So, my lesson today was one I've learned before. I guess sometimes I need to learn a lesson more than once before I get it. Stevia sweetened and other sugar alternatives are not a healthy option for me. I still eat the dessert item compulsively, and it often is a "gateway drug" to the hard stuff (sugar). I can check that one off my list. If it looks like a dessert or acts like a dessert, it's a no-go for me.
Tomorrow is another day.
For those of you who might not have the issue I have with sugar alternatives, my friends at Luv Ice Cream in Stillwater, Minnesota have some great products--amazing stevia-sweetened chocolates, ice cream mixes, chocolate chips, and straight stevia for making your own baked goods. They do mail order and are super amazing people! The stevia doesn't have that weird licorice aftertaste and is all natural, no non-natural fillers.