Splenda® Essentials™ No Calorie Sweetener Review and Giveaway

I LOVE LOVE LOVE baked goodies…. Cakes, cookies, brownies andd cupcakes… mmmmm… cupcakes! But unfortunately these usually come with a high price in the form of calories.  You know the saying…

A moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips.

Ahhh – but you don’t need to sacrifice anymore because you can keep on baking those yummy treats with Splenda® the no calorie sweetener.  And now Splenda® has introduced a new line of products to make everything you sweeten better for you called the  SPLENDA® ESSENTIALSâ„¢ Sweetener Products! It’s the same great taste you love, plus a small boost of healthy nutrients-B vitamins, antioxidants or fiber.

Recently I had the opportunity to try the New Splenda® Essentials™ No Calorie Sweetener for all of my sweetening and baking needs.

There are three different kinds to choose from and come in either packets (for your coffee etc) or in a 14oz bag:

  1. Splenda Essentials with B vitamins.
  2. Splenda Essentials with antioxidants (provides added essential vitamins C and E).
  3. Splenda Essentials with 1 gram of fibre.
I tried the sweetener packets by adding them to my oatmeal, my protein smoothie and to my coffee.  To be honest I could detect a difference in my coffee, but not in my oatmeal.. I also added a packet to my protein smoothie.  I don’t normally sweeten up my smoothie – but the 1 packet of Splenda really made did make it taste better.
I must admit I’m not much of a baker because typically I find most recipes too complicated for me to follow, but I found a TON of great recipes on the Splenda® Essentialsâ„¢ website.  There are salad recipes, dessert recipes and even breakfast recipes.  Oh! And if you’e looking for a really healthy start to your day, here’s a link to my healthy Strawberry/Banana/Spinach Protein Smoothie.

The kind folks at Splenda have generously provided me with:

 One (1) Splenda® Essentials™ Prize pack to giveaway!

Splenda® Essentials™ Prize Pack (ARV $75.00)

  • One (1) SPLENDA® ESSENTIALSTM No Calorie Sweetener with B Vitamins
  • One (1) SPLENDA® ESSENTIALSTM No Calorie Sweetener, 1 gram of Fiber packets
  • One (1) SPLENDA® ESSENTIALSTM No Calorie Sweetener, 1 gram of Fiber granulated
  • One (1) SPLENDA® ESSENTIALSTM No Calorie Sweetener to-go mug
  • One (1) Splenda-yellow blender
  • Two (2) Splenda-yellow bowls
  • One (1) Splenda-yellow fruit juicer

Win the Splenda® Essentials™ Prize Pack!!
(ARV is $75.00 – Ends on September 16, 2011)

Required Entry:
â€Å”Like” the SPLENDA® Sweetener Products Facebook page AND leave a comment on this blog post about how you love to use Splenda.

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Tweet about this giveaway (click that Retweet button at the top of this post) = 1 entry.
2.  Like the Fitness Cheerleader on FACEBOOK = 1 entry.
3. Follow me on Twitter (@fitcheerldr) = 1 entry.

This giveaway will end on: Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Good luck!

PS - What could be sweeter than being rewarded for simply requesting a free sample and sharing your feedback?

Right now when you visit the Splenda Brand Facebook page and click on the new ESSENTIALSâ„¢ tab, they can request a free sample of the new Splenda Essentials product and share with other users what’s ‘essential’ to them. By doing so, consumers will be entered for a chance to win a travel mug with a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! Three lucky winners will be announced each day†” but that’s not all. For every 10,000 sample requests received, the Splenda team will give away a $1,000 Visa gift card!

Disclaimer: Splenda compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

All the best in health and fitness,

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Comments

  1. findfamilyfitness says

    I Liked” the spenda page!,annnnddd we use spelnda exclusively. I’ve used to to make everything form baked goods to jam! I’ve even figure out how to make my Grandma’s sweet tea!

  2. findfamilyfitness says

    I Liked” the spenda page!,annnnddd we use spelnda exclusively. I’ve used to to make everything form baked goods to jam! I’ve even figure out how to make my Grandma’s sweet tea!

  3. RonaleeAKArose says

    I like Splenda on facebook (Ronalee Duncan)

    I love using it in my tea. This just reminded me that I have sun tea on the back patio…woohoo Thanks for the reminder :)

    email RonaleeDuncan{at}aol{dot}com

  4. TheLuckyLadybug says

    <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/TheLuckyLadybug?sk=friends”>I Like</a> Splenda on Facebook. I love to use Splenda when baking :) *Thanks* for the giveaway! <a href=”http://www.theluckyladybug.net/p/contact-me_23.html”>theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com</a>

  5. TheLuckyLadybug says

    I Like Splenda on Facebook. I love to use Splenda when baking :) *Thanks* for the giveaway! theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

  6. Jenna Z says

    I don’t like drinking my calories so I like to use calorie free sweetener in tea, chai and blended drinks!

  7. 419foodie says

    I like the Splenda Facebook page. I use Splenda for everything from coffee to cereal. I also love it in smoothies and iced tea! Great product! Can’t wait to try the Essentials – those are great benefits :)

  8. jshallow01 says

    I like Splenda on FB. I use splenda is so much, my coffee, in making banana bread, homemade strawberry jam & more.

  9. echodannelle says

    I liked Splenda on Facebook.

    I love to bake, and what I bake, I love to share with my family. With my mom and grandma being diabetic, and my dad being borderline, I use Splenda in things I cook for them. They prefer it to sugar, anyway.

    Echo

    echodannelle[at]gmail.com

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