Saturday, October 26, 2013

Truvia: new artifical sweetener - ideal for a sweet morning coffee without the guilt!

Through Crowdtap, I got to sample Truvia. But not just sample, I will also host a brunch with Truvia. For this brunch, I will make some banana bread, possibly muffins and then serve Folgers coffee. I was provided with some Folgers Vanilla Biscotti and some sugar free Smuckers Jam. I cannot wait to sample the low calorie baked goods. It is like enjoying dessert without the guilt! Perfect for me and the colleagues at work.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - Truvia Party kit has arrived
I could not believe all the goods I got from Crowdtap for Truvia. This party will be fantastic!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - look at the loot from Crowdtap and Truvia for the sampling party!
In the kit I got the following:
  •  1 package of Truvía® Baking Blend
  •  2 40-count package of Truvía® packets
  •  2 80- count package of Truvía® packets
  •  2 Package of Truvía® spoonable
  •  Folgers Gourmet Selections Vanilla Biscotti Ground Coffee
  •  Smucker’s Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves with Truvía®
  •  1 Truvía® Brand “I love you when you’re not cranky” mug
  •  Truvía® brand kitchen gear
  •  1 Brunch Party Insert 
Love everything included. The T-shirt and spoon will make great party decorations and the mug I will use to sample the Truvia-sweetened coffee. My party will not take place until later this week since I must bake the bread and muffins first. But for now I can sample Truvia in my coffee and that is just what I did!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - Tiramisu is usually a diet buster, but Truvia to the rescue to sweeten the coffee!
 I had some Tiramisu from Nantucket Cafe and Grill. This cake is awesome, but the calories! I still wanted some sweet coffee to go with the Tiramisu and so I used Truvia. The coffee turned out nice and sweet, but no calories were added and more importantly, Truvia is all natural!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - add some Truvia to sweeten the coffee without adding calories!
I simply added a packet of Truvia, the new all natural sweetener, to sweeten the coffee; this did not add any calories, but the coffee tasted as if I had added a packet of sugar. Truvia is extracted from the leaves of the Stevia plant. The leaves are steeped similar to tea and the resulting liquid is purified and concentrated to generate the crystals that make up Truvia. You can read more about Truvia, the Stevia plant and how to use to Truvia here. I like Truvia. It is all natural and sweetens the coffee just like sugar. I have not felt any negative effects after using Truvia, even though someone indicated that they retain more water than usual.

I will be hosting my Truvia party soon and then more of my colleagues can enjoy Truvia and see how they like it. So keep your eye on this blog for follow up reports!

Disclaimer: I received samples of Truvia to share and in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by Crowdtap or any third party.

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