UGH! Breakfast with unsweetened coffee (or whatever), and Unsweetened Soy Shake from Revival Soy? Doesn’t sound very good, does it? Well, I left out the best part. I found, first on the Revival Soy pages and then elsewhere on the web, a very good no-calorie organic sweetener called Stevia, which comes from the stevia rebaudiae plant found in South America. The following copy from Revival Soy sums it up:
An intensely sweet extract from leaves of the stevia plant that’s over 200 times sweeter than sugar – with no calories, carbohydrates or bitter aftertaste.
Revival Soy web site, accessed 9/27/06.
You can also read more about Stevia at this site, stevia.net.
So there is a real alternative to the low-calorie/no-calorie artificial sweeteners, called Stevia. Another place to buy Stevia is at Vitacost. Also, the IBS Shopping web site has a page in their Amazon aStore that is devoted just to Stevia–go to the “Soy Store” tab, open it, and find the “Stevia Alcove.”