Has Anybody tried Truvia

angelhart0464
By angelhart0464 Latest Reply 2012-10-28 09:12:07 -0500
Started 2011-02-21 17:14:25 -0600

Truvia is a nature's calorie- free Sweetener
you can put it in anything , you can cook with it put it in drinks it has no sugars in it no calories it tasted just like sugar


66 replies

MoeGig
MoeGig 2012-10-28 09:12:07 -0500 Report

Over the years, I have just changed my likes/dislikes not to like, desire or otherwise crave sweet things. I use to really crave them before T1 caught me 46 years ago. In the long term, I think its better to train yourself in this direction. It makes following your diet a lot easier and less likely for you to "fall off the low carb wagon" and go to the real sweets. The other side of it, I eat all I want of protein, fats, veggies, nuts, most alcohol's (reasonably) and you lose or maintain weight and easily control you BS. IMHO :>)

Young1s
Young1s 2012-10-28 01:12:55 -0500 Report

Not a big fan of Truvia. My choice is Stevia. But is there really a difference. Haha. I haven't given either one the true test…baking, but my thinking is Stevia will win out. I will say this though, was making some Koolaid for the kids. Yeah I know but hear me out. Was getting rid of the last Truvia. It took less packets than it would have the 1 1/2 cups of regular sugar in a gallon. So no matter where your loyalties lie, 6 or 7 packets over some cups of the real are a good choice. To me anyways. Okay, now let the rants and arguments about me making Koolaid for my kids commence. lol. Will just say it was the first time in years, and I do mean years, so not too embarrassed about it.

Darlene51
Darlene51 2011-07-29 14:34:48 -0500 Report

I have tried Truvia but I use Stevia. I buy the chocolate and caramel for my coffee. I use a little cream with it.

jws120567
jws120567 2011-07-13 09:59:56 -0500 Report

I did try Truvia, but I hated the way it made my coffee taste, I guess I'm strictly a Splenda gal! :o)

claudiam1
claudiam1 2011-12-23 18:34:17 -0600 Report

I think it tastes funny :-( .

jws120567
jws120567 2011-12-23 21:10:53 -0600 Report

Yup, that's it, exactly! When I saw the commercials for it, I was intrigued by the fact that it was natural, rather than chemical, but ewww! It just tastes wrong, whereas Splenda and Equal taste like real sugar to me, and it doesn't upset my stomach the way pure sugar does. And I love the fact that I can bake with Splenda since I love baking.

QueenJeanne
QueenJeanne 2011-07-13 09:36:58 -0500 Report

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The cook at a famous hotel uses this product when he cooks.
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Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-13 09:33:00 -0500 Report

I've tried Truvia and find it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. I prefer Splenda as an artificial sweetener, although I did like the texture of the Truvia better…more like granulated sugar than the superfine grind of Splenda. Still, it's Splenda or Sucralose for me.

YogaGal
YogaGal 2011-07-13 07:17:14 -0500 Report

I love it. Artificial sweeteners are bad for us! When I use Splenda or others, I get tics in my eye. I've read that their contents are horrific. Truvia/Stevia, etc. don't have all that garbage in them.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-13 09:30:23 -0500 Report

Truvia is a chemically altered form of Stevia…according to Suzy Cohen's book, "Diabetes Without Drugs". She is not a fan of any of these artificial sweeteners derived from natural products like Splenda or Truvia. I do use Splenda and prefer it to Truvia or the pink & blue packet stuff…figure they do less harm to me than the actual sugar would.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2011-07-13 05:22:30 -0500 Report

I've tried Truvia. I did not like it! To me it did not taste like sugar and left a horrible taste in my mouth. I just have one thing to say…ewwwww.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-07-13 09:19:04 -0500 Report

I tried Stevia in my coffee and didn't like it. It might be ok to bake with. Has anyone baked with Stevia or Truvia?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:27:27 -0500 Report

I have cooked with Stevia in the Raw. I've made jam with it and I use it in cheesecakes. I have done half and half with cookies. It doesn't carry the texture to use it exclusively in baking most bread types of foods.

You may also want to try Purvia. It is specially formulated to be used in hot drinks. It also has a chemical in it that you may want to avoid too much of. But it is better than Splenda.

wolfmom41
wolfmom41 2011-07-12 23:52:54 -0500 Report

I believe Truvia has a small amt of sugar added to off-set the bitterness of straight Stevia, which can be very bitter, especially if tasted "straight". I love Stevia (a completely natural herb, not one of those synthetic artificial "White Powder" sugars that I believe are being referred to) in my tea and use it to sweeten my son's Koolaid & other drinks. A small amt is all that's needed and it cannot be used in baking/cooking unless it is paired with another sweetner (sugar, honey, agave nectar, etc.) to hold off that bitter taste that can result if it's used in too large a quantity (in relation to the size of whatever you're adding it to). When eating it on something like fruit or cereal, again, remember LESS is more! If I remember correctly, Stevia is 18 times sweeter than sugar! A tiny, tiny sprinkle on those strawberries & I bet you wouldn't have had such a nasty result 50Jewels! : )

50Jewels
50Jewels 2011-07-12 23:32:59 -0500 Report

I tried Stevia and found it at Sam's Club by where they keep the diet aids. I took it back after only one packet. All my tongue picked up was bitter. I had sprinkled it on strawberries and I hardly could eat them. If it wasn't that they were costly I think I would have tossed them. I thought maybe it was a good way to curb your appitite. You just don't want to eat anything with it on. It sounds like not everyone has this reaction though. I am going to try Splenda but it sounds like it is not a perfect solution either.

Antique-Dave
Antique-Dave 2011-06-15 16:16:16 -0500 Report

I get my Stevia packets a Swansons and the price is better than the grocery store but I just don't use them much, in tea or something like that but I'm not really drinking much crystal light anymore either, gradually I went to mainly water, and some diet pop here and there.

As far as baking, I just got to the point where I eat a small, sometimes a forkful or two of the real thing, I just believe that for me if I plan correctly, less of the real thing is okay.

If I'm working outside I'll have a little more but its all based on what my meter tells me what I can do.

2011-06-15 15:01:19 -0500 Report

Sorry Gabby. I don't do any type of white stuff. But I heard from friends who have tried it, swear by it. They all say that it tastes better then splenda, S&L, & =. So if your not sure try this. Next time U R @ a restaurant and they have it, take a cpl of packets home w/u & try it. Then U know 4 sure, & U won't have 2 spend a lot of money for a box of it 2 only find out that U don't like it.

Goldenbulldog
Goldenbulldog 2011-06-11 10:18:08 -0500 Report

Yes, I tried it but I like the Splenda better for some reason.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2011-06-11 15:30:49 -0500 Report

I was told splenda is a bad product. I tried it and it gave me (let's just say) severe stomach problems.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-10-28 00:50:22 -0500 Report

I have the same problem with Splenda. If I have more than 2 cans of soda sweetened with the stuff I get a "laxative effect" just like I do with sugar alcohols.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-07-13 09:38:40 -0500 Report

You might want to read Suzy Cohen's book "Diabetes Without Drugs" She is a registered pharmacist who frankly doesn't like any of the artificial sweeteners on the market today. She also attributes lots of today's health problems with our diet of heavily processed foods. I found her book very informative and interesting. She also includes recipes with healthier (if exotic) ingredients.

majikinfl
majikinfl 2011-06-10 14:01:04 -0500 Report

Tried it, unfortunately not too sure I love it. Its very expensive where I live, cannot buy in bulk for baking. I want to try the Sodas made with it but they are so costly I have not yet wanted to spend over $1 for a 12 oz can. I did try the powder with flavoring…I got the Strawberry…had to use 1/2 the water called for to even get a whiff of strawberry flavor. I think it takes more to sweeten sour things like lemonade and to bake with it takes a lot more to keep cake from tasting like bread or coffee cake. Just my opinion from about 8 months of use. Looking forward to hearing what others have found.

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-06-10 11:35:55 -0500 Report

I've tried both Truvia and Stevia, but I like Stevia better. I like that it comes in varieties like caramel to give flavor to coffee or even baked apples. I also like the Stevita, which comes in flavored packets to put in your water. If Truvia comes in those forms, I've never seen it. I also think Stevia tastes a bit better than Truvia.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-06-11 09:01:58 -0500 Report

Do you buy the flavored stevia at the health food store? In the grocery, I have only seen straight stevia, no flavors added. To my knowledge, Truvia doesn't come packaged to do that either at this time, but there are many soft drink companies that are starting to use it as an alternative for the more educated consumer.

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-06-11 09:47:04 -0500 Report

Hi, Gabby- I did find the flavored Stevia in packets at my local health food store…a "real" health food/whole foods store, not GNC. Hope I don't offend by that comment. Anyway, you can also find it online…just google…the flavored packets for your water bottle can easily be found online by googling "Stevita"…cherry is my favorite. You can buy the scoopable ones, but I like the packets better, as it's hard to get the right amount when you use the scoopable. If you happen to be in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the best place I've found to buy any of it is at the Sunflower Shoppe. Amazon.com usually has fairly good deals on them as well.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-06-15 12:47:13 -0500 Report

Cool, I will have to take a peek at my health food store. They usually have stevia in liquid form with flavors, but the packets sound of interest.

Janney
Janney 2011-06-10 00:02:45 -0500 Report

I have tried all the sweeteners on the market only to find out they are bad for us. I have now switched to Stevia or Truvia. They are both derived from the Stevia plant which is "natural" not chemical.

SongDude
SongDude 2011-06-10 08:36:09 -0500 Report

Stevia is cheaper than Truvia, and you can get it in a large three-pound bag at most grocery stores. It really opens up possibilities - I've baked with it, with Pillsbury sugar-free frosting. It is awesome!

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2011-06-09 17:42:19 -0500 Report

I have tried Truvia. In my humble opinon it had a really nasty taste. I really wanted to like it too, but the taste to me was about as bad as Sweet-N-Low.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-06-10 08:36:05 -0500 Report

It is amazing how our taste buds are so different. I find it very sweet and if I chew on an actual stevia leaf, it is very sweet but almost tastes like tea. Weird.

amyspeer
amyspeer 2011-04-21 09:46:34 -0500 Report

No I have not tried Truvia, calorie - free sweetener, I though about it. I will have to try it one day soon.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-04-20 21:06:26 -0500 Report

I like truvia, but my son who looks put for me says Stevia is healthier for me.

SongDude
SongDude 2011-06-10 08:38:16 -0500 Report

It's the same stuff - there is no difference between Truvia and Stevia. Stevia is cheaper, that's for sure, and you can get it in a large three pound bag. Be well!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-06-10 08:41:47 -0500 Report

Actually, Truvia, Purvia and Stevia in the raw do have a chemical in them to granulate it. Not toxic like a lot of the artificial sweeteners, but it is similar to what is put in sugar free candies that often makes us make quick trips to the bathroom. So it is not the same. Pure Stevia is actually better for us.

SongDude
SongDude 2011-06-11 10:36:47 -0500 Report

Yes - the leaf itself in its pure form is better (rebiana). The ingredient that you speak of that allows the rebiana to become granulated is maltodextrin.

madrone
madrone 2011-03-06 21:48:26 -0600 Report

I prefer stevia - stevia is an herb that stimulates your sweets taste buds, but it's just an herb, not sugar. Nearly all of the other sugar alternatives seem to have a laxative affect on me … not worth it.

andyjon
andyjon 2011-03-06 20:10:37 -0600 Report

hey angel its andyjon i have tried it and it is very good and sweet but i dont think sweet as you

Anonymous
Anonymous 2011-03-06 05:34:38 -0600 Report

I prefer xylitol

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-07-13 09:24:38 -0500 Report

What is xylitol ?

cavie2
cavie2 2011-07-13 09:31:38 -0500 Report

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a natural occuring sugar substitute. It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables including various berries, corn husks, oats and mushrooms. My information source came from Wikipedia.

cavie2
cavie2 2011-07-13 12:39:38 -0500 Report

Has anyone tried "Soooo sweet" it is made from the stevia plant and is the only stevia product that does not have a bitter after taste. It has no carbs, calories and is 100% organic. Seemingly it is blended with a soluble dietary fiber called FiberSol-2™, as a dilution agent and this masks the bitter taste.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:36:11 -0500 Report

It is also what is used in toothpaste to sweeten it and yet not cause tooth decay. Pretty interesting stuff. I find it too moist and way too expensive.

DonHenault
DonHenault 2011-03-02 09:13:32 -0600 Report

I didn't like it plus it had more carbs than Splenda

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-06 21:10:28 -0600 Report

splenda doesn't work for Me. I used to drink sodas sweetened with Splenda and it had an explosive laxitive effect on me. The problem was the effect was delayed so I didn't know what was causing it. I finally figured it out,and don't drink diet shasta or anything sweetened with Splenda. Nutra swqet (Aspartame) also has a bad rap too so I avoid that. I really only drink filtered water now.

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-02-22 08:44:23 -0600 Report

My mother was always a big Truvia fan but I've found Trader Joe's Stevia to be pretty awesome (and much cheaper in bulk bottles) too!

MrsJgKENT
MrsJgKENT 2011-02-21 21:34:45 -0600 Report

Yes I have use it when I want a sweet… but most of time I use stevia…I like it better. I rather have stevia.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-02-21 20:34:39 -0600 Report

I was all excited about it until I found out is has chemicals in it similar to other artificial sweeteners. I use pure stevia now for the most part.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-02-21 17:32:50 -0600 Report

Personally I don't think its much better than the artificial sweeteners. It is derived from stevia but it is still processed into chemical compounds and fillers added.