Monday, August 8, 2011

Giveaway: NuNaturals

It's a sweet world out there, but navigating through the jungle of sweeteners to add to your coffee, baked goods or drinks can feel like wading through a swamp. Sugar? Not great. High Fructose Corn Syrup? No thanks Still a Splenda Addict? You might want to rethink that (in fact Janel Ovrut, RD wrote a fantastic post all about the horrors of Splenda) Aspartame? I'd rather not. My personal sweetener of choice is Stevia. I love that it's plant based (like everything else i eat) and doesn't raise blood sugar levels like sugar

When NuNaturals emailed me asking me whether I would like to sample some of their Stevia products I eagerly responded- Yes Please!! I've tried most of the other brands-Truvia, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Stevia-In-the-Raw, and Stevita gurl, but NuNaturals beats any and all taste tests.
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 add their vanilla or chocolate stevia liquid to my coffee and oatmeal every morning, and have used their baking substitute with great success. It's a 1:1 ratio, which negates any pesky division-recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar? use 1 cup of NuNaturals. It also adds fiber!

Plus I love how friendly their entire team is. Which is why they offered a special giveaway for YOU!

4 readers will receive a box of NuStevia Packets, and 1 bottle of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Liquid!

Rules:
  • 1 entry for leaving a comment on this post telling my how you would use this stevia or if you have ever tried stevia
  • 1 entry for tweeting: "Enter @ElizabethEat 's @NuNatural 's Giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/42sdwfn #stevia #sugar"
  • The contest will be open to Continental U.S. residents ONLY.
  • The contest starts today (8/8/11) and I will pick 4 winners on Monday 8/15/11 by 7 am.
And just because I like you ever so much, EVERYONE can receive 15% off your order at NuNaturals.com by entering code BLG930 and/or free samples by mailing a self-addressed stamped# 10 envelope to:

NuNaturals, INC
2220 West 2nd Ave. # 1
Eugene, OR 97402

Happy Monday!!

15 comments:

SarahB said...

I'd love to try NuNatural's. I make sweet tea all the time with Splenda, and after reading the article you linked to I may need a change!

Katherine said...

I've never tried it before, but I don't eat refined sugars so this would be a new way to sweeten up my meals!

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Regan - The Professional Palate said...

My favorite way to use stevia is SO basic. I take a can/bottle of sparkling water, add a few drops of stevia and drop in a small piece of fresh lime. It's my healthy version of Sprite ;-) Can't wait to try this brand to see how it compares.

Kerry said...

I use Splenda to sweeten my iced coffee and it would be great to find a more natural alternative. I haven't really experimented much with stevia yet, but I should!

Chloe said...

You totally introduced me to the stevia goodness a few summers ago. What better way to sweeten your iced coffee in the morning? I feel like I'd love to experiment more with stevia. I have quite a sweet tooth and would love to see how else I could use this (in baking??). Also, cocktail possibilities... endless.

elizabeth said...

I went to a cafe once and had a stevia-sweetened tea, but I've never owned any or tried to bake with it before. I'd love to try!

Cherloo said...

I love stevia! I love using it to sweeten tea or use it in my oatmeal!!
cheryl.a.casperson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Cherloo said...

Tweeted (cherylcasperson)
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annie71 said...

I would put it in my green tea. anna_fulbright@yahoo.com

Kendall @On An Inhale said...

I've been making protein cookies and other healthy recipes that call for stevia. I've always wanted to try the NuNaturals brand!

Melissa said...

I've never tried stevia, but I think I would use it in my smoothies!

Melissa said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mgonyeo/statuses/102028425929306112

Ricki said...

I won't enter as I use NuNaturals all the time and have a huge stock here at home. But I wanted to chime in to say how much I love their stevia--truly the best one I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot!). :)

JimG said...

I'm with Ricki, I use it and love it. The flavored products are especially fun to play with in teas.

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