Before I started this diet two months ago I had heard of stevia, but had only tried in once years ago. I didn't like the taste, and I hadn't tried it since. I've used Splenda quite a lot, until about a year ago, when I heard somewhere that sugar was better for you than Splenda and I quit buying it.
When I changed my diet in August I started doing lots of research, and everything I read said that stevia was the way to go. In Natalia Rose's Detox for Women, she recommends NuNaturals Pure Liquid stevia. I went to a health food store where I lived & they didn't have NuNaturals, so I bought Sweet Leaf stevia. I tried it on my favorite buckwheat cereal, and it was yucky, just like I remembered.
Later that week I was able to buy some NuNaturals at a different store, and it was WAY better. It doesn't have a strange after taste to it. I decided to save the NuNaturals for me, and then use the other for my family (who didn't know any better). The first time I tried it on them, though, they hated it, too. Oh well.
So I recommend NuNaturals Alcohol Free Stevia. I've used the liquid and the powder, and they are both good. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Sweet Leaf stevia? I give 1 out of 5 stars. I tried the regular flavor, but they have a variety you can choose from, i.e. vanilla, root beer, maple, chocolate, etc.