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i wish I could like this stuff. I won't use xylitol anymore because I can't decide about it....that and with DD's corn allergy I'm leary<br><br>
I bought some REALLY expensive brand at the HFS of some grape drops, and dd loves them in bubbly water. Beyond that I think it tastes ick. Is there a brand or things it goes well with? I'm not trying to bake with it, but like when the kids drink tea or yogurt....I'm trying to get away from so much honey.
 

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I used to hate stevia. I still do with some things. That said, it goes a long way- just 2 drops of liquid stevia in a cup of yogurt or milk.<br><br>
I have been using stevia in cookies and some baked things. But never with chocolate powder. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"> Unless you are making hot chocolate.<br><br><br>
I buy the Sweetleaf stuff, but it lasts forever.
 

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I was wondering if anyone else had used this...it doesnt sound too appetizing, lol.
 

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What is giving you pause about the xylitol? I haven't started using it yet, but I was going to try it... should I not?<br>
I've never tried stevia... Honestly, I just use regular sugar most of the time since I started avoiding the fake ones and I haven't sorted out the natural low cal ones.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i wish I could like this stuff. I won't use xylitol anymore because I can't decide about it....that and with DD's corn allergy I'm leary<br><br>
I bought some REALLY expensive brand at the HFS of some grape drops, and dd loves them in bubbly water. Beyond that I think it tastes ick. Is there a brand or things it goes well with? I'm not trying to bake with it, but like when the kids drink tea or yogurt....I'm trying to get away from so much honey.</div>
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I use the powder version in my smoothies and some marinades. I didn't buy the liquid because many brands were mixed with alcohol and other ingredients.<br><br>
I'm curious why you don't like xylitol too...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">because like I said DD is allergic/sensitive whatever you call it to corn.</div>
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Thanks for the update. There are some anti-xylitol websites out there but their arguments never made enough sense to me. I thought maybe you had something more substantial.
 

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Yeah, it sounded a little like you had two reasons to avoid xylitol - like you were alluding to some reason and then also because of the corn sensitivity, so I was just a little confused. Chances are DH won't let me do it anyway. He rolls his eyes at me a lot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Wow I'm so sorry to have brought all the confusion <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have independently decided to avoid xylitol, how about that<br><br>
I tend to steer from processed things and I cannot tell if it is suitable with a corn allergy.<br><br>
I think I'll just stick with honey
 

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I use the unprocessed (or at least less processed) green powdered stevia leaves. I have to be careful how much I add though because it's pretty strong stuff.<br><br>
I've cut back though since I found out that many traditional societies used it as a form of birth control (supposedly lowers sperm mobility)--not good since I'd like to get pregnant again!
 

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Why would you want to cut back on honey?<br><br>
We use organic, wild flower honey heated only to flow, so that all of its enzymes are intact. We eat it every morning on baked oatmeal squares (with butter), on injuries like sliver punctures in little hands, in tinctures for sore throats/coughs, and tea, coffee, and not yogurt- we eat that plain usually, with fruit.<br><br>
The honey we eat isn't as sweet as sugar- so I find it easy to eat; I don't like sugar-, and because it's a whole food, I serve it on purpose for its nutritional contribution to our diet. I also default to natural form, so I much prefer honey to other more processed sweetening agents.
 

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I have really been loving stevia in smoothies. Ds1 doesn't eat much, so the fact that I can make him a smoothie packed with good stuff AND that is sugar free pleases me immensely!<br><br>
We all are quite fond of the vanilla flavored stevia <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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I use stevia when I drink black tea in the mornings. I don't think it tastes bad. But, then again, it's black tea - what tastes bad with black tea? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I sometimes try to bake with the liquid, but this is difficult for me as it's very strong and I have a hard time estimating the right amount. Somehow, things always come out either too sweet or not sweet at all.<br><br>
Besides honey, there is agave syrup. I don't know much about it, though. I've never tried it, but I have a few vegan friends who enjoy it instead of honey.
 
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