Thank you so much for the encouragement and suggestions! I just placed my first order with Nashua nutrition. I did the math and if I just replace one packet a day with an alternative, I should be right on target with the budget. I am really nervous about the switch, but hearing so many success stories here with alternatives made me feel like I could handle it. Fingers crossed it works!
I will also be on the lookout for the EAS Caramel - sounds divine!