SweetLeaf Water Drops Stevia Water Enhancer
Recently, I received two different flavors of SweetLeaf Water Drops for tasting purpose. After digging more information about the product, I found out that the parent company of SweetLeaf is called Wisdom Natural Brands and Its founder, James May, “was involved in bringing stevia to the United States over 25 years ago and is commonly regarded as the Father of Stevia ”, according to their website. Also, on their website it stated that “Stevia is a nutritional supplement that adds a naturally sweet taste to your current diet. Made from an intensely sweet extract of natural Stevia leaves, it has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index.” Basically, it’s an alternative sweetener that you could use in your products instead of HFCS or real sugar.
Apart from the obvious difference in terms of the nutrition facts and ingredients when comparing to other branded water enhancers, one thing that I noticed was the liquid inside the container. Normally, the liquid color complies with the color of the fruit stated on the bottle, but SweetLeaf water drops got the same color as the water. Once you mixed with water, nothing changes except the taste. I guess that’s why they named Water Drops or that’s where the name comes from.
SweetLeaf WaterDrops Strawberry Kiwi
Upon opening the bottle, there’s a strong strawberry aroma coming out from it and it was refreshing as well. After squirt it into the water and stir up a bit, there wasn’t any color change effect and you could still smell the strong strawberry scent in the glass cup. As for the first sip, it tasted sour with subtle sweet taste at the end after you swallow down the sip. I couldn’t detect any flavors in terms of Strawberry or Kiwi. Maybe because I only squirt it four times? Since I couldn’t recognize the flavors in the drink, I squeezed in couple more of water drops and I started to recognize the flavors but the dominate taste was strawberry. There was no sign of kiwi and the water was pleasant to drink if you added the right amount of drops. As you kept on sipping, you noticed that the sweet taste did not add up and it vaporized pretty fast. The aftertaste was a feeling of dryness in your mouth.
SweetLeaf WaterDrops Raspberry Lemonade
I couldn’t tell what the smell was when I first open it and it was right under my nose too. After sniffing around the bottle opening area for couple seconds, the first thought that pops into my mind was lemonade but then you could sense the light Raspberry aroma as well. You just couldn’t tell both flavors at once. Just like the Strawberry Kiwi flavor, the aroma was strong as well after you mixed with water. As for the first sip, it has this light tart taste to it with subtle sweet taste at the end. As you were drinking it, you could smell the Raspberry scent but somehow you just couldn’t taste it in the sip. It was rather more like a lemonade kind of drink than Raspberry Lemonade and it wasn’t bad at all because it tasted pleasant with right amount of water drops. The aftertaste was the same as the above flavor.
The ingredients for SweetLeaf WaterDrops Raspberry Lemonade include: Water, Organic stevia Leaf Extract, Natural Raspberry Lemonade Flavor Blend and Citric Acid.
Size: 2.1 fl Oz (64 ML)
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