I mentioned a while back that, after I raved about NuNaturals stevia on my blog, the company sent me a bunch of their products to test and review. I want to share the ones I love with you, and now’s the perfect opportunity! Boggy Giveaways is hosting a massive giveaway carnival this week, so I thought I’d join in the fun.
First up this week is NuNaturals NuStevia NoCarbs Blend packets. This was the first NuNaturals product I tried, and I can’t get enough! Unlike Sweetleaf, Now, and other common brands of stevia, this one tastes so good I can sweeten entire recipes with it. Before, I could replace only half the sugar with stevia without becoming overwhelmed by the aftertaste. I would never have attempted this sugar-free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (which is dairy free too), this fabulous sugar-free Cheesecake Ice Cream, or my Teeccino Frappuccino.
True, even this stevia doesn’t provide that wonderful caramelly, deep, round sweetness of Sucanat and Rapadura (unrefined sugars), but it’s still awfully delicious. For diabetics and hypoglycemis, as well as for those who simply want to keep their insulin levels low by keeping sugar intake low, this product is a life saver. If you’ve tried stevia before and couldn’t handle the strange taste, give NuNaturals a chance. And if you win my giveaway, you can do that for free!
The NuStevia NoCarbs Blend is a combination of stevia extract (stevia is a sweet-tasting herb), the sugar alcohol erythritol (included to make measuring easier), and extracts of the periwinkle plant (listed as “natural flavors” on the package).
I will give away 12 packets (that’s enough for 3 to 4 batches of either of the ice cream recipes I mentioned above) to each of 3 randomly selected winners. To enter the giveaway, post a comment here. To get another chance at winning, provide a link to this giveaway on your blog, then post a second comment here with the link to your mention of my giveaway. You must have a mailing address in the contiguous USA to be eligible, and you must also provide a valid email address when posting your comment. I will randomly select a winner on Saturday, November 1. I will announce the winners in a blog post and also contact each winner by email.
[Update 10/29: I now have a second NuStevia giveaway going, this time for NuNaturals original stevia packets. Check it out here. Don’t worry, you can enter both drawings for more chances to win!]
And don’t forget to drop by the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival for opportunities to win all kinds of other goodies.