I use Stevia from the health food store, and boy is it powerful!!! But, I like it alot, and want to try the new on the market. I imagine they put a chemical or something in it easier to stir up, but little packets will be easier to handle than the container the powder comes in . . .you can actually grow the stevia plants, but the lady at the HFS told me that its quite a process to get it ready to use.