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NEW Crystal Light - no artificial sweeteners!!!


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So the other day I was at the grocery store looking at crystal light, and there were individual packs that said NEW on the box!  I really like the strawberry kiwi flavor that you make in the pitcher, but they never have it in the individual size, so I figured they were just making it in the individual serving and presenting that as new.  After I brought it home I realized that it is a new category of crystal light called "pure fitness" that has no artificial sweeteners!  It's sweetened with sugar and stevia, so it actually has 30 cals per package, which is a little more than before; however, these individual packs are much larger than the previous ones and should definitely be mixed with more than the recommended 16 oz. 

Anyway, I really liked the strawberry kiwi flavor I bought, it has no artificial aftertaste.  I just wanted to let everyone know about this! And I wanted to see if anyone had tried other flavors?  I just looked online for reviews and didn't see many.  Apparently it also comes in grape and lemon-lime.  I have a feeling I might be a little late with this, I'm not sure when this came out :) (I think around the first of the year?) But I didn't see any other posts on it, and I wanted to see what people think!

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Hmm. I'll have to look into this. I am allergic to aspertame and avoid all artificial sweeteners, which means that I can't even chew gum Frown.  I know stevia is supposed to be "natural" so I will have to try it and see if I react. I mostly just drink plain water so it would be nice to have an alternative.

Well I know I use Truvia in my morning coffee instead of sugar, it's become my favorite out of all the alternative sweeteners out there. Stevia, like sugar, is natural and comes from a plant. The "sweet" part of stevia is rebiana. It's not an artificial sweetener like Splenda because it isn't created in a factory, and is not some altered/reduced/whatever sugar molecule. I say keep on keepin' on, Crystal Light, I might have to pick some up myself now!

oh what a good idea!! I used to drink cystal light and loved the "energy" one. the strawberry flavor was delicious. I stopped drinking them when they gave my stomach issues (prob the artificial sweeteners). So I would love to have them again! 

Stevia is God's gift of zero calorie sweetness!!!   If you haven't tried it, you can buy it in powdered extract form in bottles about the size of a bottle of Ibuprofen for example.  In Canada here it's about 10 bucks and has the equivalent sweetness of about 900 tsp of sugar or 13,500 calories.   A serving size is very tiny.  Takes a bit of getting used to, but I don't use anything else anymore.  And you can easily grow it yourself.  In Northern climates, it's seasonal, but down south you could grow it all year round and use fresh leave to sweeten tea, for baking etc.

When stevia was finally approved in the US as a sweetener (originally it had to be labeled as a supplement) coke immediately bought a company so I figured it was only a matter of time before we saw the marked flooded with natural 0 cal beverages.  Hopefully this is only the beginning!  I wonder why they mixed in stevia with sugar for the new crystal light.. it is certainly sweet enough on its own!

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Those of you who are allergic to aspertame (like I am), watch out for the Truvia brand.  It uses some of the same ingredients as aspertame.  My husband discovered this and looked for a different kind of Stevia for me.  He found some that are pure Stevia and I do not react to those brands.

To the poster above who can't chew gum... I feel your pain.  I can't either, unless it is the full sugar kind like Double Bubble Gum Balls.  I hate that those are my only gum options!

I can't wait to try the new Crystal Light!

Original Post by joriel16:

Those of you who are allergic to aspertame (like I am), watch out for the Truvia brand.  It uses some of the same ingredients as aspertame.

Which ones?

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The one he told me about is Erythritol, which is a type of natural sugar alcohol that is used in aspertame.  I get an insta-headache from Truvia, just like with aspertame.  The brand he found for me was Spring valley and it doesn't have this stuff in it.

 

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Wanted to share some info in response to the individuals in the above postings that said they miss gum.  Look up "Stevita" online.  This company makes gum with stevia, along with other products. 

I've seen posting on the main page about cooking with stevia and just wanted to add that most recipes that combine sugar with flour (e.g. muffins, cakes) won't work well if one replaces more than 50% of the recipe's sugar with stevia.  Sugar acts with the flour and heat to cause browing and changes the final texture of the baked goods. 

That is all.

I adore the Crystal Light packets with stevia! My favorite is the lemon-lime, which just tastes like lemonade to me. I use half a packet in my 24-oz/750ml water bottle and it's perfect for me. I keep a tape dispenser by my cabinet, haha, so that I can re-seal the packets for use at school.

I really dislike artificial sweeteners for a lot of reasons, but I'm fine with stevia and whatever sugar alcohols they mix with it. :)

ALSO, the Crystal Light packets are WAY less expensive and are less wasteful than full bottles of beverages! And, if you can taste every impurity in your water how I can (minerals, mildew, metal, poo), these little packets are a lifesaver when you're not at home with access to bottled lemon juice. :P

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The aspertame stuff is worse for you then anything. It is under the category if toxic waste. It should make people sick. That stuff will make you gain more weight then high fruitcose corn syrup. I am surprised they are calling this **** weight loss it will make everybody gain more weight.

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Also the thing lies. It does have artificial sweeteners that's the definition of aspertame. Anybody who drinks this stuff is wasting their money. They should get sued for the lie of no artificial sweetener.

I think the point of this thread, ihartevil, is that the "New" Chrystal Light doesn't HAVE any aspartame in it.

I don't drink it, so I can't speak from experience.

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That's why I am mad about it. It lied and said that but according to the comments here it has aspartame type of stuff. Also splenda pretends not to be an artifisal sweatener. That's what makes it so tricky to find out if things have it or not. Most things like this that say they don't have artifisal sweateners end up having splenda or some type of aspartame type of thing.

Does it have any dyes in it?  I try to avoid those, but it's so hard since they are in everything.  Why do they think we need it colored to think it will taste better?  Just add the flavor and leave the dyes out.

I used to add crystal light to smoothies.  It gave them a good flavor.

I bought the Grape flavor and it's pretty good - though I am not a huge fan of grape...

I definitely agree that you should mix it with more water than advertised - it is super sweet!

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I was not aware they were making it without artificial sweeteners. Good to know.


Thanks for sharing. I will definitely look for it.

CryI have Fibromyalgia.  I knew that Aspertame was not good but I never realized til I stopped drinking or eating anything with it that it was so bad for anyone with Fibro.  I stopped and within 3 days my pain had dropped to 50% less.  After 2 weeks I was barely feeling any pain, until I had a Fibro "spell" and then it was worse, but otherwise it is truly AMAZING!  I can function so much better and I sleep better and it is a miracle.  It was tough quitting diet soda, but I decided since I was stopping aspertame, may as well stop Splenda too.  I do use Truvia if I need sugar which I don't use much anyway.  From my own research Stevia is safe...so far. 

I think I will go for a walk.... Cool

Hey guys

What do you guys think about Xylitol

I started using it, in moderation of course, and think its awesome

I make lemonade, using fresh squeezed lemons and some Xylitol, it's great

I can't stand the artificial sweetner taste, i'm glad i found something else

Original Post by johnnypenso:

Stevia is God's gift of zero calorie sweetness!!!   If you haven't tried it, you can buy it in powdered extract form in bottles about the size of a bottle of Ibuprofen for example.  In Canada here it's about 10 bucks and has the equivalent sweetness of about 900 tsp of sugar or 13,500 calories.   A serving size is very tiny.  Takes a bit of getting used to, but I don't use anything else anymore.  And you can easily grow it yourself.  In Northern climates, it's seasonal, but down south you could grow it all year round and use fresh leave to sweeten tea, for baking etc.

 I can grow it myself?? That's fantastic. I bought the leaves from my co-op once and dressed a pumpking pie with them. They're amazing...I will definitly get some out in the yard this spring. Thanks!

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