I started using Stevia in place of Sweet-n-low in my coffee and tea. A friend read me an excerpt from "Skinny *****" a book that discusses the toxic nature of many "manufactured" food and food products. Apparently, sweet-n-low, splenda, equal, and the like are bad for us - My take on Stevia - 1 - tastes very sweet - 3 packets of Stevia does replace my usual 3 packets of sweet-n-low in a 20 oz cup of coffee. 2 - NOT FDA regulated - so, is this a good thing or a bad thing?? 3 - Sold in Health Food stores, as a dietary supplement, since it can not be deemed a "sweetener" per se due to the FDA not regulating it. 4 - Stevia is supposed to aid in digestion and has 0 calories. They say that Europeans have been using Stevia for years - I thought there is no better place to ask if this is true then here, with our diverse population I figured there should be at least a few gals/guys who have tried or use this product regularly. Sweet Leaf is one company who puts alot of $ into marketing their packaged Stevia on the internet - if anyone is interested in reading about it.