it on the shelf at Giant Eagles. I actually was waiting for it to come up on product review before I bought it. I guess I will google it to see what it has to say. I am really interested in hearing about it. I probably have to go thru the transplant clinic first before I use it. If anyone trys it let me know what it taste like? Thanks…Debe

2008-12-14 18:27:24 -0600 Report

Truvia was developed in partnership with the Coca Cola Co. and PureVia was developed by PepsiCo.

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers looking for a guilt-free way to satisfy a sweet tooth now have another option. A new no-calorie sweetener jointly developed by Coca-Cola Co. and Cargill Inc. will go on sale for the first time on Wednesday. The sweetener, named Truvia, is made from the leaves of stevia, an herb grown in South America and Asia.
Tasters give a thumbs up to Truvia

SWEET! was the resounding consensus among taste testers at the Truvia™ Greenhouse tasting booth in New York City on July 9, 10 and 11. Commuters and tourists passing through Rockefeller Plaza got a refreshment break of iced tea and lemonade sweetened with TRUVIA, Cargill’s stevia-derived rebiana-A product.

2008-12-14 18:34:36 -0600 Report

I added a news article under News/Articles I found from November 30, 2008 regarding this.

GabbyPA 2008-12-15 07:48:04 -0600 Report

I read the article in the news section and it looks promising. I hope that the research in Japan and Austrailia are relyable...but anything has to be better than aspertame and sucrulose...aka, Nutra Sweet and Splenda.

I am so glad for this and at a lower price I am even more happy. Once I open my box, I will post it in the product review...unless someone beats me to it.

2008-12-14 14:23:12 -0600 Report

I have never heard of this product, but I will certainly look for it the next time I go grocery shopping. Always good to hear about new or different products.

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