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Blanche says ...
Enjoyed the article about stevia. I plan to come to the store tomorrow to pick up a package, jar, whatever. Blanche
04/21/2011 1:30:26 AM CDT
Stephanie says ...
Truvia is made with GMO corn! Please take it off your shelves! I naively trusted that Whole Foods wouldn't allow such an abomination to be sold in their store. Just tossed the Truvia I spent almost eight dollars on in the trash. Maybe I need to start researching the other products I bought. Maybe its pointless to shop at Whole Foods.
05/25/2011 6:37:13 AM CDT
valeria says ...
Thank you for your information. Just found out I need to change the way I eat and that includes exchanging sugar for an alternative went to other store sites, You stand head above the rest. thank you
06/19/2011 1:58:30 PM CDT
Belinda Honberger says ...
Refreshing blog post you have hereabouts. I hadn't considered aforementioned.
07/27/2011 4:38:53 AM CDT
Laurence Hammett says ...
I would really like to see some stevia ice cream made with natural stevia. I did see some comments about truvia, rebaina and others which aren't really natural and pure. I suppose we should have seen this non-sense coming. Adulterating the food sources. I many of the stevia products do whet many of the artifical sweetner products to and that is assume that every one wants things sickly sweet. I like the Blue sky sodas. Not overly sweet and the cola tastes like cola. I haven't had soda in years but I drink this stuff. Now if I could just get some natural stevia ice cream and other frozen confections then the crops would be saved.
08/05/2011 5:06:29 PM CDT
karenk says ...
Stevia is a horrible sugar substitute. It contains Corn. Sun Crystals are the only product without Corn as a binding agent.
08/14/2011 3:08:34 AM CDT
Angela says ...
I LOVE Stevia...I use it for everything...Im looking at getting flavored Stevia next..
08/18/2011 10:46:24 AM CDT
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08/29/2011 11:24:20 AM CDT
Glenna says ...
Thank you to Harriet in her comment concerning Truvia. I bought Truvia 3 months ago by accident - and threw it out after one try. It is definitely not the same as Stevia when matching powder for powder. Many favorable comments are about the liquid Stevia - which I'll try soon.
09/21/2011 2:43:40 PM CDT
Beverly Judge says ...
Great information. Can it be purchased @ Whole Foods?
09/28/2011 10:22:02 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Beverly Most of our Whole Foods Markets offer the Stevia product. However, our product offering differs from store to store and just to make sure you won't make a fruitless trip for Stevia, I encourage you to reach out to your community's Whole Foods Market directly. A Team Member from your store will be happy to let you know if they've got the Stevia product in stock at your store. The link below will help you identify the contact information for your store. Happy hunting! http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/30/2011 2:14:12 PM CDT
Kathy Grace says ...
I guess I am not impartial because I'm writing this with the most awful nausea - I bought some Blue Sky Free Ginger Ale sweetened with Truvia and felt awful afterward - a strange feeling of fullness and no appetite and wanted to throw up! I didn't put two and two together though, so I drank MORE of the Ginger Ale to help the nausea . . . got even worse. I've finally done some web research and the culprit was the stevia-based sweetener Truvia found in the Blue Sky Free beverages themselves. Some people just can't handle it.
11/02/2011 12:50:43 PM CDT
gl says ...
where can i buy stevia leaves for making tea?
12/23/2011 4:18:10 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Gl Your community Whole Foods Market may offer the stevia leaves in their bulk department. The best way to learn if your store offers this product is to reach out to them directly. The link below will help identify the contact information for that store and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you. Thanks for reaching out. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
12/27/2011 11:34:07 AM CST
Jana Sheeder says ...
Stevia has been amazing for us. My husband and I cut out real sugar, and he lost 20 pounds. We were eating Splenda on everything, and when I went to a nutritionist, she told me NOT to eat Splenda. Splenda is bleached (chemically altered). She said to eat Stevia (from the plant..you can grow one in your yard or on your window sill)...or to eat a version of Stevia (Truvia, etc). We swapped to Truvia and are amazed at how great it is (and how easy it is to put into your diet)...until you try to find listings of items containing Truvia! There are supposedly 150 items with it. We swear by Stevia (Truvia). (and yes, @Lily - it is supposed to work for people with diabetes (substitutes sugar), but ASK YOUR DOCTOR, please. :-)
01/09/2012 1:50:15 AM CST
Penny says ...
Does the San Antonio Quarry store carry flavored liquid Stevia?
01/09/2012 6:00:53 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Penny Since each store does things a little differently and offers a different array of products the best way to get the most accurate response regarding the availability of the flavored liquid Stevia is to reach out to them directly. The link to your store's contact information is below. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/quarry/
01/17/2012 1:00:52 PM CST
CrazeeDave says ...
I am very happy to find HF has Stevia on their shelves! I had been buying it for many years on-line. I had also quit eating and drinking anything made sugar, HFCS and especially artificial sweeteners! I've gone back to eating natural foods and for my drink, I will put in ie. a 1 qt. mason jar, a squirt of Real Lemon juice, a squirt of Real Lime juice, 1 tiny little drop of Stevia and fill with clean alkaline water. It is so much more refreshing. I also use Stevia for sweetening my Green Tea. It doesn't take much to sweeten anything. I suppose that all those others commenting that it made them sick or whatever, used way toooooo much! Because Stevia is REALLY potent!
02/03/2012 12:15:48 PM CST
CrazeeDave says ...
Well, I put in my first comment in on Stevia before reading most of the other's comments. Then I came across a comment about a drink I never heard of, called Zevia, I found the reason why the woman got horribly sick. It wasn't because of Stevia, but because of the other additive Erythritol! I looked up Zevia Cola on WikiPedia first, then Erythritol. There I found the answer. So, Y'all need to stop giving Stevia a bad name, because it's a natural sweeter and has been for hundreds of years. I myself have had no ill effects from it at all.
02/03/2012 1:22:59 PM CST
Sarah says ...
Laurence - extracted components of stevia make it possible for those of us who can taste the strong bitter flavor of other parts of the stevia leaf. Rebiana is not an adulteration, it's an extraction (now it could be adulterated in some way by the extraction process). Stevia just tasted like bitter poison to me until these new formulations came out!
02/29/2012 11:36:41 AM CST
Victora says ...
Hi there :) Is the Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops (or other Sweet Leaf products) available in the UK Whole Foods stores???
09/29/2012 1:22:31 AM CDT
Ann Shaffer says ...
Dr. Oz today said to stay away from artificial sweetners and use Stevia but the lady telling about it said if it has Stevia but has too many other ingredients do not us it and only use the Stevia. We have used Truvia for a year so it is basically the same or do we need the extract kind like you are speaking of above? Either way i want to stay clear away from artificial sweetners and stay with Stevia which i use mainly in ice tea.
10/08/2012 7:05:03 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ANN - Thanks for your question. I would definitely recommend speaking with your health care professional before making any changes to your diet. Truvia is made with Stevia leaf extract and is available in powdered white or powdered leaf form, or as a liquid extract. The white powdered and liquid forms are the strongest, so start with just a pinch. The form in which you purchase Truvia comes down to your personal taste and how you plan to use it.
10/09/2012 3:12:05 PM CDT
KM says ...
My research shows that Sweet Leaf and Stevia Extract in the Raw (not Stevia in the Raw), as two of the few brands of stevia that have not been chemically processed and combined with adulterated ingredients, including maltodextrin. "Truvia”, the brand of Stevia sweetener created and marketed by Cargill and Coca-Cola companies is an FDA approved brand that has caused some people to have allergic reactions.. Other brands, “Purevia”,“Sun Crystals” and “Zevia”, among other packet brands of Stevia, may contain additives or chemicals that can cause reactions like, skin rashes, swollen glands and flu-like symptoms, similar to those that severe allergies can cause. However, “Stevia extract in the raw” is an all-natural Stevia product; their website: http://www.steviaextractintheraw.com/. " Please continue the good work you do in this field and investigate the Truvia brand. The diligence in promoting items which are only of the most benefit to health is appreciated.
11/16/2012 10:51:42 AM CST
Lynn says ...
I use stevia as much as possible. I am a cancer survivor and a mom and totally stay away from sugar and high fructose corn syrup . I use it to make Popsicles , sweeten strawberries , and heavy cream for dessert toppings, and of course in beverages, iced tea, lemonade. It is literally my lifesaver.
11/26/2012 3:36:41 PM CST

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