Every morning I drink coffee by the mugfuls like any typical 'Mericuhn. That's just how I was raised. We have sugar in the kitchen, but The Squeeze keeps the sugar bowl on the kitchen counter and on the dining room side table full of Stevia. It looks and tastes just like sugar. But instead of "two teaspoons" I end up measuring 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon to sweeten my coffee. I've never given it much thought except that I've always packed a stash of little packets of Stevia whenever I return to Nevada. Just couldn't find it in the health food stores stores. I was discussing how hard it is to find Stevia in the USA with another expat who countered that it was made illegal in the USA during the 1990s. Argentines, and the indigenous people who preceded them, have used Steiva instead of sugar to sweeten the gourds they pack with maté for more than 300 documented years without causing any health problems. I checked Wikipedia which notes that an "extract" of Stevia is now available as a food additive in the USA, but it's not for people like me who use it daily in their coffee or tea. By the way, Stevia is REAL sweet, naturally. It's also used in lots of Central and South American countries in soft drinks instead of sugar or corn syrup. Did I mention it's REAL sweet and tastes exactly like sugar when used in the correct amounts? It also costs less (at least here in Buenos Aires). It would appear this is further proof that the Food and Drug Administration is owned by the sugar and corn syrup conglomerates. -- along with the other huge corporate overlords? Or am I just being paranoid?