iHerb Customer Reviews
Savings of: $6.20 (38% off)
Almost no aftertaste
Posted by 5379009600812644949 on Sep 16, 2014
Strange smell and unpleasant flavor
Posted by Reviewer1673715 on Jul 17, 2013
I had been using the white powder form for years but desire to switch to less processed liquid form. The liquid smells like prunes and has a licorice taste -- not at all what I expected. I had to use 16 drops to sweeten my lemon water and maybe 4 drops to sweeten my yogurt. As a result, the taste of the stevia itself figured prominently. This is my first day using it, so I will give it a few more tries to see if I get used to it. Ultimately, I may have to switch back to the white powder.
One of the least processed forms of liquid stevia
Posted by LessSugarNaturally on Jun 12, 2013
I’ve been using stevia products since January 2012 and have done a lot of research about it. It’s important to understand that the stevia leaf contains at least 10 different steviol glycosides: stevioside, rebaudioside A, B, C, D, E, and F, dulcoside A, rubusoside, and steviolbioside. SweetLeaf's Sweetdrops are made with the FDA approved sweetener "High purity steviol glycoside extract" which is made from 2 components of the stevia leaf....approximately equal parts Stevioside and Reb A. The other stevia sweetener "Reb-A", is used in products like Truvia and Purevia, and is 95% minimum solely rebaudioside A. Unlike the sweeteners, "Whole Leaf Stevia Concentrate" is a whole form of stevia. It is made by boiling whole leaves until it’s a thick dark syrup. I immediately noticed a huge contrast between the whole leaf concentrate and other liquid stevia products. It was thick, black, and goopy! First I tried it in my homemade lemonade. Big mistake. It just wasn't able to sweeten it, turned my lemonade brown, and tasted very "leafy". A few days later, I gave it another try...this time in my tea. This combination worked better, but the "leafy" taste was still very prominent. Would I buy this product again? Probably not. As someone who's always striving to eat more whole, I honestly wish I liked it more. It is the less processed better choice. Think of it as whole grain bread as opposed to white, however I just don't like it. For now I'll stick with what works for me which is SweetLeaf's Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops Sweetener. I'm giving it three stars because it is a great whole, pure product and only has water as a filler. Because of the taste I can't give it 5 stars. I live in Canada and have received all of my iherb orders within 2 weeks. Feel free to check out my other detailed reviews on products like stevia, baking staples and low-toxicity beauty products and do let me know if you found this review helpful :)
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19 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1694767 on May 30, 2013
Based on a good deal of information, in my opinion, stevia is the only safe sugar substitute. This one is the best stevia I've found. About 4 drops does it for a cup of tea. It's great for smoothies as well.
Posted by 5185999147855557324 on Apr 13, 2013
In my view a very rational way to sweeten things up, does not have the downsides of sugar. Some will complain about a stingy aftertaste but I do not mind.
This stuff is terrible
Posted by Reviewer1844131 on Dec 05, 2012
This is not what I had hoped. It does not sweeten, is black in color, has a very bitter taste and an anise type aftertaste. It made me nauseated. Don't waste your money!
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4 people found the following review helpful
Posted by NaturoMama on Oct 03, 2012
The taste of Stevia differs from what my tongue got accustomed to (cane sugar, etc.), but healthy benefits won!
the best taste
Posted by Reviewer1085481 on Sep 11, 2012
Stevia can be very difficult to get used to at first. The Korean stevia that I've tasted was in no way as good as this product. I also trust this products compared to many others because they don't use alcohol. This is stevia in its purest form with only an addition of water. I can never ingest another form of sweetener after having used stevia for several years. I only ingest raw, live honey on a daily basis besides stevia.
Posted by Reviewer3101973 on Apr 04, 2012
This has a stronger taste then I expected. It isn't bitter but I was looking for something that just tastes sweet. It's not bad, just not what I was looking for. I prefer NOW Stevia Extract packets (powder). It has very little taste other than sweet and it is a white powder that doesn't discolor things. The packets are convenient too.
Posted by Reviewer2719843 on Mar 13, 2012
I havent used stevia before trying this, and I didn´t quite like it. But the bottle is very handy!