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Oct
24
2012

When I was first approached by Nevella to check out their sweeteners, I have to be honest, I read the email really quickly and thought Nutella was contacting me.

And of course, I was like, “Hell yeah!” Who doesn’t want some chocolatey Nutella love for free?!

And then once the sweeteners (Monk Fruit, Stevia and Sucralose) arrived at my door, I was like, “Ohhhh, I get it!” Luckily, I love me some taste tests so I was totally on board.

I decided the best way to check out these zero calorie and zero carbohydrate sweeteners was to try them in my coffee. But of course, with four kids, I didn’t have time to do this experiment until 8 at night so I will probably be up until 2 in the morning doing the P90X thanks to all the caffeine I just drank. I wonder if I should re-watch that Presidential foreign policy debate to bring me down.

My 8-year-old daughter generously volunteered to try the drinks. She once told told me that her babysitter Kira let her drink ice coffee when she was 4 (fantastic!) but I figured it might not be great to give my 2nd grader a caffeine jolt before tucking her in. As usual, my parenting skills are top notch.

So I set up my taste test…

How professional does that look?! Is staging taste tests a job because I’ll throw that skill on my LinkedIn profile right now.

The Monk Fruit(derived from an Asian fruit) and the Stevia(extracted form the Stevia plant that grows mainly in South America) were both pretty good. But the Sucralose(which is the main ingredient used in Splenda┬« brand products) was my favorite. It’s like almost 600 times sweeter than sugar (for real, it’s on their website) and one squirt made my coffee super sweet and yummy.

Mostly I liked the size of all three because you can throw one of these portable bottles in your bag and you always have it. You know, if you can find it in the bottom of your purse with the half eaten granola bar and hardened blue play-doh.

And also, when you get a chance send me some chocolate hazelnut spread. Because a girl can’t live on sweeteners alone.

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I took the Sweetness To Go Challenge using Nevella To Go. Take the Sweetness To Go Challenge yourself and click here to get your $1 off coupon!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nevella. The opinions and text are all mine.



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