Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stevita Stevia

Notice something different? Welcome to www.dontwhitesugarcoatit.com! It's official! and in honor of this big name-change, I'm sharing my review of my favorite white-stuff-Stevia!!

I feel horrible because Stevita Stevia sent me a big package of stevia-goodness a while ago, and I have been so slow to post my review. I have been thoroughly enjoying their products, because I am a stevia addict! I don't like to (white) sugar coat it, and stevia is my white powder of choice!

Stevita has several lines of straight stevia powders. First there is simply stevia- no fillers, just concentrated stevia. Then there is Stevia Supreme which is blended with xylitol for a filler, and less bitter taste. But I thought both lines were very high quality, did not leave a bitter taste, and while it may not be the most sustainable, I love having the little packets to throw into my purse.

I was so excited to try the gum, peppermint and cinnamon, but was disappointed. It was sweetened with xylitol, an sugar alcohol, and I was hoping it would be only stevia. And the flavor does not last long either, which was a bummer.

They also sent "Stevita Flavored Powder"- Think Crystal Lite without the artificial sweeteners!! It is very sweet, and can easily be diluted in more than 32 oz. They come in Strawberry, cherry, lime, and orange.

The final product I tried was their liquid stevia, which was a first for me. They have a wide range of flavored liquids, everything from toffee to mango. I tried the vanilla and the lemon, and I'm using the vanilla every day!! It's the perfect flavor addition to everything from oatmeal to raw desserts!! This was definitely my favorite of the samples they sent.

I highly recommend that you check out their website for all of their stevia line and definitely give their liquid stevia a try if you see it in your local whole foods or health food store! Thank you Stevita for letting me try your products!

Do you use stevia? Any brands you like more than others?

7 comments:

Vegan Valerie said...

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Jess said...

Congrats on the big name change!!

Ricki said...

Congrats on the dedicated domeain! I've tried Stevita's chocoalte liquid and LOVE it. The other brand I really love is NuNaturals--I've used their liquid and powdered pure stevia and really don't taste a bitter aftertaste AT ALL. I'm hoping to do a write up of their products in the near future, too. Looks like some great samples! :)

Amanda said...

How is Stevia for baking? I want to start using it for baked goods--but does it substitute 1:1 with white sugar--and is there a "brown sugar" equivalent? My baked-goods tooth needs some change!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

Thanks @ Jess and Valarie!
@Ricki I've been wanting to try NuNaturals. As soon as my stevita supply runs low-it'll be my next taste test!
@ Amanda-stevia requires a bit of experimenting to figure out what works, amongst the different brands and consistencies. This is a good resource http://cookingwithstevia.com/stevia_conversion_chart.html and Ricki has an excellent blog with plenty of delicious stevia-sweetened baked goods @ www.dietdessertanddogs.com !
love the stevia love!

Gina said...

I love that they have the drink mixes, I have been looking for something like that. I haven't seen them anywhere yet, although I do have this brand's liquid chocolate (not chocolatey in case you were wondering).

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