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    Stevia is one of the reasons I never even considered doing something like the Whole 30. Well, that and the no-caffeine bit, which goes hand-in-hand with the stevia.

    My favorite is New Roots stevia extract powder, which has no fillers. A 30g container costs about $12 and it lasts me months. A little bit goes a long way. Not sure if it's available in the US.

    I've tried Truvia and others with fillers/bulking agents like chicory, malto, along with xylitol and erythritol etc and just plain don't like them.

    Also don't like the drops at all. Did use most of a tin of Sweet Leaf tablets last summer, both when touring and camping on my motorcycle and while on a work trip in the UK for a month.

    Not nearly as good as the New Roots IMHO, but handier when on the road, and there was no fine white powder with a bitter taste to try to explain when crossing borders.

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    It's all good. Mine is aspartame. I use Tito sweeten my lemonade and coffee like it's going out of fashion.
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    I was a sugar fiend, and the longer you stay away from it, the less sweet you will like things, the further a little honey or maple syrup will get you. I was a sugar and cream in my coffee gal, and now I find coconut milk is sweet enough. I would think you could eliminate stevia if you wanted to. But I don't know that it is a problem.

    On a side note, whenever I feel weird about using sweetener, I think back to the old days when I ate so much sugar with every meal. I probably ate 1/2cup or more a day. So you know, a tsp in some tea or some maple syrup in a dessert seems very minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I was a sugar fiend, and the longer you stay away from it, the less sweet you will like things, the further a little honey or maple syrup will get you. I was a sugar and cream in my coffee gal, and now I find coconut milk is sweet enough. I would think you could eliminate stevia if you wanted to. But I don't know that it is a problem.

    On a side note, whenever I feel weird about using sweetener, I think back to the old days when I ate so much sugar with every meal. I probably ate 1/2cup or more a day. So you know, a tsp in some tea or some maple syrup in a dessert seems very minimal.
    This gets my vote for best answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Stevia is great for "enhancing" ordinary table sugar - have you ever tried to blend them? Here where I live they sell a sugar-Stevia mixture that I find much better and sweeter than plain sugar, so I haven't used ordinary sugar for years now...
    Sweet Leaf makes a really nice Stevia/sugar blend. I found it by accident in the reduced bin at my local grocery store. My only use for it is in coconut milk based hot chocolate. I really like it. I also have the liquid concentrated plain Stevia that for the most part just sits in the fridge.
    Personally, I don't think it's too bad if you use the one that doesn't have the nasty fillers in it.

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    I find xylitol to have a better taste than stevia
    Have you tried that?

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