Wisdom Natural Sweet Leaf Whole Leaf Stevia Concentrate -- 2 fl oz
Concentrated form not as desirable as Powder form
I definitely will continue to use Sweet Leaf brand, but only the Powder form. This concentrated Stevia is hardly sweet and provides a very bad taste not associated with sweetness. The powdered pure Sweet Leaf is excellent and only need to use a very small amount.
May 4, 2014
Too strong for my liking
This is pretty strong for my liking, but I found a good conversion chart for those who are interested in use this product
1 Cup Sugar = 1 tsp Stevia Powder = 1 tsp Stevia Concentrate Liquid
1 Tbs Sugar = 1/4 tsp Stevia Powder = 6-9 drops Stevia Concentrate Liquid
1 tsp Sugar = 1/16 tsp Stevia Powder = 2-4 drops Stevia Concentrate Liquid
May 1, 2014
Great reviews, but, not for me....
After reading the current reviews I made the decision to purchase this liquid stevia product. All of the current reviews were positive for this product. I personally do not like the taste. I use the Vitacost powdered stevia and am very happy with the taste. I was hoping for the same taste in this product to use in cooking. Each of us has their own personal preference and I will continue to try to find a liquid stevia product here on Vitacost that will be just right. I love the variety of products offered here and will place orders for other products as I need them....Thank you Vitacost.
April 26, 2014
A Safer Sweetener
I had thought all stevia was the same. I must give credit to Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer of the SSPX-MC, who questioned this. That led me to research the subject again, and I learned that only whole leaf stevia is pure stevia, and that other products might contain harmful additives. I am very satisfied with the taste, and happy to know that it is less caloric and safe.
April 5, 2014
My favorite Stevia product
I used this product for my husband's iced tea for over a week before I asked him how he liked it. He has hyper taste buds so I was nervous about it. He said it was delicious - just like I always make. He was completely unaware that I'd replaced the sugar with Stevia. I used a drop of Stevia to replace each teaspoon of sugar. So, for him it was just 3 drops for a 16-oz glass of iced tea.
This Stevia is concentrated - so, if you have been using another Stevia product, you may need to adjust the amount you use. The reason some people don't like Stevia is that they use too much and their food becomes bitter.
In baking I use only 1 teaspoon to replace 1 cup of sugar. I have used raisins, dried ground dates (both soaked in water), mashed bananas or applesauce for the rest of the cup needed to make the recipe. If I want it to have the brown sugar taste, then I just add 1 tablespoon of dark molasses.
This is best used in baking for sweet breads, cakes, cheesecakes, or oatmeal cookies. There seems to be no way to make crunchy cookies like chocolate chip.
Sometimes I only replace 1/2 of the sugar in a recipe. This is a good way to ease into using Stevia in baking. Cheesecake is better using only half replacement.
You can use it to sweeten whipped cream, strawberries, and homemade cake to go with it.
French Toast - replace the sugar in the egg mixture with Stevia and make it just the same way you always do. Sugar free syrup: Grate an apple, add some cinnamon and a little bit of butter, some water, corn starch and Stevia - cook till it thickens like you would when making gravy. Nobody I've served this to realized that it is sugar free.
Wisdom of the Ancients Stevia has no aftertaste like some of the powdered type does. It tastes the closest I've found to actually using Stevia leaves.
June 1, 2009