Monday, June 14, 2010

Win a Lifetime Supply of Stevia**

**ok, maybe that's an exaggeration. But there's a BIG giveaway if you make it to the bottom of this post!**

no sugar added-just stevia.

When NuNaturals emailed me asking me whether I would like to sample some of their stevia products I eagerly responded- Yes Please!! The blog world has been afire with glowing reviews on this brand, and being a stevia addict, I jumped on the chance. Previously I have been a Stevia-In-the-Raw, and Stevita gurl, but NuNaturals has won my heart. (if you still don't know why I love stevia-click here)

reduced sodium soy sauce photobomb

Full Disclosure: NuNaturals sent me the following products to review. I have received no monetary compensation, and I was not bribed to write a positive review.

I first used the baking stevia in Ricki Heller's recipe for poppyseed soda bread. Not a sweet bread, and I only had to replace 1/3 cup of brown sugar with stevia. I loved that the NuNaturals could be subbed for sugar in a 1:1 ratio-no pesky division-recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar? use 1 cup of NuNaturals. It also adds fiber! Definitely adding this product to my shopping list as soon as I run out.


lots of kisses for this baking stevia!!
Apprehensively I licked my finger that had stevia powder on it. I was pleasantly surprised that there was NO bitter aftertaste. I could have been licking a super-sweet pack of sugar. I'm not sure what magic goes on in the NuNaturals Plant, but I'm loving it!

finally-truth in advertising
I also got the chance to try their vanilla stevia liquid. It has such a sweet subtle vanilla taste, and is perfect in coffee, oatmeal, or on kombucha squash with cinnamon.

A product I had never seen before was Stevia pills-which can be dropped into a big pitcher of lemonade, or sangria, perfect for the summer months. This bottle now resides at the bakery, where I drop one in my ice coffee everyday!

The last product I tried was Erythritol-a caloric sweetener made from corn. Not my favorite sugar substitute because it is a sugar alchohol and does contain minimal calories. I'm an all-or-none kinda gal when it comes to sugar. Although sugar alchohols have been shown to not cause tooth decay, they can cause GI distress when eaten in large quantities. Any "dieter" who has binge on one too many sugar-free cookies can attest to that statement.

So now, the exciting Giveaway! The lovely people at NuNaturals have offered to award four (4) of my readers one (1) box of NuNaturals White Stevia Powder, 50 ct. packets, PLUS one (1) bottle of Vanilla Stevia Liquid, 2 oz!! That's a whole lot of spreading the stevia love!

The Fine Print:
  • The contest is limited to U.S. residents, ONLY.
  • Contest Starts today (June 14th) and Ends next Tuesday (June 22st) at 5:00 pm EST
  • Gain 1 entry by commenting on this post How you will use your stevia
  • Gain 1 additional entry by Tweeting: "Enter to win @ellie88 's Stevia Giveaway http://bit.ly/9J6yQX "
  • In order to be 110% fair-winners will be selected from random.org, i swear!
  • If you are having any difficulties with commenting (trying to fix that!!) please shoot me an email at ejarrard[at]gmail.com :)

and since I don't want anyone to feel left out, here is an exclusive offer for EVERYONE:15% DISCOUNT off of any participant’s future web order placed through our website : www.nunaturals.com . enter this code : BLG710, at checkout and receive free shipping on orders > $35 and 15% off total order. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ENDS JULY 1, 2010.


Ready, Get set, go!!

18 comments:

Jamie said...

Hello Elizabeth!! I would love to win a LIFETIME supply of stevia to help fuel my coffee obsession :)

Procrastinator said...

Ooh! I'm going to put it in some whole wheat chocolate cookies - so exciting! (And here's that recipe: http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/05/04/whole-wheat-chocolate-chip-cookies-from-good-to-the-grain/.

Kevin K Liu said...

I would love to do a side-by-side comparison between stevia, splenda, (which, up to now has been my sweetener of choice) and plain sugar. Really stoked about your positive review. I actually like the aftertaste of splenda in many of my recipes, but I've gotten complaints from friends. Stevia might be a worthy alternative!

Naveen said...

I'm ready for some stevia research:
1) Can you caramelize stevia?
2) Can you use it in capsacin-extract beverages to balance the flavors?
3) Could this replace sugar in chocolate bars?
4) How would it work in cocktails?
5) What about cupcake frosting?

Yum Yucky said...

ooohhhh, I'm in the mood for some greedy blueberry muffins! The baking blend is what I need.

Yum Yucky said...

I tweeted too! http://twitter.com/YumYucky/status/16166606279

Marissa said...

Well Elizabeth- I would become a domestic goddess baking queen if awarded this stevia! That poppyseed soda bread sounds fanfriggintastic!

Mastering Public Health said...

Never used Stevia in baking, but this is a popular brand and am curious to see how it would turn out.

Mastering Public Health said...

Posted to Twitter (@MasPublicHealth)

Katherine! said...

Very Southern, very sweet ice tea will be happening! With a side of sweet potato pie- might as well put the stuff to the test, right? And what's better than replacing the tooth-decaying level of sugar typically found in these items with something just a tad bit better for ya? Nothing, obvi.

Naht said...

My favorite is WheyLow, but I've never really tried stevia..only in protein powders/bars and natural soda.

photodelicious! said...

hellooooo! i will use stevia to sweeten my life :) i am a sugar addict, so it would probably be a good idea to move away from the much-frowned-upon white stuff.

Dan and Jace said...

We would use it to perfect out hot chocolate. :]

Lisa said...

I would use it for my tea.

mgonyeo said...

I would use the stevia when I make raw "cookie dough" balls!

mgonyeo said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/mgonyeo/statuses/16474759090

Lori said...

I'm going to use my stevia for baking purposes... clean, wholesome baked goods- gluten free, dairy free, of course. ;)
Yum!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

I love NuNaturals!!! I have it in my coffee everyday! I love baking with it and making ice cream with it! YUM!