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tulipz Fri 09-Feb-18 10:39:35


does anyone have any experience with stevia as a substitute for sugar? If so does your children have it? Do you have any recipes or hints to share?

Thank you

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tulipz Sun 11-Feb-18 12:40:46


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floriad Sun 11-Feb-18 15:31:12

A little.

Yes, it can substitute sugar. But it tends to have a certain taste (also depends on the brand you're using).

Substituting about half of the sugar is usually a safe bet. Or using it in things with a strong taste.

Wouldn't use it for baking / in a dough that requires more than a sprinkle of sugar, where sugar is an essential ingredient (but I have used it for pie fillings)

Idk whether it's recommended for small children.

tulipz Mon 12-Feb-18 12:46:47

Thank you, that's very helpful. Don't know anyone who's tried it smile

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floriad Mon 12-Feb-18 12:54:00


let's say you'd usually add two spoons of sugar and want to substitute 1/2 of it with stevia.

You can't just substitute one spoon of sugar with one spoon of stevia.

One spoon of real sugar and a quarter spoon of stevia would usually be enough.

this works ime for sauces, toppings, custards, compotes etc...

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Mon 12-Feb-18 13:14:04

My DC sometimes drink cordial sweetened with stevia. They find it tastes similar to sugar, but I find that it has quite a nasty aftertaste. I Googled and apparently a small proportion of the population (I can't remember exactly) can taste the nasty aftertaste. So if one of your family makes a fuss and the others don't it's not necessarily just that one is being difficult, it might actually taste different for them.

trixymalixy Mon 12-Feb-18 13:16:50

Stevia is absolutely vile. I've heard erythritol is nicer, but haven't tried it.

I'd rather my kids had sugar than artificial sweeteners.

floriad Mon 12-Feb-18 14:41:40

Stevia does have a taste imo.

But I (and my family) don't taste it if I use stevia to sweeten some things. Especially not if it already has strong flavour (things like chocolate sauce etc)

tulipz Thu 15-Feb-18 17:30:52

Thanks, it's interesting to hear people's views

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Mycarsmellsoflavender Thu 15-Feb-18 17:40:22

I'm really pissed off with Heinz because a couple of years ago or so, they changed the formulation of their lower sugar, lower salt ketchup to include stevia. To me it leaves an aftertaste like artificial sweeteners. I would recommend trying the ketchup and seeing if you like it, before embarking on lots of recipes with stevia.

averylongtimeago Thu 15-Feb-18 17:49:05

I tried it a couple of years ago when I was dieting.
It is revolting and leaves a horrible after taste in your mouth.
I would rather have no sugar than use it again.

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