For the Sweet Tooth and Green Thumb: Truvia Review and Giveaway (Ends 8/14) CLOSED

Saturday, July 31, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I have a sweet tooth. Give me chocolate and dessert every day, and I would eat them - if it wasn't for some minor other things such as wanting to stay healthy and to weigh less then my house.

Truvia allows me to cut down on calories without sacrificing taste or sweetness. A natural sweetener made from stevia, a South American plant, Truvia has zero calories. My first impression when I opened it was the pleasant aroma. The scent is a proprietary natural flavor. Truvia has a crystalline form and looks much like white sugar. However, it's two and a half times sweeter than sugar.

The name Truvia comes from a combination of the words "truth" and "way". The product is made with rebiana, the sweetest part of the stevia leaf. This plant has been around as a sweetener for centuries - the Guarani people of Paraguay have used powdered stevia leaves in beverages. Today, one stevia plant can sweeten 30 cups of coffee.

Truvia comes in single-serve sachets as well as in spoonable form. The jar I received contains 9.8 oz that can replace about 3.3 cups of sugar. The jar itself is very cute and can be used in lieu of a sugar bowl - you can easily  remove the labeling if you want to. It can also be reused and / or recycled. I tried Truvia in coffee and tea, and baked my kids' favorite chocolate chip cookies. They ate every last bite and had no clue the cookies were much healthier than usual. Even my husband could not tell I cheated!

Last but not least, Truvia is suitable for people with diabetes. You can try Truvia in your favorite recipes or check out the recipe section on their site. The suggested retail price of a 9.8 oz container of Truvia is $6.99, and the product is available at retailers nationwide.

The Giveaway
Truvia is giving away a fabulous prize package, valued at $50! It's a real treat for those who love gardening and guilt-free sweets. The prize consists of a gardening tote and gloves, and the tote is filled with Truvia products and printed Truvia recipes (smoothies, cocktails, baked goods, etc.).

To enter, please tell us how you'd use Truvia.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • check out these Truvia recipes and share what you'd like to make; 
  • visit the store locator and tell us where you can buy Truvia near you;
  • follow Truvia on twitter;
  • subscribe to their newsletter;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win a $50 Truvia prize package! #Giveaway for the sweet tooth and green thumb - ends 8/14 @aitmama @truvia #win http://tinyurl.com/2ds7zrb";
  • follow them on twitter; 
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is August 14, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product sample to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

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  1. vrtish55 said...

    I would use Truvia in my coffee, and tea. I really need to cut down on my sugar intake. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

  2. tannawings said...

    I would use Truvia in my coffee- I am a sugar/creamer fiend in coffee- I kid you not I put in enough sugar to make me blush! This would help me cut down and out with sugar!
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  11. bettycd said...

    Summer brings out the iced coffee which I have to sweeten so that's the first place I would use Truvia. Checked out the recipes and lemonade caught my eye as something the whole family would enjoy. Baking experiments will wait until the heat of summer becomes a memory

  12. bettycd said...

    The main entry - how I'd use Truvia, related to summer drinks that would be sweetened.
    After checking out there recipes, I want to try the Raspberry Oatmeal Bar recipe and also the Strawberry Rhubarb Galette. They both sound wonderful

  13. bettycd said...

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  23. jellybelly82158 said...

    My hubby and I would use it in our drinks and to cook with because he is a diabetic

  24. jellybelly82158 said...

    I would make the apple crisp recipe

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  35. Frugal Science Gal said...

    I would like to use it in my coffee!

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  38. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

    i need to get my hubby switched over to truvia- he tried a sample and liked it- for his coffee and iced tea

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  44. rubynreba said...

    I would like to try it in my tea.
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  46. rubynreba said...

    There are no stores very close to me. Rainbow Food Store in Minneapolis, MN which is about 3 hours away!
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  54. Emma said...

    Hubby is diabetes, I will use it on making his favourite dessert - chocolate cake.
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  55. Emma said...

    I would like to make Fudgt Brownie.
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  56. Emma said...

    The closest I can buy is at Hannaford, 7 Pyramid Dr, plattsburgh NY 12901-6410
    which is 2.1 miles away from my place.

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  64. Megan said...

    I'd use Truvia in cooking for my husband who is diabetic.
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    I'd like to make the Chocolate Crepes
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  76. Maureen said...

    I'd like to make the Apple Crisp.

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  84. Trung Nguyen said...

    I use Truvia in my coffee and tea, and in cooking as well

  85. Trung Nguyen said...

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  87. Trung Nguyen said...

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  97. VickieB said...

    I'd use it in iced tea and I would like to try it in baking

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  101. Katmagick said...

    I would use as a sugar replacement in my morning coffee. I could also see myself using it in baking as a sugar replacement.

  102. Katmagick said...

    Tripleberry Soymilk Smoothie sounds wonderful. This would be the first thing I would try.

  103. Katmagick said...

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  104. Katmagick said...

    I would be able to purchase it at my local Weis market

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  110. TommyGirl said...

    I love Truvia. I use a packet of it in my fat free greek yogurt to give it a little sweetness. And it's good for baking!

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  111. TommyGirl said...

    I will now have to try the Strawberry Shortcake recipe with the Truvia.

  112. TommyGirl said...

    I can purchase Truvia at the Shop-Rite in Marlton, NJ according to the store locator!

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  119. aledol said...

    we would use thus for cereal & baking, my mil & oldest for coffee

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  140. Bonita12 said...

    I would use Truvia in my iced tea.
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  146. ossmcalc said...

    I would use Truvia mainly as a substitute for sugar in baking. I would also give it to my dad for use in his iced tea. I have to watch my sugar intake due to all of the steroids that I take to combat some of my auto immune diseases.

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  147. ossmcalc said...

    I would like to make the Fudgy Brownies as brownies are a big downfall of mine.

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  148. ossmcalc said...

    I can purchase Truvia at Country Mart which is only 1.1 miles from my home.

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  175. Melissa said...

    I would use Truvia in my coffee and in baked goods!

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  177. Louis said...

    I'd use Truvia on my fresh strawberries

  178. Louis said...

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