Truvia Sweetener Review + How to Make Your Stevia Blend in Bulk (Much Cheaper!)

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An hot sugar-free product I’ve received questions about is Truvia, sweetener that became widely available in grocery stores in 2011.

Getting ready to review of various brands of stevia!

Truvia is a blend of stevia extract and erythritol, the two sweeteners I have been using since 2008 in the dessert recipes on this blog.

Scroll down for my recipe for cheaper, tastier homemade Truvia substitute + photos of how to make it! I came up with a sweetener blend that’s a one-for-one substitute for Truvia after purchasing the real deal a few times (@ $7.99 per 9.8 ounces, yikes!) to test it. A premixed blend of stevia and erythritol is convenient for smoothies and coffee, but I still prefer to use stevia and erythritol and separately.

So, how does Truvia stack up with similar sweeteners? Read on for my review!
After trying out Truvia in various recipes, I’m a little disappointed in the sweetener that the manufacturer, Cargill, claims is made from “the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf.” Truvia has a distinct aftertaste–a lingering, pungent flavor note that’s a dead giveaway it’s not real sugar. I’m used to erythritol’s cooling sensation on the tongue, so I know it’s not that. I’m guessing the aftertaste comes from Cargill’s refinement process for extracting the sweet compounds from the stevia plant. The special extract they used is called “Rebiana.” By comparison with Truvia, the pure stevia extract I use has a pure, clean sweetness. 

Another noteworthy aspect of Truvia is the artificially sweet smell of it, reminiscent of cotton candy, or perhaps toasted marshmallows? The added fragrance seems a bit unnecessary. I’ve never smelled sugar with an odor that hits you in the face when you unscrew the jar! The scent must come from the “natural flavors” listed as one of the ingredients for Truvia on the label.

Still, the taste of Truvia is tolerable. The main reason I won’t be purchasing any more Truvia is due to the cost. At $6.99 for 9.8 ounces in grocery stores, it’s expensive for the amount you get compared to my homemade blend of stevia and erythritol. I order 5 lb bags of erythritol and have an 8 oz bag of stevia extract (a lifetime supply, pretty much!), which I combine to sweeten baked goods for the best value. Truvia cannot be purchased in bulk as far as I know.

Since I get questions from readers about using Truvia in my recipes, I decided to create a Truvia substitute. This way, if you’d like to use Truvia in place of the sweeteners I list, you’ll know the amount of stevia and erythritol that you can replace with Truvia. My recipes don’t always use the same ratio of stevia to erythritol that’s in this “Truvia”-like blend, so keep that in mind. I like to play around with amounts of each sweetener, and usually add a little xylitol in the mix to improve the flavor. The flexibility you have when you can use erythritol and stevia separately is ideal for baking.

The perfect set of measuring spoons for baking with stevia!

Homemade Stevia Blend Sweetener

Makes 1 cup sweetener blend

2 teaspoons (5 mL) good tasting pure stevia extract
1 cup (50g) erythritol

Add ingredients to plastic baggie. Shake baggie well to mix sweeteners. Enjoy!

*As of 2014, I use Trader Joe’s Pure Stevia Extract, but use 1/2 teaspoon if using the old NuNaturals pure extract (purchased before 2012) that I used to recommend
And now… the fun part! Here’s the cost of my homemade substitute compared to the cost of Truvia:

With a 1-oz container of pure stevia extract, you could sweeten 43.75 cups of homemade Truvia at $0.19 cents per cup. With a 5-lb bag of erythritol, you could sweeten 11.83 cups of Truvia at $2.67 per cup.
Adding the costs per cup, 1 cup of homemade Truvia costs $2.86 per cup. 1 cup of Truvia at $6.99 per 9.8 ounce container costs $5.59 per cup.

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, huh?

103 Comments on Truvia Sweetener Review + How to Make Your Stevia Blend in Bulk (Much Cheaper!)

  1. Melie
    February 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this! I just did a blog post on Stevia last night. Although I'm not a big fan of erythritol, I like the idea of having the option to use stevia extract in place of Reb A to create a Truvia-like sweetener. Thanks again!

  2. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Would you use this to replace sugar cup for cup? I thought by combining you get that synergy affect and would use less per cup of sugar. I Think this is a great idea.

  3. Suzi
    February 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Do you think that these sweeteners (erythritol and the stevia's) are really safe? I was using then got scared away and just wanted opinion of someone who sounds like they know what they're doing 😉 Cause I love your recipes!!

  4. Dieting Dave
    February 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm (11 years ago)

    So good to see your blog entry again! You've got some big fans!

    Now for another question. I usually buy erythritol powder rather than crystals. Do you have suggestions on the measuring differences? I know that won't work with your homemade Truvia…but with other stuff…..

    Have you made your own sugar free jams? I buy frozen berries or mixed fruit and the no-cook freezer jam pectin. Instead of sugar I use a combination of erythritol, xylitol, and a bit of concentrated splenda (though now I'll start using Stevia). No after taste and it's delicious!

  5. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm (11 years ago)

    Where can I get a 5lb bag of erythritol? I've been buying 1lb bags at $8.xx per bag. Seems like I'm over paying.

  6. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm (11 years ago)

    “Where can I get a 5lb bag of erythritol? I've been buying 1lb bags at $8.xx per bag. Seems like I'm over paying.”

    Ok, nevermind. I got all excited and jumped the gun. I found it in your post. 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 at 1:03 am (11 years ago)

    I can't use the NuNaturals because it has maltodextrin in it. 🙁

  8. Rettakat
    February 9, 2012 at 1:32 am (11 years ago)

    I have to agree about the NuNaturals. I've used the pure stevia extract powder from NOW brand for years, and decided to try NuNaturals NoCarb Blend. Wow! No comparison. Wish I had tried it sooner. 🙂

    Oh, and for Anonymous, the NoCarb blend doesn't have the maltodextrin. It's just got a sweet, clean taste with no after taste. 🙂

  9. Katina
    February 9, 2012 at 2:54 am (11 years ago)

    I was wondering how much stevia was in this. I actually started buying and using erythritol after reading it was the main ingredient in Truvia. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Healthy Recipes
    February 9, 2012 at 3:07 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks buddy, your article really adds to my knowledge. By the way, I'm looking for information about the Nutritional Facts of pregnancy, can you provide it to me?

  11. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 at 6:05 am (11 years ago)

    Great post!!!! I LOVE your blog!

  12. Kris
    February 9, 2012 at 6:27 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome! I haven't like the “other natural ingredients” listed on Truvia not knowing what they actually were. I was just going to purchase more Truvia but I just made my own with your recipe! Sweeeeeeeeeet! Thanks!

  13. Lauren
    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Melie – Glad you enjoyed the post!

    Anon – The blend is intended to be 2 1/4 times as sweet as sugar (according to the Truvia label). 🙂 I wouldn't use it to replace sugar cup for cup just because the cooling effect of erythritol might be noticeable in some recipes. If you're baking a cake or pie that doesn't require a ton of sugar (say, over 1 cup) then this blend might just do the trick. When I combine erythritol, xylitol, and stevia in ratios dependent on the recipe (see the sugar-free baking guide post for more info on how to mix sweeteners to suit your recipes!

    Suzi – I haven't seen convincing scientific evidence that says there is anything toxic about consuming these natural extracts in reasonable amounts, but I'm no expert! 😉 I simply enjoy reading about nutrition science and consuming those foods that make me feel best. Give these sweeteners a try to see whether they work for you!

    Dieting Dave – I did try jam with xanthan gum and it was pretty good, but I don't eat much of the stuff and wouldn't be able to gauge how authentic the texture is. The powdered E should measure like powdered sugar – roughly 1 3/4 cups packed powdered E to 1 cup granular E. 🙂

  14. Lauren
    February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Anon – NuNaturals pure stevia extract does NOT contain maltodextrin. 😉 There are a couple of different versions of the product. There is one version for baking that contains maltodextrin to bulk out the stevia extract, intended to make it measureable without using teeny tiny spoons!

    Rettakat – Glad you like the NuNaturals too! I'm such a fan after trying it a few years back.

    Katina – Glad you've enjoyed the post!

    Kris – Let me know how it goes for you. 🙂

  15. Jamie
    February 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm (11 years ago)

    What a great idea, Lauren! I know I love Truvia, but I'm usually left wondering what that maple smell is…

    • Rachel R.
      January 13, 2017 at 7:52 am (6 years ago)

      Could be from the erithrytol? Erithrytol is a sugar alcohol, and I think maple may be one of the sources used to produce it.

  16. Spend Well Media
    February 11, 2012 at 7:14 am (11 years ago)

    This sounds too good to be true! I love how this sweetener originates from a plant..that's so great! Will definitely give this one a try,

  17. DiggingDogFarm
    February 14, 2012 at 5:12 am (11 years ago)

    Sounds great, although I've become quite leary of NuNaturals after a bad experience last year.
    I used to praise their products, but I got a batch of packets with the stevia caked to the inside of the packet.
    They treated me like dirt, drug their feet and it was several months before they made things right!

    Oh well!!!

  18. Anonymous
    February 15, 2012 at 6:20 am (11 years ago)

    I've missed your posts Lauren and glad to hear that you will continue to thrill us with your creative recipes, this one included. I've always been a bit suspicious about Truvia, especially since the MFG is Cargill, a BIG company that deals in grain and other agriculture commodities. Wikipedia has some interesting tidbits about them. rn.

  19. Frugal Jen
    February 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm (11 years ago)

    Lauren, this is brilliant! I can't wait to try it; thank you!

    Question, though: It seems to me that the generic packets of stevia/erythritol blend are a different concentration than the bulk TruVia–I find these at Kroger and Wal-Mart–and cost less per sugar equivalent than the bulk brand stuff. Any idea where your mixture falls in all this?

  20. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012 at 1:12 am (11 years ago)

    Lauren, I have a few question about erythritol. First of all, do the carbs in erythritol count?
    Or are they not “real” carbs? And erythritol does have anything to do with fructose?

  21. speedwell
    February 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm (11 years ago)

    Anon, I have a lot of experience with erythritol and xylitol. Erythritol has negligible calories and a glycemic impact of essentially zero. Xylitol has significant calories, though only about half sugar's, and the glycemic impact is in the “very low” range, only a tenth or so as much as sugar. I've tested the effect of a tablespoon of each (dissolved in a drink) on my fasting blood sugar and neither appears to have a measurable effect on me… YMMV.

    The carbs in these sweeteners are not metabolized by the body in the same way as sugar, so there is no need to account for them in a low-carb diet. Do realize you can't eat anything in excess, and count the xylitol calories. Calories do matter, even in a low carb diet, because too much food energy can destabilize your blood sugar too.

    Both chemicals occur naturally in food, though they are manufactured using specific processes. Erythritol is not fructose or derived from fructose. It is actually produced by a special yeast by fermentation of glucose. The fermentation process produces a virtually pure product after the yeast is filtered out. The yeast is not Candida, and the finished erythritol has no effect on a person's susceptibility or otherwise to Candida infection.

    Hope that helps!

  22. Anonymous
    February 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm (11 years ago)

    I just ordered a few of the things you recommend from iherbs!! I'm excited to start trying out your recipes!!
    Have you noticed if you've been able to lose or maintain weight even though you eat these sweets?

  23. Emma
    March 1, 2012 at 6:19 am (11 years ago)

    What a great idea! I am so excited about this way of cutting back on my ingredient's costs. It's amazing how a good idea like your's can help so many people save money. Thank you so much for posting that recipe!

  24. Mark
    March 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for providing this recipe for the Truvia substitute.

  25. Jennifer
    March 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I made some and compared it to the brand name product…it is a much cleaner flavor and is not bitter at all. The stevia does seem to cut the cooling effect of straight erythriol as well.

    • Kathy Hill
      August 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm (7 years ago)

      I am not familiar with the cooling effect of erythritol and how it affects baking. I use a LOT of almond flour for my recipes. Will this cooling effect this? Sorry – haven’t used the product. Have used Trivia and xylitol but am looking to make my own. Thanks for the recipe.

  26. Unknown
    April 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm (11 years ago)


    I bought the one bulked with maltodextrin by mistake!

    …Not sure what I'll do with it now…

    What would the conversion in this mix be for the white stevia powder versus white stevia extract powder?

    I wish I'd read the label more closely!

    Okay! I'm done lamenting… Onwards!

  27. Anonymous
    April 25, 2012 at 1:29 am (11 years ago)

    The problem, however, with NuStevia is, if I'm not mistaken, it is mostly maltodextrin with a much lesser amount of actual stevia. Maltodextrin is a polymer derived from corn or rice and is metabolized into glucose.

  28. Jaime Anderson
    May 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, that website is so cheap. Thanks for posting the links!

  29. CJ - Food Stories
    June 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for this amazing, informative post 🙂

  30. Lauren
    June 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Anon – You can buy pure NuNaturals stevia without maltodextrin. I linked to it. 🙂

  31. Anonymous
    July 19, 2012 at 5:24 am (11 years ago)

    Erythritol. Is a sugar alcohol so it is not natural. Just saying.

  32. Unknown
    July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Anonynmous… Erythritol IS a sugar alcohol and it DOES occur naturally. You can find it in fruits (pears, melons and grapes) and in fermented foods like wine, soy sauce and cheese.

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  35. Bev
    October 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm (11 years ago)

    I am going to do some home canning. Can I use Truvia as a
    replacement for sugar?? Is it safe? Will it change the texture? ECT


  36. Laurie
    October 23, 2012 at 1:29 am (11 years ago)

    Hi. Do you know anything about coconut palm sugar? I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and am always looking for tasty sweeteners (I do use xylitol, erythritol, and stevia). I love your cookbook by the way. It has been a life saver for me.

  37. Greg
    November 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Great ideas!

  38. Kelly
    November 14, 2012 at 3:10 am (11 years ago)

    Hi, I love your receipes!. I would love to receive your newsletter, please.

  39. merv
    December 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm (10 years ago)

    so i got the 5lb bag of erythritol. and stevia
    i dont taste the sweet with the above truvia mix you sugest 1 cuo to 1/2 extract what do you think how to make it more sweet tasting using it in tea

    • Lauren B.
      December 22, 2012 at 4:17 am (10 years ago)

      Hi Merv, did you mix together the suggested proportions? Are you stirring the erythritol into a hot liquid mixture to make sure it’s dissolved? It will not taste sweet if it’s not dissolved. If you’re making iced tea be sure to heat up the mixture and then add the erythritol. 😉

  40. Tanya
    December 29, 2012 at 1:07 am (10 years ago)

    Is the 5lb back you were referring to of erythritol the crystals? I’m confused on which one to buy…thanks so much for your help!

  41. Patsy
    July 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi, Just wondering if the Erythritol from Iherb has been made with GMO corn? It doesn’t say organic.

    • Lauren B.
      July 15, 2013 at 4:45 am (10 years ago)

      Hi, Patsy! I’m not sure. Since erythritol is a pure substance that doesn’t contain any DNA or protein from the plant it came from, you won’t be ingesting the genome anyway. 🙂 That is why I don’t worry too much about the erythritol source issue, although I’m certainly no expert.

      If you have any additional info about the science behind GMO foods and products made from them, please feel free to share it here. It’s a question that has cropped up a couple of times here, so you’re not alone with your concern!

  42. Rolando
    August 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm (10 years ago)

    How well do these products keep? You say a “life time supply”. Can you store these things for years?

  43. Debbie
    September 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm (10 years ago)

    I LOVE YOUR recipes and plan on buying your cookbook! I love KAL brand stevia more than the Nunaturals brand. To me it has less aftertaste. I have been cooking with stevia for over 2 years now and am completely ‘converted’ to it (and erythritol, xylitol)…but it’s been confusing to me when using different stevia blends as to how sweet they are in comparison to one another. (there needs to be a way to compare). IS KAL stevia the SAME SWEETNESS POWER AS NUNATURALS? CAN I USE IT INSTEAD FOR THE TRUVIA RECIPE AND GET THE PROPER SWEETNESS level? THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  44. Pat
    October 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Lauren since this is a fairly old article can you tell me if you still use the NuNaturals stevia? I have read sooo many complaints that the newer bottles of the NuNaturals that you link to has changed and no longer tastes the same. What is your take on this? Also would the Kal brand be interchangeable for the NuNaturals? Thanks for your help.

    • Lauren B.
      October 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm (10 years ago)

      Hi, Pat! Great question. If the KAL brand stevia is a pure extract with no fillers to bulk it, like maltodextrin, then it should be interchangeable with the Pure NuNaturals Stevia Extract.

      Did you try the pure NuNaturals stevia extract, without fillers? I cannot tell whether the complaints are coming from the form with maltodextrin, or the pure form. Will let you know after I perform some testing, using the new bottle of NuNaturals stevia I’ve just received from the company.

  45. Lydia
    October 12, 2013 at 6:05 am (10 years ago)

    I also have a question about the Stevia powder you use. I have the NuNatural Stevia White Powder, not the extract. It doesn’t seem to be as concentrated. Do you know how much I would need to use that to make the mix? Thanks.

    • Lauren B.
      October 13, 2013 at 2:26 am (10 years ago)

      Hi, Lydia! When did you purchase it? There have been some questions about the potency of NuNaturals stevia extract in recent years. Apparently, it was reformulated. I just ordered some of the extract, and am waiting on it to get here.

  46. Lydia
    October 13, 2013 at 8:17 am (10 years ago)

    Lauren, I just purchased this a few weeks ago from vitacost. Apparently it has maltodextrin in it. I have to use a lot, almost like regular measurement for sugar/truvia. So I am sure this is not concentrated.

    • Lauren B.
      October 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm (10 years ago)

      Hi, Lydia! Ah, I see why you’re finding it’s not as sweet as the stevia extract I use. This is the stevia that I use in recipes on the blog:

      It does not contain any maltodextrin fillers. Will make it clear that the stevia bulked with maltodextrin is not as sweet in a sweetener FAQ page I’m working on now. Thank you for bringing that matter to my attention. 🙂

  47. Lydia
    October 16, 2013 at 3:34 am (10 years ago)

    Do you think I can use xylitol instead of erithrytol to make the Truvia? I will have to get the right stevia extract next time. For now, I am stuck with this until I use it all up.

    • Lauren B.
      October 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm (10 years ago)

      Hi, Lydia! Using xylitol in this recipe should work well. Xylitol is 2x as sweet as erythritol, so it should help to boost the sweetness and make up for the lack of stevia of the type of stevia you have. Let me know how it works out for you!

  48. Lydia
    October 17, 2013 at 4:38 am (10 years ago)

    Thank you Lauren. I will give it a try.

  49. Matthew V
    November 1, 2013 at 7:11 am (10 years ago)

    Lauren, did you ever get that shipment of the NuNaturals stevia you mentioned you ordered? Do you notice a difference in taste?

    • Lauren B.
      November 2, 2013 at 12:18 am (10 years ago)

      Hi, Matthew! I did, and I’m writing up a stevia post and doing a video for late next week. I am trying every stevia extract in existence (not an easy or cheap project!) to bring you the latest info on all of the stevia products currently on the market. Just waiting for one last shipment of stevia to get here.

      The NuNaturals stevia does have a different taste from the old kind. Please check back next week to get the scoop!

      • Sonja
        November 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm (10 years ago)

        Is the video on stevia available now?

        • Lauren Benning
          December 2, 2013 at 4:12 am (10 years ago)

          Hi, Sonja! It is not ready yet. Still working out the kinks in my video production skills. I will be giving my preliminary recommendation for stevia in an upcoming post.

  50. Desiree
    November 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi, I just tried making some of my own truvia….I purchased erythritol and used the stevia I had on hand which is the NuNaturals white stevia packets, I have had it for a while so it is the old formula. I realize now that it isn’t as strong as the extract powder. Can you tell me how many packets I would need to add? I have 2 C of Erythritol that I am trying to turn into a truvia mix. PLEASE help!! I already added 1 tsp of this mix before I realized that it isn’t as strong as what you are using.

    • Lauren Benning
      November 15, 2013 at 2:04 am (10 years ago)

      Hi, Desiree! You would need 1/2 teaspoon pure extract (old formula) to sweet a whole cup of erythritol in order to make “Truvia.”

      2 teaspoons pure extract = 24 packets of stevia

      So, you would need 6 packets of stevia per cup of erythritol to make a Truvia blend. Hope that helps!

  51. Dawn
    January 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Where do you purchase the stevia and erythritol? And how much for each approximately?

    • Lauren Benning
      October 25, 2014 at 11:51 am (9 years ago)

      Dawn, as of this date I get my stevia at Trader Joe’s. I’ve been trying to find a new brand of nonbitter stevia for the past 12 months, and have finally found it! It is the pure extract, not the extract with the added lactose. You need 1 teaspoon of pure Trader Joe’s stevia extract per cup of erythritol. I just updated the recipe. Hope that helps!

  52. coconutz
    February 8, 2014 at 11:08 am (9 years ago)

    Arrg, after placing my order, I see that elsewhere you say that NuNaturals Stevia, pictured above, changed the formulation and it isn’t good any longer, too bitter. Elsewhere you now recommend KAL Stevia with an Amazon link, eligible for Prime. ARRRRG. Can you fix article? I am afraid my friend will give up this experiment if the homemade blend isn’t good as Truvia for her taste.

    • Lauren Benning
      February 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi, coconutz! There have been big changes that stevia products have undergone, apparently so that the manufacturers can sell them as “food additives” as opposed to supplements. You can read about the situation at the recently updated stevia page. The new stevia product I recommend is made by a company that hasn’t changed their extraction methods since the 1990s. I spoke with the manufacturer, and she told me they will not be changing their product. Just spent the past couple of days updating every recipe link and post on the website, so I’m very sorry to hear that you placed your order before the changes were made! Here’s the stevia information page for more information about the situation:

  53. coconutz
    February 8, 2014 at 11:10 am (9 years ago)

    Humm, my first comment didn’t seem to post, hope no duplicate. I’m going to give it a try. I just ordered through your referral link for
    erythritol, got 5 pounds and added the one ounce stevia just to see if
    we like it. Plus that is a great website and I ordered a ton of other
    stuff and got some freebies and some really cheap trial offers. Glad to
    discover with code NIN467 for the $10 off your first order
    too. Now I will have to browse your website further.

    Dawn – click
    through on the highlighted links in the article and the recipe to be
    taken to the websites where she purchases those items.(I think/hope she
    gets a referal for clicking through and ordering that way.) I bought
    the 5lbs erythritol for about $33 and the Pure Stevia for $9 for once
    ounce, and also go $10 off for my first order. I also ordered more than
    $60 of total stuff so you get another 5% off.

    • Lauren Benning
      February 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm (9 years ago)

      Hi, coconutz! Thank you for explaining how you ordered your ingredients here. I appreciate you using my order code so much! You’re exactly right about how it gives me some commission.

  54. Wendy Youssef
    April 5, 2014 at 3:52 am (9 years ago)

    Can you use this recipe to sweeten coffee or tea?

    • Lauren Benning
      October 25, 2014 at 11:50 am (9 years ago)

      Wendy, this sweetener blend is ideal for sweetening coffee and tea.

  55. wen jiangshi
    July 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm (9 years ago)

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    October 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi, god article. I want to make a blend which taste as simar as sugar as posible.

    I have Stevia Reb A 98% and Erythritol, can you write me on grams the amount i have tu use on both please. Sorry for my bad english. Im Mexican.

      October 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (9 years ago)

      im making ice tea whit lime, tks

      • Lauren Benning
        October 25, 2014 at 11:49 am (9 years ago)

        Hola, Josue! Gracias por tu comentario. Es el stevia no amargo? Que marca es el stevia?

        • JOSUE TELLO
          October 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm (9 years ago)

          Es Stevia Reb A 98% marca steviva.
          Me dijeron que la mezcla de reb A con Eritritol sabe igual al azúcar. Eso queuro lograr que sepa cómo azumbar pero sea saludable. De esa misma marca probé el fructevia y es buenísimo sabe igual al azúcar pero es caro y necesito una forma de endulzar costeable para mi negocio. Queremos ofrecer bebidas refrescantes saludables y con un increíble sabor. Actualmente uso azúcar morena (estándar) pero quiero ofrecer algo saludable.
          Solo necesito saber las proporciones de reb A y eritritol para que sepa cómo el azúcar. O alguna otra forma.
          Muchísimas gracias por tu apoyo.

        • Guest
          October 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm (9 years ago)

          Está es la marca

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          October 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm (9 years ago)

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    Lauren…great call on the Trader Joes extract. I have never been a fan of Stevia but this is excellent especially mixed as you specify. And its a great price since you get close to a full bottle for less than what I paid for a quarter of the amount of another brand. Should last a long time.

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      December 8, 2014 at 12:24 am (8 years ago)

      Frank, I am so glad you are enjoying the TJ’s stevia! The price is certainly right.

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    I find Truvia too sweet. To cut the sweetness in your blend just use less Stevia? Or is there something with bulk but not sweet to add to it? Thanks!

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    Hi Lauren,

    I’m about to order some stevia. As I am located in Australia I want to be sure I order the best product. Your reviews show two types of Stevia. One from the Emperor link and the other the Trader Joe’s product. Can you confirm that Trader Joe’s is better than the Emporer’s product.
    Many thanks.

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    My husband tried Truvia after we received a sample he liked it, he has diabetes.

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    I am confused, it says 2 teaspoons (5ml), but 1 teaspoon is 5ml so is it 10ml?

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      Alisa, that was my mistake. It would be 10ml. Thanks for catching that!

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