I definitely like stevia in my tea but not my coffee. There is another artificial sweetener that tastes really close to sugar. It is called Ideal no calorie sweetener and it is the closest thing I have tried that taste like sugar. I first heard about it on NPR. The only drawback is that my local market no longer carries it. I had to order it from amazon. Here is the link to their website: http://www.idealsweet.com/
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Yep, stevia. Make sure you get pure stevia, I've heard there are some out there that have other additives and it may make it not as sweet or a bit bitter.(that's what some posters have said anyway) The stuff I have is pure sweetness.
Do you have any suggestions for substitute foods? I'm thinking things like cheese or salad dressing. I love my ranch salad dressing.
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I love Stevia. Plus, the good thing is that you don't have to use as much because a little goes a long way. I use the powder form called Truvia. Stevia is a natural sweetener, and your body knows how to break it down better than other substitutes(such as splenda).
The closest that I have found that actually dissolves in the tea and tastes good is a natural plant, Stevia. You can get it in packets, drops or granules.
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Good idea! Another idea: Brew individual cups with loose black leaf tea. Takes 3-5 minutes to steep. Sweeten to taste, then throw some ice in there and bang, individual glass of sweet tea! For an extra cool treat, steep it with some fresh peppermint.
I didn't figure I would find anything as good as sugar. I think I will wait until my dad (who lives across the street) makes some and then just get a glass from him. That way I don't make a whole pot and tempt myself.
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Born and bred southerner here. While there are many sugar substitutes out there that claim to be "just like sugar" I have yet to find one that actually IS just like sugar. My experience is not exhaustive, though.
Enjoy the occasional glass of sweet tea with sugar. It's fine as an occasional treat (as long as you don't have a medical condition that precludes it) and it's fine if you can enjoy it in moderation. :)
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