I have Diabetes so I have to be very conscientious about my sugar and carbohydrate intake. I usually do a good job but there are a few things I have a hard time resisting like chocolates. I’m still working on that.
I have been trying to wean myself off of sugars and sweets for a few months now. It’s often easier said than done. I have a sweet tooth and nothing is going to change that. There are also things that I can only enjoy if they are sweetened, for example ice tea and hot tea. I don’t use much sugar but I do like at least a 1/2 of a spoonful and some lemon juice. My endocrinologist cringes every time he asks me if I gave up sugar in my tea yet. Then I get the lecture about how I shouldn’t be using any sugars.
I have been dabbling in non-sugar sweeteners to see if I can find something I like so I can swap out the refined sugar for something natural and sweet tasting, but not bad for you like regular table sugar. Most of the sweeteners I’ve been trying I really dislike. They all taste artificial. Blah!
I had the opportunity to try out a liquid sweetener called Nevella to Go. It’s available in three different varieties.
Monk Fruit to Go – I honestly thought this was going to taste like fruit. It didn’t. It’s just a sweet taste, similar to sugar, but just a little bit different. It’s not much different than the Stevia to Go variety, maybe just a tiny bit sweeter.
I have never heard of Monk Fruit before. It’s a melon type fruit that grows on vines and is found in Asia. It’s about 150 times more sweeter than sugar. Just 1-3 drops is all you need to sweeten your beverage.
Stevia to Go – Of the three varieties I liked this one the most. Usually it tasted just like regular sugar. I couple of times I sensed a wee bit of an artificial taste to it (more so in ice tea then hot tea for some odd reason). I used this variety more often than the other two. For me this is the ideal sweetener for my needs and the one that most suits my tastes.
Sucarlose to Go – This sweetener is sweetened with sucralose, which is the main ingredient in Splenda. It’s 600 times sweeter than sugar and that is very obvious. I found this sweetener to be way too sweet for my liking. Even just a few drops were too much. At the most 1-2 drops is more than enough. Of the three varieties this is the one I liked the least, only because I found it too sweet.
Nevella to Go comes in small squeeze bottles. Be careful not to squeeze too hard or too much might come out.
I like that you can control how much or how little to use. You can use just one drop or several drops, depending on how sweet you like it. Unlike granulated sugar substitute, the liquid is much easier to control. It’s a much more concentrated sweetener too, that is why you only need a drop or two compared to granulated sugars where you might need a spoonful or several packets.
Nevella to Go varieties contain no calories or carbohydrates, so it’s not only good for people like me who have to watch how much sugar they have in their diet, but also people who are counting calories. Although one level spoonful of sugar has only 16 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate, it does add up over time. If you use one spoonful of sugar every morning in your coffee that equals 5,840 calories and 1,460 carbs in the course of one year. That is A LOT when you think about it that way.
Nevella to Go varieties are also very portable. You can easily slip it into your pocket or purse to take it with you. That is way it’s called “… to Go”, because it can go with you just about anywhere. Keep one at your desk and another in your purse so that you always have it when you need it.
You can use Nevella to Go to sweet hot and cold tea, coffee, freshly made lemonade and a variety of other beverages. I don’t think you can cook with any of these. They are more so to sweeten liquids and beverages.
For more information please visit www.NevellatoGo.com. You can find more information about each of the different varieties on the top tab where it says “Choose Your Sweetener”.
They are sold exclusively at Walmart Super Centers across the country.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nevella. The opinions and text are all mine.