Thursday, August 09, 2012

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Stevia Packets

I've tried all kinds of stevia packets, and this is the only one I've been able to stick with.

This post has been a long time coming.  I think it was about 2006 that I was talking online with Karina and Susan about Stevia, trying to find a brand that would make me give up the little blue packets that I was pretty much addicted to in those days.  Through the years since then I've tried all different kinds of Stevia, and even recommended Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener, which I love for baking.  This organic Stevia from Wholesome Sweeteners is the first kind of Stevia packets I've ever bought a second time, which I think is a pretty high recommendation!

It's a little ironic too, because while I don't accept sample products from the many companies who write and offer them to me, I first got this product as a sample at BlogHerFood in Seattle, where it was being given away to conference attendees.  If I hadn't been on the quest to find a good-tasting Stevia product for drinks I wouldn't have picked it up, but I'm glad that I did. 

In Utah I buy this at Sunflower Market, but I'm guessing most natural foods stores will have it.  I probably won't ever give up my one-a-day Diet Coke, so I'm not becoming one of those people who are completely anti artificial sweeteners, but if you'd like to try a natural sweetener for drinks I do recommend this product!  (And I do have to add, I firmly believe people should be allowed to make their own food choices, so if you're campaigning against artificial sweeteners, please do that on your own blog.  Those kinds of comments won't be published here.)

Blogger Disclosure:
Although I first tried this product as a sample at a food conference, I purchased this Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Stevia myself and the company has no idea that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don't accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.  You can see the complete list of products I've chosen under the tab Kalyn's Picks below the blog header.


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15 comments:

Lane said...

I was actually just looking the other day at different stevia packets. I still use Sweet&Low in my coffee every morning, but would like to make the switch to stevia. For anyone who is wondering I found it on Amazon subscribe and save for $18.28 for 3 - 75 packs. Thanks for doing this review!

Kalyn Denny said...

Lane, I think that's cheaper than I am paying for it, so thanks for sharing.

LindaSonia said...

This is timely information that I'm so happy to have as I still use regular sugar in my am coffee and I was looking for a substitute.

Thanks a bunch!!

Kalyn Denny said...

Linda, I'm not even going to try to tell you this tastes as good as sugar, but I do like it.

Mimi Mj Strategic Communications said...

A Kalyn recommendation is good enough for me - I'll try it.

Kalyn Denny said...

Mimi, I will probably always prefer the taste of aspartame after years of using it, but this is the best Stevia for drinks I've found!

Eclectic Vintage said...

Hello Kalyn - I also use Stevia but the brand I bought is by SweetLeaf and is organic like the Wholesome Sweeteners brand. http://www.sweetleaf.com. I don't know what the cost difference is but this brand is another good option. It has zero calories, zero net carbs, zero Glycemic Index and zero chemicals. I also use Organic Raw Blue Agave by Wholesome Sweeteners. I find both of these products work well for sweeteners.

Love your blog - thank you for all your efforts!

Kalyn Denny said...

I don't want to make this into a debate on different brands, lol, but I did try SweetLeaf and I like this one much better (although it's definitely more expensive.) But I assume people have different tastes in everything, including Stevia!

yawningreyhound said...

My cabinet is FULL of stevia products. Liquid, Now brand, some other brand that claims no aftertaste. I've tried so hard to like Stevia (i'm a Splenda user). But now i'll try this kind, too! thanks for the review.

Kalyn Denny said...

YawningGreyhound, that was exactly my experience. I'm glad I've experimented because now I have one I like for baking (Stevia in the Raw) and this one for drinks. It is an adjustment, but I'm completely used to it now and like it fine.

Lori Fehr said...

I haven't tried a lot of different brands of stevia. I've been happy with the brands I've tried for drinks, but have been unhappy with the taste of it on fruit. Has anyone else noticed that it seems to interfere with the natural sweetness of the fruit? If you've had this experience, have you found a brand that doesn't do that?

Kalyn Denny said...

Lori, I haven't used this brand with fruit, but I have used Stevia in the Raw Granulated in this frozen yogurt with strawberries, and it was great!

Mary said...

Your timing for this post is excellent. I would love to find a stevia to use in my morning cappucino, but so far everything leaves the most horrid aftertaste! I had just about accepted that I'll continue using sugar in it. I am going to try this now.

jannah fernando said...

Are these product available anywhere?

Kalyn Denny said...

In Salt Lake I can find this at Whole Foods and Sprouts (formerly Sunflower Market.)

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