My love of natural products is something I’ve mentioned often in the past. Because I prefer wholesome and natural food, I’ve never even considered using artificial sweetener. I’ve always thought that it tasted awful and the more I learned about it, the more I started to believe that it was more damaging to the body than the sugar it was replacing.
So when I was asked if I would like to review the brand new line of Pure Via sweeteners, I was very hesitant. Before I even responded, I investigated the product to find out exactly how Pure Via was adding sweetness to foods without adding calories. The answer was an extract from the Stevia plant, a plant that has been used in South America for centuries, and after reading up on it a bit, I found myself actually eager to give the new Pure Via line a try.
Pure Via is currently available in three different forms. Pure Via packets add the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar and are fabulous for sweetening coffee, fruit or cereal. Pure Via Turbinado and Stevia Blend combines the Stevia sweetener with raw cane sugar for a sweetener that tastes great and has only five calories per packet. And Pure Via Granulated is especially designed to replace white sugar cup-for-cup in baked goods and recipes. [Read more...]