FINALLY you don’t have to go out all the way to the Health Food Store to get your hands on some non-lethal, non-sugar sweetener.
Years and years after the Nutrasweet corporation helped to scuttle Stevia into the “Supplements” category, even though it’s been on the GRAS list in Europe for quite awhile, it -or at least MegaCorp Cargill’s version of the sweetener is now GRAS as far as El Fed is concerned.
-> Which ~kinda sucks; because it was ‘Big Business’ that finally had to get this rather obvious notion actually -done-.
Otherwise: On a tasting note, Truvia is actually quite sweet. In my tea, you really Do have to use about 1/2 as much viz. sugar packets.
It melts Very fast, and the sweetness seems to come and go Very Quickly when compared with sugar. It does seem to leave a tiny fennel-like aftertaste and super-mild bitterness, both at the back of your throat.
*BUT: The Big Takeaway from this is: Now that Stevia has a Huge Corporation behind it, now it has a very good chance, and one that is broad in scope.
Because there is a large corp that can produce it in Massive Quantities and thus Lower costs and Proliferate it…
=>Very soon there may well be Several choices between commercial sweeteners out there. You might well be able to get things like Soda with everything from Cane Sugar, to the lovely HFCS, to Aspartame, to Splenda and now finally Stevia almost everyhwere you go.
And More+Healthier Choices is a Good Thing for All of us. -Even if it took Godzilla to push it through.
And Now A Word From Mr. Peter Tosh: