Tuesday, October 14, 2008

You've Gotta Try This

Ok, I guess you don't *have* to try it but I'm pretty excited about it. I just bought a new sweetener called Truvia last week at Publix. It was developed by Coca-Cola and Cargill and is a mix between Stevia and erythritol- stevia is a plant and erythritol is a sugar alcohol. I'd heard of erythritol and it's marketed under the name of Z Sweet. I read lots of reviews about Z Sweet being amazing with no aftertaste, yada, yada, yada, but I didn't really like it at all. My taste buds thought it had a very strong pungent type aftertaste. Anyway, I like the Truvia *a lot*. I was willing to do Stevia but the aftertaste reminded me of Tab, remember Tab? Anyway, somehow when they put these two things together it ended up sweet. Very likeably sweet. Even Amanda likes it. She tasted it in my tea a couple of days ago and said "it tastes just like sweet tea". And I have to say that I trust her finicky taste buds more than I do mine. I've been doing artificial/healty alternative sweeteners for a while now and am so used to it that I can't really tell the difference sometimes. Except diet coke- that stuff is really gross. So I can have sweet tea again and I'm loving it.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

OMG! You said Publix..... I miss them. We have Piggly Wiggly (sigh).

Christy said...

Oooo - exciting! I, for one, don't like stevia much. My mom's super into it and keeps trying to give me stuff with stevia in it w/o telling me so she can say she told me so if I wind up liking it :) But so far, no luck! I always taste it. I may have to give this stuff a try...

Amy said...

Oh Tracy, I'm so sorry. I think I'd die if I had to shop there. We had to live without Publix for the first three years we lived here- it was hard. I hate Kroger.

Christy, I don't see how you could miss that stuff. I've used it to avoid Splenda but it's pretty strong.

Mary said...

I'm willing to try it, but I'm the same way...there is yet to be an artificial sweetener that doesn't repulse me.

Hooked on Houses said...

A friend of mine was just telling me about this. I hadn't heard of it before. I'll have to look for it! -Julia