Have you heard about Stevia extracts and related products? The latest sweetner to come out. Not artificial. It comes from the Stevia plant that originates in South America. Heres the thing. Google it and you will find several sites selling it but you wont find a nutrition label. You will see many people building it up as 'safe for diabetics' but my question was what about carbs? A T2 friend of mine actually brought 'Stevia' to my attention. She was so anxious to get some she sought it out and found it at Whole Foods. She bought a box of 100 packets for $8. She said there are a variety of Stevia products. You can get powder, liquid.. the packets etc. All of the Stevia products she saw were not exclusive to one manufacturer. This box of 100 packets she bought is distributed by Whole Foods. It doesn't say who processed it. The web sites are misleading by saying its safe for diabetics and the nutrition label on this box is contradictory. Here are some facts you should know: 1 - Stevia DOES have carbs! There is 1g carb per packet. 2 - This particular box of 100 pkts was processed in a facility that processes nuts, milk, egg, shellfish, wheat and soy products. Important if you are allergic! 3 - There is a CAUTION disclaimer on the box. It says: DO NOT USE MORE THAN 8 PACKETS PER DAY. DIABETICS OR INDIVIDUALS WITH BLOOD SUGAR IRREGULARITIES SHOULD CONSULT A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT AS STEVIA EXTRACT HAS A MINIMAL EFFECT ON BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. huh? So.. why not more than 8 packets? It doesnt say. Why the disclaimer about diabetics? Interesting. 4 - Ingredients are: rice maltodextrin and silica. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. 5 - Its marketed at a dietary supplement. Not as a sweetener. Something about the FDA and patenting about why its marketed this way. 6 - It has a HORRIBLE after taste. If you get an after taste from sweet n low, or splenda or Diet drinks or anything diet for that matter then you WONT like this! I put a tiny bit on my finger and tasted it an hour ago, bleh! Ive been drinking coffee since and I can still taste the after taste. ugh. 7 - Its expensive! SO... those are my 2 cents. IMO Stevia is not worth it at all. BTW.. you can find out all this info on your own by googling and going to a Whole Foods or other grocery store that has herbs, vitamins, health stuff etc.