Monday, July 19, 2010

Truvia - review & giveaway


In this day and age, it seems everyone is watching their weight or looking for ways to cut calories.  I am one of them.  I tend to have a sweet tooth so I look for ways to cut calories in my drinks, such as the ice coffee that I make and drink daily, and my cereal.
When my Sister comes over, I can now offer her Truvia™ (she only uses sugar substitutes) for her coffee and I believe I have even turned her into a Truvia™ fan.  With the single serve packets, it makes it very easy to use.
A Few Facts:

Truvia™ (pronounced Tru-VEE-a) is the brand name for a great-tasting, natural, zero calorie sweetener made with rebiana, the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Truvia™ natural sweetener provides consumers with a new, natural sweetener choice to reduce the number of calories in their diets and provides a new option in their overall wellness plan. Truvia™ sweetener is available both as an ingredient and as a tabletop sweetener.

One packet of Truvia™ natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar. Truvia™ natural sweetener is suitable for people with diabetes. The product is kosher certified (Parve circle U)

Truvia™ natural sweetener comes in recyclable cartons that are printed with soy inks. The cartons are designed to evoke sweetness and the notion of confections. These unique cartons have an attractive and easy-to-open lid.

Truvia™ natural sweetener comes in packets that are printed with food grade inks, a feature not replicated with other sweetener packets.

The tabletop sweetener is available in 40, 80 and 140 sachet quantity packaging. Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing is $3.99 for 40-count carton, $6.49 for 80-count carton and $10.99 for 140-count carton.
The 40-count package is available for purchase online for $3.99 plus shipping/handling at www.truvia.com.

Truvia™ has been kind enough to offer a giveaway for one of my readers.  For your chance to win, enter below.



ENTER TO WIN
WIN: one 40-count box of Truvia™

Mandatory entry:  follow via GFC and tell me if you have ever used a sugar substitute

**You MUST do the mandatory Entry! All bonus entries will be deleted if it's not done first!**

*BONUS ENTRIES*
{Leave separate comments for each bonus entry - or you will not receive the bonus entries}


 Follow me on twitter {1 entry}

Tweet the following {1 entry - can be done once daily}

I would love to win a box of Truvia™ -  RT  - Ends Aug 1st - #giveaway #win #contest  http://bit.ly/cmxwEy   @prpldy


Blog about this giveaway and leave me a direct link to the post {5 entries}

'like' The Purple Lady on facebook {1 entry}

Comment on any non-giveaway post, telling me which one {2 entries for each comment}

Enter one of my other giveaways {2 entries}

Rules

Open to the US

No PO Boxes

Giveaway ends Aug 1, 2010 at 12(noon) CST

Winners will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted by email

Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email, or another winner will be chosen

I check EVERY entry! Please only leave valid comments for valid entries!
I will remove invalid entries.

Please leave your e-mail address in your comment so that I have a way to contact you
( ie: prpldy (at) comcast dot net )


There was no monetary compensation received for this review, though I did receive the sample to conduct my review. All opinions are my own, and were not swayed by receiving the products.  I would like to thank Truvia™ for providing the items for review and for this giveaway.





72 comments:

  1. I'm a GFC follower and I have used a sugar substitute, but would luv to try Truvia. Thx much. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  2. Like TPL on FB. Thx. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  3. I'm a Google follower and I usually use Sweet N' Low.

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  4. I like Purple Lady on Facebook!

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  5. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

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  6. GFC follower - and I haven't tried a sugar substitute before.

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Twitter follower

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  8. Facebook fan

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  9. Smart & Sexy giveaway (1)

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  10. Smart & Sexy giveaway (2)

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  11. I just wanted to say thanks for the follow---I am following you back and looking forward to your blog posts! Have a great day! =)
    ~Kelley
    http://labellabasketswithkelle.blogspot.com

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  12. I am following your blog via GFC as JoeyfromSC and I actually have never thought sugar substitutes were good for you until I started reading up on this...I like that it's all natural and not chemical filled lol

    Thanks for the chance to try it!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Following you on twitter @JoeyfromSC

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  14. email subscriber

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  15. email subscriber

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  16. Liked the Purple Lady on facebook

    www.facebook.com/ajoebloe

    Joey J.

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  17. I entered your Cheerios giveaway also

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  18. entered Cheerios giveaway also

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

    (2)

    * I think I forgot to put the 2nd one for this..If it is duplicated, please delete..thanks & sorry!

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  19. commented here:

    http://prpldy15.blogspot.com/2010/07/printscans-review.html


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  23. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/19452593629

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  24. daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/19517060721

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

    *I just noticed your tiny url above on the copy/paste was directing to a different giveaway lol

    I fixed it in my tweet :)

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  25. daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/19603854509

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  26. I follow and I do use sugar substitutes.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  27. daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/19672803945

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  28. I follow on twitter and I have used a sugar
    substitute
    pcollins@viscom.net

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  29. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

    and the only sugar substitute I ever used was noney

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  30. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

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  31. here is my tweet
    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/19884113853

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  32. I like The Purple Lady on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

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  33. I follow via GFC! (notbeforecoffee)

    funnicooki163@aol.com

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  34. Following you on twitter!
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  35. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Megginn163/status/19889538889
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  36. I'm following your blog: Geoff K

    I have been a Splenda user for some years now, but I've always been curious to taste how Truvia compares, as I've heard very favorable reviews. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  37. I follow via gfc and I have used sugar substitutes. I prefer stevia based sweeteners because they have no chemicals.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  38. Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Megginn163/status/19934616493

    funnicooki163@aol.com

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  39. higgs.rachel at gmail.com
    I GFC follow you
    I have used stevia

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  40. I have not used a sugar substitute before

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  41. I follow you on twitter (@trippyjanet)

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  42. I like to use Splenda.

    I follow with google friend connect as luckycat1818.

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  43. Follow via GFC and I have used sugar substitutes.

    lunaticlounging@aol.com

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  44. I "Like" The Purple Lady on Facebook. Nick Christie

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  45. Yes, we have used a sugar substitute!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  46. Follow on twitter.
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  47. Follower via GFC.
    Yes, we use sugar substitute in our coffee.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Following @prpldy on Twitter (@hle123)

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  49. Tweet: http://twitter.com/hle123/status/20036678406

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  50. Following you on Google Friend Connect and I usually use liquid stevia sweetener in my coffee every morning. Almost out though.

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  51. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 1, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    I follow you on GFC (Ally)

    Currently I use Splenda but I have been curious about Truvia and wanting to try it.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  52. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 1, 2010 at 4:01 AM

    Follow you on Twitter (@hopscotchlime)

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  53. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsAugust 1, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    I LIKE you on Facebook (rose manning)

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  54. tweet
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  55. like on facebook

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  56. following via GFC

    I always use sugar substitutes but have not tried truvia

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  57. following you via twitter (sarbear3490)

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  58. i like the purple lady on facebook, my name: sarah u.

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  59. We use liquid stevia in our coffee - it's great and offers just enough sweetness



    kimbly at g mail dot com

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  60. I follow as /\Heather/\ and yes, I've used Splenda.

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  61. I follow you on twitter - choochoo428

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  62. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/20070905515

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  63. Google Friend klp1965 and yes i have tried splenda

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  64. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/20072195582

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  65. like you on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  66. I have tried all of the sweeteners. Splenda is my very favorite, but I like Truvia as well.

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  67. I am a new follower. I have used a variety of sweeteners/sugar substitutes such as Splenda

    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Thank you for the comment love! I love reading all the comments.

BrendaLea