Sunday, March 11, 2012
Truvía® natural sweetener Product Review!!
It's tea time!
Well anytime is tea time for me because I love tea but after receiving the Truvia Sweetener as part of my Influenster Love VoxBox I was very excited to try out Truvia!
I usually always have my tea the same way. Black tea, with lemon, and about 2 teaspoons of sugar. Yum. I am not a fan of coffee so it rules out that for me.
I had tried tea before with Sweet-n-Low and Splenda and I have to say I wasn't a very big fan. With Splenda because of it's powdery consistency I ended up getting a weird powdery froth on my tea and also little balls of powder which didn't wanna dissolve worth a damn floated around randomly. It was gross. Sweet-n-Low was a little better but still gave me that weird "diet" taste to my tea. As you can see I have never been a fan of sweeteners, I always prefer regular sugar. I am not on a diet so I don't really care too much about the calories. However I was eager to try out Truvia because it is natural and made from the Stevia plant.
So I made my usual cup of tea and I put in one packet of Truvia. It tasted as if I needed more sweetness so I added another packet. The packets were quite small, about a half a teaspoon I would think. After tasting it again, it was quite sweet. A little too sweet I think. It seemed as if I needed 1 1/2 packets instead of using 2. So I am assuming that the sweetener is quite strong compared to sugar.
It dissolved great, did not create a froth or weird bits floating around. Which was nice. However my tea just still didn't taste the same as it usually does when I use sugar. So for me...I could tell that it wasn't sugar immediately. It had that "fake sugar" taste. In my opinion if you're not on a diet or watching calories this does not make a good sugar substitute.
However this being a no calorie sweetener most people who use it will be on a diet, watching calories, or allergic to sugar in which I have this to say...it makes a damn good alternative for those who can't have sugar. It dissolves well, it tastes halfway decent, and it has zero calories. I believe just like diet soda...it's simply a acquired taste. And after drinking a few cups of tea or coffee with sweetener like this I too could get used to it.
And I can see various uses for this sweetener, baking, tea, coffee, other kinds of drinks. It has multiple uses for sure.
Overall I believe it is a good product. It does the job, and it does it well. Even though I may taste the difference I believe for those who need sweeteners instead of sugar this is a great substitute!
Thanks to Influenster for providing me with the opportunity to try it!
Stay tuned for more reviews and blogs coming soon!
For more info on Truvia please check out their site HERE!