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Old 04-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Stevia Liquid or Powder ?

I tried Stevia once before in powder form and was less than impressed. I want to give it another go though. Any recs whether powder or liquid is more recommendable ? Any other things I should watch for ? Thank you.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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i can't find any stevia i like. i think it's gross.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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I like the Sweet Additions brand that I find at Aldi.. it's in granulated form.. Wanting to try out a liquid soon..
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The only one that I like is Nunaturals alcohol free liquid.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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Definitely try out the liquids... I'm pretty sure most (if not all) of the granulated sweeteners have carbs in them, so imo it's always better to go with the liquid. I have quite a few of the flavored ones I enjoy, although I've never tried the plain yet. I'm sure it's as good as or better than the powdered though, because I used to use the little packets and I couldn't stand them in my drinks
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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don't use too much is the trick.One drop too many can be the difference between nice and bitter.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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I like NuNaturals alcohol free liquid the best. For powders I prefer Sweet Leaf which contains no sugar alcohols. Many of the powder brands are mixed with maltodexitrin or other sugar alcohols. Not only do they mess with my blood sugar readings but they have a funny taste and they don't mix well in cold beverages (ice tea).
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your responses. It turns out I need to find the liquid one in a health food shop somewhere and I have not had the chance yet to go,but in Walmart they had the powder one in a very small pack so I bought that. Hmm,still unimpressed. I mixed it with cream and ricotta and put some almond flavour with it. I will keep experimenting but so far I can live without it.
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Lots of folk here seem to love stevia. I have tried a couple forms and so far have not found a form that taste sweet and not yucky to me.
I too am still trying to identify that magic version that is as good as splenda or sweet n low.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Aleina View Post
I tried Stevia once before in powder form and was less than impressed. I want to give it another go though. Any recs whether powder or liquid is more recommendable ? Any other things I should watch for ? Thank you.
Hi Aleina,

You may find this thread hellpful:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...id-stevia.html

locarbman... ;-)
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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Hi Aleina,

You may find this thread hellpful:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...id-stevia.html

locarbman... ;-)
That is a great link! Thanks a bunch. I will try to make up some later today. Guess I will use water. Don't have any vegetable glycerine.
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I've tried a lot of different stevia packets and I like the hy-top stevia packets I buy at my local WinCo grocery store. They are more crystal like than powdery and have no bitter after taste. I tried buying the Sweetleaf brand on Amazon which is supposed to be better & was 3 times as much but it was more powdery and didn't dissolve well & had a bitter after taste. It had inulin in it, which is good if you need the added fiber, but also creates the issues with dissolving.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #13
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Thank you locarbman !! That is an excellent link. I will experiment later tonight and report. My Stevia has maltodextrin,that may have something to do with it as well.
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