As you know from this post, I recently connected with Stevia in the Raw via Twitter and they were nice enough to send me a sample.
I currently use Truvia as my sweetener of choice but I’m certainly not against changing that if something better were to come along. I also don’t love that along with Cargill, Coca-Cola is the maker of Truvia. There is also debate on the erythritol found in it.
Back to Stevia in the Raw … I first used it in a giant protein powder oatmeal pancake. (Lessened the recipe a bit but still a large, delicious pancake topped with some agave nectar and almond milk).
I had this same pancake a week ago with Truvia and this weekend with Stevia in the Raw. In the pancake, I really noticed no difference.
Tea drinking is where most of my sweetener consumption happens, so this is the most critical for me in comparing sweeteners.
And finally, another important one … the sweetener in my morning oatmeal. As with the tea, I did notice a difference and it was a good one!
My husband and I agree with the results and here they are …
We like Stevia in the Raw more than Truvia.
- Stevia in the Raw is sweeter than Truvia (that’s a good thing since it’s sweetener and all ; )
- It’s not “gross” stevia as some stevia, in my opinion can be
- It tastes more “real” than Truvia
- The packet sizes are normal sweetener sizes, whereas Truvia packets seem large (okay, so that’s not a huge deal, but it’s a weird reason I like Stevia in the Raw better)
One con is that I’m pretty sure Stevia in the Raw is pricier than Truvia. I’ll have to check and see how much it is at my grocery store and that’ll probably be a big factor in whether we officially make the switch or not.
Anyways, there are our Stevia in the Raw thoughts. Thanks for the sample, Stevia in the Raw!! : )
Do you use a sweetener besides sugar? If so, what kind?