Truvia | Review

truviaI received a box of Truvia from our friends over at a few months ago.  The reason why they sent it to me was because I was a community leader at one of their message boards a few months ago called Latina Beauty.  It was a great board but members were becoming really busy with their families and their life and it became a “ghost town”, so I resigned.   Most of the members I know there are still in contact with me because we stayed friends so it wasn’t a complete lost.

Ok, back to the review. I got sidetracked! lol

According to Truvia’s site, below you will see what they say about the product:

This little leaf has a sweet secret.

Water. Sunshine. Nutrients from the earth. That’s what goes into the stevia plant. Then nature works her magic and creates a wonderfully sweet taste.

Next, we steep the leaves, much like making tea, that begins the process of capturing rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia plant. Ultimately, this little leaf gives back a recipe for sweetness that’s both delicious and zero-calorie guilt free.

Try a spoonful of this sparkly-goodness in your coffee. Truvia™ natural sweetener is a sweet little something that satisfies your cravings without adding calories.

My Review:

Everyone that knows me, knows that I am an avid coffee drinker.  I drink a cup or two every single morning.  Sometimes I drink a cup after dinner (decaf, of course) too so I thought reviewing this would be perfect since sugar has a lot of calories and that is what I use to sweeten my cup of java.  I also need to start limiting my sugar intake so I thought this would be fun since I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners.

So one morning I made my coffee as usual and I added one packet of the Truvia.  I tasted my coffee and it needed more sweetness so I added another packet.  I tasted the coffee once again and the sweetness was perfect.  After awhile, I noticed a weird after-taste.  I thought, “Could it be the Truvia?” I tasted the coffee again and it was the same weird, chemical taste.In my opinion, it’s the same taste as in diet sodas.

I don’t know, maybe it tasted weird because I am NOT a fan of diet sodas, drinks or anything that has artificial sweeteners. I tried so many out there like Equal, Sweet & Low and many others but they all taste like chemicals to me.  Sadly, that now includes Truvia.  I just don’t like the chemical taste and/or aftertaste. I guess my palette is really sensitive.

I’ve read many other reviews on Truvia and most of the people gave it great reviews on taste and looks (it definitely looks like regular sugar but it doesn’t taste like it). They also say it’s safe to consumed but my taste buds say something different. 😉

I, on the other hand, did not enjoy the taste.  The next morning, I tried it again and the taste was still there.

Sorry, Truvia, I give this product a thumbs down. I’ll stick to regular sugar and just watch out for the amount of sugar that I use.

Full Disclosure:  Truvia was sent to me by to review.  I did not receive any monetary compensation for the review.


  1. Stevia has a herbal aftertaste. When paired with some things, including coffee, the herbal taste changes into a bitter taste. I don’t mind Stevia in tea but I cannot handle it in coffee.

    That said, I haven’t tried Truvia, but I have used several Stevia products. My favorite is the flavored liquid stevia by Sweetleaf – I love the lemon-flavored one to make lemonade in summer!

    Stevia isn’t on the same plane with aspartame and acesulfame, not even close. But for those of use who have sensitive palates, the health difference doesn’t even translate in taste difference 😉

  2. I was delighted when I found another sweetener that seemed to be based on stevia and not aspartame or chlorine (clorinated sugar, that is, as in Splenda). But after I used up my first box, which was not the most enjoyable experience (had a bad aftertaste), I decided to boycott the stuff.

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